Fall 2017

office interior at Expedia corporate headquarters in Vancouver Making a Splash: Bold Color Choices Create a Showcase Space in Vancouver - The color choices on both walls and floors helped to make Expedia’s new British Columbia offices a showcase waterfront space in downtown Vancouver.
Loxon sealant being applied to exterior masonry windowframe Extreme Prep: Get the Right Sealant for Your Most Demanding Jobs - Loxon® coatings are known for the high-quality protection and finish they bring to your concrete and masonry jobs. But did you also know that there is now an entire line of Loxon sealants?
the newly restored Big Blue Bug, 58 foot long mascot of a pest control company in Providence, Rhode Island since 1980 Defeating Graffiti: Restoring the World’s Largest Termite - A giant fiberglass termite, a graffiti-spraying vandal and a really ticked-off community. This is the tale of Nibbles Woodaway, and how a Providence painter and Sherwin-Williams set things right again.
2018 "Unity" color palette from Sherwin-Williams Colormix 2018: The Hottest Trends in Paint Colors - From vivid blue and digital green, to high-def yellow and rusty auburn, the Sherwin-Williams 2018 Colormix Color Forecast exhibits three unique color palettes that draw from emerging global trends.
illustration of an active social network 10 Ways to Leverage LinkedIn For Your Painting Company - Most painting contractors face the dilemma of how to keep a reasonable awareness online primarily through their websites. In most cases, they don’t have the expertise to regularly update their websites nor the budget. There is another way.
photo of LEED v4 specs for architectural paints and coatings LEED v4: What Painters Need to Know - Answers to pro painters’ most pressing questions by Rick Watson
Quality painting tools on a pegboard rack How Do I Choose the Right Roller for Large Wood Cabinets? - Answers to pro painters’ most pressing questions by Rick Watson
photo of Dan Ross of Ross Painting in San Rafael, California Contractor Q&A with Dan Ross: Know Your Goals, Focus on Quality and Enjoy Your Work - Born in Atlanta, Dan Ross grew up in San Diego and graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is the owner of Ross Painting in San Rafael, California. He believes exceptional materials and execution are critical to an outstanding result.
image of 2017 National Painting week survey results Infographic: Survey Reveals Some Surprising Homeowner Paint Color Preferences - As part of National Painting Week, Harris Poll conducted a survey of homeowner paint color preferences on behalf of Sherwin-Williams. See some of the results in the infographic below.
Paint Shield with it's bronze 2017 Edison Award Microbicidal Paint Wins Innovation Award - The Edison Awards, celebrating 30 years of honoring the best in innovation and excellence in the development of new products and services, announced Sherwin-Williams Paint Shield® Microbicidal Paint was voted an Edison Award Bronze Winner for innovation.
illus of two groups of people – one colorful, the other painted in neutrals Go Bold or Play It Safe? Survey Reveals Homeowner Paint Color Perceptions - People say they’re ready for more vibrant colors, but many may still play it safe with neutrals. That is one of the findings of the 2017 National Painting Week Color Psychology Study by Harris Poll on behalf of Sherwin-Williams. The study included an online survey and analysis of social media posts that include colors and … Continue reading Go Bold or Play It Safe? Survey Reveals Homeowner Paint Color Perceptions
architectural rendering of a LEED certified commercial office interior LEED v4 Impact on Paint & Coatings - In just the past few years, green building has evolved beyond an emphasis on the sustainable design and construction of the building itself to the environment it creates for inhabitants.
group of Loxon sealing products 6 Great Sealants for Your Toughest Jobs - Need the best possible sealant for your job? Loxon® Polyurethane Sealants have been formulated to meet or exceed the highest industry performance standards in a wide range of sealing and caulking applications.
photo of Annie Newton, COO at 4 Seasons Color Leadership: Annie Newton on Setting Priorities and Staying Focused - Too much to do, not enough time? Annie Newton, COO at 4 Seasons Color in Walla Walla, Washington, shares some of her secrets for setting priorities and staying focused.
contractor removing FrogTape from crown moulding Four Taping Mistakes Even Seasoned Painting Pros Make - When a client hires a professional painting contractor for a job, the final results should look just that – professional. Sometimes that means taping and protecting surfaces in order to achieve the best possible results to maintain client satisfaction and a good business reputation.
