Ask A Painter

Ask A Painter

6 Seasons

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

Ask A Painter
  • Mastering the Basics

    Episode 1

    This is the year of mastering the basics!

  • The Purdy Backpack

    Episode 2

    In this episode of Ask A Painter, Nick discusses how to use the Purdy Backpack and other useful tools onsite to keep your team healthy and productive.

  • Exterior Painting Basics Part 1

    Episode 3

    In this episode of Ask A Painter, Nick walks you through his own company's Standard Operating Procedures for painting the exterior of his own house. He goes over prep, doing a scratch test, and priming.

  • Exterior Painting Basics Part 2

    Episode 4

    This is Part 2 of Nick explaining his basic process to painting an exterior. In this episode, Nick continues to explain his SOP and actually applies a top coat of paint to the outside of his own house!

  • Exterior Painting Basics Part 3

    Episode 5

    In this episode of Ask A Painter, Nick moves inside from painting an exterior to getting accurate production rates to help you estimate and take your business to the next level!

  • One of the Best Leadership Lessons I've Ever Learned

    Episode 6

    Join Nick somewhere in the wilderness as he takes a moment to reflect on the leadership lessons he's learned over his 20+ years of experience.

  • Live from California

    Episode 7

    In this episode of Ask A Painter, join Nick in California as he talks about his upcoming War Room Master Classes and answers the PCA Contractor Question of the Week:

    "How do I know what to do right now to be successful?"

  • Cottage Cabin Project Retrospect

    Episode 8

    Nick walks you through his entire coating schedule and the step by step process of the job.

  • Recap of my East Coast Trip

    Episode 9

    Recap of my Boston/Rhode Island trip to ZK Finishing School.
    A peek into Zach Kenney's world.

  • The Annual “How to Paint Your Cabinets” Show

    Episode 10

    I’ll show you my fool-proof methods for getting a chip free, bleed free, durable and beautiful finish using readily available coatings!
    We’ll discuss:
    -Prep (including my SVT method)
    -Primers
    -Enamel
    -Spraying
    I’ll even show you how to make cabinet finishes fail!