Shelf Life, May 2015

By Jerry Rabushka,

  Filed under: Departments, Shelf Life


Finish with Dunn

Dunn-Edwards’ New Enduralastic 10 ultra-premium elastomeric wall coating is formulated with 100 percent acrylic technology, which provides the coating with superior durability and flexibility. The product is low odor, has excellent application properties, and is available in tint bases which allow it to be mixed into light, medium, and dark colors. It provides excellent elongation properties needed for tolerating substrate movement, which is essential for bridging hairline cracks on masonry surfaces.



New Outside, Same Inside

Minwax® Wood Finish is unveiling a new package while keeping its formula the same. This fresh new look features a large color chip that will simplify color selection for your customers. This new label is already hitting the shelves for all 26 colors of Wood Finish. Available in half pints, quarts, gallons and aerosols.



What’s a Nook Without a Cranny?

The new model 8000 Wizard handle from AMES Taping Tools places users’ hands directly over the pressure plate, maximizing maneuverability and control. Its small size means no nook or cranny is beyond a contractor’s reach. Additionally, no standard brake handles means no learning curve for the tool, allowing beginners to be just as productive as seasoned pros.



Painting and Singing

Turn up the music with Porter-Cable’s 20V Bluetooth Speaker (PCC772B). With a 4-inch speaker, it provides loud and clear sound. Its small size is compact and durable and the rubber handle allows it to be moved easily without disrupting the music. The 20V MAX lithium ion batteries (not included) provide long runtime, but a wall adaptor is included as alternate power source. Available in July, suggested retail is $59.97.



A World of Stencils

Royal Design Studio has expanded its stencil collection to include 10 exotic new global-inspired designs that reflect the patterns and textures of North Africa and India. The recently launched Mylar-stencil collection includes Majestic Medina Damask, Modern Moroccan Lace, Palace Trellis, Mughal Trellis, Starry Night Moroccan Stencil, and more. Stencils are easy-to-use, affordable, work on any surface and can be reused. tpd endcap