PaintSquare Debuts Free App at SSPC 2018

MONDAY, JANUARY 15, 2018


A new way to experience PaintSquare is making its debut this week at SSPC 2018: the brand-new PaintSquare app, engineered to be a field coating contractor’s best friend and to provide an ideal mobile experience for PaintSquare readers.

Available free of charge for both Apple and Android devices, the PaintSquare app includes news and technical content from PaintSquare.com in three languages alongside tools that are crucial in the field: weather reports and calculations, quick calculators to easily determine figures like paint consumption and dry film thickness.

How the App Works

When a user logs into the app using his or her PaintSquare.com login credentials (or creates a new account for free), the main menu offers a slew of content choices. The user has the option of viewing the app in English, Spanish or Portuguese.

Choosing “Weather” takes the user to a weather map with current conditions in the area, and to a calculator to determine whether the surface temperature is high enough in relation to the dew point so that coating application can be performed. The app also has an option to quickly calculate dew point using observations from a sling psychrometer in the field.

The app features calculators to help the user quickly determine the rate of paint consumption based on the desired dry film thickness and percent solids of the given coating; estimate the wet film thickness needed in order to achieve the specified dry film thickness; determine soluble salts concentration based on surface conductivity; and several other important operations used on jobsites.

An RAL color chart is featured as part of the app, and a catalog of suppliers of coatings and equipment, as well as industry contractors, is both searchable and browsable.

And of course, the app features the same up-to-the-minute industry news coverage included in PaintSquare Daily News, as well as technical articles from JPCL. Daily coverage of news that affects the protective coatings industry, from mergers and acquisitions to safety and regulatory updates and legal news, is now at the user’s fingertips in an easy-to-read, mobile-friendly format.

The PaintSquare app was developed by Technology Publishing Co., publisher of JPCL and the PaintSquare publications, under the leadership of app general manager Camilo Zambrano and vice president of operations Andy Folmer.

More information about the app is available at the PaintSquare booth at SSPC 2018, booth #1029. Get the app for free now via the App Store for Apple devices or the Google Play store for Android devices

Visitors to the PaintSquare booth at SSPC will also have a chance to demo the brand-new Paint BidTracker 360 website, a new and robust experience from Paint BidTracker, a construction reporting service devoted to identifying contracting opportunities for the coatings community.

   

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