Articles (200)


2019 Color Forecast: Optimism, Elegance, Calm: Aesthetics for the New Year

from PaintSquare Press, Winter 2018


Uncovering History: Paint Analysis & Restoration at the Eustis Estate

from D+D In Depth, December 2017 ; by AMY WOODALL, DURABILITY + DESIGN

When regional heritage organization Historic New England undertook restoration of the...


Foam Core Construction: An Intro to the Craft

from D+D In Depth, December 2017 ; by NATHAN GIFFIN, VERTICAL ARTISANS

Incorporating foam core into vertical concrete construction has the potential to crea...


Curating Cozy: 2018 Color Forecasts Illustrate Many Ways to
Create Comfort at Home

from D+D In Depth, November 2017 ; by BRANDY HADDEN, D+D NEWS

Fall brings with it another round of color trend predictions for 2018. See the variet...


2018 Color Forecast: Upcoming Trends Aim to Relax You, No Matter How You Define 'Comfort'

from D+D Print, Fall 2017 ; by Brandy Hadden, D+D News

See the color palettes several major paint and coatings manufacturers expect will dom...


Problem Solved: My Paint Looks Bad — Can I Prove It Has Faded?

from D+D Print, Fall 2017 ; by Kenneth A. Trimber, KTA-Tator Inc.

Is there a way to prove the paint on your building has faded and become dull, and if ...


2017 D+D Elevation Awards Showcase Exceptional Coatings Work: Announcing the First Class of Winners

from D+D In Depth, October 2017 ; by AMY WOODALL, DURABILITY + DESIGN

Seven projects earned a number of coatings professionals a D+D Elevation Award in thi...


How Color and Design Affect Environments for the Aging

from D+D In Depth, October 2017 ; by VERONICA ARCAROLI, BENJAMIN MOORE

Architects and design professionals have a unique opportunity to improve quality of l...


The Exterior Wood Care Industry: An Insider’s Look

from D+D In Depth, September 2017 ; by MIKE KOZLOWSKI, THOMPSON’S WATERSEAL

Consumer trends, the housing market and the economy play significant roles in the pro...


Quench the Craving for Calm: Early 2018 Color Forecasts Cater to Slowing Down in a Busy Life

from D+D In Depth, August 2017 ; by AMY WOODALL, DURABILITY + DESIGN, AND BRANDY HADDEN, D+D NEWS

Now that the first batch of color trends forecasts for 2018 have been announced, you ...


From Start to Finishes: Innovative Coating Solutions for Metal Panels

from D+D In Depth, July 2017 ; by DAVE DONOVAN, CENTRIA COATING SYSTEMS

Metal panels may have a long history as a building product, but advances in architect...


Creating Dynamic Family Living

from D+D In Depth, May 2017 ; by ANKROM MOISAN ARCHITECTS INC.

Elevating the standard of what affordable housing design can be, The Abigail in Portl...


Getting to the Bottom of Green Roof Success

from D+D In Depth, May 2017 ; by BRIAN KELLY, KEMPER SYSTEM AMERICA, INC.

Landscaping is no longer limited to the grounds surrounding the building, but is find...


AIA Conference on Architecture 2017: Coatings and Materials Preview

from D+D In Depth, April 2017 ; by AMY WOODALL, EDITOR, D+D IN DEPTH

From sessions led by industry experts to exhibitors on the expo floor, coatings and r...


Color in Retail: Goals, Keys, Results

from D+D In Depth, April 2017 ; by BARBARA JACOBS, BARBARA JACOBS COLOR AND DESIGN

Paint color choices can play an important, intentional part in the design of a retail...


Building Consensus: How to Approach Moisture in Your Next Project

from D+D Print, Spring 2017 ; by Amy Woodall, Editor

Moisture intrusion is one of the biggest painting contractor concerns, and it’s impor...


Specifying Practices for Paint and Coatings: A Conversation with Phil Kabza, SpecGuy.com

from D+D Print, Winter 2017

“I’m very optimistic about the level of engagement of young professionals in the real...


Color Science and Design for Commercial Interiors: A Conversation with Gillian C. Rose, Interior Design and Color Science Consultant

from D+D Print, Winter 2017

“Eighty percent of our visual perception comes from color, and if we’re not taught wh...


Architectural Color: Branding in the Built Environment

from D+D In Depth, November 2016 ; by Billy Rosbottom, Sto Corp.

Color exerts a powerful influence on consumer behavior. While many argue over its rol...