Miracle Bond masonry sealant Adhesives Technology - MIRACLE BOND® two part repair epoxy is a “must have” for repairing numerous types of property damage. Fix broken concrete, rotted wood, brick, block and stone. Cures harder than concrete and doesn’t degrade or lose strength over time providing long lasting repairs.
Mi-T-M Work Pro Series cold water pressure washer Mi-T-M - The Mi-T-M Work Pro Series Cold Water Pressure Washers – Mi-T-M Corporation’s Work Pro Series of cold water pressure washers are popular with both the DIYer and painting contractor because of their productivity and longevity. Ideal for anyone planning to pressure washer from 5 to 10 hours per week the Work Pro Series features two … Continue reading Mi-T-M
White Lightning Storm Blaster caulk White Lightning - White Lightning® STORM BLASTER® All Weather Construction Sealants – When you need an instant water-proof seal, STORM BLASTER – in cartridge and aerosol formats – gets the job done. Extreme temperatures? Damp/wet/oily surfaces? STORM BLASTER easily provides a leak-free seal in almost any circumstance and on almost any surface.
paint can lid Shur-Line - Shur-Line® Pour & Store™ Gallon Paint Lid – Make any paint job easier with the Shur-Line Pour & Store Gallon Paint Can Lid. This innovative lid offers a flexible pour spout that reduces dripping. It seals the paint can completely so you can store the paint for future use. And the spout lies flat for … Continue reading Shur-Line
The Brick block of painters wiping cloths Intex - The Brick™ Desert Storm Premium Wiping Cloths – Professional painters know that a premium quality wiping cloth is imperative to completing a job quickly, and is the one painter’s tool no painter can do without. Intex’s Desert Storm Premium Wiping Cloths offer top-of-the line performance at a price much less than comparable white wiping cloths.
Hudson spray tanks HD Hudson - Acetone sprayers from Hudson® are built specifically for use with Acetone based products – perfect for today’s sealers and stains. Equipped with EPDM seals and gaskets they are ideal for decorative concrete and deck and fence applications to apply sealers or stains to sidewalks, patios, and many other surfaces.
H&C Colortop contrete sealers H&C - H&C® COLORTOP™ Solid Color Stains & Sealers: Decorates, seals and protects bare concrete. For use on horizontal and vertical surfaces. Suitable for vehicular traffic. Designed to be used on bare, unsealed concrete block, brick, stucco, or any masonry surface. RECOMMENDED SUBSTRATES: Driveways, parking garages, patios & walkways, pool decks, stadium supports and bridges.
SuperDeck exterior deck stain SuperDeck - Adding a warm glow and showing 100% grain clarity, SuperDeck® Exterior Oil-Based Transparent Stain emphasizes wood’s uniquely natural beauty and strength. Only one coat is required to deliver beautiful results and superior performance to horizontal surfaces getting you in and out of a job faster and more efficiently. And to assist with deck prep work … Continue reading SuperDeck
PiViT ladder tool ProVision Tools - The Ultimate ladder leveling tool on the market! Eight different functions in one versatile, must have tool. Level any extension ladder in seconds on stairs, rooftops, and uneven ground. It also works as a ladder jack, a standoff, paint tray holder, paint can leveler and stepping stool.
ProBlock aerosol primer ProBlock - ProBlock® now has improved maximum stain blocking and sealing performance for resistant odors and stains such as smoke from fire damage, pet odors, water stains, tannins, wood knots and more. Now available in gray, with an easier spray tip! Maximum stain blocking and sealing performance for resistant odors and stains such as smoke from fire … Continue reading ProBlock