Blog Category: Feature


Run Wild!

By mirandalipton,

  Imaginative and Unique Decorative Coatings by Miranda Lipton and Jerry Rabushka   Customize! Realize! Revitalize! Fool your eyes (because that’s what faux is supposed to do)! Sure, white walls are useful in plenty of instances, but homeowners, condo dwellers, restaurants, coffee shops, and maybe even the Department of Motor Vehicles often want something unique  … Read more

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Back in the News

By Jerry Rabushka,

EPA to make a ruling on Methylene Chloride Just like any industry, issues come and go. Paint companies that were allergic to low VOC regulations found in many instances that following those regs resulted in a superior product. Other issues, like developing paint that works in colder temperatures, took off and now they’re largely taken  … Read more

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Livin’ La Vida Local

By Jerry Rabushka,

Made in USA Makes a Comeback    Buying local has become a huge deal. Grocery chains have special displays of local meat and produce, restaurants specialize in “farm to table,” you can get beer from a microbrew down the road, and on a national level the same goes with a growing number of USA-made paints  … Read more

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More Stuff to Paint

By joshbohm,

  Masonry Surfaces Take the Floor…and More! There’s been a trend over the last decade or so where architectural concrete has been creeping its way into homes and commercial spaces and where “exposed brick” has become a buzz phrase in real estate listings. It’s great to have such a durable surface, but maybe it’s not  … Read more

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Stick Around Awhile

By Jerry Rabushka,

A Painter’s Tape Update Sometimes change seems seamless. When a product performs better than it used to and you don’t have to do anything different than you used to, that’s pretty cool. Like if you brush up a paint the same way as before, but it lasts longer and smells like that rose garden you  … Read more

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FrogTape’s 2018 Design Trends

By Contributing Writer,

  Six Ways to Spruce it Up A lot of folks might think it’s unusual that a painter’s tape manufacturer shares yearly design trends, but great ideas are great ideas wherever they come from. Plus, these ideas should “stick!” To help inspire customers just like yours, Taniya Nayak, a nationally known interior designer, has once  … Read more

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Small Dealer, HUGE Ideas

By joshbohm,

The Paint Store in Van Buren, Arkansas Earlier this month, Jerry, myself and our band’s singer Ellen were fortunate enough to play at the Old Timer’s Day Steampunk Festival in Van Buren, AR. For those of you who don’t know, Steampunk is late 1800s to early 1900s Sci-Fi where people dress up in their Victorian  … Read more

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2018 in the Books (National Hardware Show Wrap Up)

By Jerry Rabushka,

   . National Hardware Show Points to Upbeat Industry If you’ve been to a lot of National Hardware Shows over the years, you know it doesn’t take long to figure out what people are thinking. If they’re not happy, they’ll let you know pretty quick. If they don’t think there’s enough traffic, enough serious buyers,  … Read more

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The Road to Independents

By Jerry Rabushka,

An Advocacy Road Trip Road shows in our industry are becoming more common and The Paint Dealer has been fortunate enough to visit several. The “Great American River Road Trip” along the Mississippi River, organized by Independent We Stand, certainly hit some party towns. Starting from up north, this organization dedicated to supporting and promoting  … Read more

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Be Safe Around the Bear

By Jerry Rabushka,

Environmentally safe and friendly products aren’t exactly new, better yet they’re getting even safer and friendlier. When it comes to paint stripping, well…you could tell customers you have quite the product on your hands. “When demoing our product, we regularly place a dollop of the stripper on the back of our hands to show how  … Read more

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