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Newsletter Breaks for Thanksgiving

As we prepare for a holiday weekend to celebrate with family and friends, PaintSquare News would like to thank our readers and advertisers.

The News Takes a Holiday

PITTSBURGH--PaintSquare News will celebrate America's 239th birthday on Friday (July 3) with a day off.

Winding Down, Looking Ahead

With this issue, PaintSquare News wraps up its regular daily coverage of 2014.

PaintSquare News Takes a Thankful Break

As PaintSquare News prepares for a long holiday weekend, we want to thank all of our readers and advertisers for your support throughout the year.

Getting it Right: How to Use SSPC-PA 2

A large coated area can require hundreds of readings to make sure the dry film thickness is just right.

Wall Thickness: How Low Can You Go?

Measuring wall thickness—a key element in assessing the structural integrity of steel tanks and piping—gets an expert assist in the latest PaintSquare Video Learning Center installment.

New Editor Takes the Helm of D + D

Amy Woodall has been named Editor in Chief for Durability + Design magazine, the monthly multi-platform journal that focuses on building performance and aesthetics.

Avoiding Voids with a Holiday How-To

Unmasking the tiny defects that can jeopardize long-term coating performance is the focus of the latest installment in the PaintSquare Video Learning Center series.

Bonding Experience: Tips on Adhesion

A well-adhered coating system is a lot like a good relationship: Both rely on a strong bond to avoid falling apart.

Repair vs. Replace: A Look at Rust

Determining how costly a rusty coating system will be to repair or replace is the focus of a new how-to video that breaks down corrosion distribution.

Free How-to: Cutting into Coatings

Sometimes being destructive is the only way to get it done—at least when it comes to measuring each layer in a coating system, according to a new how-to video that covers the basics of the T...

How-To Steers through Thick and Thin

Making sure concrete coatings are applied just right—not too thick and not too thin—is the focus of the next installment in the PaintSquare Video Learning Center series.

PaintSquare News to Take a Break

PaintSquare News will be taking a few days off for vacation.

Coating Tips: Cleaning Your Concrete

How to roughen and clean concrete for proper coating application is the focus of the latest installment in the PaintSquare Video Learning Center series.

Getting the Goods on Sneaky Moisture

Undetected moisture in concrete can wreak havoc with a coating project, making accurate moisture measurement a must before the project begins.

Deflecting the Assault by Salt

An often-invisible enemy of coating performance—soluble salt and chemical contamination—is the focus of the newest PaintSquare Video Learning Center how-to.

Digital Exhibits Bring the Show to You

Missed some exhibitors on your busy rounds at the last conference? New “digital exhibits” can give you a closer look at some of those companies and products.

Coating How-tos, through Thick and Thin

Tracking wet film thickness throughout a project—to avert dry film curveballs later on—is the focus of the newest PaintSquare Video Learning Center installment.

Knowing When It’s Clean Enough to Coat

Using project specs and standards to achieve surface cleanliness before coating application is the focus of the newest installment in the PaintSquare Video Learning Center series.

5 Minutes to a Better Surface Profile

Achieving the optimal surface profile for a project—a crucial component of coatings success—is the focus of the newest installment in the PaintSquare Video Learning Center series.

Working to Be in Step, Yet Outstanding

The male-dominated coatings industry can be a tough place for women to blend in, especially when you're also trying to stand out.

Free Video Covers Ambient Conditions

Measuring ambient conditions—one of the most important steps before final surface preparation and coating application—is the focus of a new installment in the PaintSquare Video Learning Cen...

Special Issues to Wrap Up 2013

With this issue, PaintSquare News ends its regular coverage for 2013. But there are two special features to come.


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.

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings
SSPC 2016 Register Now!

SSPC2016 is earlier this year, don't forget to book your plane tickets and hotel. See you soon. For more information visit

SABRE Autonomous Solutions
Safety, Productivity, Quality. Robotic Blasting

Learn how this simple to use, field deployed, automatic robot is eliminating hazards in major confined, cluttered and complex surface preparation projects.

HoldTight Solutions Inc.

Our HoldTight®102 salt remover & flash rust preventer prevents flash
rust by removing surface contaminants. It has no equal; only wannabees.
Contact us for your
nearest distributor.
(800) 319.8802

Monti Tools, Inc.

Surface cleanliness of SSPC-10 | Anchor profile up to 4.7 mils | Removes corrosion & coatings | ATEX approved for zone 1 | | 832-623-7970

Clemco Industries Corp.
Global engineering-trusted solutions

For more than 70 years, Clemco has provided the highest quality blast equipment with a total commitment to comfort and safety.

DeHumidification Technologies

DH Tech has the most innovative and reliable equipment available to
control humidity efficiently
and effectively.

Advanced Recycling Systems

Recycling Machines, Dust Collectors, Rapid Deployment units are time-tested and approved for the rugged industrial environment. Contact ARS today!

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