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IPRA Highlights Recycled Paint Benefits

The International Paint Recycling Association (IPRA) recently released its 2021 Annual Report, highlighting the economic and environmental benefits of recycled paint.


PaintCare Giving Away Paint in CA

Paint-recycling group PaintCare has recently announced that it will be giving away around 2,000 gallons of paint in Merced, California.


NY DEC Launches Paint Recycling Program

To help consumers and businesses safely dispose of leftover paint, at the beginning of the month the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation formally announced that a new pai...


WA Recycles Over 800,000 Gallons of Paint

At the beginning of the month, PaintCare released its first annual report for its Washington paint recycling program, reporting that it collected approximately 842,000 gallons of unwanted pa...


Paint Recycler Establishes Operations in NY

A latex paint recycling company based out of Colorado recently started setting up operations in Rotterdam, New York, to reprocess old architectural coatings under the state’s new paint stewa...


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...


PaintCare Announces Competition Winners

Earlier this month, PaintCare—a nonprofit organization and program of the American Coatings Association that represents paint manufacturers and stewardship programs in the U.S.—announced the...


University Warns About Antimicrobial Paints

Though antimicrobial paints claim to offer extra protection against bacteria, researchers at Northwestern University are cautioning that the coatings might be doing more harm than good.


ACA Nonprofit Launches Paint Recycling Program

PaintCare Inc., a nonprofit organization (and program of the American Coatings Association) that represents paint manufacturers and stewardship programs in the U.S. has launched a new grant ...


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.


Titan Unveils New Airless Spray Tip

Made for residential and commercial professional painting projects, Titan Tool’s new High Efficiency Airless (HEA) TR reversible airless tip will be available in U.S. and Canada this spring.


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...


Dunn-Edwards Revamps Interior Paint

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


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.


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.


New Latex Enamel for Wood Launched

Diamond Vogel Paints has introduced a new, low-VOC acrylic latex enamel for woodwork, doors, frames and trim.


Best Practices:
The Pain in Painting Drywall

Question: Can an ASTM Level 5 Drywall Finish produce a satisfactory painted finish in critical lighting areas and/or when using higher-sheen paints? Answer: It depends.


PPG Revamps Interior Paint Line

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


Best Practices:
No, You Can’t Just Paint Over That

The inspector recently encountered this scenario from a specifier. “An existing wall has latex paint over an enamel (alkyd) finish. A new latex topcoat was applied that caused the bond betwe...


Bids Invited for Town Hall Repaint

The Town of North Providence, RI, is seeking contractors to repaint exterior elements of its Town Hall building. Bids are due Oct. 30. A mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held Friday (Oct. 1...


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 Open for Poet’s Home

The one-time home of one of America’s most acclaimed poets is in need of a fresh coat of paint.


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.


NC Rest Area Seeks Repainting Bids

A project to repaint the interior of three buildings at a bustling North Carolina rest area is up for bid.


Bids Invited for Library Paint Job

A project to paint interior and exterior surfaces at the oldest public library west of the Mississippi River is up for bid.


Exterior Offers Economical Option

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


SSPC Revises ‘Paint 23’ Primer Standard

Performance requirements for latex primer used on steel surfaces are the focus of a newly updated coating standard by SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings.


PPG Revamps Zero-VOC Line

PPG Architectural Coatings has updated its "Speedhide zero" interior latex line with a new sheen option, anti-microbial capability, and a more environmentally friendly formulation.


Sherwin-Williams Revamps Harmony Line

The Sherwin-Williams Company has reformulated its Harmony Paint to reduce airborne concentrations of formaldehyde and other aldehydes.


 
 
   

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