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Articles (28)

Restoring and Protecting Bridge Piles

by Carl W. Scheffel, P.E., and H. Michael Simpson, Fox Industries

The authors describe the requirements for repair systems that would be effective on c...

The Dunmore Bridge: Challenges in working on a rare and historic bridge

by Mike Rooney, Contract Resources Pty Ltd

Superior Exteriors

by Joe Maty

Geography, substrate, laws and more shape today's options for exterior coatings. Als...

Making History

by John Leeke

Painting old and historic buildings raises special issues. Here are some key consider...

2009 Annual Directory of Commercial Painting and Specialty Contractors

The 2009 JAC Director of Commercial Painting and Specialty Contractors offers informa...

Department of defense: Protecting wood exteriors

by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E., KTA-Tator Inc.

Successful strategies are built on attention to substrate condition, selection of coa...

Recent product releases

Expansion mechanism

by W. Casey West, StanChem Inc. and Joe Maty, Editor, JAC

Combination of aesthetics, performance, and cost effectiveness broadens the horizons ...

Trees ravaged by wood-boring beetle find use in Ann Arbor, MI, library

Wood-finishing materials supplied by Sikkens, Synteko

Annual Buying & Specifying Guide - Repair materials, wood and concrete

Annual Buying & Specifying Guide - Wood coating

CSI formally introduces 'GreenFormat' web program

by JAC Staff

Slam-dunk finishes for athletic wood flooring

by Joseph Berchenko, ARCOM Inc.

The dazzling color and gloss of wood athletic floors in venues ranging from NBA arena...

Durability - The Changing World of Wood

by Allen Zielnik, Atlast Material Testing Technology LLC

The evolution of wood substrates and coatings adds to the complexity of evaluating co...

Wooded landscape

by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Material Testing Technology LLC

The outdoor deck has evolved in variety and complexity of materials. Choices of treat...

JAC Buying and Specifying Guide

In the first annual JAC Buying and Specifying Guide, information from more than 160 m...

New Products

Valspar Flooring introduced Valsport WP-14, a solventborne, oil-modified urethane woo...

Shuffling the Deck

by Greg Portincasa, Akzo Nobel, Sikkens Decorative Wood Finishes North America

‘Exotic’ hardwoods and composite materials add a new dimension to finishing considera...

Anti-mold wood treatment garners ‘green’ credentials

Arch Wood Protection Inc. says it has obtained important “green” credentials for the ...

Battling the march of time

by Joe Maty, Editor, JAC

At the site where Washington took the fight to the British, craftsmen work to preserv...

Directory of Green Coatings

Coating products from 127 companies are listed and described.

Conference on Coating Wood Designed for Architects, Specifiers

Specifying and using coatings is a main focus of the Conference, “Coating Wood and Wo...

Sturm und drang, yin and yang: Color trends take cue from the times

Standard for recycled paint hailed as key to greater use

Coatings for Wood - Industry and inspiration

by Joe Maty, JAC Editor

At the Cornwall iron furnace, which traces its origins to the American Revolution, th...

South Coast AQMD moves forward with tougher VOC limits on coatings

Quality Management District (SCAQMD) in Southern California has moved forward with st...

What works with wood

by Jayson L. Helsel, P.E.

Condition of substrate, preparation, and choice of finishes loom large

Cool house, warm wood

by David Hertz

Architect Hertz relates how he integrated design and finishing concepts in creating a...

Wood Coatings: Don’t get (sun) burned

by R. Sam Williams

Contrary to popular myth, allowing wood to weather before applying a finish does not ...


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

DeHumidification Technologies

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

Axxiom Manufacturing
Revolutionary Units

By integrating Schmidt's Aftercoolers with our blast pots, these systems remove moisture from air and minimize equipment footprint on jobsite.
Call 1-800-231-2085

Montipower, Inc.
The MBX Bristle Blaster

Get a 2.7 to 3.3 mil profile and a Near White Metal Clean. For info visit or call 877 629-8777

Midsun Specialty Products
Stopaq 30+ Year Coatings

Use Stopaq corrosion prevention coatings on pipelines, field joints, tank chimes, structural steel and more. Learn more at

ITW Binks
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.

CHLOR*RID International Inc.
Free Webinar

Learn about soluble salts, along with a discussion on allowable levels.
More information at,


Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc. (SEH)

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