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Elevation Awards Spotlight: CO Capitol Dome

With the extended deadline just announced for the third annual Elevation Awards, we will be counting down to the deadline (Oct. 9) with featured selections of this year’s nominees, giving re...


FL Town Debates Arena Paint Job

The Design Review Board of Estero, Florida, convened last week to hear residents’ concerns over the imminent paint job of the newly named Hertz Arena.


Companies Bring Plant-Based Exterior Resin to Life

A new formula for a plant-based resin for use on exterior doors is making the rounds at design and trade shows as the coating was recently used for the first time, on a recycled door to boot...


2 Products for Exterior Protection, Repairs Unveiled

Baltimore-based construction product company DAP recently released two products that aim to make weather production and outdoor repairs easier.


Firm Experiments with Concrete Layers

Founders of South Korean architecture firm STPMJ have taken the process of altering the constituents of concrete and turning the results into an exterior design.


Valspar Releases Regional Exterior Paint Line

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


SSPC Releases Publication Updates

Two publications—a standard for latex exterior coatings and a guide for lighting in industrial coating operations—have been updated under the direction of SSPC: The Society for Protective Co...


Sears to Ring Up Paint Again

Venerable American department store Sears has announced it will reintroduce paint sales in its stores, four years after phasing the product out.


D+D Webinar Explores Exterior Topcoats

Performance and aesthetic properties of exterior topcoats will be discussed in a free webinar to be hosted next week by Durability + Design.


Free Webinar: Why Permeance Matters

A free, two-part webinar series hosted by Durability + Design explores water vapor permeance of coating systems on building exteriors. Part one, held Feb. 24, defined permeance; part two, co...


Cabot Expands Wood Finish Line

Valspar’s Cabot Woodcare has developed Cabot Gold, a new satin finish stain that reportedly blurs the lines between indoor and outdoor living.


Free Webinar Defines Permeance

Water vapor permeance of coatings systems on building exteriors is the topic of an upcoming free two-part webinar series hosted by Durability + Design.


‘Break-Through’ Paint Gets Revamp

PPG Industries Inc.’s PPG Paints brand has reformulated its low-VOC Break-Through! interior and exterior waterborne acrylic paint.


Dimensional Colors Sparkle in New Line

MINNEAPOLIS—The Valspar Corp. has introduced a line of dimensional, color-shifting, richly saturated, sparkling hues designed to create "a whole new color space" for architects and designers...


3 Companies Top Paint Ratings

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA—Behr, Clark + Kensington and The Sherwin-Williams Company have topped J.D. Power and Associates’ 2015 Paint Satisfaction Study, ranking highest in customer satisfaction ...


Hue Knew? Concrete Protected with Color

A European family of colorful elastomerics for above-grade concrete and masonry is making its debut in the Americas.


Coating Line Colors Concrete Protection

Mortar and concrete admixture giant MAPEI is bringing its colorful line of elastomeric coatings for above-grade concrete and masonry to the Americas.


Olympic Rolls Out Exterior Primer/Paint

Olympic Paint has launched a low-VOC, latex paint-and-primer combination for use on exterior wood, brick, concrete and other surfaces.


Are You Ready for Some Free Paint?

To football fans who are putting off home projects until the post-season: This one's for you.


Primer/Topcoat Goes Inside, Outside

Cortec has introduced a waterborne acrylic for metal substrates in aggressive environments.


Rhino Expands with Stucco Acquisition

Rhino Linings Corp. has acquired a San Diego, CA-based, 84-year-old stucco product manufacturer in an effort to expand its building product footprint.


Clear Coats Join Anti-Graffiti System

PPG Industries has introduced two new anti-graffiti clear coatings that are designed to be used in a system with the company's proprietary cleaner.


PPG Unveils Anti-Graffiti Clear Coats

PPG Industries has rolled out an anti-graffiti system that combines two new clear coatings with its graffiti-removing cleaner.


Urethane Made for Weather Protection

Sports complexes, schools and public buildings that take a pounding from the elements have a new coating option from Sherwin-Williams.


New Finish Made for Extreme Weather

Sherwin-Williams has announced a new fluoropolymer urethane coating for structures that require extreme weather durability.


More Cracks Found at Nuke Plant

The owner of an Ohio nuclear plant with a cracked concrete shield building says that it has found new cracks in the structure and that some of the old cracks have lengthened.


New Traffic Paint Made for Versatility

Dunn-Edwards has launched a new line of fast-drying traffic paint for a variety of substrates and applications.


A Middle East Push for Greener Paints

Safer architectural paints and coatings should accompany the construction boom in the Arab world, Abu Dhabi officials have announced in unveiling a new certification program.


Abu Dhabi to Certify Safer Paints

End users of certain interior and exterior paints in the United Arab Emirates will soon have a new tool to determine the safety of the products they choose.


Behr Rolls Out Exterior Primer/Paint

Behr has introduced an exterior paint "with primer qualities" that is designed to provide "exceptional" dirt and rain resistance and fade protection in residential applications.


TX Rec Center Repainting Up for Bid

Bids are being invited for a repainting project at a 23,000-square-foot community recreation center in Temple, TX.


Clear Coat Made to Protect Vinyl Siding

Nanotech coating maker Industrial Nanotech Inc. has introduced Nansulate Vinyl Fresh, a waterborne latex-based clear coat for revitalizing aged vinyl siding and preserving new vinyl siding.


Florida City Reins in Paint Colors

A south Florida city has approved an ordinance dictating what colors business owners may paint their buildings in commercial zones.


 
 
   

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