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New Product Announcement: Exterior Latex

Paint and coatings company Diamond Vogel (Orange City, Iowa) recently introduced a new exterior latex to its architectural coatings line, that the company says is for both residential and co...


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Bids Wanted for CT Public Hall Painting

The town of Stafford, Connecticut, is seeking bids for the painting of the exterior of Memorial Hall.


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Exterior Painting Bids Wanted for FL School

The Indian River County School District in Vero Beach, Florida, is seeking bids for the exterior painting of one middle school.


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NYC Proposes Bird-Friendly High-Rise Ordinance

In an effort to cut down on the number of birds who die flying into the city’s buildings each year, New York City lawmakers are suggesting legislation requiring “bird-Friendly” glass on the ...


NY Assembly Approves PaintCare Bill

The New York State Assembly recently approved legislation establishing a PaintCare program—a paint stewardship program involving paint manufacturers and producers in conjunction with the Ame...


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The Innovation Behind Water-Based PVDF Coatings


Painting Needed at KY Courthouse

Kenton County is soliciting bids for the exterior coating of the Independence Courthouse in Park Hills, Kentucky.


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Anti-Trend: The Timeless Impact of Black


UK Officially Bans Combustible Material in High-Rises

The United Kingdom announced last week details of its new ban on combustible materials following last year’s fatal Grenfell Tower fire in London that killed more than 70 people.


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The Importance of Art in Architecture


Corrosion-Resistant Finishes for High-Traffic Projects

When choosing finishes for a building envelope’s architectural aluminum products, the risk of corrosion should be a key consideration. Regardless of the project’s proximity to the ocean’s co...


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New Exterior Stain Unveiled

The Sherwin-Williams Company’s Consumer Brands Group recently announced the release of a new line of exterior stain products that it says provides all-weather protection in one coat.


J.D. Power Releases Paint Company Ratings

Marketing research company J.D. Power recently released its annual U.S. Paint Satisfaction study, with Benjamin Moore and BEHR topping the lists for customer satisfaction in the interior pai...


Elevation Awards Spotlight: Amazon Spheres

With just a few weeks left to submit an entry for Durability + Design’s second annual Elevation Awards, we will be counting down to the deadline (June 15) with featured selections of this ye...


Self-Cleaning Exterior Coating Released

Coatings giant The Sherwin-Williams Company recently launched an exterior coating that aims to provide a clean and attractive finish paired with high-performance protection.


New Protective Exterior Paint Line Unveiled

Los Angeles-based paints company Dunn-Edwards has introduced a new exterior paint line, one that it says provides maximum protection.


Last Chance to Register for Material Selection Conference

On Tuesday, Durability + Design is devoting a full day to helping professionals stay on top of issues relating to an understanding of hygrothermics, exterior wall coatings and fluid-applied ...


Material Selection Conference Profile: Ken Trimber

Durability + Design is set to launch its inaugural Material Selection Conference, a one-day seminar on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at the Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh International Airport in Pitt...


New Paint, Primer Aimed at DIYers

PPG Paints has launched a new paint and primer for both exterior and interior use that’s aimed at giving DIYers the confidence of professionals.


Free Webinar will Cover Wind-Driven Rain Assessment

Durability + Design will host a free webinar on Wednesday entitled: “Achieving Quality in Architectural Coatings Work: Wind-Driven Rain Assessment.” KTA-Tator Inc.’s Kevin Brown and Julie Gl...


Material Selection Conference: Panel Discussion No. 1

Durability + Design is set to launch its inaugural Material Selection Conference, a one-day seminar on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at the Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh International Airport in Pittsburgh....


Material Selection Conference: The Effect of Permeance

Durability + Design is set to launch its inaugural Material Selection Conference, a one-day seminar on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at the Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh International Airport in Pittsburgh....


Valspar Releases Regional Exterior Paint Line

Valspar has rolled out what the company calls a “first-of-its-kind” line of regional exterior paints.


Companies Partner for Wall Systems Line

Cladding, air barrier and panelization company Sto Corp. (Atlanta) has announced that it is pairing with two insulation suppliers to give customers some wall system flexibility.


