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Tips for A Sustainable Paint Project

Sustainability is the key in taking responsibility for using our resources properly and for maintaining the environment for future generations. We are informed time and time again that to be 'green' we MUST choose the lowest... READ MORE

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Defining Gloss Levels

Gloss levels can have a huge impact on the finished result of a coating. A high gloss coating, while more durable, will enhance any defects in the surface. While a more matt finish coating is not as durable but can help to... READ MORE

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Tips for Touch-Up Work

Once the responsibility for any touch-up work has been established; the paint contractor will now be able to assess possibility of an effective touch-up. Various conditions should be considered before any work is performed,... READ MORE

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Tips for Interior Painting In Cold Weather

Ignoring environmental conditions during painting operations is one of the leading causes of coatings failure (along with poor surface preparation). With summer coming to an end, most painting projects will be moving indoors... READ MORE

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Tips for dealing with Hand Oils

Every year we see more and more coating adhesion problems on handrails due to the oil build up from human contact and theapplication of water-based architectural coatings. In this article we will look at the different... READ MORE

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Best Practices for Painting Ceilings

Back in the day, ceilings were often finished with spray textured surfaces consisting of polymeric binders or modified plaster and aggregate to create a “spatter” effect. This helps hide flaws in the finish that otherwise... READ MORE

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Specifying Coatings for Aggressive Interiors

Drywall is the most common wall surfacing material used in modern construction, so it is no surprise that manufacturers have developed a wide range of products to meet the varying performance requirements of a given project... READ MORE

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Preping Stainless Steel

Stainless steel refers to a group of corrosion-resistant, high temperature steels with a chromium content of at least 10.5 - 11%. Its remarkable corrosion resistance is provided by a virtually invisible layer of chromium-... READ MORE

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Preping Aluminums

Aluminum is a malleable, silvery-white metal with excellent machining properties and corrosion resistance. At roughly one-third the density and stiffness of steel, aluminum is a popular architectural building material that... READ MORE

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Preparing Wood for Stain

Wood is an incredibly versatile building material that presents a unique set of challenges when painting. Issues with moisture, sap and pitch, and knots can cause defects or failure in the applied coating system.

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