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Painter Rescued after Scaffold Collapse

It took nearly an hour for rescue workers to lower a man more than nine stories after scaffolding collapsed, leaving the painter dangling off the side of the Grand Bay Resort in Key Biscayne...


High-Rise Painting Robot Makes Debut

Improved worker safety and increased productivity are the goals behind a new robotic painting and cleaning system now in operation in Singapore.


Titan Unveils New Airless Spray Tip

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


Field Painting for the Super Bowl

Painting crews play a key role when it comes to the big game.


Lead Paint Work Draws RRP Fines

Twelve California renovation contractors recently faced tens of thousands of dollars in fines for failing to abide by federal lead-based paint rules.


EPA Takes Aim at Chemicals in Paint Remover

The U.S. government is considering stricter guidelines for two toxic chemicals often found in paint removal products.


EPA Proposes Ban on Paint Removers

Two chemicals found in consumer and commercial paint and coatings removal products are targeted in newly proposed rules by federal regulators.


19th Century Painters' Trick Revealed

Oil painters of the 19th Century relied on innovative gel mixtures called “gumtions” to produce works of art with exceptional texture and volume in record time.


Boeing Launches SC Paint Operations

With the completion of a new 360,000-square-foot paint facility, Boeing South Carolina announced that its North Charleston, SC, production campus will no longer have to fly the 787-10 Dreaml...


Painter Dies in 50-Foot Fall

Federal workplace safety authorities are investigating the death of a 58-year-old painter who fell 50 feet while painting a building in Orlando, FL.


Painter Fined in Fall Case

A Florida painting and waterproofing contractor faces nearly $90,000 in fines after an employee was injured in an 18-foot fall in May at a condominium development in Lauderdale By The Sea.


Licensing Officials Cite Dozens in Sting

Dozens of California contractors, including painters, concrete workers and others, suspected of contracting without a license were recently cited on various charges, licensing authorities ha...


Mural Artist Dies in Scaffold Collapse

Authorities are investigating a deadly scaffolding failure at a mural project on a construction site in Hollywood, FL, according to local reports.


Painter Electrocuted at FL Jobsite

Federal safety authorities say they are investigating the recent death of a 50-year-old, experienced painter in Jacksonville.


Supplier Cited in Painter Death

Federal authorities have cited Cleveland-based paint maker Sherwin-Williams after a painter died at an apartment building project in Springfield, MO.


Painters, Others Caught in Sting

Nearly 20 California-based contractors, including painters and flooring professionals, were arrested in the state’s latest undercover sting operation to crack down on off-the-book operators.


Undercover Stings Snag Painters

Painters were listed among nearly 30 contractors recently accused of unlicensed contracting in California.


‘Love It or List It’ Homeowners File Suit

A reality TV renovation turned into a nightmare for one North Carolina couple, a new lawsuit contends.


17th-Century Painting Found in Leaky Attic

For one French homeowner, a problem leak may have turned into a $135 million payday.


See Seattle’s Landmark Take Shape

For the first time, a collection of 2,400 photos documenting the construction of Seattle’s iconic Space Needle have been digitized.


Painters Caught in CA Sting

Authorities in California have nabbed 10 suspected unlicensed contractors, including eight who submitted bids for painting, in an undercover sting operation in the San Francisco Bay area.


Show off Your Painting Skills

The Coating Society of the Houston Area (CSHA) is inviting painters to participate in its annual painters contest, to be held April 16 in Baytown, TX.


Beloved Dinosaur Mural Gets Painted Over

A British town is in an uproar over a new paint job that mistakenly covered an adored dinosaur mural.


Sanders Made for Surface Prep, Polishing

Festool USA has launched Rotex, a new line of multi-mode sanders designed for professional painters.


Undercover Sting Nets 23 Contractors

Contractor licensing officials in California have nabbed 23 alleged unlicensed operators, including eight painters and decorators in the Los Angeles area.


Tank Company Settles OSHA Case

Following a propane explosion that injured six employees and seriously burned four of them as they were prepping a propane tanks for repainting, a company has settled with the federal agency...


