Blog Category: Feature


Color trends for 2018

By Jerry Rabushka,

                       Choice, Or Not. You Choose Think of color choice in terms of grocery shopping. Some stores give you tons of brands, sizes, and flavors so you can get “exactly” what you need. But with so many variations of bread, olives, or pasta, who knows if you’ll get “exactly” the right thing or  … Read more

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The Faux We Need

By mirandalipton,

Better Living Through Decorative Finishes by Miranda Lipton and Jerry Rabushka A faux finisher once ended a seminar by saying “You’re selling a product that nobody needs,” the point being that you need a bang-up marketing approach to be successful. But maybe we do need it—these days we can all use some decorative coatings on  … Read more

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The Paint Dealer’s 2018 Product Spotlight

By The Paint Dealer,

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  … Read more

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Color of the Month—Black, 2017

By Contributing Writer,

  Just Enough Drama by Miranda Lipton I learned very quickly in my freshman year of college that there are a few things that you can simply never have enough of: school spirit swag, sleep, and of course, the staple to every wardrobe, all things black. Irrelevant of the situations that I found myself in,  … Read more

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Put it Where They Can See It

By Jerry Rabushka,

Become a specialty product destination. You won’t sell as much of a specialty coating as you will of a conventional paint. And you’re not supposed to. The difference is, customers know you have paint, but they might not know you can solve a specfic problem with something a bit different. That’s why these manufactures suggest  … Read more

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Getting Into a Sticky Situation

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Peeling Back the Curtain on Tape by Josh Bohm   If you look in any painter’s work box, there are a few things you’re going to likely find in all of them—some abrasives, some brushes, obviously some paint, but I’d venture to guess one of those definites would be tape. Now there are as many  … Read more

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A Stain FOR Your Reputation

By The Paint Dealer,

   Getting the best out of your surface stains. by Josh Bohm Now that we’re four months into my tenure here, I’ve noticed a trend in the stories I’m getting. I’m quickly becoming the “other stuff” guy. Whenever there’s a story needed about something not traditional—or more of a specialty in the industry—my inbox dings  … Read more

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When the Going Gets Rough

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Advantages of abrasive advancement. by Josh Bohm Two articles in one issue…we’re getting into uncharted territory! I will make sure to keep it exciting so you stay absolutely glued to these pages! I’m trying not to feel overwhelmed by all the projects I need to get done this week, but coincidentally a great deal of  … Read more

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