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PPG Beautifying Schools This Summer Through Initiative

Earlier this month, global coatings company PPG revealed plans for its third annual New Paint for a New Start initiative that aims to create engaging spaces for students to learn and grow.


‘Ale’-ing Historic UK Rail Bridge Restored

A well-known landmark railway bridge in Tipton, England, has been replaced with a new structure in its original paint scheme as part of a metro expansion project.


Cooling Paint Created Using Recycled Plastic

A team from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore has developed and tested new methods to create “cool paint” using recycled plastics and barium sulphate.


EPA Proposes N-Methylpyrrolidone Solvent Ban

Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a proposed rule under the Toxic Substances Control Act to protect workers and consumers from n-methylpyrrolidone (NMP) exposure.


Century-Old Paint Discovered During Lighthouse Reno

Preserved red paint from 1890 was discovered on a Lake Huron, Michigan, landmark during a renovation project to update the Tawas Point State Park lighthouse.


Sherwin Tops Most Valuable Paint Brand List

Global independent brand valuation consultancy Brand Finance recently released a new report, listing the top 10 most valuable paint brands for the year.


UK Coating Industry Meets for Annual Conference

This year’s British Coatings Federation Annual Conference reportedly hosted over 160 senior decision-makers from the United Kingdom’s paint, coatings, printing ink and wallcovering sectors.


Study: Cars Less Colorful Than 20 Years Ago

Grayscale colors made up to 80% of cars in 2023 as white, black, gray and silver coatings become more popular, according to a recent study from car research company iSeeCars.com.


New Product Announcement: Recycled Paints

Paint and coatings producer PT Mowilex Indonesia, a subsidiary of Asia Coatings Enterprises, has released a new recycled paint in Indonesia that is expected to reduce water use, save energy ...


IN Roadside Santa Undergoing Repaint Project

A large Santa Claus statue along Highway 41 in Evansville, Indiana, will be ho-ho-hosed down this week as crews power wash the giant in preparation for a repaint.


PPG Building New TN Manufacturing Plant

As part of a $300 million investment in advanced manufacturing in North America, global coatings company PPG plans to build a new paint and coatings manufacturing plant in Loudon County, Ten...


Rust-Oleum Canada Launches DIY Coating Kits

Earlier this week, coatings company Rust-Oleum Canada released new do-it-yourself coating system kits to transform cabinets, countertops and flooring without the cost of a full renovation.


Millionaire Incorporating Moon Dust into Car Paint

A Florida businessman plans to coat his $2.5 million Pagani Utopia hypercar with crushed Moon rock in a world's-first customization job.


Dutch Boy Introduces Pro Contractor Program

Dutch Boy Paints, part of The Sherwin-Williams Consumer Brands Group, is expanding its product offerings for the professional painting contractor with its new Professional Series program at ...


From the Editors

During the past six months, PaintSquare’s parent company, Technology Publishing, has conducted an evaluation of its publishing products, events and data offerings to address the fast-changin...


Man Paints Fence Mural After Order to Hide Boat

A Seaside, California, resident has painted a photorealistic mural of his boat on his fence after the city told him the vessel couldn’t be visible from the street.


Tesla Sued for CA Factory Paint Shop Emissions

An environmental nonprofit has filed a lawsuit against Tesla, alleging that the electric car company is violating the Clean Air Act at its Fremont, California, plant.


MD Signs PaintCare Program into Law

Last week, Maryland became the twelfth U.S. state to adopt the PaintCare program, as Governor Wes Moore signed the paint recycling initiative into law.


UK Schools Targeted by ‘Leftover Paint’ Scam

A school in North Yorkshire, England, was recently targeted by a scammer who was reportedly pretending to be a worker offering to paint parking lines and zebra crossings.


Paint Brand Trust Indicates Customer Satisfaction

Marketing research company J.D. Power recently released its 2024 U.S. Paint Satisfaction Study, finding that manufacturers rely heavily on loyalty for both repeat purchases and positive reco...


New Product Announcement: Industrial Dispersing Agent

Global chemical company BASF recently launched a new dispersing agent made from the company’s Controlled Free Radical Polymerization (CFRP) technology.


Coating Work Begins for MI Silo Murals

Several rusted 70-year-old silos in Saginaw, Michigan, are scheduled to receive new designs as a part of a project to paint murals on the structures this month.


New Product Announcement: Barn, Aluminum Paint

Dutch Boy Paints, part of The Sherwin-Williams Consumer Brands Group, has recently launched a new line of barn and fence paint, as well as a new aluminum paint, as homeowners and contractors...


Dunn-Edwards Plans to Fill CA Kelly-Moore Gap

Earlier this week, the Dunn-Edwards Corporation unveiled the opening of 17 stores throughout Northern California, aiming to fulfill the needs of customers amongst the recent closure of paint...


Security ‘PaintCam’ Launches Paint Balls at Intruders

A Slovenian startup has created what it’s calling the first security system with integrated real-time facial recognition and “game-changing” paintball marking for home safety.


Paint Stored in Home Garages Linked to ALS Risk

A study from the University of Michigan has reportedly found that storing chemicals, including paint, in a home garage may be associated with an increased risk of amyotrophic lateral scleros...


PPG Providing Vocational Skills Competition Products

Global coatings company PPG recently unveiled plans to sponsor the world’s largest vocational skills competition in Lyon, France.


Study: Water-Based Paints Can Still Contain VOCs

A new analysis of water-based paints from around the world has reportedly revealed that, despite being labelled as containing zero- or low-volatile organic compounds, some of these paints co...


Sherwin Celebrates Least Popular Paint Color

Last week, global coatings company The Sherwin-Williams Company reframed its focus to celebrate the value of every hue, noting that the beauty of color is not determined by popularity alone.


Dulux Releases ‘Scratch and Sniff’ Paint Collection

Just in time for Easter, Dulux in the United Kingdom has released a “sweet” Scratch and Sniff paint collection that is inspired by food and drinks.


MD Adopting Paint Recycling Program Legislation

Maryland lawmakers recently passed a measure that would bring the American Coatings Association’s PaintCare paint recycling program to the state.


New Product Announcement: Entry-Level Interior Paint

Paint manufacturer C2 Paint has recently launched its new line of C2 Loft paint, described as a high-quality, affordable paint solution for both amateur DIY enthusiasts and seasoned painting...


Dunn-Edwards Kicks Off Student Design Competition

On Tuesday (April 2), paint and coatings company Dunn-Edwards officially opened submissions for its fourth annual Emerging Professionals Design Competition.


Benjamin Moore Celebrates Contractor Appreciation Month

Earlier this week, paint and coatings manufacturer Benjamin Moore released plans for its third-annual Contractor Appreciation Month dedicated to residential and commercial painting contracto...


Caltrans Planning Lead Cleanup Project

The California Department of Transportation has unveiled plans to clean up soil contaminated with lead shavings left from painting work done on the Salmon Creek Bridge in Albion, California,...


Contract Awarded for PA Bridge Coating

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has awarded a contract in the amount of $1,297,304.25 for coating and repairs to two existing bridge structures along State Route 3003 over I-80...


ND Detention Center Faces Paint Peeling Lawsuit

A six-member committee in charge of overseeing the Burleigh Morton Detention Center in Bismarck, North Dakota, has reportedly sued the facility's builder over persistent problems with peelin...


Behr, Mars Team Up for Bubblegum Pink Paint

Behr Paint Company and Hubba Bubba made by Mars have partnered to introduce a pink hue that is reminiscent of the well-known bubblegum for the Canadian market.


New Wall Paint Cleans Itself, Purifies Air

A research team from Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien) and the Università Politecnica delle Marche in Italy have developed special titanium oxide nanoparticles that can be added to c...


‘First Real-World’ Cool Paint Study Completed

In what is described as a first of its kind real-world study, researchers at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, have reportedly found that the use of cool paint coatings in cities ...


New Product Announcement: Paint Supply System

Global supplier of environmental solutions and engineered products Dürr Megtec (De Pere, Wisconsin) recently unveiled its new modular paint supply system, meant to recover unused paint, redu...


Nano ‘Paint’ Being Analyzed for Heart Treatments

University of Virginia Health Medical Center researchers have recently received $2.8 million to further a “paint” technique that could save heart and dialysis patients from needing multiple ...


London Eye Undergoing Repaint for Anniversary

London’s iconic observation Ferris wheel is getting a fresh coat of paint in preparation for its 25th anniversary and an anticipated influx of tourists in Europe for this year’s Olympics.


ACA Requests Buy America Coatings Clarifications

Earlier this month, the American Coatings Association contacted the U.S. Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Highways and Transit, expressing its need for insight into how the ...


Machine Learning Used for Steel Coatings

Researchers from the IT4Innovations National Supercomputing Center at the Technical University of Ostrava in the Czech Republic, along with the Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology I...


AkzoNobel Brand Preserving Historic Dutch Windmills

In partnership with the Kinderdijk World Heritage Foundation, global coatings company AkzoNobel will now be preserving historic 18th-century windmills in The Netherlands.


Protected 300-Year-Old Frescoes Painted Over

A recent paint job at a church in Tenerife, Spain, has caused a public outcry and an investigation as the intended renovation work reportedly covered government-protected, 300-year-old fresc...


Animated Tech Showcases Future Car Customization

German automobile and motorcycle manufacturer BMW recently revealed a new car design that combines color-changing technology from BMW with a design from South African artist Esther Mahlangu.


New Product Announcement: Zero VOC Interior Paint

Last week, global coatings company PPG introduced the new Speedhide Max paint, expanding its Speedhide professional paint line.


BASF Renames Two China Dispersion Plants

Last week, global chemical company BASF announced the name changes of two dispersion plants in China to better reflect its product offerings of water-based polymer dispersions.


New Product Announcement: Industrial Paint Mixer

Industrial mixing, blending and dispersion company Ross has just unveiled its new reconditioned double planetary mixers for high-viscosity and heavy-duty applications.


ACA Publishes Paint, Coatings Market Analysis

Last week, the American Coating Association released its new market study publication, which offers a data analysis with five-year projections for sector and segment performance in the paint...