Benjamin Moore Teams Up With Start-up

In a move it says will boost the brand’s exposure to Millennials and those who prefer to shop online, Benjamin Moore has teamed up with Paintzen, a New York-based on-demand home and office p...


Painter Gets Prison for Tax Fraud

A Connecticut painting contractor was sentenced to 30 days in prison after failing to pay more than $275,000 in federal income taxes over a five-year period, authorities have announced.


$3M Paint Project Revives Iconic Tent

Long neglected, the New York State Pavilion’s “Tent of Tomorrow” has been returned to its original yellow splendor, thanks to a pro-bono paint job worth approximately $3.25 million.


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.


Mural ‘Erases’ Border in Mexico

In an effort to inspire unity, a resident artist in Arizona has painted a sky-blue mural on the border fence in Nogales, Mexico.


Painter Charged for Unlawful Contracting

A State of Washington painting contractor who is also a former city official has been charged with unregistered contracting after receiving multiple violations from the state’s labor departm...


New Light Industrial Paints Debut

A new line of coatings designed for the professional painter includes paints and primers for light industrial applications.


New Paints, Primers for Commercial Work

Valspar Paint has announced a new line of coatings designed specifically for the professional painter.


Mainers Ready to Recycle Paint

Painting contractors and residents in the Pine Tree State will be able to recycle leftover and unwanted paint beginning Oct. 1.


Labor Shortage Challenges Contractors

At a time when the construction industry is seeing an influx in demand, many companies—including those in the building, infrastructure, highway, federal/heavy and utility fields—appear to be...


Skilled Workers in Short Supply

Nearly 90 percent of U.S. construction companies report difficulty in filling key craft and salaried jobs as construction demand rises across the country, according to an industry survey.


Painters Nabbed in Undercover Sting

Painters numbered among nine suspected unlicensed contractors caught in a recent undercover sting operation in California.


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.


Teens’ Mean Comments Spark Paint Job

With brushes and rollers in tow, a team of more than 100 volunteers in Oregon recently painted a 75-year-old’s house after passing teenagers poked fun at the residence, various reports say.


Painter Faces Prison for Tax Fraud

A Connecticut painting contractor faces three years behind bars and a fine of up to $250,000 for failing to pay more than $275,000 in federal income taxes over a five-year period.


Diplodocus Enjoys a Dino-Mite Makeover

PITTSBURGH--Being extinct is no excuse for not looking one's best.


Dinosaur Icon Gets a Makeover

PITTSBURGH--A prehistoric paint job is underway in Pittsburgh.


Painter Recants Sub Arson Admission

FORT DIX, NJ—A civilian painter serving 17 years in a federal prison for a $450 million blaze aboard a nuclear submarine now says he did not set that fire.


World’s Tallest Mural to Debut in Detroit

DETROIT—Downtown Detroit will soon be home to the tallest mural in the world, according to reports.


World's Fair Icon to Get Free Facelift

QUEENS, NY—After deteriorating for 50 years, a New York World's Fair landmark will get a new lease on life with a $3 million paint job—gratis.


Painter Killed in Fall from Water Tower

DAMIANSVILLE, IL—A 31-year-old painter has died after falling 100 feet from the top of a water tower about 30 miles southeast of St. Louis, MO.


Behr Bows New Pro Line

SANTA ANA, CA—Behr Paints has launched a new professional-grade line of paints formulated for high-turnover and other price-driven environments.


Bridge Painting, Blasting Cited Again

FALL RIVER, MA—Bridge painters and abrasive blasters on a Massachusetts project were exposed to 100-foot falls and high lead levels where they ate, changed and worked, federal investigators ...


1M+ Construction Workers Unauthorized

At least one in five U.S. roofers, drywall installers, painters and masons currently comes from the ranks of unauthorized immigrants, a new analysis shows.


In Construction, 1 in 8 Unauthorized

Despite a slight shift from blue collar to white, unauthorized immigrant workers remain a major force in U.S. construction and building, particularly at the lower ends of those industries, a...


Amazon Opens Virtual Bidding Service

Would you bid on a project without seeing it in person first? Well, Amazon hopes so. The Seattle-based online shopping giant has launched a new marketplace to connect its 100 million U.S. cu...