Architectural Color Trends for 2017: A Review of Paint Manufacturers’ Forecasts

from D+D In Depth, October 2016 ; by Aaron Jentzen, Editor

Often, trendy colors soon fall from favor. That’s fine, if you’re talking about an ou...


Decorative Painting and Restoration: A Photo Essay

from D+D In Depth, September 2016 ; by Harold Hower, Founder and Contributing Editor

Decorative artisans use special techniques and a variety of materials to dress the ba...


Design Solutions for the Vegas Strip

from D+D In Depth, August 2016 ; by Del Williams, Technical Writer

When it comes to custom water features, architectural decor and themed prop design, a...


From Stradivarius to Hardwood Floors:
How Coatings Protect and Beautify Wood

from D+D In Depth, August 2016 ; by Allen Zielnik, ATLAS Material Testing Technology LLC

Wood is one of our most versatile and beautiful building and decorative materials, bu...


Decorative Concrete Education and
the Quest for Quality

from D+D In Depth, July 2016 ; by Michael Hernandez, P.E. DBIA, Baker Concrete Construction

Decorative concrete requires many specialized skills not previously addressed in exis...


Color in Institutional Spaces

from D+D In Depth, May 2016 ; by Billy Rosbottom, Sto Corp.

Many see institutional buildings as synonymous with cold, bare concrete, perceiving t...


From Drab to Daring:
The Explosion of Color in Coatings

from D+D In Depth, May 2016 ; by Jeff Alexander, VP of Sales, Coil and Extrusion Division, Valspar

In the past, vibrant colors were seldom used for major construction projects, resulti...


Coatings to Star at AIA Convention

from D+D In Depth, April 2016 ; by Harold Hower, Editor, D+D In Depth

Coatings and coatings suppliers will figure prominently in the 2016 AIA convention, t...


Selecting Sealers and Coatings for
Decorative Concrete

from D+D In Depth, February 2016 ; by Chris Sullivan, ChemSystems Inc.

The question of what sealer or coating to use can be confusing. Unfortunately, there ...


Roofing Expo Preview: Coatings Products

from D+D In Depth, February 2016 ; by Harold Hower, Editor, D+D In Depth

Roof coating products for maintenance, rehabilitation and reflectivity were exhibited...


Not Your Father’s Stucco:
EIFS and Topcoat Systems

from D+D In Depth, February 2016 ; by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Material Testing Technology LLC

Using Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS) is now one of the leading ways to...


Decorative Spray-Texture Overlays:
The Most Bang for the Buck

from D+D Online Features, October 2015 ; by Frank Lewis, Sundeck Products Inc.

The world of decorative concrete overlays is populated by a number of amazing systems...


Color in the Commercial Environment

from D+D Online Features, August 2015 ; by William Rosbottom, Sto Corp.


On the Hunt for Harvest Gold

from D+D Print, April 2015 ; by Sally Zimmerman, Historic New England

From hip to historic, the retro color schemes of midcentury modern design can be foun...


Polished Concrete — From the Beginning

from D+D Print, April 2015 ; by Jim Cuviello, Cuviello Concrete and Terrazzo Polishing

The history of polished concrete brings lessons of quality control and illuminates a ...


Prosperous Heritage

from D+D Print, April 2015


Nature’s Comfort

from D+D Print, March 2015 ; by Amy Woodall, Editor in Chief


Return to Nature

from D+D Print, March 2015


A Roundabout Way of Reducing Accidents

from D+D Print, February 2015 ; by Todd Scharich, American Society of Concrete Contractors

Decorative concrete plays a ‘roundabout’ role in making America’s roads safer.


From D.C. to the Cosmos

from D+D Print, February 2015 ; by John Canning & Co.

An interior restoration reveals a century-old treasure of Beaux-Arts elegance.


Golden Bells

from D+D Print, February 2015


Profiles in Decorative Concrete

from D+D Print, January 2015 ; by Gary Henry

Three decorative projects showcase concrete in the service of recreation.


Vertical City

from D+D Print, January 2015


Building Wellness

from D+D Print, December 2014 ; by Amy Woodall, Editor in Chief


SSPC Coatings Standards Work Underway

from D+D Print, December 2014


Concrete Floor Coatings and Treatments

from D+D Print, November 2014


What Tomorrow’s Colors Can Do for You Today

from D+D Print, October 2014 ; by Gary Henry

The 2015 color forecast is for blues, soothing tones and value.