New Coating to Protect from Water, UV

Lapolla Industries Inc. (Houston) has introduced a new exterior elastomeric wall coating for waterproofing commercial structures.


Murals Show Transformative Effect

Murals in urban spaces often serve to uplift the surrounding community, and add some color to what might otherwise be a drab locale. But some go beyond that, truly changing everything about ...


Benjamin Moore Crowns 'Shadow' for 2017

According to paint manufacturer Benjamin Moore (Montvale, NJ), dark and mysterious will pervade in 2017, as the company has declared a dark amethyst called Shadow to be its color of the year...


Artist Clouds Graffitists’ Tags

Many people wish the graffiti that covers some city walls and bridges would just disappear completely, but those who are more realistic might just wish the tags were at least somewhat legibl...


SSPC Workshop to Tackle Moisture Challenges

Coating suppliers will be able to tout their specific brands as solutions to moisture problems in buildings as part of a workshop with an experimental format at SSPC 2017.


Hotel, Resort Town Reach Facade Accord

After clashes over appearance, an Ocean City, MD, developer and that city’s planning commission have come to an agreement on a paint job that will make a new hotel there look a little more r...


Italian Paint Job Provokes British Row

A popular pizza place in London has found itself in a spat with local officials over a rather unorthodox paint job.


Terra Cotta, Wood Finishes Made for Metal

Architectural finisher Linetec will be showcasing a variety of recently introduced finishes at the AIA 2016 Convention, set for May 19-21 in Philadelphia.


J.D. Power Reveals Paint Ratings

Market research company J.D. Power issued its annual U.S. Paint Satisfaction Study last week, and Benjamin Moore and Sherwin-Williams topped the charts in terms of consumer satisfaction.


Evonik Launches Glossy Paint Innovation

German special chemicals company Evonik Industries has developed a new coatings technology designed to deliver glossy exterior coatings that are permeable to water vapor from the inside.


Fiber Mesh for Stucco Walls Debuts

BASF Corp. has created a mesh that the company says is designed to provide crack suppression and isolation in stucco wall systems.


New Acrylic Designed for Durability

PPG has introduced a new paint-and primer-in-one for interior and exterior surfaces.


Free Intumescent eBook Gets Fired Up

Coating the interior of a structure with intumescent finishes and analyzing fire-test methods are among the topics covered in a free new resource by Durability + Design.


Artists, Town Target Blight with Color

How do you get a blighted town and a group of graffiti artists to work together?


City Paints a Wee Prevention Tactic

San Francisco is coating building exteriors oft treated as public urinals with a fresh finish designed to splash urine back on the source.


Olympic Renames Paint and Primer

PITTSBURGH--Olympic Paint has renamed its Icon paint-and-primer in one for exterior and interior applications.


Expert Offers Key to Commercial Work

PITTSBURGH—After 40 years in the industry, Ken Trimber knows how to protect your interests on a commercial coatings project.


Sherwin-Williams Updates Exterior Lines

Sherwin-Williams is promising better resistance to dirt and color fading with the reformulation of its Resilience and SuperPaint Exterior Acrylic Latex Paints.


...And the Drain Played On

When life hands you gutters—and in residential construction, life always hands you gutters—why not make ... music?


Sun to Set on a Happy Cultural Clash

Question: Why is a medieval Scottish castle clad entirely in a "bold and shocking" technicolor explosion of Brazilian street art? Answer: Why not?


Sherwin-Williams Reins in Outlook

Paving the way for a tempered fourth-quarter report, Sherwin-Williams has unveiled a conservative update to its 2014 earnings forecast and a mixed look at 2015.


Sherwin-Williams Adjusts Outlook

The world's No. 3 paint and coatings company has narrowed its 2014 earnings forecast and offered a tempered look at 2015.


Best Practices:
Winter Painting—Weather or Not (II)

The painting inspector's gut feeling, unfortunately, had proved spot-on. As described in the first installment, the GC had decided that January and February of the brutal winter of 2013-14 w...


Best Practices:
Winter Painting—Weather or Not

Almost all the premature coating failures we see are for one of three reasons: The wrong coating system was specified for that substrate or service environment; the painter failed to conduct...