Seven Stings Net 85 Contractors

Undercover investigators in California have nabbed 85 suspected unlicensed contractors, including 27 painters, in simultaneous sting operations across seven cities.


Judge Clears Painter in Fatal Fall

Despite federal fall-protection lapses that proved fatal, an Ohio painting contractor will not be held civilly liable for the accident, an appeals judge has ruled.


Painter Not Liable in Worker Death

An Ohio painting firm is not responsible for an employee's fatal fall, despite violating federal fall protection regulations, an appellate court has ruled.


Stings Snare Dozens of CA Contractors

More than 30 contractors, including nine painters, are facing licensing and other charges after two undercover sting operations by California authorities.


Tower Painter's Death Draws $115K Fine

A communication tower company faces $114,800 in penalties after a painter fell to his death—a fatality that could have been prevented if the company had provided adequate fall protection, fe...


Thanking Vets, One Mural at a Time

For the third time in his career, a New York painter will tour the U.S., painting waving American flags on buildings across the country.


Owners Give Remodeling a Healthy Push

A remodeled home is a healthy home—and Americans want healthy homes, according to a new survey.


WWII Ship Enlisting Restoration Help

A rare veteran of the Allied invasion of Normandy is in need of a facelift, and her minders have put out a call to make that happen.


EPA Enforces RRP against 62 Contractors

Dozens of U.S. renovation contractors, painters and training providers will share a tab of more than $200,000 to settle federal violations of the Lead-based Paint Renovation, Repair and Pain...


Are You Ready for Some Free Paint?

To football fans who are putting off home projects until the post-season: This one's for you.


Olympic Bows New Latex Line for Homes

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


A New Blue Tops PPG's Trendy Hues

A “lavish, almost-but-not-quite royal” shade of blue has been named PPG’s 2015 Color of the Year.


Painter Gets 1 Year in Art Theft

A house painter facing 25 years behind bars for stealing six works of art has pleaded guilty and will be released with time served, according to reports.


$2M Reclaimed for Shorted Workers

Nearly 150 skilled tradespeople will recover almost $2 million in back pay and benefits owed to them from work on a federally funded solar energy project.


Water Tower Painters Killed in Fall

Two painters who reportedly were not wearing harnesses perished in a 100-foot fall when their scaffolding failed on a water tower project in Ohio, the Butler County Sheriff's office said.


CA Contractor Sting Nets Painters

A sting operation in California has nabbed 10 suspected unlicensed contractors, including five painters.


Solar Project Crew Gets $2M in Back Pay

Painters, bridge crane operators and other skilled laborers will share $1,914,681.50 in back wages and benefits they are owed for months of work on a solar energy project in a Nevada desert,...


Study: Painters, Trades in Demand

A good painter is hard to find, America's employers report. So are other tradespeople and professional positions across the construction industry, according to a new survey by the Associated...


Survey Finds Craft Worker Shortage

Most U.S. construction companies are reporting difficulty in filling openings for key craft workers, including painters, a new survey finds.


$860k Paint Bribe Nets Short Jail Term

Painting contractor Harry P. Miconi should be out of prison before he turns 80.


Natural Green Stars in Trend Report

A natural, silvery-green will be the go-to paint hue in 2015, color experts at Benjamin Moore have announced.


Hosting the ‘Super Bowl of Graffiti’

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


Tool Offers Painters 17 Hands

Hyde Tools has introduced a painter’s tool that purportedly can do everything from open bottles to clean rollers and pull nails.


Cleric is on a Blessed Roll

The leader of the Romanian Orthodox Church has devised an unusual technique for blessing hard-to-reach areas—a paint roller.


Coatings Testing Can Save Time, Budget

An ounce of testing is worth a pound of very costly recoating, says the leader of SSPC’s Commercial Coatings Committee.


Rejected NY Painting Contract Back On

A $4.7 million bridge painting contract rejected by New York State officials is back on, after the Department of Transportation said an independent monitor would watch over the contractor's ...


Painter’s Tape Gets Adhesive Revamp

Shurtape Technologies LLC says it has reformulated its medium adhesion painter’s tape to meet the durability demands of today’s painting projects.


New Coatings Demand New Credentials

Commercial coatings technology is advancing faster than the skills of the painters who apply it, stepping up the need for applicator certification and training, says the man who is leading t...


