Blog Category: Feature


Color of the Month—Gray, 2017

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Gray Has its Day by Miranda Lipton   Every color elicits a unique mood. While gray often gets a negative rap for being boring or dull, our color experts describe it as clean, fresh, peaceful, gentle, and calming. Personally, the only thing that comes to mind when I think of gray is scarlet, the other  … Read more

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Stock Up on Pride

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Tips for selling Made in USA by Josh Bohm I’m Josh, the new guy at The Paint Dealer. Jerry found it a good idea to give me a shot with you all and we will soon see if his trust is well placed! With July came Independence Day, and one thing we often think about  … Read more

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Showing Off a Showroom

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A New Facility From Farrow and Ball by Miranda Lipton The Paint Dealer accepted an invitation to visit one of Farrow & Ball’s newest showrooms [we’re the media, after all], in Brooklyn, NY, and we thought it would be a great opportunity to see what the company’s design stores are all about and pass on  … Read more

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Color of the Month—Brown, 2017

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  Brown Town: Who Doesn’t Love Chocolate? by Miranda Lipton As a natural, earthy, and compassionate color, brown is up-and-coming and is currently being used in varying features and accents inside the home and out. Just like any other color, shades of brown vary vastly, in this case from light and airy to rich and  … Read more

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Paint Scene—July, 2017

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sponsored by   Choosing the Wright Colors PPG PAINTS™ unveiled a new Frank Lloyd Wright color palette in celebration of the world-renowned architect’s 150th birthday. Based on a palette developed by the architect in the 1950s, the color collection has been updated by PPG’s color experts in collaboration with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. “The  … Read more

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Trip to PPittsburGh

By Jerry Rabushka,

More Than a T-Shirt This is where I get a trip to Pittsburgh for a PPG Media Day and you don’t even get the t-shirt, but we did. In fact, we got two to commemorate the Penguins’ fifth Stanley Cup victory. But there has to be a takeaway for dealers in Nashville and all the  … Read more

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Three the Easy Way

By Jerry Rabushka,

Easy to use products with great results! You’ve got customers who just want to “get it over with,” and then you’ve got customers who want to put a bit of individuality into their décor. Or they want to spruce something up, but they don’t think they have the skill. Here are three products that are  … Read more

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Invest in Yourself

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Mixer & Dispenser Manufacturers Tell All Your mixing and tinting equipment is one of the biggest investments you’re going to make—and it’s worth it to make sure your paint is all shook up and your colors are dead on. Equipment you can count on is also equipment your customers can count on, and that’ll bring  … Read more

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Handle the Vandal

By Jerry Rabushka,

Graffiti Removal with Blue Bear You can find graffiti everywhere as a “welcome addition” to any vacation, trip downtown…even if you’re just watching a train, chances are that many cars say a lot more than Yang Ming. As a retailer, you might have gotten some frantic calls from someone who needs to remove graffiti quickly,  … Read more

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Tag—You’re It

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A primer on graffiti The simplest and most prevalent type of graffiti is a “tag”—a stylized signature, normally done in one color that contrasts sharply with its background. Tag can also be used as a verb meaning “to sign.” Graffiti is a continuous and growing problem. It can show up anywhere at any time. Graffiti  … Read more

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