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Bold Color Makes a Splash In Vancouver


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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How to Use Color to Boost Productivity and Comfort in Commercial Spaces


Mosquito-Repellent Paint Earns Certificate

European coatings company CIN announced on Tuesday (May 28) that its anti-mosquito paint, Artilin 3A Mate, has been awarded a five-year effectiveness certificate.


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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...


Researchers Develop 'Fire Alarm Wallpaper'

Researchers out of the Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences have recently developed what they’re calling a “fire alarm wallpaper.”


Coating Made for Dry Erase Utilization

To reflect the dynamic changes occurring in workplace design, coatings company Benjamin Moore has introduced Notable, a coating that can turn almost any surface into a dry erase board.


AkzoNobel Releases 2018 Color of the Year

Global paints and coatings company AkzoNobel has released its 2018 Color of the Year—a shade it calls 'grown-up' pink.


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.


Paint Company Reformulates After Opacity Complaints

Paint company Farrow & Ball has reformulated its paint after customers complained about application difficulty and coverage, so much so that designers/builders have begun charging extra to u...


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.


New Latex Paint Aims for Better Coverage

A new latex paint with an ultra white base aims to provide better coverage for novice and professional painters alike.


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...


Electric Wallpaper Lights Up Design Fair

Two entities in the interior design world joined forces for the Collective Design fair in New York, where they turned guests on to a new form of interactive wallpaper.


Soft Touch Matte Paint Revealed

Benjamin Moore has unveiled a new, luxury line of interior paint that boasts “a new dimension” of tactile experience.


Interior Paint Demand to Rise

New studies forecast the growth of interior and architectural paint demand to increase about 3 percent per year to 535 million and 835 million gallons, respectively, in 2020.


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...


HGTV Star’s Paint Line Expands

Fans of the HGTV hit Fixer Upper are getting a bigger fix of their new favorite paint, as Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines expands its palette.


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.


Paint Line Gets Revamp

Pratt & Lambert Paints announced the launch of Accolade Premium Paint & Primer, a 100 percent acrylic coating designed for use on interior walls, ceilings, trim, drywall, wood, masonry, meta...


Dunn-Edwards Launches Duraflo

California-based paint maker Dunn-Edwards Paints has introduced new interior finishes for use on interior surfaces.


PPG Touts New Products, Strategy

PPG revealed its 2016 line of architectural coating products and announced moves to help consumers identify which brands are part of its family at a media event Monday (May 23).


New Acrylic Boasts Stain Resistance

Stain-blocking properties are key in the new Glidden Complete interior two-in-one paint and primer, according to manufacturer PPG.


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.


Behr Expands One-Coat Collection

Behr reports it has added more than 600 new color options to its Marquee Interior paint and primer line.


Contest Calls On Interior Design Students

Interior design students with ideas about how offices of the future might look are invited to participate in a new scholarship contest organized by Benjamin Moore and the American Society of...


Dunn-Edwards Names 2016 Color Trends

A Dunn-Edwards color expert has predicted shades of pink and rose will be hot choices in 2016.


Paint Makes Wall Surface Writable

Rust-Oleum has introduced a clear gloss polyurea that the company says can be used over any painted surface to create a customized writable wall.


Dow Debuts Low-VOC Emulsion Tech

Dow Coating Materials has introduced a new emulsion technology for flat to semi-gloss interior paint formulations.


New Acrylic Designed for Durability

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


Dunn-Edwards Revamps Interior Paint

Dunn-Edwards Paints has unveiled an improved formulation of its low-odor, zero-VOC Acri-Wall product.


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.


Interior Coating Designed to Stop Odors

Sto Corp. has released an interior coating product formulated to eliminate indoor odors.


Olympic Renames Paint and Primer

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


PPG, Nautica Sail New Interior Line

PITTSBURGH—PPG Architectural Coatings has teamed up with global lifestyle company Nautica to offer an interior paint line for the residential market.


Paint Makers Roll Out New Wonders

MINNEAPOLIS—Do your dazzling design dreams have you abandoning hand-cramping painting for glue-and-go wallcoverings?


Kelly-Moore Bows Flat Finish

Kelly-Moore Paints has expanded its interior paint line to include a flat, matte finish for residential and commercial projects.


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.


Coral Colors 2015 Outlook

Color experts at Sherwin-Williams have anointed an “uplifting, vivacious” coral the top trending color in 2015.


Olympic Bows New Latex Line for Homes

Olympic Paint and Stain has launched a new brand of flat and semi-gloss interior latex paints for residential applications.


Best Practices: When No Good Deed
Goes Unpunished (II)

The lab was brand new; the sacking, superb; and the coatings, exactly as specified. Nevertheless, a year later, the paint system fell completely apart. Why?


Best Practices:
When No Good Deed Goes Unpunished (I)

Coating exterior CMU walls gets a lot of attention, but here’s a case involving interior concrete block.


'Racial' Paint Names Spark Lawsuit

A former Benjamin Moore manager is accusing the company of a "toxic" and discriminatory work environment that includes the use of "appallingly racial" paint color names.