FL Tank Maker Fined $106K for Hazards

Painters, blasters and other temporary and full-time workers at a longtime manufacturer of tanks and pressure vessels are the focus of concern in 23 federal health and safety citations alleg...


Valspar Paints Deliver Q2 Gains

Valspar Corp. saw soaring sales and income in its second quarter, driven by booming volume growth in its consumer paints segment.


Homeowners Itching for a Color Change

Bored with the color and eager to upgrade, one in 10 Americans plans to paint their home’s exterior this year, a new survey finds.


Paint Your Way Through Happy Hour

If boxed wine isn’t your thing, one clever ad agency may have the answer: wine in a paint can.


Tower Painter Falls to Death

Federal authorities are investigating the death of a 29-year-old painter who perished in a fall from a water tower in Virginia.


Undercover Sting Nets 121 Contractors

More than 120 California-based contractors, including 56 painters, were nabbed in the state’s latest round of undercover sting operations, aimed at cracking down on unlicensed operators.


Beyond Glow in the Dark: Light-Up Paint

When it comes to illumination, who would know more than the Dark Side? That’s Darkside Scientific LLC, founded by Andy Zsinko, a longtime aftermarket painter who has gone glow-in-the-dark pa...


Regional Paint Firms Make National Push

Contending that local is better for coatings and services, a network of regional manufacturers has developed a new alliance to give them national clout.


Best Practices:
Finishing Glass Mat Gypsum Board

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


U.S. Coatings Get New ‘National Player’

Working locally to compete nationally, nine regional North American paint and coating manufacturers have banded together to increase their specifying and selling power from coast to coast.


Contractor Settles Painter Wage Case

A longtime Pittsburgh-based industrial painting company has agreed to pay more than $25,000 in back wages and damages to 26 painters who were defrauded of their rightful pay, the Department ...


Color Cube Matches, Inspires, Explores

Product developers in Australia say they have created a tech tool to inspire designers and artists, match paint colors, and more.


Library Seeks Bids to Turn a New Leaf

Blount County, TN, is seeking contractors to repaint its modern 65,000-square-foot public library in Maryville.


Sprayers Boast a Fine Finish

Graco Inc. has introduced a new set of portable, self-contained, lower-pressure airless sprayers designed to reduce overspray and improve control.


CR Ranks Store Paint Brands No. 1

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


2 House Brands Top Paint Rankings

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


PaintPAC Aims to Color 2014 Elections

The polls won’t open for months, but U.S. paint makers are already scouring the landscape for congressional and gubernatorial candidates to look after the industry after the November electio...


PaintPAC Brushes Up for Midterms

U.S. coating makers are sharpening their spending and strategizing to elect political candidates this year who have the coating industry’s best interests in mind.


New ‘Un-wallpaper’ Designs Roll Out

From Woodgrain to Fields of Flowers, Rollerwall LLC has introduced more than 90 new “un-wallpaper” patterns for its roller design wallprinting system.


Fines, Education Follow Wage Fraud

"Do as I say, not as I did" will be a Chicago contractor's message for peers, as the company pays a hefty fine and agrees to educate others after defrauding nearly 100 workers of their fair ...


Wage Fraud to Cost Contractor $395K

A Chicago-based commercial contractor will pay nearly $400,000 in back wages and damages for cheating 96 painters, drywall hangers, masons and other workers out of their proper compensation,...


Report Ties Building Products to Asthma

Paints, flooring, carpets, insulation and other building products formulated with asthma-causing chemicals should be avoided to slow the growing “epidemic” of the chronic inflammatory lung c...


OH Man Revives Town with Paint

Wielding a paint brush, an 82-year-old man has given an old town a new life.


Bids Invited for Observatory Project

The University of Mississippi is inviting bids for painting an historic observatory building that was used as a hospital during the Civil War.


Painter Admits to Paying $860K in Bribes

The 77-year-old owner of several Connecticut painting and contracting businesses has admitted to paying more than $860,000 in bribes to a public housing authority.


Artists Hope to Turn Slum into Art

Dutch artists want to turn an entire hillside slum in Rio de Janeiro into a monumental piece of urban art—and they are asking for your help.