Color - we see it every day, yet we often underestimate it.

from D+D Print, October 2014 ; by Amy Woodall, Editor in Chief


News

from D+D Print, October 2014


Profiles in Metal

from D+D Print, October 2014 ; by Gary Henry

Architectural metal shines on two redesigned buildings.


Something Precious

from D+D Print, October 2014


Architect’s Dream

from D+D Print, September 2014


In the 'Hospital of the Future'

from D+D Print, September 2014 ; by Gary Henry

At a technologically advanced medical center, paint contributes to both design and pe...


Setting a Standard for Decorative Concrete

from D+D Print, August 2014 ; by Jamie Farny, Portland Cement Association, and Larry Rowland, Lehigh White Cement Co.

The ACI’s new guide shows what’s possible and tells contractors how to accomplish it.


Practical Beauty

from D+D Print, July 2014


Color Matters

from D+D Print, June 2014 ; by Jill Pilaroscia, Colour Studio Inc.

Whether by rebranding a property or helping to speed rentals, good color adds value.


Lessons from Madge

from D+D Print, June 2014 ; by Gina R. Johnson, Editor in Chief


News

from D+D Print, June 2014

Architecture students reimagine an icon


Picture This!

from D+D Print, June 2014

The Color of Glass


Technology, Ideas Frame First-Ever D+D Conference and Exhibition

from D+D Print, June 2014 ; by Gary Henry

Historic hotel hosts design, construction conference.


Asphalt Green’s Fresh Face

from D+D Print, May 2014 ; by Asphalt Green’s Fresh Face

A construction team copes with the unexpected in restoring a New York City landmark.


How Would You Describe It?

from D+D Print, May 2014


White Tiles and Lessons Learned

from D+D Print, May 2014 ; by Pamela Simmons, Editorial Director


Starry, Starry Sky

from D+D Print, April 2014 ; by Gary Henry


Sustainable Coatings: Shifting the Paradigm

from D+D Print, April 2014 ; by Steven Danielpour, HOK

New technologies and processes will help deliver the innovations needed to respond to...


Architecting Color

from D+D Print, February 2014 ; by Jill Pilaroscia, Colour Studio Inc.

Color, if thoughtfully chosen, broadcasts meaning.


Charcoal is the New Chocolate

from D+D Print, November 2013 ; by Gina R. Johnson

In 2014, soothing blues and spicy bolds prevail, and it all pairs beautifully with gr...


Painting for the Patient’s Benefit

from D+D Print, September/October 2013 ; by Jackie Jordan and Joe Kujawski, Sherwin-Williams

Advances in color research and coating technology can help improve the patient experi...


Picture This!

from D+D Print, July/August 2013


Trick the Eye Engage the Mind

from D+D Print, July/August 2013 ; by Pamela Simmons, Durability + Design

The author reviews the work of noted trompe l’oeil artist, John Pugh. The muralist ha...


Color in Commercial Architecture

from D+D Print, June 2013 ; by Jill Pilaroscia, Colour Studio

Color defines space, creates relationships and a sense of cohesion—locally in neighbo...


Resurrecting A Renaissance Revivalist

from D+D Print, June 2013 ; by Jen Kramer, Editor in Chief, Durability + Design

An architectural firm dedicated to sacred spaces, a studio of artisans committed to r...


Selecting Polysiloxane Topcoats

from D+D Print, June 2013 ; by "Gerald L. Witucki, Dow Corning Corporation"

The author examines the differences between traditional three-coat coating systems an...


Design + Roof Coatings: Hitting It Out Of Marlins Park

from D+D Print, May 2013 ; by Jen Kramer, Editor in Chief, Durability + Design

Award-winning design, LEED-certified coatings, environmentally conscious construction...


The Context of Color

from D+D Print, March/April 2013 ; by Sonu Mathew, Benjamin Moore & Co.

Color adds value to buildings. In this article, Mathew explains how color transcends ...


Coatings, Specifications, and the Bible

from D+D Online Features, December online 2012 ; by Allen Zielnik

Walter Scarborough, a fellow contributing editor to Durability + Design and a ...


Enduring Impressions: Historic Architectural Concrete Panels

from D+D Online Features, November D+D online 2012 ; by Jamie Farny

The Portland Cement Association (PCA) recently established a new outdoor community sp...


EIFS Evolution: Retrofit Remakes a High-Rise Condo

from D+D Online Features, September 2012 ; by Ryan J. Barnes, E.I.

When castles were popular and stone was a common building material, managing moisture...


