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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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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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4 Steps to Concrete Coating Success at Lower Temperatures

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painter on a lift coating a concrete exterior

Follow these four steps to ensure good results when you need to coat concrete when it’s cold. 1.Use elastomerics for thermal movement If a coated concrete wall is expected to withstand an unusual amount of thermal movement, elastomeric coatings will help to accommodate that movement and continue to provide a consistent protective film. Coating products…

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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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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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Coating Concrete When It’s Cold: What You Need to Know

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cold painter with concrete exterior

Sometimes a fast-track job calls for coating concrete in less than ideal circumstances. Here are some key considerations for cold-weather product selection and application: Water can be a problem Concrete exposed to repeated freezing and thawing can be damaged by water that enters the surface. If water fills a critical percentage of the concrete’s pore…

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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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