Bidding Open for GA High School Painting Reno

Jones County Schools in Georgia is soliciting bids for coating renovations at Jones County High School.


Insecticide Paints Effectively Curb Disease Outbreaks

Researchers in Cabo Verde, Africa, and Spain have tested the efficacy of three insecticide paint formulations to minimize the occurrence of tropical disease outbreaks, such as dengue and zik...


Rust-Oleum Presents Spray Paint Color of the Year

Earlier this week, global coatings company Rust-Oleum revealed its Spray Paint 2024 Color the Year, Satin French Blue. According to the company’s release, the sophisticated hue offers “bound...


MN Bill Would Prohibit Unlicensed Painting

Newly introduced legislation in Minnesota would require all painting work in the state to be completed by or under a licensed painter, as well as prohibit the sales of solvent-based paint to...


New Product Announcement: Electrostatic Spray Gun

Global supplier of environmental solutions and engineered products Dürr Megtec recently announced the addition of the electrostatic air spray gun EcoGun AS MAN DC/EC to its collection of ele...


NASA Applies ‘Worm’ Logo to Spacecrafts

Crews at the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration recently painted a new “worm” logo on the Space Launch System solid rocket boosters and Orion spacecraft’s crew modul...


Oldest Reptile Fossil Found to be Black Paint

What was believed to be a well-preserved, 280-million-year-old fossil has been discovered to be mostly black paint, thanks to research from a team at the University College Cork, Ireland.


NJ City Arts Foundation Plans 19-Story Mural

The Atlantic City Arts Foundation in New Jersey has recently released plans for the largest mural in the city’s history.


New Product Announcement: Polyurethane Primer

United Kingdom-based paint manufacturer HMG Paints Ltd. recently announced the development of its two-pack polyurethane primer system for land-based military equipment.


Scientists Develop Lightweight Structural Coating

Researchers at Kobe University have reportedly developed a new nanoparticle paint with the ability to cover a surface with any bright color while using only 10% of the weight of traditional ...


ACA Responds to WA Antifoulant Report

The American Coatings Association recently announced that it submitted comments on the Washington State Department of Ecology’s third draft report to the state legislature on antifouling pai...


Red Paint Spills into SC Drain System

Officials are working to clean up drains in Gaffney, South Carolina, after non-toxic paint from a neighboring business spilled into a drain.


FL County Seeking Detention Center Repaint Bids

Palm Beach County, Florida, is soliciting bids for painting and renovations to a detention facility.


New Red Road Paint Upsets Residents

Several new red fluorescent road markings in Herne Bay, England, have reportedly caused a series of complaints from residents who say they are hurting the area.


GA College Initiative Installs Murals in Communities

A program from the Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia has reportedly transformed 16 public spaces with “larger-than-life” murals created by university alumni artists.


New Product Announcement: Floor Paint, Primer

Dutch Boy Paints, part of The Sherwin-Williams Consumer Brands Group, recently unveiled its new Porch and Floor Paint + Primer for those looking to enhance their indoor and outdoor living sp...


PPG Brand Unveils World Snooker Tour Partnership

Global coatings company PPG recently revealed that its Johnstone’s Paint brand has formed a partnership with the World Snooker Tour.


New Delhi Paint Factory Fire Kills 11 People

A massive fire at a paint factory in New Delhi, India, has reportedly killed at least 11 people and left four others injured late Thursday (Feb. 15).


EPA Selects Experts to Review TCEP Evaluation

On Wednesday (Feb. 14), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency published the list of scientific experts who were selected to review the 2023 Draft Risk Evaluation for Tris(2-chloroethyl) P...


OKC Ordinance Allows Murals Without Permit

Oklahoma City is now telling artists to “paint away” after adopting a new sign code ordinance that drops the permit requirement and reviewal for most murals.


NJ Water Tower Undergoes Painting Project

Officials in New Jersey recently announced that the town of Seaside Park has begun a project to repaint and improve a water tank in the northern portion of the town.


Field Painted at Allegiant Stadium for Super Bowl

In preparation for Super Bowl LVIII, crews are painting in and around Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas to welcome players and fans to the championship game.


JPCL Opens Contractor Directory Submissions

The editors of the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings have announced that the submission period for companies looking to be included in the 2024 Annual Directory of Industrial P...


Industry Witnessing Red Sea Supply Chain Effects

In what has been dubbed the largest disruption to global trade since the COVID-19 pandemic, the supply chain is showing signs of strain following attacks on commercial shipping vessels in th...


Lawsuit: CA Subcontractor Failed to Pay Wages

At the beginning of the month, the California Attorney General announced a lawsuit against a Southern California construction subcontractor, alleging that the company failed to pay wages and...


UK Hotel Group Requests Exterior Painting Work

In hopes of “improving its aesthetic,” an application has been filed to paint the exterior of a four-star hotel in Christchurch, United Kingdom.


New Product Announcement: Dry Erase Wall Coating

Specialty chemical manufacturer Innovative Chemical Products Group recently launched a re-engineered formulation of its dry erase wall coating solution, IdeaPaint.


University Develops Lead Paint Identification Method

Last week, a team from Mercer University reported that it has created a faster, less expensive method to identify and quantify lead in new paint.


Bids Needed for KS Courthouse Chamber Painting

Douglas County, Kansas, is soliciting bids for the renovation of the Douglas County Commission Chamber located in the historic Douglas County Courthouse.


MI Planetarium Interior Gets Paint Upgrade

The Delta College Planetarium in Bay City, Michigan, recently underwent an interior repainting project to reportedly improve optics and increase the dome’s longevity.


PPG Releases Q4, 2023 Financial Report

Global coatings manufacturer PPG (Pittsburgh) announced its 2023 fourth-quarter earnings report on Thursday, as well as its year-end report.


NYC Obtains $150K in Lead Paint Civil Penalties

The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development said last week that it has obtained civil penalties totaling $150,000, regarding lead-based paint enforcement across ten ...


Energy Investment Firm Acquires Coatings Company

Private equity firm Voyager Interests recently announced its acquisition of Aegion Coating Services from Aegion Corporation, a global provider of field joint coating services using proprieta...


Toyota Faces Potential Coatings Lawsuit

Automaker Toyota is reportedly facing a potential class-action lawsuit over allegations of peeling white paint on Corolla models built between 2010 and 2014.


Lowe’s Brand Reveals First Color of the Year

Stainmaster Paint, an exclusive Lowe’s brand, has selected its inaugural Color of the Year, which it describes as a “fresh foray into the realm of color.”


Kelly-Moore Lays Off 700, Halts Plant Operations

Paints and coatings manufacturer and retailer Kelly-Moore Paint Company recently revealed that it is laying off about 700 workers while also temporarily halting operations at its Hurst, Texa...


Las Vegas Offering Free Lead Paint Remediation

The City of Las Vegas has recently revealed that it will be offering free lead-hazard assessments and remediation for eligible residents and property owners, in an effort to improve health a...


KS Business Work Halted Over Pink Paint Choice

A business in Liberal, Kansas, has been ordered to stop painting its exterior as the city decides whether to allow a pink paint scheme to move forward.


Artist Creates Paint Scheme for 'Ferrari' Movie

In preparation for the upcoming “Ferrari” movie, artist Greg Herzog has reportedly developed a Quantum Reaction Theory called Color Coding DNA to give Ferrari a special new paint scheme.


‘Oobleck’ Fluid Could Produce Smoother Paint

A recent study from the University of Chicago has utilized non-Newtonian fluids that could potentially lead to applications that could lead to less clumping in paint, concrete and other mate...


MN Court Orders Rental Lead Paint Remediation

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison has recently won a motion in court, requiring a defendant in an ongoing lawsuit against one of Minnesota’s largest landlords to stop exposing its ten...


Vintage Ornaments Can Contain Lead Paint

Earlier this month, lead prevention advocates warned about the dangers of potential lead paint in vintage glass Christmas ornaments.


US Army Opens New Paint Booth

A team from the U.S. Army’s Logistics Readiness Center Benelux in Kaiserslautern, Germany, recently celebrated the grand opening of their new paint booth with a ribbon cutting ceremony.


NJ Borough Approves Paint Factory Site Plans

The Borough Council in Hawthorne, New Jersey, adopted a redevelopment plan for an abandoned paint manufacturer site earlier this week.


Team Produces Nano Heat-Reflective Paint

Scientists from the Institute of Tropical Technology, under the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, have successfully developed a nano heat-reflective paint product.


Artists Doodles Top to Bottom on $1.5M House

Known professionally as “Mr. Doodle,” artist Sam Cox spent two years covering his $1.5 million home in Kent, England, in doodles.


Risk Eval Draft Released for Paint Chemical

Yesterday (Dec. 14), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency published its draft risk evaluation for Tris (2-chloroethyl) phosphate (TCEP) under the Toxic Substances Control Act.


Diamond Vogel Reveals 2024 Feature Colors, Trends

Paint and coatings company Diamond Vogel recently unveiled its 2024 Color Trend report, with four feature colors that highlight styles for the coming year.


African Court Blocks Paint Start-Up Brand Name

The Free State Division of the High Court in South Africa has recently barred paint company Dumax Paints from continuing to use its brand name, citing that the trademark infringes on AkzoNob...


Worker Killed in Melbourne Paint Factory Fire

Over 120 firefighters in Melbourne, Australia, worked to control a large fire at a paint factory located in Dandenong South last week.


AkzoNobel Announces First Engineering Class Grads

Global coatings company AkzoNobel recently announced that its first class of engineering students has graduated from the company’s North America Graduate Engineering Trainee (GET) program.


Sherwin Store Employee Steals $47K in Paint

According to recent reports, a Sherwin-Williams store employee in Winter Haven, Florida, was caught on camera stealing up to 300 gallons of paint over the past year.


Dunn-Edwards Partnership Targets Historic Homes

To inspire historic home renovations, paint and coatings company Dunn-Edwards' DURA brand is launching a new paint capsule collection in collaboration with Instagram account founders Cheap O...