Color and Design Outlook: A Study in Contrasts

from D+D Online Features, September 2012 ; by Jill M. Speegle

While color and design forecasts for 2013 are wide-ranging, many color experts and de...


Polyurea Plus Color Equals One Fantastic Makeover

from JPCL, July 2012


Polyurea Plus Color Equals One Fantastic Salon-Floor Makeover

from D+D Online Features, July 2012

Getting the look of a slate floor, and quickly, on top of a patchwork of old and newl...


Decorative Concrete: Good Looks, Performance—and Untapped Potential

from D+D Online Features, April 2012 ; by Jamie Farny

Decorative concrete has been seen has a growing segment of the concrete industry for ...


A Visual Feast: Varied Decorative Approaches Serve up Array of Effects

from D+D Online Features, April 2012 ; by Jill M. Speegle, Assistant Editor

Sushi rolls rock, stir-fry sizzles and a variety of contemporary faux finishes combin...


A Shrine to Crime: Rehab Complete, Landmark Starts Life as Mob Museum

from D+D Online Features, March 2012 ; by Jill M. Speegle

Some of the organized-crime figures who helped put Las Vegas on the map may have disd...


‘Green’ Currency: Retrofit, New-Building Projects Deliver High-ROI Upside

from D+D Online Features, March 2012 ; by Jill M. Speegle

The path to achieving “green” or “sustainable” objectives in design, construction and...


Artistry and Chemistry: Color Theory and Practice with Polished Concrete

from D+D Online Features, February 2012 ; by Howard Jancy

Almost two decades ago, colored concrete flooring found its way into the lexicon of a...


Information Underload: Presenting the Argument for Product Standards

from D+D Online Features, February 2012 ; by Walter Scarborough

A significant deficiency exists in the world of architectural paints and coatings tha...


HKS’s LEED Believer: Sustainability VP Mundell Puts Faith in Green Ideal

from D+D Online Features, February 2012 ; by Joe Maty

Chris Mundell, vice president and sustainable design coordinator at HKS Inc., finds t...


Marquee Mixtures: Color, Effects to Star in 2012 Concrete Shows

from D+D Online Features, December 2011

A convergence of the practical and esoteric is written in concrete at a remote Navajo...


The Color Deficit: Making the Case for a Polychromatic World

from D+D Online Features, December 2011 ; by Billy Rosbottom

Architecture serves as a grounding element for our communities. Our buildings are whe...


Rough Cut to Polished Gem: Project Transforms Engineering Center’s Floor

from D+D Online Features, November 2011 ; by Gary Henry

The transformation of concrete floor from steel-troweled to polished in the newly bui...


Gilded-Age Treasure Glitters Anew on Steel City’s Onetime ‘Millionaires’ Row’

from D+D Online Features, November 2011 ; by Jill M. Speegle

With a historically authentic jewel-toned palette and hand-painted interior decorativ...


Brewery’s Main Ingredient for Design Flavor: Attention to the Details

from D+D Online Features, October 2011 ; by Joe Maty

Red Eye Brewing Company in Wausau, Wis., produces and sells craft beers at its brewer...


The Horizontal Palette: Colors, Effects Remake the Concrete Landscape

from D+D Online Features, September 2011 ; by Joe Maty

Creative and innovative interpretations of color and surface treatments continue to g...


The Color Landscape: A Bolder Spectrum, with ‘Authentic’ Tilt

from D+D Online Features, September 2011 ; by Jill Speegle

From full-bodied reds and clean blues to sophisticated and inviting earth tones, colo...


Harnessing Concrete’s Unpredictable Persona: The Polishing Challenge

from D+D Online Features, August 2011 ; by Steven H. Miller

Variety is the spice of concrete. It is not a uniform material, and decorative-concre...


The Wall as Canvas: Colors, Patterns Stretch the Design Universe

from D+D Online Features, July 2011 ; by Gillian Rose

Wallpaper: The mere word conjures up such personal memories from our past.


Now Playing Boston: Faded Art Deco Star’s Remarkable Renaissance

from D+D Online Features, July 2011 ; by Jill M. Speegle, Assistant Editor, Durability + Design

While many theatergoers fawn over spectacular performances, lavish costumes and impec...


Texas-Size Task: Paint Job for Massive Cowboys Stadium Roof

from D+D Online Features, July 2011 ; by Earl Baker & Walter R. Scarborough

Everything in the Great State of Texas is large, grand and majestic, or at least that...


