The Paint Dealer’s 2018 Product Spotlight

By The Paint Dealer,

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What better way to end this year and start the next than with a buffet of new products? We’ve been about new products since our inception in 1992 and we don’t see that changing anytime soon. Say Happy New Year to your customers—and your shelves—with new products, new packaging, and new formulas! (Information supplied by the manufacturers.)


Graffiti Can’t Hibernate
Blue Bear® Porous Surface Graffiti Remover from Franmar safely removes unwanted graffiti, marker, and other “tags” from porous surfaces. Maintain original appearances without the need for repainting. It is VOC compliant, has virtually no odor, and is made with 100% American Grown Soybeans.


Give Rust a Rest
Richards Rust Shield QD 1700 is a high solids interior/exterior quick dry enamel with the following benefits: 1-2 hour recoat, corrosion resistance, built for production, rust preventative, rich gloss finish, and availability in a variety of bases and colors.


Stucco Sticker
Stucco Masking Tape from Intertape Polymer Group is a durable, moisture resistant polyethelyne-backed tape with a rubber-based pressure-sensitive adhesive that bonds well to most surfaces. It is designed to offer a high degree of conformability without excessive stretch. It is great for many construction projects including seaming poly, flooring underlayument, and surface protection.



Sanders Shaping Up
Festool introduces three new, “hybrid” sander models: the delta-shaped DTSC 400, the 5″ ETSC 125, and the rectangular RTSC 400. Each model provides the same functionality of its corded counterpart but with hybrid power options and can be used cordless or corded. The sanders are balanced with a unique ergonomic battery for optimum performance and handling that provides up to 30 minutes of runtime at full power.


Listen Here!
The 3M™ WorkTunes™ Connect Wireless Hearing Protector helps provide hearing protection that paint crews need for days spent indoors around drills, nail guns and oscillating tools. It keeps users connected with its integrated Bluetooth® wireless technology, allows them to make and take phone calls on-the-job, and adds an element of fun to the work day with its high fidelity speakers that stream users’ entertainment of choice. This new hearing protector is easy to use, with a simple single-button interface, and Audio Assist for easy setup.


Livin’ the Lifestyle
Golden Paintworks’ Lifestyle Finishes™ bring the beauty of nature inside with a line of texture products that offer a wide variety of applications and effects. From the appearance of pale, smooth plaster to coarse, sandy rock, a diversity of looks is available by using these materials straight from the can or adding tints and glazes for an even greater range. From subtle to dramatic, elegant to rustic, the product line expands your offering with a small footprint of tintable, easy-to-apply, 100% acrylic products. Give customers the trending looks they see in magazines and on social media!


Just Not the Same
Thanks to Intex DIY, paint rags will never be the same again! Newly repackaged, PFC™ (Precision-Fiber™ Cloth) rags are sold by piece count, not by weight, and are designed for consistency from rag to rag, bag to bag, and box to box. Made in the USA, better quality than new or recycled cloth rags—you’ll find your rag business picking up! Ideal for staining as well.


High Capacity
Stanley high capacity polyester roller covers are designed to perform well with all paints and stains. Rollers are manufactured with high density shed-resistant fabric which holds a large amount of paint and releases it evenly for a super fast finish. A sturdy solvent resistant core provides easy cleaning and reuse.


Sun, Reformulated
PPG Paints Sun-Proof® exterior latex house & trim paint, a trusted product in the PPG portfolio since 1900, has been reformulated with improved characteristics. It is formulated to deliver outstanding dirt-resistance properties, making it easy to rinse away surface dirt and grime with soap and water. Additionally, the product’s flash rust resistance ensures that rust from items such as nail heads won’t bleed through the surface. VOC levels are less than 50 grams per liter, making the product VOC-compliant in all regulated areas.


Staple Scraper
The wall scraper has been a staple in every painter’s tool box for over 60 years. Warner has brought its ProGrip ergonomic technology to this product to provide the same comfortable grip professionals expect of quality tools in this category. The new release incorporates the ergonomic handle and a new blade protector for improved safety and blade protection during storage and transport.


A Century of 75
Benjamin Moore’s Century is a new dimension in paint formulated specifically for high-end designers. The convergence of science and craftsmanship in Century produced the industry’s first-ever Soft Touch Matte finish to enrich a curated collection of 75 brand new colors. The formulation is so intricately balanced, Century is only made in small batches that are pre-mixed and sealed. It offers an unrivaled depth and richness that transforms rooms—and the entire color experience.


Mouse in the House
BLACK+DECKER’s first-ever cordless sander—the new Black+Decker™ 20V MAX Lithium Ion Mouse® Sander offers the power, performance, and maneuverability needed to give projects an ultra-smooth finish. Its 12,000 OPM speed allows for quick debris removal. Its high-performance dust collection system ensures workspaces stay clean. Compact & ergonomic design provides control and accessibility in tight spaces; detail finger attachment helps sand in hard-to-reach spaces.


Paint From Across the Pond
This British-made high-end paint is coming to America! “Our unique range of paint and wood finishes deliver something very special,” says the company. “That’s why we’re the first choice for the most exacting residences and the most visually stunning film and theatre sets. Over the years, we have perfected the art of making paint with unique recipes, superior ingredients and an unwavering dedication to quality.” email:


Light in Your Pocket
The 200 Lumen Pocket Light (11179) is a powerful light ideal for inspections and fitting in tight places. It feature a tremendous amount of light in a convenient aluminum pen body with a rotating clip and powerful magnetic base. Available in a 12 unit counter display ideal for driving point of purchase sales opportunities.


You’re in Lux!
Faux Effects’ “New” StucoLux Shimmer™ has all the great qualities of original StucoLux with a subtle shimmer/sparkle…simply gorgeous! StucoLux Shimmer is a decorative, easy polishing mineral-based Venetian plaster. A creamy, smooth material, it glides on easily across most substrates. It has very good interior and exterior durability and provides beautiful undulations of color depth in the final finish.