University Renovation Utilizes ‘Greener Streets’ Paint

A student venue at Swansea University in the United Kingdom has recently undergone an “eco-conscious” makeover, using a carbon dioxide-absorbing paint.


Final OH Paint Plant Explosion Report Issued

At the end of last month, the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board released its final report on the 2021 explosion and fire at the Yenkin-Majestic plant in Columbus, Ohio.


UMass Startup Develops “Smarter” Paint Additive

A specialty materials company based at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has reportedly created a non-toxic programmable powder to make “smarter” plastics and coatings.


Painting Robot Dogs Begin Artist Residency

Three robot dogs from robotics company Boston Dynamics are set to soon begin a four-month art residency at the National Gallery of Victoria Triennial in Melbourne, Australia.


New Paint Provides Passive Cooling Potential

Researchers from independent nonprofit research institute SRI International have recently developed a new self-cooling, water-based paint to provide an energy-efficient solution to extreme h...


Rodda Paint Acquires Paint Manufacturing Company

Paint manufacturing company Rodda Paint has announced that it recently purchased Valley Paint Manufacturing in Woods Cross, Utah.


Protech Acquisition Expands Business to Canada

Coatings, paints and specialty material manufacturer The Protech Group recently acquired an architectural paints and stains manufacturer and distributor based in Quebec, Canada.


Sherwin-Williams Wins Chemical Award

Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine recently announced that it has won the Vaaler Award from chemical manufacturing and publication company Chemical Processing for its Heat-Flex corrosion u...


EPA Proposes Safer Choice Standard Update

Earlier this week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency published proposed updates to the Safer Choice Standard, which identifies the requirements that products and ingredients must meet...


MI Town Upset Over Curved Road Lines

Residents in Hartford, Michigan, are reportedly upset with the results of a recent road lining effort, which left one of the town’s roads with curved lane markers.


Paint Damaging Historic FL Factory Brick

According to the new owners of an historic cigar factory in Tampa, Florida, an unfinished white paint job on the building’s exterior doesn’t just risk its landmark status—the paint is also h...


New Paint Could Prevent Spread of Bushfires

A new fire-retardant paint has reportedly become the first to pass the Bushfire Attack Level 40 standard testing, which assesses the bushfire resistance of buildings and construction materia...


Radiative Paint Engineered to Cool Structures

A new radiative cooling paint has reportedly been developed in India to both reduce electricity consumption and offer relief on hot days in buildings.


DIY Painter Adds Coffee Grounds for Texture

A recent TikTok video has reportedly gone viral after one customer asked a hardware store employee to add ground coffee to her white paint.


Axalta Named Exclusive BMW Paint Supplier

Global liquid and powder coatings supplier Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. recently announced that it has been chosen as the exclusive supplier for the BMW Group’s private paint label, ColorSyst...


New Product Announcement: Urethane Protective Coating

Global coatings company PPG recently announced the launch of its Gladiator XC Matte Extreme coating, a low-gloss urethane protective coating.


HMG Wins Two British Coatings Federation Awards

United Kingdom-based paint manufacturer HMG Paints Ltd. recently took home two awards at the British Coatings Federation’s annual awards ceremony.


Rehab Project Completed for World's Largest Buffalo

Painting work was recently completed on an iconic landmark in Jamestown, North Dakota—a 26-foot-tall, 60-ton concrete buffalo sculpture.


Dunn-Edwards Expands Paint Brand Offerings

Paint and coatings company Dunn-Edwards recently announced that its direct-to-consumer paint brand DURA is expanding its product offering to include exterior paint.


Desert Bacteria Could Produce Oxygen in Paint

Described as “Green Living Paint,” a team from the University of Surrey in the United Kingdom has developed a biocoating using a species of bacteria found in the desert.


Study Reveals Greek Sculpture Paint, Patterns

New imaging and testing have reportedly discovered a “wealth of surviving paint” on the Parthenon sculptures from ancient Greece.


Octopus Skin Inspires Color-Changing Paint

Using a synthesized version of cephalopod dye, researchers at Northeastern University have reportedly created paint that can change colors when exposed to light.


OR Moves Forward with Bridge Maintenance

The Oregon Department of Transportation announced that another phase of a continual painting and restoration project on the Astoria-Megler Bridge was recently completed earlier than expected...


Neutral Paints Top US Color Trends Analysis

A recently published study analyzed Google Trends to identify the most popular paint color in each American state.


Scientists Develop CO2 to Methanol Conversion

A researcher from the University of Alberta has reportedly created a process to convert carbon dioxide and glycerol into useful materials, including methanol for paints and coatings.


CEPE Launches Decorative Paint Benefit Campaign

The European Council of the Paint, Printing Ink, and Artist’s Colors Industry (CEPE) has reportedly began a social media campaign anticipated to highlight the benefits of decorative paints.


ME Latex Paint Spill Under Investigation

The Maine Department of Environmental Protection recently announced that approximately 1,000 gallons of white latex paint spilled onto the floor of the GAC Chemical Corporation building, pro...


Fans Cry Foul at Footprints in Jets’ Field Paint

National Football League fans called out the paint job on the field at MetLife Stadium on Sept. 24, which got progressively messier as the New York Jets took on the New England Patriots in t...


MassDOT Plans Bridge Replacement Process

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation has released a Request for Proposals to obtain a transportation planning and engineering consultant team for the replacement of the Tobin Bridg...


CA University Mural Using ‘Smog-Eating’ Paint

Today (Oct. 3), a local artist and community at the University of California, Riverside, will come together to create a 40-foot mural using “smog-eating” paint.


Green Seal Prohibits PFAS in Paint, Coatings

Last week, global nonprofit organization Green Seal announced its plans to exclude “forever chemicals” from any of its certified paints and coatings, as well as various other materials.


Researchers Watch Paint Dry to Control Patterns

A new study looks at what factors can cause paint to dry down differently, whether it be uniform coating or having a “fried egg” appearance.


US Soccer Team Partners with Sherwin-Williams

Major League Soccer club D.C. United recently announced that it has agreed to a multi-year partnership deal with global coatings manufacturer The Sherwin-Williams Company.


NY PaintCare Hits Paint Collection Milestone

National nonprofit organization PaintCare announced last week that its New York program has recovered over one million gallons of architectural paint products.


Sherwin-Williams Unveils 2024 Color Choice

Last week, global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company announced its 2024 Color of the Year.


Pink Paint Job Plagues Artist’s Former Home

The home and studio exterior of renowned artist Jean-Michel Basquiat was covered in paint last month, leaving a mystery in its “Pepto-pink” wake.


MassDOT Begins Bridge Lead Mitigation Efforts

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation has reportedly begun mitigation efforts for toxic lead paint chips that have been falling from the Tobin Bridge in Boston.


Industry Players Team Up for Sustainable Painting

In a recent emailed press release, the British Coatings Federation and the Painting and Decoration Association announced that together they have produced a video guide for sustainable painti...


New Product Announcement: Benchtop Spectrophotometer

Worldwide partner of the automotive, paint and plastics industries BYK-Gardner has announced the availability of its new color2view benchtop spectrophotometer for color measurement.


Navy, Air Force Jet Speed Could Melt Paint

A recent report has detailed how the U.S. Navy's F-4 Phantom II jet had the ability to travel so fast that it could melt its own paint away.


White Paint Spill Covers Montreal Highway

Earlier this week, a truck reportedly spilled paint across a highway in Montreal, Canada, staining the road white and prompting a hours-long cleanup.


Akzo Reveals 2024 Color Pick, Color Stories

Described as a color that “could give a home a hug,” global coatings company AkzoNobel recently unveiled its Color of the Year 2024.


‘Chewing Gum Artist’ Paints London Surfaces

An artist is painting a “hidden world” beneath people’s feet, utilizing pieces of dried chewing gum on the ground as his canvases.


Paint Company Reveals Ketchup Color Collab

London-based paint and wallcoverings manufacturer Lick and American food processing company Heinz announced that they have partnered on a new red paint that matches the color of Heinz’s famo...


Public Notified of VA Paint Spill

On Saturday (Sept. 2), the Alexandria Fire Department in Virginia issued a public warning about a paint spill that had contaminated waterways near Monticello Park off of Old Dominion Bouleva...


City Hosts Annual ‘Paint Louis’ Event

Last weekend, the city of St. Louis hosted the 26th annual “Paint Louis” event, where artists reportedly applied graffiti murals to a flood wall on the banks of the Mississippi River.


Contract Awarded for IN Bridge Painting

The Indiana State Department of Transportation has awarded a contract in the amount of $2,116,774.30 for painting five existing bridge structures in Greene, Lawrence, Martin and Gibson count...


IL Water Tank Scheduled for Repairs

The City of Rochelle, Illinois, is reportedly planning to repaint and perform maintenance on a large water tower near an overpass next year.


CA PaintCare Celebrates Decade of Recycling

Paint-recycling group PaintCare is reportedly commemorating 10 years of paint recycling in California, with the collection of more than 34 million gallons since its launch.


EPA Begins Maui Cleanup as Searches Continue

On Tuesday (Aug. 29), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency began work to remove and dispose of hazardous materials from properties affected by the wildfires in Lahaina, Hawaii.


PPG, Glidden Brand Release 2024 Color of the Year

Global coatings company PPG and Glidden paint brand recently named Limitless (PPG1091-3) as its 2024 Color of the Year.


Residents Call for NY Subway Lead Testing

A New York councilwoman, state senator and residents are calling for lab testing on lead paint chips that have been falling off the elevated subway station at Brighton Beach Avenue in Brookl...


Valspar Names 2024 Color of the Year

Paint and coating brand Valspar, from the Sherwin-Williams Consumer Brands Group, recently announced its 2024 Color of the Year, Renew Blue (8003-37D).


Behr Paint Reveals 2023 Color of the Year

Last week, Behr Paint Company announced its 2024 Color of the Year, Cracked Pepper (PPU18-01).


Stanford Scientists Invent New Insulative Paint

A new kind of paint from Stanford University can reportedly keep buildings cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter, reducing energy use, costs and greenhouse gas emissions.


