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PWC September/October 2009

PWC September/October 2009

The Art of Access

by Joe Schuster

Staging the job can be a job in itself. Learn how five artists tackled some extreme access challenges.

What's New?

by Mary Chollet-Lordan

The latest tools and applicators provide a great start to a winning finish. Also: Buying Guide

Looking Up

by Eileen Smith Dallabrida

Decorative ceilings are back, opening up a hot new niche. Also: Ceilings to Celebrate; Preventing a Pain in the Neck

15 Questions for Nicola Vigini

A master of Italian plasters offers a plain English guide to the materials

Profiles in Success

by Mary Chollet-Lordan

Nine decorative finishers are celebrating more than 20 years in business. Toast their success, and learn their secrets.


Contractors' Corner

How I Did It: Getting a TV gig, Ask the Expert: Checking out new clients


New Protection Standards Set; E-Verify Takes Effect; FCA Tackles Full Agenda; NARI Adds Certs, Cuts Fees; NGPP Hangs for a Cause; 'People's Stimulus' Grows

Getting an Edge

Overcoming underpricing

by Pamela Mills-Senn

How to Price for Profit in a Lowball World

Parodi on Paperhanging

Let's Get Digital

by Jim Parodi

Mural, mural on the wall, how to hang you best of all?

Case in Point

When Facelifts Fail

by Rick Huntley

It was supposed to be a quick freshener coat. Then blisters ballooned.


Sign of the Times – Butting In – The Future in a Can – Believe It or Not – Shedding Lead at Home

New Product Spotlight


Graco Inc.
Graco Mortar Pump

The M680 sprays epoxy-based mortars, anti-skid coatings, cementitious and filled materials. Compact.
Easy to use.
Call 877-844-7226 or

Nationwide Overspray
Profession Overspray Removal Services

The Finest Name in Safe Overspray Removal. We specialize in removing all contaminants from any surface. Family Owned and Operated for 33 years! Fully insured. Satisfaction is guaranteed.

Commercial Sand Blasting & Painting Ltd.
Reliable Service & Superior Workmanship

We’re ready to meet any of your protective coating and lining needs. We can work on your site or in our facilities, with large shops (60,000 sq ft), 40 acres of yard space, and cranes and forklifts on site.

Chicago Corrosion Group
Vendor-neutral corrosion consulting

When reliability is paramount.
For more information,
call 877-516-9514

Corrosion Probe, Inc.
From Detection to Correction

Corrosion Probe, Inc. has the Most Concrete Coatings Experience and Expertise. Contact us today at

Atlantic Design, Inc.

The smallest version of our Blast Vacuum Recyclers, this ADI 2300CFM 2-Pot is a cleverly designed power package for those smaller jobs. 866.Call.ADI

Abrasives Inc.
Need abrasives FAST?

Emergencies happen – who bails you out? One call to Abrasives Inc. and it's taken care of. Period. Sales support available 24/7.

Clemco Industries Corp.
Powerful Protection in a Small Package

Mounts inside blast helmet, alerts operator to dangerous breathing-air condition by audible, visual, and vibratory alarms. Easily calibrated, battery operated.

Built for Tough Jobs

From Epoxies to Urethanes to other high solid coatings, the new Binks Airless 75 delivers a great finish using an ergonomic design. Visit for more information.

Safway Services
One Source. Every Solution.

The Safway Group is your source for multiservices. Painting, coating, insulation and more – all from the most trusted name in the industry.

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