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  • 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

  • Color Selection: Structural Color

    From hummingbird wings to jewel beetle carapaces and mother-of-pearl to fish scales, iridescence — a form of structural color — is one of the most visually compelling displays in

  • Titan Introduces RX-80 Airless Spray Gun

    Titan continues to redefine airless spraying with the introduction of the RX-80 airless spray gun. The new RX-80 is a professional airless spray gun rated for 3,600 PSI providing paint

  • Painting Pro Times, the source for paint professionals!

    Is there any good competition in the paint and coating business? Too often, we have to overcome the low-balling, do-the–minimum and outright hacker outfits that are seemingly replaced

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    You don’t have to become the next Apple, but your brand is an essential part of your business. Some would even say your brand is your business. Logos and mission statements are only

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    Ladder safety should start before even stepping foot on one. The improper use of a ladder, or using an object other than a ladder to reach an item, can result in serious injury due

  • Color Selection: Benjamin Moore Expands Baseball Collection

    Benjamin Moore celebrates its sponsorship of the Chicago Cubs, Kansas City Royals and New York Yankees with the launch of the Sports Colors Collection, a series of paint colors featuring

  • Painting Pro Times, the source for paint professionals!

    The Olympics are here and winning is good. A contest determines who achieves victory and who lingers in defeat. It is better to push beyond the challenge of putting in a good effort.

  • PPT Technical Talk: Know Your Primer

    We often hear someone say that a particular paint problem is caused by the painter's failure to use a primer. To some, it seems that as long as a product is called "a primer", all will

  • Color Selection: The Colors of the Olympics

    The Rio 2016 Olympics will be an explosion of color and culture — gain insight into and inspiration from the games’ most enticing palette yet. There’s color inspiration to

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  • Titan RX-80 Airless Spray Gun

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