CA Theater Repaint Not ‘Historically Accurate’

According to reports, the color scheme of the newly painted Balboa Theatre in downtown San Diego has divided residents and preservationists alike, with concerns that the landmark’s paint job...


HGTV Home Releases 2024 Color Collection

HGTV Home by Sherwin-Williams recently unveiled its 2024 Color Collection of the Year, in addition to its 2024 Color of the Year.


CA Division Recovers $229K of Stolen Paint

At the end of last month, the California Highway Patrol reportedly recovered almost $230,000 worth of stolen Sherwin-Williams paint.


Dutch Boy Unveils 2024 Color Trend Forecast

Dutch Boy Paints, part of The Sherwin-Williams Consumer Brands Group, has recently announced its 2024 One-Coat Color of the Year: Ironside.


Water Warning Issued for Sherwin TX Plant Fire

The City of Garland, Texas, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently announced that some foam retardant has entered sewers and surrounding creeks following a fire at a Sherwin-W...


Injuries Prompt Paint Removal at EU Water Park

According to reports, a fresh coat of paint has been stripped off of a water park floor in Malta, Europe, after a reported increase of children getting injured.


Fire, Explosions Engulf Sherwin TX Paint Plant

Early Monday morning, a fire reportedly broke out at a Sherwin-Williams paint and manufacturing plant in Garland, Texas, injuring one factory worker.


Painting Mistake Fixed on WI Water Tower

A water tower in Muscoda, Wisconsin, is reportedly being repainted after an initial job was done incorrectly, leaving one letter tilted off-angle in comparison to the rest of the village’s n...


IL Paint Recycling Program Signed into Law

The governor of Illinois signed a new law on Friday (July 28) that will establish a program to dispose of household paint.


NASA Partners Unveil New Paint Schemes

GE Aerospace, joined by electrification and aviation company magniX, have reportedly revealed the new paint scheme of the hybrid electric aircraft they will fly as a part of the United State...


Cities Painting Streets to Cool Down

As this summer’s heat affects wide swaths of the country, cities like Phoenix and Los Angeles have continued their efforts to coat their roads with a reflective grey paint to fight the inten...


SC Town Rehabs Historic Water Tower

Work on a historic, 100-year-old water tower in Ridgeway, South Carolina, is reportedly nearing completion a year after receiving funding from the Department of Health and Environmental Cont...


Porsche Teams with Paint Company on New Palette

German automaker Porsche recently teamed up with paint manufacturing company Backdrop to produce a palette of four paints for interior spaces, based on the colors of some of the company’s mo...


Stuart Semple Releases ‘Barbiest Pink’ Paint

In protest of toy company Mattel trademarking the color “Barbie Pink,” British artist Stuart Semple has unveiled his new fluorescent pink paint for artists everywhere.


Middle East Association Officially Launches

The Middle East Paints and Coatings Association has recently received necessary government approvals to officially launch the new paint and coatings association.


NY 'Hamburger' Water Tower Under Evaluation

According to reports, town board members in Hamburg, New York have recently authorized Hamburg’s engineer to contract with a firm for the evaluation of their water tower.


HMG Offering Paint Product Testing Initiative

Paint manufacturer HMG Paints Ltd. recently launched a new initiative for trade professionals to get exclusive access to products and assist in the development of new ranges.


Paint Chemical Petitioned for Superfund Tax List

Last week, the U.S. Department of Treasury received a petition to add methyl ethyl ketoxime, a compound used in paint, to a list of chemicals and substances that are subject to Superfund exc...


JetBlue Unveils New Blue Livery Design

United States airline service JetBlue has recently announced their new, all-blue paint scheme for their standard liveries. The new “icon in the sky” will reportedly give JetBlue planes a “st...


New Product Announcement: Surface Prep Extension Kit

Global manufacturer and designer of hydrodemolition technology Aquajet recently announced the release of their Extension Kit, Rotolance and Hybrid Kit for their Aqua Cutter 750V.


139B Gallons of White Paint Could Help Climate

According to a professor at the University of California, Davis, if the world’s whitest paint covered 1 to 2% of the Earth’s surface, global temperatures would stop rising due to the amount ...


Last Call for Contractor Directory Submissions

Submissions for the 2023 Annual Directory of Industrial Painting Contractors in the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings closes tonight.


Dragon Painting Peels Off Japan Temple Ceiling

A famed painting of a dragon in the main hall of the Senso-ji temple in Tokyo partially came off the ceiling over tourists earlier this week.


JPCL Extends Contractor Directory Submissions

The editors of the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings have announced that the submissions period for companies looking to be included in the 2023 Annual Directory of Industrial ...


Project Offers Community ‘Paint-by-Number’ Murals

A local artist in St. Petersburg, Florida, is hoping to “spread joy one sunflower at a time” through a community project featuring “paint-by-number” style murals.


Records Show Sherwin Sold HQ for $48.5M

According to reports, global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company’s current downtown Cleveland headquarters has been sold for $48.5 million as construction continues on its new global ...


MassDOT Gives Update on Chipping Lead Paint

On Wednesday (June 28), the Massachusetts Department of Transportation held a public meeting to hear residents’ concerns and give updates about the next steps being taken after lead paint ch...


New Product Announcement: Paint Sanitizing Agent

Worldwide producer of antimicrobial hygiene function and material protection for textiles and polymers Sanitized recently launched a new triple-action product for sanitation and in-can prese...


Air-Purifying Paint Used for UK Building

Stakeholders working on the renovation of an “out-of-date” office building next to the Tower Bridge in London are reportedly using a sustainable, air-purifying paint from AM Technology on th...


Giant Paint-Eating Snails Spotted in FL County

According to reports, parts of Broward County, Florida, were placed under quarantine this month after a snail that can harm building exteriors, including plaster, stucco and paint, was spott...


New Product Announcement: Weather-Proof Exterior Paint

Global coatings company AkzoNobel recently launched its next product in its Dulux Weathershield paint series in Malaysia.


Analysis Finds Dark Paint Helps Homes Sell for More

According to a new study from real estate company Zillow, home buyers tend to offer more money for homes with interiors painted dark gray.


‘Barbie’ Movie Exacerbates Pink Paint Shortage

Not all “life in plastic is fantastic,” according to reports, as the production designer for the upcoming “Barbie” movie says that the film has led to a global pink paint shortage.


New Product Announcement: Home Exterior Paint

Dutch Boy Paints, part of the Sherwin-Williams Consumer Brands Group, recently released an upgraded formula for its exterior coating Maxbond Plus.


Behr Releases New Nature-Inspired Color Collection

Earlier this week, Behr Paint Company debuted its BioNature Collection, a nature-based paint color palette inspired by biophilic design concepts.


Vibrantz Investing $20M in Tinting Solution Facility

Global provider of specialty chemicals and materials Vibrantz Technologies recently announced plans to invest almost $20 million to increase the capacity of its sustainable tinting solution ...


PPG Kicks Off New Paint for a New Start Initiative

This summer, more than 25 “colorful and transformative” school makeovers are anticipated to be completed by global coatings manufacturer PPG through its New Paint for a New Start initiative.


MD Residents Sue Over Lead Paint Chips

Property owners in Woodberry, Baltimore, have filed a class-action lawsuit against local television stations after lead paint chips began to fall from one of their broadcast towers.


Alaska Airlines Unveils New Salmon Design

Alaska Airlines recently announced their newest aircraft paint theme, a salmon design meant to honor Alaskan Indigenous culture and language.


Dunn-Edwards Launches 2024 Color, Design Trends

Earlier this week, paint and coatings company Dunn-Edwards unveiled its 2024 Color + Design Trends, a collection of 48 hues across four color palettes.


JPCL Preps for Resource Season

In the coming months, the Journal of Protective Coatings and Linings readers can look forward to the annual offering of resources that can guide them in selecting and sourcing the equ...


Nippon Paint Marine Expands to Vietnam

Nippon Paint Marine, a global marine coatings company, has announced plans to expand their coatings production to Vietnam.


NY Carousel Reopens After Lead Paint Remediation

An antique carousel in Greenport, New York, recently reopened after testing revealed that the attraction contained lead paint, possibly from its original coating work a century ago.


Sherwin Leads Most Valuable Paint Brand Report

Global independent brand valuation consultancy Brand Finance recently released a new report, listing the top 10 most valuable paint brands for the year.


Vodka Brand Launches ‘Paint Your Pride’ Bottle

In celebration of Pride month in June, Crystal Head Vodka has released a new “Paint Your Pride” design for its signature skull bottle.


Homebuilders Name PPG Exclusive Paint Provider

Earlier this week, global coatings company PPG announced two new agreements with homebuilders to exclusively offer its paints and coatings to customers for new home builds.


EPA Issues AK Company Lead Paint Penalty

Earlier this month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency penalized an Anchorage, Alaska-based renovation company for violating the Lead Renovation


Father, Son Team Develops ‘World’s Coolest Paint’

Inspired by the “chaos of COVID-19,” a father and son duo from the


Dunn-Edwards Launches Neutral Color Collection

Paint and coatings company Dunn-Edwards recently introduced 160 new hues as part of its New Neutral Color Collection.


Hardide Coating Gardner Aircraft Components

Metal matrix composite coatings provider Hardide Coatings recently signed a partnership with Gardner Aerospace to coat key wing components on its aircraft.


Green Seal Paints Qualify for New LEED Credits

Global nonprofit organization Green Seal recently announced that its certified paints and coatings now qualify towards points for multiple LEED credits.


Purple People Bridge Painting Work Continues

Following crews painting the Newport, Kentucky side of the Purple People Bridge, work is now set to begin on the Cincinnati side of the structure as fundraising continues.


PaintCare Celebrates NY Milestone Anniversary

To celebrate its one-year anniversary, PaintCare recently reported that more than 700,000 gallons of leftover architectural paint have been collected since the paint recycling program launch...


Workers Paint ‘Space Alien’ Bike Lane Marking

According to reports, a combined footpath and cycle path in the United Kingdom is “out of this world,” sporting a pedestrian character that looks more like a space alien.


