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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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