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Heard on the Job Site: Why We Used Pro Industrial

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The two Pro Industrial products shown are Multi-Surface Acrylic E/S and Urethane Alkyd Enamel

All-Tech Decorating has produced great results for its customers with Pro Industrial™ high performance coatings. Dave Zajack, Estimator/Project Manager for the Romeoville, Ill.-based company, told us how two Pro Industrial products helped them on recent jobs: Multi-Surface Acrylic E/S “We were able to apply this product directly to exposed structure ceilings in a trucking hub…

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Create Texture Faster and More Reliably Than Ever

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Textured surfaces are often used in hotels and other commercial spaces to add dimension and interest to interior surfaces. These surfaces have long been inefficient to create, and present ongoing maintenance issues as scuffed walls highlight the joint compound underneath. The good news for painters Gone are the days of applying joint compound or a…

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Boston University: Why We Used Paint Shield®

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New Paint Shield® Microbicidal Paint was the perfect solution for a repaint of the FitRec Center at Boston University. The center, including two pools, two gyms, locker facilities and a rock-climbing wall, has been a popular addition to campus since opening in 2005. “The ability to kill specific bacteria is why we chose it,” says…

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5 Tips for Recommending the Right Paint for Commercial Facilities

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cutaway illustration of commercial building showing areas with differing paint needs

Recommending the right paint for the job is one of the most important steps to ensuring customer satisfaction. Idea: Create an internal checklist to help you: Identify the right coatings for the job Determine how to best position your recommendation with the customer Then, ask the right questions… 1. VOC and environmental considerations Are there…

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Primer Isn’t Needed Anymore, Right?

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Rick Watson, Director- Product Information & Technical Services

With the proliferation of “paint and primer in one,” it can seem that paints today are engineered to do it all, making primer irrelevant. However, primer is often an important part of customer satisfaction with the job. By Rick Watson Here are the facts There are times when you do not need to prime. There…

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Antimicrobial, Antibacterial, Microbicidal: What’s the Difference?

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Some of today’s advanced coatings are formulated to kill bacteria or prevent the growth of mold and fungus on painted surfaces, even long after the paint has been applied. By Steve Revnew Three terms used to describe these coatings – antimicrobial, antibacterial, microbicidal – are often misunderstood and misused. Each is significantly different, so understanding…

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What’s New in the Way Paints Are Being Specified?

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photo of painted structural steel and concrete joints

As a commercial contractor, you are often working with project paint specifications once they have been set. Have you ever wondered how specs get set and what changes you may start seeing? Setting the specification Paint specifications are set by architects or specifiers. Both work with building owners and project managers to establish expectations. At…

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Built for Speed: Coating Specification Writing Tool

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Spec Express tool for creating 3-part CSI construction project specs

Need a tool that helps you easily identify and create customized coating recommendations? SpecExpress™ is a free specification writing tool that helps you create paint specifications based on the unique criteria of each project. Make use of these powerful benefits SpecExpress enables you to efficiently identify proper coating systems for those substrates with which you…

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Philadelphia Rec Center: Why We Used Paint Shield®

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the newly repainted common area of the Philadelphia Athletic Rec Center

The specification of Paint Shield® Microbicidal Paint played an important role at the recently completed Philadelphia Athletic Recreation Center renovation project, says Sandra Ho of AEC Cares, the nonprofit that coordinated the volunteer urban renewal project with the City of Philadelphia and the Community Design Collaborative. “These are high-traffic areas,” she says. “So to be…

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