Krylon Spray Paint Line Expands Color Offerings

Spray paint brand Krylon recently unveiled six new colors for its Fusion All-In-One spray paint line.


ChatGPT Generates AI Powered Color Collection

Paint manufacturer HMG Paints Ltd. has released a new collection of decorative paint colors for World Earth Day using artificial intelligence language model ChatGPT.


New Product Announcement: Exterior Paint

Earlier this month, paint and coatings manufacturer Benjamin Moore launched its new exterior paint specially formulated to withstand moisture.


‘Exploded’ Paint Chips Plague ME Bridge

According to reports, the Maine Department of Transportation is examining the Westport Island-Wiscasset Bridge after a “catastrophic failure” of the paint on the bridge earlier this year.


Space Needle Returning to ‘Astronaut White’ Color

A fresh coat of paint will be applied to the Seattle Space Needle next month, returning the iconic spire to a shade of white.


Glidden Becomes Walmart Primary Paint Brand

Global coatings company PPG announced earlier this month that its Glidden paint brand is set to become the primary paint brand at national retailer Walmart.


IL Initiative Would Create Paint Recycling Program

A new bill sponsored by Illinois State Senator Linda Holmes would establish a program to safely dispose of household paint in the state.


Dow Launches Digital Formulation Platform

Chemical manufacturing company Dow recently launched a new digital paint formulation platform that offers data-driven capabilities to simplify the formulation process.


Paint Spill Suspected in Sidney Estuary

A creek and estuary in Sidney, British Columbia, has reportedly turned “milky white” after a suspected paint spill nearby.


New Study Examines Egg Yolks in Oil Paint

A study published earlier this month reportedly found that the inclusion of proteins such as egg yolk were intentional for the “Old Masters” as they prepared their oil paints.


Benjamin Moore Updates Interior Paint Formulation

Paint and coatings manufacturer Benjamin Moore recently announced that it has reinvented its Regal Select Interior paint.


South Korea Develops AI-Based Color Matching

South Korean chemical company KCC Corporation has reportedly developed the first artificial intelligence-based color matching and design system for the paint industry.


New Product Announcement: Flat Ceiling Paint

Paint and coatings company Dunn-Edwards Corporation has introduced a new interior paint designed for ceilings on residential, commercial and institutional projects.


Butterflies Inspire Paint Pigment Alternative

A researcher from the University of Central Florida reportedly drew inspiration from butterflies to create what he says is the first environmentally friendly, multicolor alternative to pigme...


‘Flying Salmon’ Livery Nearing Last Flight

Alaska Airlines reportedly has plans to paint over its “Salmon Thirty Salmon,” a custom Boeing 737 sporting a 129-foot-long Alaska king salmon livery.


Paint Supply Delays Cricket Grounds Restoration

Work on a $2.3 million upgrade project at the Arnos Vale cricket facility in the Caribbean has been pushed back due to the unavailability of rust protective paint.


New Aircraft Painting Facility Planned in Spain

Earlier this week, aviation services provider International Aerospace Coatings Group announced that it has been selected to develop and operate a new wide body hangar facility at Teruel Airp...


Owner Ordered to Change Business Paint Color

The Scottish Government has upheld its ruling in an appeal filed by a business owner in Edinburgh regarding the paint color scheme of the building.


Lawsuit Alleges Paint Products Falsely Advertised

A recent class action lawsuit filed by one buyer alleges that Rust-Oleum Corporation sells paint-and-primer products that don’t work without also buying a primer.


Researchers Create Self-Cleaning, Magnetic Paint

A student from Gdansk University of Technology in Poland recently developed a new hybrid paint that is not only magnetic, but can reportedly fight bacteria, remove stains and clean the air o...


MS Company Providing Super Bowl Field Paint

In preparation for the upcoming Super Bowl, the field at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, is getting upgraded to fresh grass, with painting work underway.


6 Tons of Paint Spilled on Australian Highway

At the end of last month, a delivery truck lost control and rolled over onto its side in Australia, spilling six tons of paint onto the highway.


RPM International Scaling Back Paint Production

On a recent financial report call, global coatings company RPM International leadership said they would be decreasing production at some of its plants due to reduced demand, the supply chain...


Resin Prices Could be Impacted by Winter Freeze

At the end of last month, the American Chemistry Council released its November 2022 resin production and sales statistics, showing that year-to-date production in November totaled 85.3 billi...


VCC, Coating Manufacturers Release Color Collection

The Vieux Carré Commission, responsible for the preservation and protection of the invaluable historic architectural heritage of New Orleans’ French Quarter, recently partnered with Benjamin...


Product Emissions Considered in Singapore

The Singapore Government is considering issuing limits on formaldehyde emissions in building products and household furnishings. Formaldehyde is commonly found in adhesives, composite wood a...


US States Use Different Shade of Road Paint

According to recent reports, global coatings company PPG (Pittsburgh) is preparing to sell more yellow paint in the coming years as states adopt wider stripe standards, with different states...


MPI Shares Review of 2022 Progress

Shortly before ringing in the new year, The Master Painters Institute (a subsidiary of The Association for Materials Protection and Performance) shared a review of progress made throughout 2...


Epidemic Science Inspires New Conductive Paint

A newly developed conductive coating from the University of Sussex reportedly mimics the network spread of a virus through a process called “explosive percolation.”


WI Aircraft Paint Facility Opening Next Year

Construction is currently underway on a new $55 million state-of-the-art aircraft paint facility in Appleton, Wisconsin, for aircraft company Gulfstream Aerospace.


New Product Announcement: Paint Shaker

Worldwide distributor, producer and designer of quality physical and inspection instruments for the paint, coatings and related industries Paul N. Gardner USA (Columbia, Maryland) has recent...


Ontario Road Displays ‘Mess’ of Pavement Markings

A 700-foot-long stretch of decommissioned road in Ontario, Canada, looks like an “unintentional piece of public art” thanks to its unusual application of white and yellow street markings.


‘World’s Whitest Paint' Gets New Formulation

Researchers at Purdue University have recently developed a new thinner, lighter formulation for its “whitest white” paint, making it ideal for cooling vehicles or aircraft.


Semple Launches Blood-Mixed Paint Collection

British artist Stuart Semple has recently found himself at the center of controversy with his latest product launch: the Gay Blood Collection.


Hollywood Sign Painted for Centennial Celebration

In advance of its 100th anniversary, the Hollywood sign is being refurbished with a fresh coat of paint on its iconic letters.


New Product Announcement: Consumer Paint

On Tuesday (Sept. 13), the Dunn-Edwards Corporation announced the launch of Dunn-Edwards Dura, a national, direct-to-consumer paint brand.


Grass Paint Aids Lawn Aesthetic in MA Drought

While an ongoing drought has lawns in Massachusetts looking more brown than green, some residents have recently taken to new measures to keep their yards looking healthy.


PA University Water Tank Repaint Completed

A water storage tank was recently repainted as part of a $650,000 rehabilitation project on the campus of Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.


Purple People Bridge Repainting Project Underway

After having faded to a dull gray color since its last paint job 20 years ago, the Purple People Bridge has begun a repainting project that will restore the structure to its namesake color.


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.


New Product Announcement: Interior Paint

Paint and coatings manufacturer Benjamin Moore has recently reintroduced one of its interior paint brands.


Acid Mine Drainage Repurposed for Paint

After years of research, two professors from Ohio University recently announced the development of a full-scale treatment facility designed to remediate acid mine drainage (AMD) in southeast...


New Product Announcement: Hydrophobic Wall Finish

Building materials firm Sto Corp., recently announced the launch of Stolit HDP, an acrylic-based textured wall finish with enhanced hydrophobic properties.


HMG Paints Joins UK Defense Trade Group

United Kingdom-based independent paint manufacturer HMG Paints Ltd. recently announced it has joined national not-for-profit defense trade association, Make UK Defence.


Louis Vuitton Runway Features Paint Can Bag

French luxury fashion house and company Louis Vuitton recently unveiled it latest accessory to stir discussion online—a bag shaped like a paint can.


Cars Damaged by IN-KY Bridge Dripping Paint

According to reports, several vehicles were splattered by paint dripping from the top of the Sherman Minton Bridge, due to a paint system failure.


Air Force Opens Renovated Corrosion Facility

Last week, the United States Air Force inaugurated its 31st Maintenance Group corrosion control facility renovation project at the Aviano Air Base in Italy.


New Paint Job Unveiled for ‘Trump Force One’

A jet belonging to former President Donald Trump was recently renovated, receiving a fresh coat of paint in Lake Charles, Louisiana.


PPG Announces Aircraft Livery Partnership

Global coatings manufacturer PPG (Pittsburgh) recently announced it plans to partner with United Kingdom airline brand and consultancy Aerobrand to combine paint supply with livery design.


Paint Work Nearly Complete on IN Water Tower

Repainting and repairs are being finished on a water tower in Albion, Indiana, after nearly two months of work.


July 16 Declared 'Some Day'

Retailer-owned hardware cooperative Ace Hardware recently declared that “Some Day” would be celebrated on July 16.


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.


Lead Paint Flakes Found in MD Neighborhoods

Last week, residents in Woodberry, Maryland, voiced concerns after finding red paint flakes that seemed to have come from work being performed on the nearby television tower which gives the ...


United Airlines Facing Paint Shop Delays

According to reports, travelers have noticed that several aircraft from United Airlines are experiencing paint defects while waiting to receive fresh coats.


New Product Announcement: Anti-Rust Spray Paint

Spray paint brand Krylon recently announced the release of its new spray paint with an anti-rust technology to protect metal surfaces


University Receives 900 Gallons of Paint

Grambling State University (Grambling, Louisiana) announced at the beginning of the month that it had received 900 gallons of high-quality paint—valued at $81,000—donated by coatings manufac...


Sherwin Coating ‘One Week Wonder’ Aircraft

The Sherwin-Williams Company will be painting the airplane design scheme chosen by aviation enthusiasts at the Experimental Aircraft Association's AirVenture convention in July for its "One ...