A Real Grind: Concrete Polishing ‘101’ Offers Multiple Rewards

from D+D Online Features, May 2011 ; by Gary Henry

Just a few blocks from the Country Music Hall of Fame, Nashville’s nonprofit “Rocketo...


High Praise: Studio’s Acclaimed Church Artistry Maintains Proud Tradition

from D+D Online Features, May 2011 ; by Jill M. Speegle

Whether Conrad Schmitt Studios’ artisans are renovating the interior details of a sim...


Stucco and EIFS: Origins and Evolution of Cladding Cousins

from D+D Online Features, May 2011 ; by Walter Scarborough

Along with wood and clay-based masonry, cementitious materials have been primary buil...


Good Medicine: High-Performance Wall and Window Systems

from D+D Online Features, April 2011 ; by Tammy Schroeder

Americans spend, on average, 90% of their time indoors, according to studies conducte...


We’re Only Human: Why Choosing a Color is So #%&@ Difficult

from D+D Online Features, April 2011 ; by Gillian Rose

How many times have you tried to satisfy your quest for “the perfectly colored room?”...


Historic ‘Round Barn’ Embarks on New Role after Major Renovation

from D+D Online Features, April 2011 ; by Jill Speegle

A 120-year-old round barn in Santa Rosa, Calif.—a building type all but gone from the...


Sprawling ‘Parasol’ Floats Above Square in Seville City Center

from D+D Online Features, March 2011 ; by Jill M. Speegle

Above an ancient archaeological site in the heart of Seville, Spain, stands a strikin...


Brighter Day Dawns for the Crown Jewel of Onetime ‘Brass City’

from D+D Online Features, March 2011 ; by Joe Maty

The Waterbury, Conn., City Hall has experienced something nearly akin to a resurrecti...


Low-Tech, High-Tech: Gallery of Programs Reflect Color Dynamics

from D+D Online Features, March 2011 ; by Joe Maty

The art and science of color and design are highly dynamic, and paint and coatings co...


Concrete-Dyeing Project Cooks up New Look for ‘Fudds’

from D+D Online Features, February 2011 ; by Jill Speegle

Renovating a functioning restaurant can present a daunting assignment—not to mention ...


Ritual and Renewal at Desert Pilgrimage Believers Call ‘World’

from D+D Online Features, February 2011 ; by Shawn Wardall

Our annual pilgrimage known as The World of Concrete, or to diehards and true believe...


Polishing Rookie Shines as First Job Proves to be a Winner

from D+D Online Features, February 2011 ; by Gary Henry

When his floor polishing subcontractor’s sudden, unexpected departure left concrete c...


Colors Enrich Victorian Flavor of Ghirardelli Project

from D+D Online Features, February 2011 ; by Jill M. Speegle, Editorial Assistant, Durability + Design

A blend of 19th-century historic architecture and 21st-century technology meld in the...


Classic Composition: Operatic Triumph for Studio’s Artistry

from D+D Online Features, January 2011 ; by Zachary J. Hoeppner

The Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House combines classical, European intuition with ...


From the Paint Lab: Paint Color Often Just Fades Away…But Does it Have to?

from D+D Online Features, January 2011 ; by V.C. “Bud” Jenkins

When paint fades uniformly, people don’t usually notice. There’s little or no noticea...


Game Changer: ‘CHPS’ Schools Go by Different Set of Rules

from D+D Online Features, December 2010 ; by Joe Maty, Editor, Durability + Design

Entering the fray in the school design and construction arena in California isn’t the...


‘Edgy, Rebellious’ Rolling Stone Takes L.A. Restaurant Stage

from D+D Online Features, December 2010 ; by Joe Maty

“Edgy, imaginative, creative, and rebellious” are some of the notes being hit in an a...


Concrete Artistry: Exploring the World of ‘Liquid Stone’

from D+D Online Features, December 2010 ; by Shawn Wardall

Concrete has been around for thousands of years, but it is only in modern times that ...


Back from the Abyss: Restoration Resurrects Once-Proud Mansion

from D+D Online Features, December 2010 ; by Joe Maty, Editor, Durability + Design

The historic but long-neglected McCormick-Goodhart Mansion in Langley Park, Md., a Ge...


Opening-Act Preview: Concrete Décor Makeover to Transform ‘Rocketown’

from D+D Online Features, December 2010 ; by Steven H. Miller, CDT

When the 2011 Concrete Decor Show & Spring Training kicks off in Nashville, Tenn., on...


Tales from the Trenches: Dancing to ‘Rock Star’s’ Tune

from D+D Online Features, December 2010 ; by Steve Ryan

I ran into a friend at the airport yesterday, and as all people in all industries do,...


