Have you ever said…

If you want to get something done right, you gotta do it yourself?

I believe, if you want to get something done right, we need to teach what right is. Right?

Since November 1998, Jack Pauhl has been teaching painters about 4 Rights: “The Right Products, The Right Systems, The Right Place, The Right Time.” These days, I call it The Right Solution and it helps paint contractors around the world turn higher profits.

How much higher? You would not believe me if I told you, but I do it by taking what painters do today and do it easier tomorrow.

Jack Pauhl started as a simple blog posting about the daily ins and outs of running a painting business. Today, Jack Pauhl is a trusted source with millions of readers — and it was all done with valuable content, smart products, and solid solutions. Each blog post was conceived from practical, real-world struggles in the life of a painter.


The site is devoted to helping other painters learn the right things, learn new painting skills, share their own experiences and promote awesome industry change.

Jack Pauhl is one of the most popular and well-respected painting sites.

Why? Because the content is valuable and unique, and people talk about it— a lot!

Painters have become very loyal to the Jack Pauhl brand because the site provides solutions to common problems, and because I am a persistent voice in the industry by working with companies to help improve products.

The site is read by paint contractors, crew leaders, trainers, remodelers, builders, general contractors, drywallers, property managers, carpenters, do-it-yourselfers, executives, decision-makers, buyers, quality control specialists, architects, application specialists, paint chemists, marketing departments, research and development teams, paint store owners, paint representatives and others throughout our industry.

Changing Gears

Jack Pauhl was positioned from the start to be a lot of things, but not a magazine. In early 2013, I partnered with Troy McNeely, a like-minded paint contractor in tornado alley, to produce Painthacker Magazine with our focus on everything Jack is not.

More Content, More Details, More Efficient, More Savings, More Everything!


Regardless of skill level, Painthacker Magazine provides smart, simple, and effective solutions with unparalleled attention to detail. It gives painters high-performance tools to increase profits instantly. Painthacker is painting, evolved.

If you’d like to dig a bit deeper ⎯have a look at our Introduction.