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A Warming Trend Is Coming to Commercial Spaces

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palette of warm neutrals applied to a condo exterior

Cool shades of gray have dominated the commercial paint color landscape for the past five years. In 2017, look for a subtle shift to warmer colors, says Sue Wadden, director of color marketing, Sherwin-Williams. Added dimension and complexity Global cultural preferences and other influences like weathered, worn finishes and natural and organic materials are driving…

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5 Great New Tools for Commercial Painters

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titan rx spray gun

Our vendors are always developing new application tools to make your job easier. Here are five from 2016 that we recommend: Titan Premium Gun with 517 Tip Ultra-light trigger pull for less fatigue Durable, rugged, updated design Interchangeable back grips for customizable handle size New easier to reach trigger lock Fluid passage contains reversible seat…

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Mastering Disaster: Everything You Need for Restoration Jobs

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flooded hotel lobby

Fire, flood, water, storm or smoke damage. When you face these kind of challenges, you can count on Sherwin-Williams for expert advice on the right coatings and application techniques to make your customer’s property look as good as new, as quickly as possible. Fast, personalized services Each restoration job has its own challenges. A Sherwin-Williams…

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7 Questions to Ask Before Buying a Sprayer

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titan 440 commercial paint sprayer

In the market for an airless sprayer? Chris Noto, Director of Professional Products at Titan, recommends asking yourself these seven questions before you buy: 1. For what types of jobs will the airless sprayer be used? Think about the kind of work you do, and consider the size of your current and future crew. Be…

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Gloss and Sheen: Understanding Your Options

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illustration showing gloss is assessed at a 60 degree viewing angle; sheen at 85 degrees

Selecting or recommending the correct paint is about finding the coating with the right mix of functional and aesthetic properties. As a commercial contractor, it’s good to consider your customer’s knowledge of sheen and gloss, and how that may impact both the longevity and appearance of the finish. Factors to consider We all know, for…

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Respirators: Disposable or Reusable?

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a selection of respirators

On the job site, you always want to protect yourself and your team. The choice between a disposable filtering facepiece respirator and a reusable cartridge respirator relates to your exposure assessment and what kind of protection you need. Before you choose, make sure you understand what hazards you’ll be exposed to for a particular job.…

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4 Tips for Maintaining Your Spray Equipment

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commercial sprayer pump replacement

Graco Senior Technical Product Trainer Joe May offers his top maintenance tips for keeping your spray equipment in optimal working condition. He recommends instituting these four practices: 1.Strain paint to prevent clogs Straining your paint is an easy way to prevent debris like sand, rock or paint skin from clogging spray tips or damaging your…

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