Scoring High Marks: Concrete Floors Can Rule in School

from D+D Online Features, December 2010 ; by Gary Henry

School flooring has long been the domain of carpet and vinyl. That’s changing. Fin...


Symbiosis of Supplier and Designer: An Ideal We Can Build Together

from D+D Online Features, December 2010 ; by Walter Scarborough

In the natural world, when a relationship exists between two different species, organ...


Variation on a Theme: E’Terra Inn’s Holistic Interpretation of Green

from D+D Online Features, November 2010 ; by Joe Maty

You might say that Laurie Adams, owner of the E’Terra Inn near Tobermory, Ontario, ta...


High-Tech Systems Add up to Net Zero at New DOE Facility

from D+D Online Features, November 2010 ; by Joe Maty

A sliver-hued mica coating delivers an “eye-catching, metallic shimmer” to the high-t...


Coatings Net Points for Residential Site’s LEED Silver Triumph

from D+D Online Features, November 2010 ; by Joe Maty

A white, reflective “cool roof” and low- and low-VOC interior coatings won points for...


PWC+

from PWC, November/December 2010

Purple power, the name game, rust sleeps, and more.


Polished Concrete Helps Oregon School Pass the LEED Test

from D+D Online Features, October 2010 ; by Joe Maty

A terrazzo look at concrete prices? Rosedale Elementary School in Hillsboro, Ore., lo...


Floor Prescription for Veterinary Office: Acid-Stain Treatment

from D+D Online Features, October 2010 ; by Joe Maty

Functionality was in the forefront of veterinarian Judith McClure’s thinking when she...


Current Color Phase: Neutrals Ascendant, but Share Limelight

from D+D Online Features, October 2010

The world of color has undergone a makeover of late, with yellows, grays and aubergin...


A wood floor made of concrete? Aye, at the Tilted Kilt Pub and Eatery

from D+D Online Features, October 2010 ; by Gary Henry

Customers often bow and kneel when they enter the bar area of the Scottish-themed Til...


Color Me Historic

from PWC, September/October 2010 ; by Sally Zimmerman

Knowing a home's vintage will give you an advantage.


Estimating that Protects Your Profit

from PWC, September/October 2010 ; by Sheri Zeman

Pricing a decorative painting project requires some finesse. Here's what to watch for...


Making a Grand Entrance

from PWC, September/October 2010 ; by Eileen Smith Dallabrida

Decorative doors? Opportunity is knocking.


Chicago Architecture Celebrated in ‘Top 40’ List

from D+D Online Features, September 2010 ; by Joe Maty

Chicago is known for many things—the Loop, Michigan Avenue, the Great Fire, the Sears...


Artistic Oasis: Murals Evoke Heritage of West Texas Town of San Angelo

from D+D Online Features, September 2010 ; by Joe Maty

To the area’s inhabitants, the town of San Angelo has long been thought of as an oasi...


New LaGuardia Tower Gets Aesthetic, Performance Lift with PVDF-Based Coatings

from D+D Online Features, August 2010

Alcoa Architectural Products’ Colorweld® 300 finish, based on high-performance fluoro...


‘Green’ in any Flavor: Wall Finish Brings Zing to Louisiana Restoration Project

from D+D Online Features, August 2010 ; by Joe Maty

“One” is the loneliest number, goes the old hit song by Three Dog Night.


Ready for prime time: Low-VOC fluoropolymer coating counted on to generate buzz in California and other venues where ‘green’ takes top billing

from D+D Online Features, August 2010

A recently developed high-performance coating based on fluoropolymer chemistry is beg...


Hooked: The Saga of One Man’s Connection (Obsession?) with Decorative Concrete

from D+D Online Features, August 2010 ; by Todd Rose

Ten years ago I was shoeing horses in Beaufort, S.C. But after racking up a few injur...


School colors: Making the grade in the classroom

from D+D Online Features, July 2010 ; by Allen Zielnik

Green and white; blue and gold; maroon and orange: Combinations like these may come t...


Out of the Stone Age: The evolution of decorative concrete continues to stretch the horizons for an ancient building material

from D+D Online Features, July 2010 ; by Howard Jancy

Concrete is an ancient building material. Mother Nature created the raw materials for...


The cool metric adds to ‘green’ profile of concrete in standard gray, other shades

from D+D Online Features, July 2010 ; by Joe Maty

It should be noted that the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED rating system is also ...


