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Decorative Forecast 2011

by Mary E. Chollet

What's ahead for next year? Gaze into the experts' crystal ball.

Estimating that Protects Your Profit

by Sheri Zeman

Pricing a decorative painting project requires some finesse. Here's what to watch for...

Making a Grand Entrance

by Eileen Smith Dallabrida

Decorative doors? Opportunity is knocking.

Portland Hosts IDAL

The decorative artisans' group marks its 25th birthday at its annual convention.

The Magic of Murals

by Mary Chollet-Lordan

From bedrooms to water towers, every blank space offers an opportunity.

Fab Floors

by Eileen Smith Dallabrida

Looking down is helping to keep decorative businesses up. Also: Preventing Pain Strai...

2009 Annual Directory of Commercial Painting and Specialty Contractors

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

Looking Up

by Eileen Smith Dallabrida

Decorative ceilings are back, opening up a hot new niche. Also: Ceilings to Celebrate...

New Product Spotlight

Profiles in Success

by Mary Chollet-Lordan

Nine decorative finishers are celebrating more than 20 years in business. Toast their...

The Art of Access

by Joe Schuster

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

What's New?

by Mary Chollet-Lordan

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

Annual Buying & Specifying Guide - Decorative wall coatings

Demystifying decorative finishing (Or, why gild the lily?)

by Robin Roi, EverGreene Painting Studios

Decorative painting has evolved in synchronicity with lifestyles and tastes. Here the...

JAC Buying and Specifying Guide

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

Is it Michelangelo? No, it’s casino

EverGreene Painting Studios has created a rich and varied portfolio of mural and deco...

Resurrection - Re-creating a masterpiece in plaster and paint

by Joe Maty, JAC Editor

Legendary architect Latrobe’s Baltimore cathedral emerges, restored, to reclaim exalt...

Splendor in paradise regained

by Mark Weisman, John Canning Painting and Conservation Studios

Restoration approach for oceanfront art conservatory represents blend of original aut...


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

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Clemco Industries Corp.
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Dampney Co., Inc.
High Temperature White Paint

New Coating with not yellow, remains white and will withstand temperatures up to 1,200ºF

AGC Chemicals
The Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge is the LUMIFLON® Coatings Poster Child

LUMIFLON based coatings can last up to 30 years without fading, reducing life-cycle costs, re-application or replacement of underlying surfaces.

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