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Designs Revealed for Final 2022 World Cup Stadium

Designs were recently released for the final venue of the 2022 World Cup, hosted by Qatar. Lusail Stadium, with a capacity of 80,000, will be the largest of the tournament, hosting the openi...


Greenbuild Achieves Record-Breaking Diversion Rate

Greenbuild, known as the largest expo dedicated to green building, recently released its 2017 sustainability report, with over 90 percent waste diversion and 25,000 pounds of show donations ...


Managing Expectations: Clients and Decorative Concrete Sealers 

When most people think of concrete, words like “hard,” “durable” and “strong” come to mind. Not surprisingly, “maintenance,” “life expectancy” and “proper care” do not. The same holds true f...


ACI to Host Virtual Job Fair

The American Concrete Institute announced Monday (Nov. 27) that it will be hosting its inaugural virtual career fair next year.


Concrete Polishing Council Releases Chart Changes

The American Society of Concrete Contractors’ Concrete Polishing Council announced last week that it has released revisions to two charts.


Sika Acquires Decorative Concrete Company

Swiss specialty chemicals company Sika announced Wednesday that it has acquired decorative concrete floor products and systems company Butterfield Color Inc.


New Product for Glowing Concrete Unveiled

Construction chemicals company Chryso Southern Africa has added a new product to its line of decorative concrete.


Solvent Aims to Extend Concrete Dye Coverage

A new solvent carrier has been developed that aims to double the coverage rate of concrete dyes.


Concrete Decor Show to Cover Wide Range

In its eighth year, the Concrete Décor Show will be held Nov. 6-10, at the Innisbrook Resort in Palm Harbor, Florida.


Gilded Age: Challenges for Those Who Leaf

An increase in the preference for preservation over gut-job renovation has paid off for those in the industry qualified in gilding. But in addition to the rewarding work, Gilders’ Studio Pre...


AkzoNobel Opens Advanced, Sustainable UK Plant

Global paints and coatings company AkzoNobel announced Tuesday that it has opened a new decorative paints plant in Ashington, in the United Kingdom.


Rough Concrete Finish Aims for Aesthetic

Rugged Concrete 4033 is the latest installment in Caesarstone’s concrete series.


ALED Technology Shines New Light on Glass

LightGlass Technology wasted little time making bold strides into the architectural glass products market.


Elevation Awards Spotlight: Gilded Sculpture

With only weeks left to submit an entry for Durability + Design’s inaugural Elevation Awards, we will be counting down to the deadline (May 26) by featuring a select nomination each day, giv...


Elevation Awards Spotlight: Texas Marriot

With only weeks left to submit an entry for Durability + Design’s inaugural Elevation Awards, we will be counting down to the deadline (May 26) by featuring a select nomination each day, giv...


Exterior Panel Developer Unveils, Expands Line

Netherlands-based laminate plate manufacturer Trespa International BV announced a new product on April 20, and also disclosed the expansion in its line of cladding panels.


Sliding Doors Designed for High-Rise Balconies

Wisconsin-based Wausau Window and Wall Systems has unveiled its CrossTrak Sliding Doors product line.


Floor Coating to Deliver ‘Designer’ Look

Florock Polymer Flooring has launched the FloroMica System, which it says combines “heavy duty epoxy floor coating resins with natural, decorative mica flakes.”


New Wood Finish Launched for Weathered Look

Rust-Oleum has launched a new wood finish product designed to achieve the “weathered” wood look.


Concrete Artistry, Skill Honored in Awards

From parks and residences, to airport terminals and museums, the projects featured in the 2016 Decorative Concrete Awards program showcase the latest design trends and demonstrate the high l...


19th Century Painters' Trick Revealed

Oil painters of the 19th Century relied on innovative gel mixtures called “gumtions” to produce works of art with exceptional texture and volume in record time.


RPM Adds to Rust-Oleum Europe

RPM International Inc. has announced a deal to acquire SPS Group (SPS), a Dutch decorative and specialty coatings company.


Lime Recipes Star in New Finishes

Domingue Architectural Finishes has made its official debut in the United States’ architectural finishes scene with a collection of lime wash, mineral paint and plasters.


New Issue Previews Greenbuild

The new issue of D+D In Depth features a preview for the upcoming Greenbuild International Conference & Expo geared to the architectural coatings professional, as well as a look at four deco...