WV Suspension Bridge Gets Fresh Coat

The historic West Virginia Suspension Bridge is currently undergoing repainting as part of an ongoing $17 million restoration project.


Sherwin Donates Paint for WA Radio Flyer Attraction

Since being constructed 33 years ago, the world’s largest Radio Flyer wagon attraction at Riverfront Park in Spokane, Washington, has plans to receive some minor metal repairs and a fresh co...


Contractors Needed for Water Tower Repainting

The City of Gretna in Nebraska is currently seeking contractors for the repainting of a two-million-gallon elevated water tower.


RI Bridge Using ARPA Funds for Repaint

A historic railroad trestle bridge in Coventry, Rhode Island, will be receiving a fresh coat of paint thanks to funds received from the American Rescue Plan Act.


PPG Named Official Paint of Disney

On Thursday (June 2), global coatings manufacturer PPG announced a multi-year parks alliance agreement with Disney Parks, Experiences and Products.


Mural Artist Rescued from FL Water Tower

Last week, first responders in Dunedin, Florida, rescued a mural artist from the water tower he was working on after the motor on his lift equipment failed.


Benjamin Moore Enhances Aura Interior Paint

Coatings company Benjamin Moore recently announced that it has enhanced its ultra-premium Aura interior paint with a new acrylic resin and formula.


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...


Cleveland Expands Exterior Paint Program

Last week, members of the Cleveland City Council approved legislation authorizing an expanded exterior paint program for eligible homeowners.


City Unable to Auction Off Queen Mary Lifeboats

While the City of Long Beach, California, originally planned to auction off the 20 lifeboats from the RMS Queen Mary, lead paint and a lack of bids is leading to the disposal of the boats.


New Product Announcement: Interior, Exterior Paints

HGTV Home by global coatings manufacturer The Sherwin-Williams Company has recently introduced three new paint products for interiors, exteriors, as well as door and trim coatings.


US Paint Company Amps Up Convenience

Independent paint manufacturing company Kelly-Moore Paints (San Carlos, California) has recently announced that it will be offering same- and next-day deliveries of its paint and paint produ...


BCF Launches Trace VOC Globe Scheme

Starting this month, the British Coatings Federation’s new “Trace” Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) Globe scheme will allow decorative paint manufacturers to adopt the use of the statement t...


PPG CEO Paints Inflation Picture

According to a recent interview with global coatings manufacturer PPG CEO and Chairman, Michael McGarry, inflation experienced by the industry is starting to level off.


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...


Residents in Uproar After Paint Color Mix-Up

According to residents in Independence, Kansas, a paint job recently completed on decades-old lion statues by SEK Delta Waterfowl is “hideous.”


New Product Announcement: Paint Thickener

Global specialty chemicals company Nouryon recently introduced a new cellulose ether, a natural alternative to associative synthetic paint thickeners.


Graphene in Coatings Provides Chemical Resistance

Specialty graphene nanoplatelet dispersion producer Applied Graphene Materials recently announced that new tests have shown that its dispersions can enable paints and coatings to protect a s...


PPG Opens Architectural Coatings Lab in Milan

On Friday, global coatings manufacturer PPG announced that it opened a new architectural paint and coatings color automation laboratory in Milan, Italy.


1,000 Gallons of Paint Spilled in OH

Late last month, several agencies in Austintown, Ohio, worked to clean up nearly 1,000 gallons of spilled paint on a section of North Meridian Road.


Airline Unveils Striped Vacation-Inspired Livery

German leisure airline Condor recently released the designs for its new brand identity, including striped plane livery in five colors inspired by parasols, bath towels and beach chairs.


Study: Painting Asphalt Art Makes Roads Safer

According to a recent study conducted by Bloomberg Philanthropies, city streets are reportedly safer for pedestrians when the asphalt roadways are painted with art, reducing the rate of car ...


Paint Spills Across the US Damage Several Properties

In the latest incident in what seems to be a slew of paint spills across the Unites States, a truck owned by home improvement retail company Lowe’s accidentally dropped a container of white ...


Painting Begins for Space Needle 60th Anniversary

In honor of its 60th anniversary, the Seattle Space Needle hosted a contest for five grand prize winners to help paint the roof of the landmark its original color—nearly 600 feet in the air.


PPG Celebrates 300 Years in the Netherlands

Global coatings company PPG announced last week that it was celebrating 300 years of operations in the Netherlands and the anniversary of its Sigma Coatings brand.


AkzoNobel Launches Sustainability Challenge

Global coatings company AkzoNobel recently announced the launch of its new Paint the Future initiative that aims to develop a shared approach to tackling climate change.


Purple People Bridge Needs Fresh Coat of Paint

The Newport Southbank Bridge Company recently announced that it hopes to repaint the Purple People Bridge, which connects Cincinnati and Kentucky, for its 150th anniversary and restore its i...


Sherwin Issues Trend Forecast for Coil, Extrusion Coatings

Last month, global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company announced the debut of its latest Color Trends Forecast for the coil and extrusion metal coatings market via emailed press relea...


World's First 'Unicorn' Paint Developed by Alora Paints

Singapore-based paint company Alora Paints has recently announced the release of what it’s calling the world’s first “Unicorn” colored paint.


Lake Michigan Ferry Gets Fresh Paint Job

A ferry in Ludington, Michigan, recently received an updated paint job, which required 800 gallons of paint, during its five-year drydock inspection.


New Logo Painting Planned for OH Water Tower

A water tower in Huron, Ohio, will be getting a new paint job due to the structure’s sponsoring changing its name and logo.


Painting by Robot Dog Raises $40K for Ukraine

A painting created by Polish-American artist Agnieszka Pilat and robotics company Boston Dynamics’ Spot the robot dog sold for $40,000 last month at a charity benefit for Ukrainian refugees.


Natural-Based Paint Exhibits Antifouling Properties

A research team from the Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology of Chinese Academy of Sciences and Xiamen University recently announced the results of its study of a natural-based coating...


Aircraft Painted to Match Luxury Car

German paint manufacturer Mankiewicz Coating Solutions and aircraft painting and exterior coatings specialist MAAS Aviation recently teamed up to paint a plane to match the owner’s Bentley.


Firm Develops Antifouling Paint Copper Replacement

Danish biotech company Cysbio recently announced that it has developed new sustainable replacement for copper in antifouling paints.


AkzoNobel Expects Russian Plants to Close

According to a recent interview with global paint and coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel’s Chief Executive Officer, Thierry Vanlancker, the company is expected to cease operations at its four p...


EPA to Oversee Paint Cleanup at Superfund

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced late last month that it had reached an agreement with Honeywell International, Inc. and the City of South Bend to oversee the cleanup of po...


Couples Paint Houses Like Ukrainian Flag

In an effort to express support and solidarity for Ukraine while the country continues to be invaded by Russian forces, a Cambridgeshire couple has painted their home to reflect the Ukrainia...


New Product Announcement: Exterior Paint, Primer

Paints and coatings brand Valspar, from The Sherwin-Williams Company's Consumer Brands Group, has recently announced a new line of exterior paint and primer.


China Revokes Imported Coatings Requirements

At the beginning of the month, the General Administration of Customs of the People's Republic of China issued an order abolishing the “Measures for the Supervision and Administration of the ...


Paint Accounts for Majority of Ocean Microplastics

A new study published by the Swiss-based Environmental Action has found that paint accounts for 58% of microplastics in the world’s oceans and waterways.


Dozens of Claims Filed After IL Paint Spill

Since a semi-tractor tanker spilled part of its paint load leaving a Valspar paint manufacturing plant in Kankakee, Illinois, last month, nearly three dozen claims have been filed.


IL Paint Spill Causes Road Closure

Upon leaving a Valspar paint manufacturing plant in Kankakee, Illinois, a semi-tractor tanker was reported to have spilled part of its paint load earlier this month, resulting in the closure...


Lumber and Paint Lead January Price Hikes

According to the latest Producer Price Index report released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the prices of construction materials jumped more than 20% year-over-year and have risen n...


Coating San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge

The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco is known for its unique orange color, which requires continuous coating work.


Sherwin to Expand Manufacturing, Distribution

Global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company announced in a press release last week that it would be expanding its manufacturing and distribution capabilities in Statesville, North Caro...


Recognizing Health Effects of Lead Paint

While the use of lead-based paints was banned over 40 years ago, the remnants of lead paint continue to be a major environmental and public health problem.


CSHA Hosting 33rd Annual Painters Competition

The Coating Society of the Houston Area is seeking teams for its 33rd Annual Painters Competition in Pasadena, Texas.


Glass City River Wall Mural Work Continues

A mural in Toledo, Ohio, is set to be the largest of its kind in the United States once completed, following weather delays and paint shortages.


BASF Increases Coating Additives Prices

Chemicals company BASF recently announced that it is increasing prices for its paint and coatings additives globally, with increases of up to 35%.


Marine Coatings Prevalent in Ocean Microplastics

A research team from the Department of Environmental Sciences at the University of Basel and the Alfred-Wegener Institute at the Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research on the island ...


Egg Yolks Enhance Tempera Paint Properties

Researchers from Sorbonne University in France recently looked into why tempera paint—also known as egg tempera—was reigned as a supreme medium among Renaissance artists, such as Leonardo Da...


WA Issues Draft Report on Paint iPCBS

In taking the next step to finding alternatives to potential inadvertent Polychlorinated biphenyls, particularly those found in paint, the Washington State Department of Ecology recently pub...


Study: Algae Provides Antifouling Properties in Paints

A new study conducted by Egypt’s National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries utilized algae to create environmentally friendly, antifouling marine paints.


UK Paint Brand Launches Recyclable Packaging

European interior decorative and environmentally friendly paint brand YesColours has recently launched a fully recyclable paint packaging solution that aims to cut consumer waste and reduce ...


Artist Creates 'Brightest White Paint'

In developing the most pigmented versions of colors for paint, self-proclaimed art nerd and color wizard Stuart Semple has recently announced his creation of the “whitest white paint.”