Painter Loses in Sherwin-Williams Case

A Missouri commercial painting contractor who accused the Sherwin-Williams Company of negligently misrepresenting one of its products has lost again in court.


Silica Rulemaker Seeks Financial Info

In what is believed to be a first, federal regulators are requesting financial disclosures by parties who plan to submit information or comments on a controversial proposal to limit worker e...


OSHA Seeks Money Trail in Silica Debate

Individuals and organizations who want to comment on a federal proposal to limit silica exposure are being asked to disclose their funding sources and any conflicts of interest—reportedly a ...


Undercover Sting Nets 75 Contractors

California-based painters were among 75 contractors nabbed in the state's latest round of undercover sting operations, aimed at cracking down on suspected unlicensed operators.


Painter Keeps His Eye on the Canvas

Sometimes paint is not just on the wall … it’s up the nose and through the eye.


Employers Ask Delay on Silica Rule

A federal proposal to limit worker exposure to crystalline silica has been in the works for years, but construction employers say they still need more time to review it.


Foes Seek Extension on Silica Rule

Opponents of a proposed federal rule to limit worker exposure to silica are lashing out over the proposal's time frame, calling the Dec. 11 comment deadline “virtually impossible” to meet.


KILZ Revamps Interior Latex Line

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


Dust Monitor Measures in Real Time

A new handheld dust monitor to measure dangerous concentrations of inhalable dust and aerosols is the latest offering by Casella CEL, a manufacturer of instruments for the safety, industrial...


Electrocuted Painter’s Widow Gets $3.2M

The family of a painter who was fatally electrocuted while working on a bridge will receive a $3.2 million settlement from utility company Commonwealth Edison, attorneys announced.


New Polyurea Unit Tackles Tight Spaces

Secondary containment spill prevention, waterproofing, truck bedliners and other projects that demand portability are the industrial applications served by Graco's new Reactor E-10hp High-Pr...


Graco Unveils Entry-Level Polyurea Unit

Graco has introduced a new electric proportioning system for entry-level contractors applying pure and hybrid polyurea coatings.


$71M Spent Before Navy Scrapped Sub

The U.S. Navy spent $71 million trying to repair a nuclear sub torched by a painter before deciding to scrap the vessel, a new report states.


Bids Invited for State Park Paint Job

The Louisiana Division of Administration is inviting bids to repair and repaint dozens of buildings at a state park in Farmerville, LA.


OSHA Issues Rule to Curb Silica

A decade after its initial report, and two and a half years after submission for a 90-day review, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has released a proposed rule to limit work...


U.S. Proposes New Silica Limits

Federal regulators have finally released a long-awaited—and certain to be controversial—proposal to limit worker exposure to crystalline silica, widely used in construction, painting and abr...


Navy to Scrap Painter-Torched Sub

Unable to foot a $700 million repair bill, the U.S. Navy has decided to scrap a nuclear submarine severely damaged last year in a blaze set by a painter.


Paint Ashes in Oven May Solve Case

Missing artwork worth tens of millions of dollars may have been burned in an oven in Romania, according to numerous reports.


Low-Income Workers Train as Painters

Thousands of public-housing residents who have struggled to find steady work are learning the skills necessary to work as painters, due to a program launched to address a trade shortage.


CT Recycles Paint; More States Sign On

Connecticut will begin recycling unused and unwanted paint Monday (July 1), as legislation establishing the coatings manufacturers’ PaintCare recycling program recently received the green li...


Painting Bids Open for Poet’s Home

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


Boeing’s New Bots Slash Painting Work

New robotic aircraft painters deployed by Boeing Corp. have reduced a multi-day production process to just minutes, with perfect quality each time, the company says.


NC Rest Area Seeks Repainting Bids

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


Lead Rule Expansion Back on Track

Commercial painters and renovators are invited to submit comments and take part in a public meeting on the federal government’s plan to expand the lead-safe renovation rules to commercial an...


The West Inspires New Paint Colors

Kelly-Moore Paints says its new ColorStudio Collection features more than 1,700 shades inspired by light, lifestyles and hues of the West.