Report: Architectural Coatings Sales Up

A recent industry analysis report from The ChemQuest Group Inc. shows that the architectural coatings market grew in both sales and volumes in 2015, and predicts continued growth this year.


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.


Tennant Coatings Buys Florock

In a move to expand its floor coatings portfolio, the Tennant Company has acquired the Florock Polymer Flooring brand from Crawford Laboratories Inc.


Philadelphia LOVE Sculpture Gets Some TLC

A famous Philadelphia landmark is off limits this week, even as the Democratic National Convention brings thousands of visitors to the city, but city officials promise it’ll be back with a f...


AkzoNobel Aims to Restore Jakarta

A 16th century site in Indonesia’s bustling capital is getting a refreshed look in a bid to become a United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization World Heritage Site.


Painter’s Tape Boasts Clean Tears

A new painter’s tape promises to tear by hand at 90-degree angles, making application easier for pros and do-it-yourselfers alike.


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.


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.


Aluminum Finish Made to Mimic Wood

Powder coating manufacturers Linetec and Decoral System USA have teamed up to offer a variety of wood grain finishes made for architectural aluminum products.


17th-Century Painting Found in Leaky Attic

For one French homeowner, a problem leak may have turned into a $135 million payday.


A Robotic Spray Can That Paints Murals

A “smart” spray can system uses computer-aided painting and robotics to help non-artists quickly and accurately reproduce photographs as large-scale murals.


Sika Inks Deal with L.M. Scofield

Specialty chemical company Sika Corp. has acquired L. M. Scofield, a 100-year-old North American producer of concrete color additives and decorative products.


PDCA, Valspar Team Up for ‘Hoops’ Event

Valspar and the Painting and Decorating Contractors of America (PDCA) have announced a partnership to aid the New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity organization.


Roman-Era Fresco Revealed in London

An ornate Roman wall painting buried for 2,000 years has been unearthed from 20 feet below a street in London.


Architectural Concrete Wins Top Prize

Baker Concrete Construction, of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, wowed the judges of the Decorative Concrete Council's Decorative Concrete Awards competition with a striking architectural concrete instal...


Behr Offers Decorative Concrete Coating

Behr Pro has released a premium floor coating formulated to offer a “unique multi-speckled finish for horizontal interior and exterior concrete and masonry surfaces.”


Floor Coatings Market Set to Soar

The North American concrete floor coatings market is expected to reach $546.8 million by 2023, a new forecast suggests.


Pump for Stucco and EIFS Debuts

Graco Inc. has introduced a piston pump made to help apply stucco and exterior insulation and finish system (EIFS) materials in tight areas.


Painter ‘Butte-tifies’ City’s Dumpsters

A street artist in Montana has figured out how to use the words “Butte-ification” and “dumpster” in the same sentence.


Wallcovering Made For Durability

Saint-Gobain Adfors has introduced a glass-fiber textile wall covering made for residential and commercial buildings.


Parliament Hears PaintCare UK Agenda

A paint recycling initiative is gaining ground in Great Britain where coatings manufacturers recently made recommendations for a plan to Parliament.


Israel Discovers Ancient Mosaic Floor

A 1,700-year-old mosaic floor in Lod, Israel—discovered last year by the Israel Antiquities Authority during a construction project—has been unveiled to the public, according to numerous rep...


ACI Honors 10 Concrete Projects

A French National museum and a sports hall of fame in Natchitoches, LA, are among 10 projects recently recognized for their excellence in concrete construction.


Stolen Jesus Statute Gets Paint Job

Jesus has returned…with a fresh coat of paint, according to a Connecticut shop owner.


Extrusion Coatings Made to Sparkle

Valspar Corp. has introduced a new line of architectural coatings billed to offer deep color hues and intense sparkle.


Valspar Bows Two New Finishes

Valspar has added two new specialty products for refinishing furniture and cabinets to its line of paints and coatings.


Matte Finish Made for Distressing

Rust-Oleum Corp. has debuted Chalked Ultra Matte Paint, a low-odor, water-based formula that can be used on furniture and home decor surfaces.


Sika Bows Metallic Effects System

Sika Flooring has announced the addition of the Sikafloor Metallic FX decorative floor system to the company’s portfolio of commercial and industrial flooring products.