UK Coatings Commits to Energy Targets

In a recent press release, the British Coatings Federation announced that it had joined other sectors in pledging to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050.


Federal Officials Seize Painted Gold

Earlier this month, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials seized nearly six pounds of gold that had been painted black by an alleged smuggler.


Ontario Increases Paint Recycle Costs 400%

The Ontario Government has recently announced that due to new consumer eco fees for a wide range of products, its new Hazardous and Specialty Products (HSP) Regulation would be driving up ma...


Behr Releases 'Music in Color' Collection

Coatings manufacturer Behr Paint Company announced that it has teamed up with singer-songwriter Katy Perry and audio streaming service Spotify to launch “Music in Color” by Behr.


Green Seal Launches LEED Paint Certification

Global nonprofit organization Green Seal recently announced the launch of a new certification standard for paints and coatings that fully aligns with the latest version of the LEED green bui...


HMG Donates Paint to Minutes Matter Campaign

United Kingdom-based independent paint manufacturer HMG Paints is working alongside the British Coatings Federation and its members to support the Minutes Matter campaign.


AkzoNobel Has Fun with MoodPaint Release

Recently, scientists employed at global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) announced that they had developed a first-of-its-kind paint that shifts color with your mood.


Rutgers Looks at Coating 3D-Printed Objects

Engineers from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, recently announced a new technique for coating complex 3D-printed objects that could lead to new opportunities to develop “smart s...


NC Artist Paints COVID-19 Message

Reported late last month, local muralist Ian Wilkinson and Ishmael completed a collaboration project in Asheville, North Carolina, on an historic silo in the town’s River Arts District.


Survey Looks at Coatings Industry During Crisis

Recently, research company Gardner Intelligence has collected feedback from coatings and finishing manufacturers in an attempt to navigate how the COVID-19 pandemic is specifically affecting...


CPCA Applauds Paint Recycling in Canada

The Canadian Paint and Coatings Association recently applauded its industry’s paint manufacturers’ commitment to recycling, celebrating the better part of 10 years of the Canada-wide Action ...


SSPC Coatings+ 2020 Kicks Off in Long Beach

Sunshine and palm trees created the backdrop for the beginning of Coatings+ 2020, SSPC’s annual conference and exhibition, which opened Monday in Long Beach, California.


EPA Proposes Cleanup for Sherwin-Williams Site

Last Monday (Nov. 25), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a proposal for the next phase of cleanup at the Sherwin-Williams/Hilliards Creek Superfund site in Gibbsboro, New Je...


UK Paint Manufacturer Announces Partnership

HMG Paints Ltd., the U.K.’s largest independent paint manufacturer, recently announced in an emailed press release a new associate partnership with the U.K.’s largest trade and employers’ as...


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...


Historic San Francisco Mural to be Overcoated

In a unanimous vote, the San Francisco School Board has decided to remove the “Life of Washington” mural depicted at George Washington High School.


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...


Corrosion Protection Selected for Saudi Arabia Refinery

Global coatings company Sherwin-Williams was recently selected to protect oil and gas bulk valves at Saudi Aramco’s Ras Tantura refinery.


Covestro Launches Research Project

A new research project for waterborne raw materials is being conducted by the Faculty of Applied Natural Sciences at the Technical University of Cologne in collaboration with Covestro.


Amateur Restorer Paints 15th Century Statue

A 15th-century carved wooden statue depicting the Virgin Mary, baby Jesus and Saint Anne recently received a facelift—an amateur artist used bright, almost neon-colored industrial enamel pai...


Artist Studio Takes Viewers Inside Painting

An art studio, in collaboration with photographers, filmmakers and visual effects artists, hasmade a film that takes viewers “inside” a painting.


Evaluation Process Predicts Leveling Behavior of Paints

Scientists in Germany say they've developed a new method of predicting a coating formulation's leveling outcome, potentially cutting the time needed to test leveling in the lab.


Evaluation Process Predicts Leveling Behavior of Paints

Researchers have developed a new automated method that predicts the flow outcome of a paint’s properties, which can save on both development time and cost.


Researchers Develop Safe Paint Stripper

Researchers based out of the University of Massachusetts have developed a paint-stripping solvent that reportedly acts as a safer alternative to more traditional, commonly storebought option...


UMass Researchers Develop Paint Stripper Alternative

University of Massachusetts researchers, led by Toxics Use Reduction Institute research manager Greg Morose, recently developed a paint-stripping solvent that reportedly provides a safer alt...


Painters, Construction Take Spots on Dangerous Jobs List

USA Today recently released a list of the 25 most dangerous jobs in America, with painting in construction and maintenance ringing in at No. 24, based on fatality rates, which are directly i...


Painters Rank No. 24 on Dangerous Jobs List

USA Today recently released a list of the 25 most dangerous jobs in America, with painting in construction and maintenance ringing in at No. 24, based on fatality rates, which are directly i...


Artist Uses Refrigerator Doors as Canvasses

A Pennsylvania painter uses more than just canvases for personal expression—he uses refrigerator doors. David Berkner produces works of art on the unusual surfaces in an attempt to connect t...


Sherwin-Williams Launches New Online Tool

The Sherwin-Williams Company has launched an online ordering option for professional customers, which will allow customers to order supplies from their local store at any time.


The Case of the Pilfered Pavement Paint

When you think of a big heist operation, things like jewelry and cash might come to mind, not road paint. But thieves in Johannesburg had other ideas, making off with several hundred gallons...


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.


Pantone Releases Purple Shade in Memory of Prince

A new color from Pantone will honor the iconic Prince, as a result of working with his family’s estate.


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.


Artists Use Graffiti to Erase Objects

A team of Russian graffiti artists have visually deleted a car and a dumpster using paint and light.


Road Crew Paints Over Roadkill

A road crew in Tulsa, Oklahoma, left behind more than just yellow stripes on a recent paint job.


Sherwin-Williams Unveils 2018 Colormix Forecast

The Sherwin-Williams Company (Cleveland) has unveiled its 2018 Colormix Color Forecast, which exhibits three palettes of 12 different shades that the company maintains draw from emerging glo...


Valspar Releases Regional Exterior Paint Line

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


PPG Reveals Wright-Inspired Color Palette

PPG Paints and the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation have teamed up to release a color palette inspired by the famed architect and designer, whose 150th birthday was June 8.


AkzoNobel Teams Up With Starbucks for Murals

Starbucks stores in Malaysia recently got dressed up in AkzoNobel’s Dulux paint for the “Show Your Flavor Campaign.”


Axalta Completes $420M Valspar Unit Buy

Philadelphia-based Axalta Coating Systems on Thursday (June 1) finalized a deal to acquire Valspar Corporation’s North American Wood Coatings unit for $420 million in cash.


Axalta-Valspar Wood Coatings Deal Closes

Axalta Coating Systems has finalized its $420 million purchase of the Valspar Corporation's North American Wood Coatings business, the Philadelphia company says.


First Commercial Graphene Paint Now Available in UK

The first commercial graphene-infused paint is now available in the UK. Distributed by The Graphene Company, Graphenstone’s line of paints and materials are highly sustainable and ecological...


New Paints Arrive in Trio of Formulations

Pittsburgh-based PPG Paints recently announced three new product formulations.


Aerosol Sprays Mend Textured Walls, Ceilings

Paints and coatings manufacturer Rust-Oleum recently announced the launch of its Zinsser Aerosol Texture Program, which the Vernon Hills, Illinois-based company says gives homeowners and pro...


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...


Sherwin-Williams Releases Q1 Numbers

Paints and coatings manufacturer The Sherwin-Williams Company reported a 7.3 percent increase in sales to a record $2.76 billion, according to its first quarter earnings report.


Sherwin-Williams Reports Record Q1 Sales

Sales were up in the first quarter of 2017 for The Sherwin-Williams Company, including increased net sales and volumes in its Global Finishes Group, which includes the company's protective a...


AkzoNobel Details Split Plan, Issues Q1 Report

Global coatings giant AkzoNobel released a series of announcements Wednesday morning to shareholders and members of the press, including a better-than-anticipated first quarter earnings repo...


AkzoNobel Reports Q1 Profits, Plan to Split

Coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel announced what it called record profitability in the first quarter of 2017, and went on to detail its plan to spin its Specialty Chemicals business into a sep...


Trump Company Owes $300K in Painter Lawsuit

Florida’s Third District Court of Appeals has rejected an attempt by one of President Donald J. Trump’s companies to get out of paying a Miami paint store chain more than $300,000 in owed mo...


Manufacturing Innovation Cuts Production Step

An entire production step has been eliminated for paints and coatings manufacturers, according to specialty chemicals company Evonik.


New Color-Matching Tool Revealed for Professionals

Datacolor has unveiled its new ColorReaderPRO, a device the company says will provide paint companies with a comprehensive color-selection tool.


Brutal: Architects Plea for DC Paint Project's End

A white paint job at an historic, brutalist metro vault in Washington D.C. is causing some to see red.


EPA, Sherwin-Williams Settle Cleanup Case

The Sherwin-Williams Company will be picking up a $14 million tab for the Route 561 Dump site cleanup in Gibbsboro, New Jersey, authorities have announced.


Maine Weighs RRP Rule Expansion

A Maine lawmaker has moved to expand the state's lead renovation safety rules because of the region's high lead poisoning rates and what he believes to be lax enforcement from the Environmen...


Man Paints over Historic Clock Tower

A man has been charged with criminal and willful damage after he painted over a historic clock tower at Southern Cross railway station in Melbourne.


City Sues Over 500 Gallons of Dumped Paint

A year after 500 gallons of latex paint were dumped in Chesapeake, Virginia’s South Hill neighborhood, the city is suing those it says are responsible.


Sherwin-Williams, Valspar Deal Delayed

The Sherwin-Williams Company and The Valspar Corporation announced in a joint news release Tuesday that they have extended the termination date of their merger agreement from March 21 to Jun...


Sherwin-Williams, Valspar Extend Merger Plans

A timeline shift has prompted The Sherwin-Williams Company (Cleveland) and The Valspar Corporation (Minneapolis) to push back the termination date of their planned merger agreement, the comp...