Ex-Worker Sees Racism in Paint Names

A fired African American employee of Benjamin Moore has accused the paint maker of discrimination in using two brown color names that resemble his own.


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.


‘Singing Paint’ Tuned to the Times

AkzoNobel has—or has it?—introduced the next new phenom in coatings: an “ultrasonic coating” that it calls singing paint.


Crooning Coating Strikes a New Note

Attention, Aloe Blacc, Cee Lo Green and Maroon 5: Coatings stardom could be yours for the asking!


Best Practices:
Finishing Glass Mat Gypsum Board

Glass mat wallboard is a noncombustible interior panel with a moisture-resistant fiberglass-reinforced gypsum core and coated fiberglass mat face that increases the product's overall strengt...


CR Ranks Store Paint Brands No. 1

House brands from Behr Corp. and Ace Hardware have topped the latest rankings of 67 interior paints tested by Consumer Reports—earning “excellent” ratings in hiding and scrubbability.


2 House Brands Top Paint Rankings

Interior paints from Behr and Clark + Kensington earned top marks in Consumer Reports’ latest performance evaluation—measuring “excellent” in terms of hiding and scrubbability.


PPG Revamps Interior Paint Line

PPG Architectural Finishes Inc. has launched a reformulated version of its Manor Hall line of interior latex paint.


State Pen Bakery Invites Painting Bids

The Oregon Department of Corrections is seeking a contractor to apply coatings on a bakery wall at the State Penitentiary in Salem.


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 Synthetic Shellac Primer Bows

Rust-Oleum Corp. has introduced a primer and sealer made with synthetic shellac that mirrors the properties of traditional shellac for new construction, remodeling and restoration projects.


Sherwin-Williams’ Finish Called Copycat

The Mississippi manufacturer of a durable wall coating sold for years through Lowe's and other stores has filed suit against the Sherwin-Williams Co., alleging infringement of the product’s ...


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.


Hidden Da Vinci Mural Revealed in Italy

Italian restoration experts report they have revealed a portion of a tree mural believed to have been painted in the late 1400s by a young Leonardo da Vinci.


Ben Moore Prank Puts Scare in Painters

Times must be harder for commercial painters than we realized. Why else would several of them sign on for a midnight gig at an abandoned hotel, where zombies roam and—seriously—the paint job...


KILZ Revamps Interior Latex Line

Masterchem Industries LLC has announced a new formulation of its KILZ PRO-X100 Series interior latex paint line, recommended for large, time-sensitive, multi-family residential and commercia...


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.


Dunn-Edwards Bows New Interior Acrylic

Dunn-Edwards Corp. has introduced Everest, a new line of interior paints recommended for high-end residential and commercial projects.


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.


Study: Blue Paint Best for Sleep

Bedrooms painted blue produce a better and longer night’s rest, a new study suggests.


Viral Video Shows Spectacular Splatter

Blowing up glass bottles of paint with firecrackers may not be the safest experiment, but it certainly makes a great viral video.


Insect-Killing Paint Rolls Out in Africa

Malaria-ravaged Ghana has a new weapon to combat the deadly disease: an insecticide paint from Coral Dulux Ghana, an AkzoNobel brand.


New Organic Paint Makes Quiet Splash

A New Hampshire mother-daughter team has launched a line of nontoxic paints for baby nurseries, classrooms and other rooms used by children.


New Concrete Pavers Light the Way

For pool decks and pavement that catch attention and provide more safety, a German company has introduced a new technology: concrete that glows in the dark.


South Florida Dorm Up for Repaint

The University of South Florida is accepting bids for painting the interior of a seven-story existing residence hall on the Tampa, FL, campus.


New Concrete Gives Glow a Go

Concrete pavers, roads, safety strips and stairs can all stand out in the dark with a new series of products produced by a German partnership.


New Premium Interior Line is Zero VOC

Dunn-Edwards has introduced a new line of interior, low-odor, zero-VOC paints for schools, hospitality, hospitals and other commercial and residential applications.


Room Paint Made to Reduce Sound

A new Florida-based coating maker has unveiled Serenity, billed as the “highest-performing sound-reduction coating on the market.”


2 Buckets of Paint, 55 Years in Prison

A 47-year-old Texas man will likely spend the rest of his life behind bars for stealing two buckets of paint.


New Zero-VOC Paint for Commercial Work

Diamond Vogel has introduced Zero Plus Interior Latex Enamel for commercial projects that require maintaining indoor air quality.


Erasable Paint Clears Wall Scrawls

Kids can doodle, students can figure, and office workers can brainstorm all over their walls with Sherwin-Williams' new Dry Erase 2K Waterborne Clear Gloss.


Consumer Reports Rank Top Paints

In terms of interior paints that perform, a newcomer on the shelf is hard to top. Clark and Kensington paint, sold exclusively at Ace Hardware Stores, has earned the highest scores of 65 pro...


Zero-VOC Flat Made for New Housing

Dunn-Edwards has introduced low-odor, zero-VOC Acri-Wall, an interior flat paint designed for new residential, commercial and multi-tenant housing projects.


 
 
   

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