Ask A Painter

Ask A Painter

7 Seasons

A collection of Nick Slavik's most popular Ask A Painter episodes by season.

Ask A Painter
  • Celebrating Ask a Painter

    Episode 45

    So much has changed.

    In this episode, Nick Slavik shares his 15 years' journey in the trades.

  • PRO+ App

    Episode 44

    In this episode of Ask a Painter, Nick talks about the PRO+ App. The Sherwin-Williams PRO+ app is an all-in-one tool for pro painters. Order paint and supplies, access exclusive savings, create professional bids, and more.

    Watch as pro painter Nick Slavik explains the features and how he uses th...

  • Mastering the Basics - Scheduling

    Episode 43

    In this episode of Ask a Painter, Nick elaborates on avoiding scheduling issues while considering different variables. Nick addresses, scheduling is the most important factor in achieving the productivity and profitability goals of the practice. He further addresses, technology is not the thing t...

  • DuPont Tyvek Coveralls

    Episode 42

    In this episode of Ask a Painter, Nick elaborates thoroughly, about Trimaco’s DuPont Tyvek Professional Coveralls. These protective coveralls keep liquids and airborne particles at bay while remaining breathable for all-day comfort. The anti-static material is long-lasting and protects even when ...

  • Tape AMA

    Episode 41

    In this episode of, Ask a Painter Nick Slavik takes questions from the audience about anything and everything tape.

    Links and registration for Nick's remaining Master's Classes in 2022:
    Minnesota Nov 4:
    Nebraska Nov 18:

  • Short Term Visioning/Planning

    Episode 40

    In this episode of, Ask a Painter Nick Slavick elaborates on the company's Short Term Visioning/Planning. Nick shares his vision traction organizer, it helps lay out core values, focus, marketing strategy, Ten-year picture as well as One year picture.
    He further breaks down his way of mapping com...

  • Goal Setting and Review Meetings

    Episode 39

    In this episode of Ask a Painter, Nick Slavik addresses setting sharp, clearly defined goals that allow you to measure and take pride in achieving those goals, and you'll see forward progress in what may have previously seemed like a long, pointless grind.

    Nick thoroughly discusses talks about ...

  • Special AMA Show

    Episode 38

    In this special 'Ask me anything' show, Nick Slavik covers various topics from managing finances to becoming a mindful painting contractor insights. Nick also addresses the benefits of being a PCA member and more!

  • Color Match SOP

    Episode 37

    In a special midweek episode of Ask a Painter, Nick Slavik talks thoroughly about the master's class. Topics related to the painting industry, such as color matching. Nick elaborates how technology has made it easier to find out the perfect color you want. He further addresses tricks and ways to ...

  • Live From Boxblind

    Episode 36

    In this episode of Ask a Painter, Nick Slavik covers various questions such as master's class and different topics related to the painting industry, how to be a painting business owner, and more upcoming industry events, live from NickSlavik Farms.

  • Fall Deck Finishing

    Episode 35

    In this episode of Ask a Painter, Nick Slavik takes us through various steps of Deck Finishing for Fall in depth and more about the upcoming Master Class with Nick Slavik hosted by SurfPrep Sanding.

  • Live From a Wilderness

    Episode 34

    Nick Slavik and Amy Slavik hosted a live retreat from August 30th to September 2nd in Nisswa, MN. Connected with like-minded people in accountability, inspiration, and introspection; all while you enjoy the outdoors.

  • The Importance of Scheduling

    Episode 33

    It's simple to say that you want to double your revenue. But, as we all know, it's much easier said than done. Your goals will become more tangible if you are prepared with a realistic schedule.
    This is particularly true for contractors that work with a variety of workers, some of whom are paid ...

  • Productive Solutions and Roller Systems

    Episode 32

    In this episode of Ask a Painter live, Nick Slavik talks about Sherwin-Williams Pro+ductive Solutions & Purdy 14” Roller System.
    Furthermore, he answers these questions relating to the industry:
    -Want to improve job site production?
    -How about getting paint delivered to your job sites?

  • Emerald Rain Refresh

    Episode 31

    In this episode, Nick Slavik talks about exterior painting SOP featuring Sherwin-Williams Emerald Rain Refresh!

    Email [email protected] for a copy of this SOP!

  • Exterior Fine Finishing

    Episode 30

    In this episode, Nick shows you SOP for stripping, prepping, staining, and varnishing exterior wood projects like front entry doors using my favorite Minwax stuff!

  • SOP for Metal Siding and Trim

    Episode 29

    In this episode, Nick Slavik talks about SOP for Metal siding and trim!
    -Coating Selection

  • Why Data Is Important

    Episode 28

    In this episode, Nick elaborates, why do we collect data? and Why do we do Job Costing?. He further addresses how all of this data is used.

    Q2 data of his company, a new product from Purdy, give away, and more!

  • Toning/Shading Cabinets, Trim and Furniture

    Episode 27

    In this episode, Nick opens up the process that he has developed over the years for adding deeper, richer tones to previously stained items.

  • Create a Unique Value Proposition

    Episode 26

    In this episode, Nick Slavik addresses industry business insights.
    And further asks for audience input!
    What is different about business this year?
    Economic Indicators
    -spring rush
    -the cost of lead acquisition
    -mobile employment
    -deferred projects
    -twitchy-ness of citizens
    And all of your qu...

  • Hoist Owner John Jacob

    Episode 25

    In this episode, Nick talks to John Jacob the owner of Hoist. The conversion rate from leads to customers is never 100 percent. This is why the primary goal of lead generation is to generate quality leads that can be used to fill the sales funnel. It goes without saying how important it is to get...

  • State of The Business

    Episode 24

    In this episode of Ask a Painter Live, Nick opens up about
    -Current state of the company
    -Yearly goal progress
    -All of your questions and topic suggestions

  • Craftsperson vs Entrepreneur

    Episode 23

    In this episode, Nick Slavik discusses Building systems and learning from the entrepreneur. Even if the craftsman doesn't want to stop creating, he can nevertheless include routine into his daily schedule to maximize his creative production - essentially establishing a system around himself. Reco...

  • Exterior Painting SOP

    Episode 22

    Painting your home's exterior is a major undertaking. However, the benefits outweigh the risks. You'll save thousands of dollars, extend the life of your siding and trim, and raise the value of your home with a small investment in equipment and materials. To paint crisp, straight lines, you'll ne...