Blog Category: Feature


Summer Color Predictions

By Jerry Rabushka,

Color Trends into 2019 Sure, we’re just getting into winter, but we asked our long-time color correspondent, Kristin Summer of Colors With Kristin, to peer into a crystal ball marked 2019. Not only is she reporting on ’19, she’s tyring to change the game. “We still can’t seem to get rid of that darn gray,  … Read more

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…and with no more ado, we bid…adieu

By Jerry Rabushka,

    The industry says farewell to The Paint Dealer Well we’ve sure spent a bit of time saying goodbye and wrapping things up. But we know as we head into 2019 that painters will still paint, manufacturers will still manufacture, retailers will still sell. We’ve seen retailers come and go over the years, and  … Read more

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Keeping it Creative

By mirandalipton,

Ohio dealer’s long-term employees keep up with the times. Through the ever-changing trends, fads, brands and products that exist within the paint industry, things—such as good service and good advice—still never change! Creative Paints has been independently catering its business and services to the people of Columbus, Ohio and surrounding area since 1964. John Vickers  … Read more

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Aye, There’s the Rub

By Jerry Rabushka,

An Abrasive Overview One thing you learn about the paint industry quickly is that no category is static. Here are some new generation abrasives and sanding equipment designed for speed, ease of use, and superior results.        Blue Dolphin Sundries At Blue Dolphin, president Roland Kolilias is working to make life easier for  … Read more

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See You Later, Applicator

By The Paint Dealer,

These popular products, mainly designed for contractors, will move fast, so stock up!   Roll Fast with Corona Corona UltraFast™ production roller covers are painter favorites for their speed of coverage, clean up, and durability. The UltraFast’s High-Density Polyamide fabric, with its feathered, bristle-like tips, picks up and releases paint like no other. It cleans  … Read more

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The 21st Century Painter

By brandonpaas,

  Help your contractors turn into… The 21st Century Painter The recovery of the real estate market has considerably increased demand for the U.S. painting industry. From 2013-2018, the industry grew at an annual rate of 4.9%, reaching $40.3 billion in total revenue for 2018. Over the next five years to 2023, the industry is  … Read more

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And the Banned Played On

By Jerry Rabushka,

What’s up with Methylene Chroride? If you want strong opinions, you can either ask people about politics—or in our industry, paint strippers. Methylene chloride, widely hailed as the fastest and most effective paint stripper on the market, has come under about a quarter century of fire because it can be hazardous to your health, if  … Read more

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Apply Yourself to Your Applicators!

By joshbohm,

Pull some strings and sell some brushes. I recently went down to the always wonderful Nashville, TN, to the summer trade show for the musical instrument industry, “Summer NAMM” (National Association of Music Merchants). Because my day job is in a vintage guitar shop, for me this is like the National Hardware Show for the  … Read more

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