At Northwood Paint & Supply in Traverse City, Michigan, general manager Kyle Rosinski saw a need in the community and met it, offering paint sprayer rentals to professional and DIY customers. Several local companies discontinued paint sprayer rentals, so Rosinski added the service to Northwood Paint & Supply earlier this year to fill that void.
“We are starting out slow, just offering one sprayer for now that is rented a few times a month,” Rosinski says. “We also have a power washer we rent at the beginning of the season and sell toward the end of the exterior season each year.”
The sprayer is rented by customers who need a backup when their sprayer breaks down, and Rosinski has also had several of his handyman and DIY customers rent the sprayer rather than owning, storing and maintaining their own.
“We have seen some new faces looking for a sprayer to rent, which has led to added paint and sundry sales,” he says. “And we are always more than happy to help customers who own paint sprayers find the parts they need and coach them on maintenance.”