Facade Finish Mimics Terra Cotta

Architectural finisher Linetec has introduced an exterior paint designed to give wall systems the look and feel of natural terra cotta.


Keys to a Mondo Condo Failure (II)

After the Epic Fail of a paint job that caused an unbudgeted $165,000 do-over on a posh young condo tower, one big question remained: What went wrong in the first place?


Keys to a Mondo Condo Failure (I)

This inspector was asked to write a repaint spec for a project that involved a premature (and fairly thorough) coating failure on a very posh condo complex in a high-priced area of town.


BASF Bows Coating to Repel Water

A new modified-acrylic protective coating is billed to repel water and resist dirt on a variety of substrates, including concrete, EIFS and stucco.


In Houston, Primer Meets Prime Mover

Street art has just received some heavenly cred—product placement with the Almighty.


New Coating Repels Water Colorfully

BASF Corp.’s Wall Systems business has introduced a high-build exterior protective coating designed to repel water and resist dirt.


‘Crinkle’ Offers New Finish Wrinkle

The Valspar Corp. has expanded its new WeatherXL coatings line with a textured “crinkly” finish designed to provide visual depth to a wide variety of building components.


Paint Buyers Give Top Nods to 3 Brands

They may not be the biggest, but Benjamin Moore, Sherwin-Williams and BEHR are the best in the minds of many of their customers, according to J.D. Power's new Paint Satisfaction Study.


Ben Moore, Sherwin Top Paint Ratings

Happy customers—the golden geese that will buy your product over and over again—have put Benjamin Moore and Sherwin-Williams at the top of J.D. Power's 2014 Paint Satisfaction Study.


Parex USA Unveils Zero-VOC Colorants

Building materials supplier Parex USA Inc. has introduced new colorant technology that meets Southern California's newly updated VOC limits on tinted exterior coatings and finishes.


New ‘Un-wallpaper’ Designs Roll Out

From Woodgrain to Fields of Flowers, Rollerwall LLC has introduced more than 90 new “un-wallpaper” patterns for its roller design wallprinting system.


New Cladding Finishes Shift Color

Alcoa Architectural Products has introduced a series of nine architectural coatings that shift color under different lights when used on the company's Reynobond and Reynolux cladding materia...


Ecofriendly Paint Protects Wood

A California manufacturer of treated wood products has teamed up with North America's largest paint recycler to introduce a new protective coating for exterior lumber.


Fighting Disease, Wall by Wall

A new bio-inspired surface that denies a foothold to cockroaches and ants joins other recent materials advances aimed at reducing pest-borne disease worldwide.


Banana House Wins Appeal

The Banana House that split Purdue University's West Indianapolis community may keep the billboard-sized fruit mural that adorns it.


Retailers Help Indy Beat Back Graffiti

The City of Indianapolis is using both carrot and stick to crack down on graffiti—requiring owners to clean up tagged homes and properties, but giving them the means to do so.


Painting Bids Sought for Historic Manor

The City of Bowie, MD, is inviting bids for interior and exterior repainting of the historic Belair Mansion, an 18th-century plantation home that was used as a residence for 250 years.


New Coating Protects against Wildfire

Approaching wildfires have typically left no options for vulnerable homes in their path. Now, researchers say, they have one.


‘Smart’ Paint Aims for Energy Savings

Intelligent Shield, new from EnviroECOats, is a “smart” exterior coating designed to be highly reflective, self cleaning, mold resistant, and energy saving, the manufacturer reports.


Historic Beach House Up for Repaint

A project to repair and paint a turn-of-the-century cottage at Eastern Point Beach, CT, is out to bid.


Exterior Offers Economical Option

Diamond Vogel has introduced an exterior latex that promises contractors "a great paint job" at an affordable price.


Powering Up Buildings with Paint

UK researchers are developing coatings for steel and glass that can turn new and existing buildings into power stations.


New Dixie Skirmish in Paint Color Wars

Valentine’s Day arrives with no love lost among architects, developers and city design officials wrangling over a proposed paint scheme for a luxe new student housing project in the heart of...


 
 
   

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