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    Ever reminisce about playing in the street as a kid? For the non-gray haired, some older guys actually grew up having fun on pavement without the benefit of helmets, supervision, structured

  • Paint Needs a Category Makeover

    The global billion-dollar and successful paints and coatings industry is in need of a leader brave enough to shift the conversation around paint, from its comfort zone of functionality

  • Airless Spraying by Graco III

    Similar to the best craftsman practice of carrying a toolbox packed with a variety of brushes; can we agree the same reasoning applies to spraying? Most often, the coating material

  • Origins of Craftsmanship: History of Paint (the Short Version)

    Paint — the group of emulsions generally consisting of pigments suspended in a liquid medium for use as decorative or protective coatings — made its earliest appearance about 100,000*

  • Painting Pro Times, the source for paint professionals!

    In the quiet of cutting or rolling, sometimes the mind may wonder deeply into Socrates-like thoughts, what’s our true purpose,  will we ever achieve harmonious, interpersonal consciousness

  • Color Selection: The Meaning of Color I

    Color in design is very subjective. What evokes a particular reaction in one person may evoke a very different reaction in someone else. Often this is due to personal preference, and

  • 2016 Wallcovering Installers Craftsmanship Award!

    How’re your walls hangin’? The Wallcovering Installers Association (WIA) is excited to unveil our new Craftsmanship Awards!  The online form is now available to accept entries.

  • Moisture - The Exterior Curse

    Three difficult exterior issues that affect paint appearance and longevity are all caused by excessive moisture. Minimizing the moisture problem first and then renewing the substrate

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    Ever wonder how paint balls are made or if a softer, less bruising type could be made? How It's Made - Paintballs *** Paint decks are made from paint right? How

  • Painting Pro Times, the source for paint professionals!

    As we close the first quarter of 2016, the big News is the Sherwin-Williams purchase of Valspar. Actually, it may be impossible to find another bolder, bigger and US based buy in the

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  • GDP Growth in the First Quarter ? Double, Double Oil and Trouble

    The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released the advance estimate of real GDP growth in the first quarter of 2016, reporting a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 0.5%. Economic growth has declined steadily from its recent peak of 3.9% in the second quarter of 2015. Declining activity was broad based enough to be troubling:...

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  • 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...

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  • What?s it like to do something really different?

    Over the past year a lot has happened. Moving from Massachusetts, where I lived for a very long time, to California–where I’d lived in the past and “Swore” I’d never live there again! (moral: never say “Never!”) ?But here I am, and it is like being on a different planet. And actually...

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  • Celebrating Earth Day: A Look at a Blending of Nature and Design

    In celebration of Earth Day, check out these eco-friendly locales. With a blending of creativity fusing nature and creativity, these places are sure to inspire....

  • Titan Heavy Duty Heat Gun

    Titan Introduces Heavy Duty Heat Gun Kit: Pro V55 Versatile Tool for Paint and Trade Professionals MINNEAPOLIS ? April 19, 2016 ? Titan? introduces the Pro V55 heavy duty electric heat gun ? a versatile, low-cost tool that performs a multitude of tasks for paint contractors, as well as tradespeople in a variety of industries...

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  • Can Your Business Thrive If You Do Not Market?

    Over the years I have seen many painting and contracting companies stay the same size and struggle to survive: stay in business and not make enough money. I don’t know......

    A David Creation
  • 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,...

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