Shelf Life—June 2016

By The Paint Dealer,

  Filed under: Departments, Shelf Life

Stay Cool with Color

Nationwide Protective Coating Mfrs., Inc. has introduced Cool Colors with ColorActiv® Technology, a new color pigment system of highly reflective, energy saving colorants with excellent fade resistance. These color pigments were originally designed for military applications. Some dark colored roofing can attain a temperature of 190°F or higher because these materials absorb a large portion of the infrared radiation from the sun.

This heat buildup transfers inside the structure, increasing cooling costs. ColorActiv® Technology now allows for dark colors to have more reflectivity than ever before. This lowers the surface temperatures, thus lowering heat transfer into the structure. These highly reflective coatings come in a variety of colors and custom color matching is also available. Depending on color choice these coatings provide a reflectivity from 23% to 77%.



Get a Boost

Zinsser PaintBooster extends paint wet edge time by ten to 15 minutes, improves paint flow, and helps eliminate brush and roller marks. Available in both water and oil-based formulas, PaintBooster is four times more concentrated than competing brands. Just one quart treats 15 gallons of paint. The product is formulated to ensure it won’t affect topcoat color, sheen or flexibility. PaintBooster water base is ideal for low VOC paints adding only one g/L VOC to a typical gallon of paint.
Available in quarts and gallons.



Work Around a Honda

Mi-T-M’s new Work Pro Series Air Compressors are designed to deliver precise power for both small jobs around the house and large jobs around the shop. The 8-gallon Work Pro Air Compressor models include a splash oil lubricated aluminum crankcase, thermal overload protection, powder coated twin tank receivers and two-piece belt guard, 3/16″ base plate to reduce vibration and flat-free tires for portability. These models offer a 1.5 HP, 115V, 13.2A electric motor, Honda OHV gasoline engine or Mi-T-M OHV gasoline engine for essential power.



Pet Pee is a Pet Peeve

Zinsser Odor Killing Primer is a clear, low odor, water-base primer that kills existing odors on painted or unpainted surfaces. It seals odors from pets (including urine), food, cigarette and cigar smoke to fire and smoke damage. The product applies white and quickly dries to a clear, low sheen finish that permanently seals in odors. It is great for use on cabinets, sub-floors, walls and ceilings, including drywall, cured plaster, masonry, metal and PVC.



You Be the Judge

Paul N. Gardner’s Judge QC light booth offers an economical and effective way to judge color, anywhere color quality needs to be evaluated, helping to improve quality control operations. Benefits include:

• Achieve better color evaluation of materials and products with consistent lighting.

• Robust, industrial construction that will last for many years.

• Always know exactly how functional the Judge QC lamps are with its new convenient lamp service indicator.

• Take advantage of multiple options for lamp replacement, designed to be as convenient as possible and ensure maximum up-time.



Flood Your Shelves

The PPG Flood Pro Series is introducing two new products: Flood Pro Series CWF-UV 5 is a translucent finish with a hint of natural color, so the natural wood grain and texture shows. Flood Pro Series Solid Color Stain is more like a paint, and totally opaque, hiding imperfections.

Key features of the Flood Pro Series include:

• Penetrating protection: formulated to drive protection below the surface of the wood for lasting color throughout the season and the rest of the year.

• UV resistance: includes pigments and UV absorbers to protect against fading and sun damage.

• Water repellency: durable blend protects against rain and snow.



Tough Going

Dunn-Edwards Paints New and Improved Duraflo Premium (50) Semi-gloss and (60) Gloss paints lines are interior enamels formulated with advanced waterborne alkyd technology. Recommended for interior walls, trim, moulding, cabinets, doors, kitchens, baths and high traffic areas. The coatings develop hard, durable finishes that have excellent adhesion, hide, block resistance and reduced yellowing. These paints have less odor and dry faster than traditional oil-based paints.