Rolls-Royce Unveils Diamond Dust Paint

Luxury car company Rolls-Royce Motor Cars brought the world's first diamond paint finish into the light at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show earlier this month with the unveiling of the Ghost Elega...


Seattle Underpass to get Color Splash

The concrete forest under Interstate 5 between Seattle’s Cherry and James streets is about to get much more visually appealing.


More Rust on Golden Gate as Projects Advance

Bridge officials have added surface plates to the laundry list of projects slated for the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.


City Picks Up Tab for Heinz Field Paint Job

The Pittsburgh Allegheny County Sports & Exhibition Authority board members agreed on Thursday (March 9) to reimburse the Pittsburgh Steelers $276,860 for structural steel painting and relat...


Rolls-Royce Shows Car with Diamond Paint

Luxury car company Rolls-Royce Motor Cars shined at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show with the unveiling of the Ghost Elegance, a car with the world’s first diamond paint finish.


Sales Increase, Profits Dip in Valspar Q1

Successes in the coil and wood coatings and consumer paints product lines are behind Valspar’s 2.5 percent net sales increase to $907.6 million according to the company’s first-quarter earni...


Coatings Sales Up for Valspar in Q1

Sales in the coatings segment, including coil and wood coatings, jumped in the first quarter of 2017 for Valspar, helping to boost the company, which posted an overall sales increase, accord...


Soft Touch Matte Paint Revealed

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


Artist Banksy Behind New Hotel

The street artist known as Banksy is using a primely placed piece of real estate to display some new art with the goal of sparking some new conversations.


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.


Paper Cautions Use of Antimicrobial Paints

Paints, flooring, door knobs and other building products made with antimicrobial additives could enable proliferation of so-called “super bugs” and their use should be approached with skepti...


Leeds Bridge Displays Colors for a Cause

A railway bridge in Leeds has been repainted with a rainbow of colors in a show of support for the city’s LGBT community.


Paint Contractor Bookkeeper Faces Charges

A former bookkeeper of a Syracuse, New York-area painting contractor has been charged with stealing nearly $700,000 from his employer, according to the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office.


Hold It: Urine Allegedly Damaging 747s

It's common knowledge that leaks can lead to corrosion, but one airline is giving that idea whole new meaning. A warning was recently issued to British Airways baggage handlers instructing t...


Streets to Silos, Artists Magnify Impact

Although street artists have long held the goal of making a lasting impression with their designs, murals have recently gotten much bigger, more connected to the communities where they appea...


Artist Creates Cherry-Scented Vantablack Dig

Artist Stuart Semple has unleashed his answer to Vantablack, the Black V1.0 Beta.


Spilled Paint Leads to Road Repaving

You probably know the saying about crying over spilled milk, but it was spilled white paint—more than 3,000 gallons of it—that caused some headaches, if not tears, on one U.K. road last week...


UN Spotlights Lead Paint in Kenya

Public health officials are out to educate those in developing countries about the effects of lead exposure and poisoning.


PPG to Buy Romanian Firm

Looking to increase its presence outside the U.S., PPG has reached an agreement with the Emerging Europe Accession Fund to acquire DEUTEK, a Romanian paint and architectural coatings maker.


UN Agency Targets Lead Paint in Kenya

While many countries have programs and regulations in place to protect their citizens from the effects of lead poisoning, public health officials are now striving to educate those in develop...


Scientists Apply Paint Element to Bone Recovery

Coatings have long had a role in biomedical applications such as implants, but a team of Scottish researchers now believe a common paint ingredient can be used to aid in bone regeneration.


Cycling Captures Color-Changing Coating

The 2016 Summer Olympics may be coming to a close, but one bicycle manufacturer commemorated this year’s sporting event with a bold, responsive paint scheme for Olympians and the average rid...


NASA Thinks Pink with Pressure-Sensitive Paint

Hot pink is not a color most people would associate with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, but it happens to be the hue of a special paint the agency relies on when it comes...


Experts Denounce Tortoise-Painting

Tortoise shell is decidedly “in” as a design for eyeglass frames, but for some in Florida, it’s apparently not stylish enough on actual tortoises—so much so that conservation officials are c...


Paints, Coatings Are Integral to Saudi Future

As the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) seeks to drive sustained economic growth in the region, the agency created to help manage its investment opportunities has solicited information on its p...


Florida Paint Makers Ink Deal

Orlando-based Florida Paints announced it has acquired the Scott Paint Company.


Paint Firm Recovers from Disaster

Ten months after a fire halted production for a Texas industrial coatings manufacturer, the company reports it is back up to full production on site following a recovery process that enabled...


Vandals Take Second Shot

Graffiti artists and taggers often seem to favor bridges when it comes to places to ply their craft. One group of vandals in West Virginia, however, got the rare chance to apply more paint t...


Paint Chip Damages Space Station Window

The European Space Agency released a photo last week of a chip in one of the most famous windows in the universe—and said the blame may lie with a flake of paint.


Paint Maker Celebrates 90 Years

An Iowa-based coatings manufacturer recently marked its 90-year anniversary with a three-day celebration at its service centers.


New Binder Touts Stain Resistance

A new copolymer emulsion from Michelman boasts stain resistance and scrub resistance when used as a binder in architectural paints, wood primers and other coatings, the company says.


AkzoNobel Opens New China Plant

International coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel opened its newest decorative paints plant on Friday (April 29), in Qionglai, in China’s Sichuan province.


Family Paint Firm Celebrates 90 Years

A third-generation Orange City, IA, coatings manufacturer commemorated nine decades of service last week.


Burgling Brit Foiled by Can of Paint

You’ve heard of the thief who was caught red-handed, but a burglar in the U.K. recently was apprehended because of white feet.


Wacker Silicones Taps New President

Dr. Robert Gnann has been named president of Wacker Silicones, a global manufacturer whose products are used in construction, paints and coatings, and several other sectors.


PPG Bows New Paints, Stains Line

PPG’s Pittsburgh Paints & Stains brand has introduced a new premium line of paints and stains geared toward professionals and DIY consumers.


ChemQuest, Coatings Center Team Up

A new strategic partnership aims to advance technology and production needs of coatings end-users, suppliers, formulators and raw material producers.


Chemical Firm Integrates Coatings Center

An international business strategy firm specializing in specialty chemicals has announced the launch of a new facility to support the technology and production needs of clients in markets su...


Wacker Silicones Names New President

Wacker Silicones, a global manufacturer whose products are used in construction, paints and coatings, and several other sectors, named Dr. Robert Gnann as its new president, the company anno...


Coatings Delivery Service Takes Off

In need of a last-minute delivery? No problem. U.K. marine varnishes and anti-foul coatings manufacturer HMG Paints has announced a solution.


Drying Paint Reveals ‘Exciting’ Discovery

While most people would describe “watching paint dry” as a boring endeavor, a team of scientists expects to put it to use in improving the performance of a wide variety of everyday goods, fr...


Watching Paint Dry Yields Breakthroughs

It turns out that watching paint dry isn’t as pointless as it seems. Researchers at the University of Surrey in England, collaborating with the Universite Claude Bernard in Lyon, France, hav...


Artist Wins Rights to 'Blackest Black' Color

A color described as the world's blackest black is set to revolutionize the art world, but there's just one catch.


Artists See Red over 'Blackest Black'

Can anyone really own a color? If you’re artist Anish Kapoor, the answer is yes. If you’re among his fellow artists, that’s a definite no.


Woman Paints House in Stripes as Protest

Zipporah Lisle-Mainwaring has said she would be glad to repaint her house—as long as officials stop a nearby development the English property owner has called a “monstrosity.”


Spill Cleanup Made for Industry

An industrial organic spill cleanup solution for hazardous liquid spills recently introduced a consumer brand of its absorbent product.


Spill Cleanup Debuts for Consumers

SpillFix has recently announced that it has released its consumer brand of SpillFix Organic Absorbent through JEGS catalog and website.


Watching Paint Dry Unlikely to Offend

Watching paint dry might be an unintended, peripheral part of your job, but rest assured that the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) censors have deemed such a program safe for view...


Paint Transforms T-shirts Into Sounds

Warning to parents: You might want to cover your ears. Textile designer Selina Reiterer and architect Constantinos Miltiadisin have developed T-shirts that turns kids into rock stars—and fos...


Former Benjamin Moore Exec Leads EasyPaint

The new president of an on-demand painting service is a familiar face in the coatings industry.


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.


Polyurethanes Made to Be Self-Healing

NEI Corporation has expanded its polyurethane-based NANOMYTE MEND line of top coats that the company says provides self-healing properties that close gaps and seals cracks in a variety of su...


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.


Kitten Saved From Concrete, Paint

After spending at least two days in a construction dumpster, a kitten in North Dakota is lucky to have some of her nine lives left.


Improper Paint Storage Spurs EPA Fines

An Alaskan construction company has agreed to pay the federal Environmental Protection Agency $140,000 to settle allegations that it improperly handled and stored hazardous paint and roofing...


Paint Can Label Aids in Organization

A paint label developed to help painters and homeowners organize leftover paint cans is up for a design prize.


Paints Teach Color Without Words

How do you describe a blue ocean that isn’t truly “blue?” What about flesh tone that is not actually "beige"?


New Acrylic Designed for Durability

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


Rig Topples, Dumps Paint in Watershed

A big rig carrying thousands of gallons of paint led to some confusion and a lot of cleanup work after an accident Sept. 10 in California resulted in spilled paint in a watershed area.


U.S. Paints, Coatings to Top $25B

The U.S. paint and coatings industry should top $25 billion in 2019, fueled by increasing demand for architectural coatings, a new market study suggests.


ACA Delivers 5-Year Coatings Forecast

The U.S. paint and coatings industry is forecasted to reach a value of $25 billion in 2019, according to a new market study from the American Coatings Association (ACA).


Jury Awards Dying Painter $17M

A former commercial painter who was diagnosed with terminal mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos has received a $17 million award from a Miami jury.


 
 
   

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