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  • Technical Talk - No Stinkin’ Latex

    Water based paint coatings have been commercially available for about six decades, which is a relatively short time when we consider 100,000+ years of paint history. Remember in the

  • Be a Better Leader

    Being a great leader can be difficult. Being a better leader is easy. Leadership is often made out to be more difficult than it really is. That's not to say it's easy to be a great

  • New Mi-T-M Inverter Generator

    Mi-T-M Corporation announced the release of the new 3000 Watt Inverter Generator. Designed with inverter technology, the new 3000 watt generator provides clean and quiet power for job

  • Microban Expands Microbiology Testing Services

    Microban International Ltd., the global leader in odor control and antimicrobial solutions, announced the expansion of its Microban Microbiology Testing Services to non-partners. This

  • Painting Pro Times, the source for paint professionals!

    Like the cycle of football starting up, the paint craft industry has a new color season each year. Lately, there has been some early News. Nonetheless, each year’s color draft seems

  • Fun Stuff: Paint Robots

    Technology-rich equipment, tools, drones, robots and vehicles are revolutionizing how America’s commercial and industrial construction projects are built, according to the July/August

  • Hand & Power Tool Safety

    Hand and power tools are a common part of life for most of us. Sometimes they are everyday tools that perform a variety of tasks, such as a power drill. Other times they are very specialized

  • Technical Talk: Caulk Failure

    Interior caulk may lose its initial adhesion and flexibility, which will cause it to crack or pull away from surfaces. Consider how and where the caulk is being used before choosing

  • Painting Pro Times, the source for paint professionals!

    How is a professional recognized as an apprentice, journeyman or master? Is the definition dependent on speed, overall production or is it determined by pay? Or is the whole progression

  • Origins of Craftsmanship: Shellac

    Many resins, oils and waxes have been used over the centuries to provide a glossy finish to fine timbers. One of the most important is shellac, a resin produced from a secretion of

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  • National Home Prices Reaccelerated, Local Home Prices Varied in July

    S&P Dow Jones Indices released the Case-Shiller (CS) National Home Price Index for July. The index rose at a seasonally adjusted annual growth rate of 5.0%, faster than the 2.1% in June. House prices have decelerated since the beginning of 2016 due to the sharp decline in existing home sales at the end of 2015. But,...

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  • Popular CRM Options for Contractors

    It is time for another update of popular cloud-based customer relationship management (CRM) programs that have continued to be popular?for the contracting market.?There are literally hundreds of options out there.......

    A David Creation
  • How to Coordinate with Color for Spring

    For me spring and summer bring with them a blossoming?sense of lightness and renewal.?Floating and even a little aloof, my mind starts to drift in and out of dreams wandering wherever it pleases.?These are the?seasons of untamable imagination and creativity. I find myself detached from the rush of day to day life, seeking...

    Pure Home
  • More Palettes ? the Many Moods of Summer

    Here it is, only the end of July and yet it almost feels like “Summer” is over. Why is that? Time passes so quickly? Maybe it’s because we’re already seeing Fall fashions. But wait, there’s more!’ (ok where have we heard that before?) It is still happening and in a typically glorious...

    Integral Color

    A flattering, natural white, Alabaster sets the tone for harmony for nearly any space ?CLEVELAND (Nov. 18, 2015)?? Sherwin-Williams announced?Alabaster (SW 7008), a hue symbolic of new beginnings, as the 2016 Color of the Year. “Alabaster represents a straightforward and necessary shift to mindfulness, well-being...

    The Blogging Painters
  • Patricia Gray | Fine Art

    My art #featured in the Interior Design Show Vancouver catalogue. Drop by and say Hi this weekend @ booth 703. A big thank you to everyone at IDS West for putting on such a good show this year! Patricia Gray | Fine Art ...

    Patricia Grey | Interior Design
  • Permanent Solutions for Rotted Wood on Long Island

    Protect your investment by replacing rotted and worn out wood before the winter months arrive. Rotting wood should be replaced before additional structural damage is caused by water infiltration into the home.  At Harbor Paint we employ the best solutions for making repairs and replacements for rotted wood on trim,...

    Harbor Paint