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Insider Secrets for Bright, Bold Colors

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a bold accent paint color highlights the architectural features of this condo

Bright, bold accent colors can be used in many exterior painting situations: to highlight architectural features, to add visual appeal to large commercial buildings, for corporate branding purposes, and more. Here are four tips for long-lasting results from Rick Watson, Product Information, Sherwin-Williams: 1. Prep it properly As high as 80% of all coating failures…

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Choosing a Personal Portable Lift

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Photos of the JLG LiftPod FT70 and LiftPod FT140 personal portable lifts

“With increasing frequency, our customers are looking for safe, efficient and simple alternatives to ladders and scaffolding,” says Paul Kreutzwiser, JLG Industries global category director, aerial work platforms. “The JLG® LiftPod products support this growing demand for low-level access solutions, offering portable, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly designs.” Recommended lifts The JLG LiftPod FT70 and LiftPod…

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Rustbusters: Combat Corrosion with CorrVerter®

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The rust on this steel raining is both unsightly and a visible sign of degradation

Rust on repaint and restoration jobs is not just unsightly, but also a visible sign of degradation. Whether your job includes railings on multi-family apartment buildings or metal panels on a retail center, chances are that one of the next projects you bid will require you to address rust. It can be labor-intensive to repair…

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Looking for a Lift? 3 Points to Consider

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Access lifts free operator hands free to do work safely at height. This is not the case with ladders.

Many commercial contractors are taking a closer look at low-level access lifts and other aerial work platforms to replace the use of more traditional ladders and scaffolding, says Randy Marzicola, Director-Channel Development, JLG Industries, Inc. If you’re one of them, here are some things he says you should consider: 1. Free your hands Low-level access…

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2 Problem Substrates (And How to Overcome Them)

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photo of a failing masonry coating

Quick: Name the toughest substrate challenges in commercial painting jobs. If you said concrete and galvanized steel, you’re on the right track. “Concrete/cement is the No. 1 building material in the world, but more and more galvanized steel is being used,” says Gary Vorick, Global Training Manager, Sherwin-Williams. “These are two of the most problematic…

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Protecting Floors Protects Your Reputation

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Heavy-duty surface protection is becoming more and more important as customers demand protection of expensive and custom flooring. A simple solution that makes you look good Trimaco Contractor Strength FloorShell™ is a proven and trusted temporary surface protection product for commercial, new construction and renovation projects. Using FloorShell saves you time and money since it…

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LEED® v4: What You Need to Know

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Have you seen architectural specifications requiring LEED® v4 and wondered “what now”? Not only can our sales representatives walk you through the appropriate coatings and documentation, but now we also have new website resources to help guide you through the new requirements enacted in November 2016. Get started with these online resources Find them at…

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Turn Jobs Fast with Airless Handheld Sprayers

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Airless handheld sprayers are an essential tool for turning small jobs fast. Here are two recent developments in professional-grade handheld sprayers. FlexSpray™ A multi-tool that combines airless productivity and the control of HVLP into one versatile sprayer, the Titan® FlexSpray™ HandHeldreceived the Sherwin-Williams 2015 Vendor Product of the Year award. The FlexSpray functions as both…

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What You Need to Know About Coating Galvanized Steel

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Galvanized steel is a type of steel that has been galvanized by the application of a zinc coating to protect it from corroding or rusting. “That means you’re not painting steel, you’re painting zinc,” says Gary Vorick, Global Training Manager, Sherwin-Williams. Here’s what you need to know to prevent paint failure on this problematic substrate.

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Disaster Solutions: Restoration After a 1,000-Year Flood

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flooded hotel lobby

Restoration jobs have unique challenges. Nashville contractors and Sherwin-Williams joined forces in 2010 to clean up numerous properties after what the Army Corps of Engineers described as a “1,000-year flood.” In all there was more than $2.3 billion in property damage, and the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center was one of the hardest hit…

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