News

from PWC, July/August 2010


Good as Gold

from PWC, May/June 2010 ; by Eileen Smith Dallabrida

Gilders are in short supply. That means golden opportunity for you.


Green Dreams Awaken to Common Sense

from PWC, May/June 2010 ; by Jim Parodi


Green Takes the Gold: PWC's first Green Awards

from PWC, May/June 2010

Yes, green products are durable. No, they're not more expensive. And, boy, are they ...


Portland Hosts IDAL

from PWC, May/June 2010

The decorative artisans' group marks its 25th birthday at its annual convention.


Corrosion Protection of Offshore Wind Turbines - A Challenge for the Steel Builder and Paint Applicator

from JPCL, March 2010 ; by Karsten Mühlberg, Hempel (Germany) Ltd.

The author discusses the importance of corrosion protection on offshore wind turbines...


Curb Appeal

from PWC, March/April 2010 ; by Sally Zimmerman

Here's your three-part secret to the right colors for any house, anytime.


PWC+

from PWC, March/April 2010

Clothes encounters, texting, taxing, mood checks and more.


The Magic of Murals

from PWC, March/April 2010 ; by Mary Chollet-Lordan

From bedrooms to water towers, every blank space offers an opportunity.


Bubble, Bubble, Toil and Trouble

from PWC, January/February 2010 ; by Jim Parodi

Prevent blisters whenever you can. When you can't, the patient may need surgery.


Fab Floors

from PWC, January/February 2010 ; by Eileen Smith Dallabrida

Looking down is helping to keep decorative businesses up. Also: Preventing Pain Strai...


School of Minimalism

from JAC, December 2009 ; by Gary Henry, PROSOCO, Inc.

The prestigious Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art opted to emphasiz...


The Beauty of Overlays

from PWC, December 2009 ; by Brett Martin

Colorful, dramatic concrete is hot - and easier than you think. Also: Buying and...


Effective formulas for the polymer floor

from JAC, October/November 2009 ; by Robert Cain and Eric Borglum, Key Resin Company

Performance success is driven by optimum mix of chemistry, composition, and applicati...


15 Questions for Nicola Vigini

from PWC, September/October 2009

A master of Italian plasters offers a plain English guide to the materials


Let's Get Digital

from PWC, September/October 2009 ; by Jim Parodi

Mural, mural on the wall, how to hang you best of all?


Looking Up

from PWC, September/October 2009 ; by Eileen Smith Dallabrida

Decorative ceilings are back, opening up a hot new niche. Also: Ceilings to Celebrate...


Advanced EIFS system delivers building upgrade

from JAC, August/September 2009

In addition to an attractive new look, former warehouse buildings get major boost in ...


Concrete artistry with color and design

from JAC, August/September 2009

Decorative concrete techniques, including the use of color dyes, concrete polishing, ...


Mies, modernism, and metals: Formulating recoating approaches for 20th century landmarks

from JAC, August/September 2009 ; by Deborah Slaton and Joshua Freedland, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc.

Protocols developed for Chicago structures strike a balance based on legendary design...


Heavenly Homecoming

from PWC, July/August 2009 ; by Krista Buszkiewicz

A historic restoration uncovers old secrets and a new life. Also: Restoration by the ...


Technology: Promises, promises...

from PWC, July/August 2009 ; by Jim Parodi


Glass with Class

from PWC, May/June 2009 ; by Eileen Smith Dallabrida

Recycled glass shines in a new decorative niche.


Green Wallcoverings Bring Nature Indoors

from PWC, May/June 2009 ; by Mary Chollet-Lordan

From production to disposal, the Wallcovering Class of '09 offers some eco-standouts....


Low-Cost Cures for High-End Woes

from PWC, May/June 2009 ; by Jim Parodi

Installing the exotic new wallcoverings takes a little TLC.


Top 5 Decorative Tools

from PWC, April 2009 ; by Kathy Carroll

Get the beauty basics.


Concrete stains and dyes: Surveying the color spectrum

from JAC, March/April 2009 ; by Howard Jancy, Butterfield Color Inc.

Mixing and matching of chemistries, substrates inspires creation of varied artistic i...


'Market dynamics' cited in color forecast

from JAC, March/April 2009


Product Pipeline

from JAC, March/April 2009


Resurrecting an art-deco relic

from JAC, March/April 2009 ; by Joe Maty, Editor, JAC

Iconic Minnesota skyscraper is transformed, but restoration program returns a stunnin...


