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Drones Paint Canvas for City Art Project

A project took flight in Torino, Italy, late last month when a group of drones went to work on a large-scale graffiti project with the aim to beautify the city.


OSHA Issues Spray Painting Hazards Pamphlet

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently released a new fact sheet on the hazards associated with spray painting in shipyards, with information on engineering controls and ...


Graffiti Takes Flight Via Drone

Italian architect Carlo Ratti is taking graffiti art to new heights.


Features in Airless Sprayers Get Revamped

Graco Inc. recently introduced its Ultra and Ultra MAX airless handheld sprayers. The company says the Ultra and Ultra MAX—available in corded and cordless models—have new features that make...


Paint's Swirls, Scarcity Spur Eye-Catching Jewelry

A bygone method of painting cars in automotive factories has given rise to a market for collectors scrambling to acquire color-swirled chunks that are, for some, akin to gems.


Spray Paint Claims Spur Suit

Rust-Oleum now faces a proposed class action lawsuit one year after an advertising industry watchdog took aim at the company over ad claims about one of its consumer spray paint product line...


Paint Becomes Focus in Soccer Championships

Watching the painting process rather than the match became the focus of a recent soccer championship in Canada.


Spray Paint Ad Claims Draw Fire

One line of spray paint from an industry giant is under fire from advertising watchdogs for what could be construed as unsubstantiated claims—but the product hasn’t been pulled or renamed ju...


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.


40th Injury in 15 Years Nets $800k Fine

MONTGOMERYVILLE, PA—A "gruesome" accident that cost a worker three fingers follows a 15-year "pattern of defiance" and injuries that will now cost a Pennsylvania HVAC maker $822,000 in fines...


Volvo Paints a Safer Streetscape

LONDON—The Swedish car maker that has built its brand on safety is thinking outside the boxy vehicle for its next improvement.


Safety Strategy Paints Cyclists

Car manufacturers often boast the safety statistics of their latest vehicles, but one auto maker has taken its safety initiative to the streets with a reflective paint aimed at making cyclis...


UNC Pays Duke $27K for Paint Damage

If your team wreaks havoc in a rival’s locker room with cans of spray paint, you may have to write a personal check.


Who Ya Gonna Call for Spray-On Solar?

Someday, Illan Kramer hopes, men sporting Ghostbusters backpacks will come to your facility and spray solar cells directly onto your roof.


Scientists Simplify Spray-On Solar

Canadian engineers say they have developed a new method of spray-coating solar cells.


Hosting the ‘Super Bowl of Graffiti’

While many communities work to banish graffiti and its purveyors, one Midwestern city has opened its doors—or, at least, its floodwall—to them.


Graffiti Strikes a Russian Nerve

Russian officials are pleading with Bulgarians: Lay down your paint brushes, and please stop desecrating the Monument of the Soviet Army.


Disappearing Paint Gets Permanent Role

Vanishing spray paint, which became immensely popular during the World Cup in Brazil, will become a permanent fixture in the game it has forever changed: European football.


Vanishing Spray Paint is a Real Kick

Armed with an arsenal of aerosol, World Cup referees have a new trick up their sleeves to stave off a sneaky soccer move.


OSHA Cites Bad Bracing in Steel Fatality

A massive steel beam that fatally crushed a worker last year at a Boston steel fabricator was not properly braced, nor was its stability maintained, federal officials say.


City Steamed over Hydrant Décor

Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but it’s also digging deep into the pocket of the San Francisco taxpayer.


Hydrant Artists Irk San Francisco

Call it art or call it vandalism: By any name, the unauthorized spray painting of dozens of fire hydrants across San Francisco is costing the city a small fortune and could be endangering pu...


Worker Burned in Spray Painting Fire

A commercial painter has been severely injured in a flash fire that apparently erupted when paint vapors ignited at a clubhouse project in Las Vegas, according to reports.


Lighting the Way for Graffiti at Night

A novel spray-can attachment “designed for rebels of the art world” is now offering after-dark assistance to taggers who don’t have enough work time in their day.


Graffiti Shrine Ruined before Razing

Artists worldwide are mourning the loss of a New York City haven for more than 1,500 graffiti artists whose five-story canvas has been whitewashed, according to reports.


Bieber Charged in Graffiti Spree

Justin Bieber may call it a hobby and a million fans may “Like” it, but Brazilian authorities have declared the pop singer's spray-painting escapades a crime.


Paint Gives New Life to Closed Shops

Paint may not cure the recession blues, but it has helped change the tune for one beleaguered community in the United Kingdom.


Steel-Tech Adds Spray Coating

Rust-Oleum has uncapped an aerosol version of its stainless-steel-infused Steel-Tech High Performance protective line.


Steel-Infused Spray Coating Bows

Rust-Oleum Industrial Brands has expanded its line of high-performance stainless-steel-rich coatings to include a spray coating.


Gild Trip: Fancy Feast is a Spray Away

The goose that laid the golden egg didn't have to die, as it turns out.


Food Fit for a Fine Finish

Spray paint has a variety of commercial, industrial, and consumer uses, to be sure, but one of them might make some a little hungry … or queasy.


‘Angry Citizens’ Paint Pothole Protest

Fed up with the capital's crumbling roads, a group of Moscow activists has mounted a spray-paint attack on city potholes, hoping to gain action from local officials.


New Paint Technology Lights, Animates

From walls to motorcycles, a newly developed electroluminescent paint is lighting things up.


Shipyard Ordered to Cut Paint Emissions

A Rhode Island shipyard will pay a $31,000 fine and act to reduce VOC emissions from paint and thinners used at the facility, under a new settlement with the Environmental Protection Agency.


Researchers Power Up Solar Spray

New spray coating technology could hold the key to creating inexpensive, mass-produced solar cells on everything from car roofs to building facades, UK researchers say.


Fluorescents Offer High-Visibility Help

Five new eye-popping aerosols from PlastiKote may help reduce hazards around doors, railings, barriers and other safety-sensitive features of industrial and commercial settings.


Scientists Spray Paint Solar Power

UK researchers have developed a method of spray coating for solar cells that could reduce the cost significantly, accelerating the technology's spread to developing countries.


Coating Group to Lead Graffiti Effort

Frustrated with anti-graffiti policies that focus on spray paint retailers, the American Coatings Association has assumed direct management of the National Council to Prevent Delinquency.


 
 
   

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