New Multicolor Paint to Add Texture

VERNON HILLS, IL--Rust-Oleum Corp. has introduced a multicolor finish made to look like textured wallcoverings.


Titan Expands Fine-Finish Sprayer Line

MINNEAPOLIS—Titan has introduced a new line of professional fine finishing air-powered sprayers designed for small- to medium-sized wood and metal finishing shops.


Finished Steel Sports Wood Look

KALAMA, WA—Steelscape, a national supplier of metallic- and pre-painted steel, has unveiled two new wood-grain finishes in its Steelscape Prints line.


Thanking Vets, One Mural at a Time

For the third time in his career, a New York painter will tour the U.S., painting waving American flags on buildings across the country.


New Polyurethane Millwork Bows

Architectural millwork maker Fypon has introduced some 200 new polyurethane building products for both exterior and interior residential and commercial applications.


Painters’ Waste Transformed into Art

A former decorative painter in California has given her used brushes a new life—as both symbol and storyteller.


Powder-Coated Surfaces Go Digital

Graphics, images and natural finishes can be embedded on powder-coated metals using a new system.


New Line Adds Metallic Character

A New York-based design company has added a new line of “Burnished Metallic” finishes to its product offerings.


Michelangelo’s Frescos Show Whitening

The six million tourists a year who visit the Sistine Chapel to admire Michelangelo’s centuries-old frescos have taken a toll on the artwork, according to various reports.


New Base Mix for Decorative Concrete

Walttools has rolled out a new concrete bond coating mix for use on decorative concrete projects.


New Metallic Powder Coating Bows

AkzoNobel Performance Coatings has introduced a bright, metallic powder coating for furniture, lighting and other interior fixtures.


‘Imperfect Beauty’ Inspires Cladding

Windfall Lumber uses reclaimed wood for one of its wall cladding products using the Japanese philosophy of "Wabi Sabi," or the aesthetic of imperfect beauty.


Warhol-Inspired Wallcovering Debuts

A new series of designs inspired by the work of Andy Warhol has joined Flavor Paper’s portfolio of hand-screened and digitally printed offerings.


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.


Gilding Failure Mars NYC Monument

A year-old $500,000 gilding project has failed on a landmark statue in Central Park, with officials mystified as to the cause.


Scofield Adds New Interior Sealer

L.M. Scofield Company has introduced Selectseal Plus, a urethane-fortified acrylic concrete sealer designed to protect uncolored or previously stained interior concrete surfaces.


A Floor You Can Sink Your Teeth Into

It's the rare flooring product that can satisfy both your design goals and your sweet tooth.


Global Decking Maker Settles $8.3M Suit

Trex Company Inc.—a global producer of high-performance wood-alternative decking and railing products—will pay up to $8.25 million to settle a national class-action lawsuit alleging that the...


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.


Buddhist Temple Gets Golden Makeover

Armed guards are standing watch over a glittering coating project in the town of Bodh Gaya, Bihar, India.


Wood Coatings Look like Cement, Steel

Specialty wood coatings made to look like concrete and steel have been introduced by the Italian coatings manufacturer ICA Group.


New Mission: Saving Ruins from Ruin

Concerned about inappropriate restoration at one of the world’s historic treasures, a group of scientists plans to spend the next 10 years preventing the Pompeii World Heritage Site from “fa...


H&C Offers Topping for Indoor Concrete

H&C Decorative Concrete Products has launched Micro-Topping, a new decorative concrete product reported to restore old and worn concrete.


Experts Unlock Ancient Gilding Method

Today’s metal coatings simply can’t touch thin-film metal coating technology developed by gilders 2,000 years ago, according to a group of Italian scientists.


Concrete Antiquing Product Launched

TiqueWash, a new water-based antiquing colorant, has joined NewLook International Inc.’s lineup of concrete coatings and finishes.


Period Decorative Painting Bids Sought

The U.S. State Department is seeking decorative painters to help maintain and repaint the storied Diplomatic Reception Rooms at the Harry S. Truman Building in Washington, D.C.


AkzoNobel Names New Decorative Leader

AkzoNobel has appointed a new overseer for its beleaguered Decorative Paints business, recently walloped by a river of red ink and the sale of its North American business.


French City Opens 1st Mural Art College

The French city of Lyon, a place well known for its mural masterpieces, now boasts the world’s first school dedicated to higher education in the art form.


 
 
   

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