Painter Charged in Stolen Art Case

A house painter faces more than a decade behind bars for his expensive taste in art.


Painters, Others to Get $2M in OT Case

A major industrial services employment agency will pay nearly $2 million in back wages to painters, blasters and other workers after denying them proper overtime, federal officials announced...


New Painter Tools to Bow in Vegas

A new painting tool with “101 uses” and a glove that scrubs off paint will join Hyde Tools’ rollout of new products next week.


Painters Caught in CA Sting

Painters numbered among nearly a dozen off-the-book contractors newly nabbed in an undercover sting operation in the Sacramento, CA, area.


South Florida Dorm Up for Repaint

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


Hits, Misses Seen in Paint Recycling

Oregon's booming PaintCare program saved $1 million and reclaimed a million gallons of paint in its first two years, but the project is still causing some confusion among consumers and compl...


Wounded Soldiers’ Homes Get New Paint

Painting contractors from across the country have embarked on a state-by-state mission to bring uplifting color makeovers to the homes of America’s wounded war veterans.


ASA Names Commercial Painter President

For the second consecutive year, members of the American Subcontractors Association have elected a painting contractor as their president.


PPG Revamps Zero-VOC Line

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


ACA Makes PaintCare Pleas in OR, CT

Coating makers don’t want the sun to set on their pilot paint recycling initiative in the West, while the program is just rising in the East.


Blasting Fire Hits Twice-Torched Sub

Just days after a shipyard painter was sentenced for setting two fires aboard a drydocked nuclear sub, fire crews responded this week to a new fire caused by abrasive blasting on the ship.


Licensing Blitz Nets 78 CA Contractors

Painters and other contractors with sex, weapon and drug convictions, revoked licenses, and other problems are facing criminal charges after being swept up in California's latest undercover ...


Dozens Receive Painting Accolades

An extensive wood finishing project at a new residence in Missouri, an elegant decorative painting endeavor at a Catholic church in Louisiana, and a vast wallpaper installation at a movie th...


Study: Women See Color Better

Guys who are weighing a choice between Brewski Burnish and Sandy Suds for their next man-cave paint job may want to run the swatches by a woman.


Design Help from Robotic Lights

Drop your paint brush and grab a stylus. University of Tokyo scientists have developed an augmented reality-based system that enables users to “paint” a room via tablet.


MO Painter Agrees to Fine in Lead Case

A St. Louis, MO-based painting contractor has agreed to pay a $23,000 penalty to settle allegations that it violated the federal Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule on lead-safe pract...


Bill Seeks to Revive Lead Rule Opt-Out

Reinstating a homeowner's right to opt out of the federal lead rule for renovation, repair and painting is once again the target of new legislation.


Bucket List: Painters Hit the Jackpot

Two house painters in New Jersey and Kansas have become bonafide millionaires, but the money didn't come from their day jobs.


Painters Help in Ninth Ward Rebuild

With brushes and rollers in tow, a team of skilled painting contractors met up with celebrities and other volunteers to paint one of the latest homes rebuilt in the Lower Ninth Ward in New O...


Hacker Eyed in Space Needle Contest

The winning paint design for the roof of the Seattle Space Needle is "Trees," but fans of the competing "Deep Blue Sea" entry say the contest was fishy.


Paint Prizes Up for Grabs in Contest

California-based Dunn-Edwards Corp. is once again kicking off the painting season with its Contractor Sweepstakes.


Contractors Driven to New Careers

Thousands of unemployed contractors are shifting gears into other industries as construction continues reeling from the economic downturn, reports indicate.


Artist Paints to Disappear

Now, here's a guy who can really paint himself into a corner...and a magazine rack...and a bus stop...and a toy shelf.


Florida City Reins in Paint Colors

A south Florida city has approved an ordinance dictating what colors business owners may paint their buildings in commercial zones.


Certa Pro Fined for Dumping Paint Waste

Colored water percolating out of a storm drain and into a Massachusetts river has landed Certa Pro Painters in hot water with that state’s Department of Environmental Protection.


NYC Accepts Bids for Verrazano Narrows Bridge Work

The Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority, a division of the New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority, recently accepted two sets of bids for major repairs on the 13,700-foot-lon...


 
 
   

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