The prospects for powder

from JAC, March/April 2009 ; by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Material Testing Technology LLC

The coatings technology gets points for its 'green' profile and resistance properties...


Wooden Wonders

from PWC, March 2009 ; by Joe Schuster

Versatile and affordable, decorative wood finishing is in demand.


Connecting via Color

from JAC, January/February 2009 ; by Barbara Jacobs, Barbara Jacobs Color and Design

The use of color represents a key design element in any commercial space, and is a si...


Product Pipeline

from JAC, January/February 2009 ; by JAC Staff


Roof Coatings - Commissioning a magnum opus for philharmonic center roof restoration

from JAC, January/February 2009 ; by JAC Staff

Visuals and performance both loomed large when the operators of the Naples, FL, Philh...


Volunteers spruce up Dallas nonprofit agencies

from JAC, January/February 2009 ; by JAC Staff


CSI formally introduces 'GreenFormat' web program

from JAC, December 2008 ; by JAC Staff


Getting up to speed on concrete polishing

from JAC, December 2008 ; by Mark B. Vogel, W.R. Meadows Inc.

Enhanced performance and appearance attributes have contributed to the increased use ...


Powerful medicine

from JAC, August/September 2008 ; by Joe Maty, Editor, JAC

The architects of the new Pittsburgh Children's Hospital employed vibrant colors, bol...


Coloring of concrete: Transforming a gray area

from JAC, June/July 2008 ; by Jamie Farny and Terry Collins, Portland Cement Association

Applying stains to concrete adds instant visual appeal to this popular building mater...


New Products

from JAC, June/July 2008


Color: Risk and reward

from JAC, January/February 2008 ; by William Rosbottom, Sto Corp.

Color is part of the world around us. So why should we feel a fear of flying with col...


Aiming for the fences (and the rest of the stadium)

from JAC, October/November 2007 ; by John C. Williams, HOK Sport+Venue+Event

A winning maintenance-coating game plan for sports facilities must take into account ...


Concrete Protection and Decoration - A different slant on treatments for tilt-up

from JAC, October/November 2007 ; by Lorella Angelini, BASF Building Systems

High-build coatings can provide decorative and protective advantages in applications ...


Waterproofing Paint

from JAC, October/November 2007


Department of corrections

from JAC, April/May 2007

Masonry-staining materials and techniques are used to resurrect the look of the origi...


Sherwin-Williams color system makes fashion debut in New York

from JAC, March/April 2007

The Sherwin-Williams Company formally announced the launch of its Concepts in Color p...


Doing the Charleston

from JAC, January/February 2007 ; by Joe Maty, JAC Editor

A collection of Carolina-accented architectural paint hues known as the Colors of His...


Natural themes permeate PPG’s color-trends forecast

from JAC, January/February 2007

A connection to the natural world and its elements figures prominently in PPG Industr...


Pretty in paint

from JAC, January/February 2007

Awards spotlight use of color, patterns


Benjamin Moore recognizes outstanding use of color with second annual HUE Awards

from JAC, October/November 2006

Several major names in architecture - including Ettore Sottsass, Will Aslop, and Davi...


Sturm und drang, yin and yang: Color trends take cue from the times

from JAC, August/September 2006

Standard for recycled paint hailed as key to greater use


At Willow School, winds of change buffet the blueprint

from JAC, June/July 2006 ; by Joe Maty, JAC Editor

The doctrine of respect for the environment is more than an element of the core curri...


Durability: Keeping up appearances

from JAC, Feburary/March 2006 ; by Allen Zielnik, Atlas Materials Testing Technology LLC

Color, gloss measurements add science to the art of selecting coatings that will hold...


Color psychology: Mind-altering hues

from JAC, January 2006 ; by Joe Maty

This article explores the premise that “every color has an emotional association,” an...


Color and restoration: Putting the pieces together

from JAC, October 2005 ; by Jayson Helsel

Due to the importance of many historical structures, there is considerable interest i...


Aligning facilities tradition with education: Considering the big picture in charting coatings material and application strategies

from JAC, July 2005 ; by Peter Brown and Andrew Wilson

This review explores current directions in school planning and design and examines im...


Institute announces industry-government plan to develop projects, strategies for leftover paint

from JAC, July 2005

The Product Stewardship Institute (Boston, MA) recently announced an industry-governm...


New coatings VOC limits go into effect in Mid-Atlantic

from JAC, January 2005

WASHINGTON—New volatile organic compound (VOC) limits on architectural and industrial...


 
 
   

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