Blog Category: Feature


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

By Contributing Writer,

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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Easy Decorative Project

By Contributing Writer,

Barn Wood Style du Coco People are always looking for a way to make their old furniture look great, and by carrying a variety of specialty finishes, you can be the place they go when they want a custom look for their special pieces. The Paint du Coco line, created by Natasha du Coco, offers  … Read more

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Color of the Month—Orange, 2017

By Jerry Rabushka,

On the Scene for 2018 Years ago there was one house I would walk by that always left its shades up at night to expose a big orange wall in the living room. It was impossible to miss, and more than that, it made me want to know more about the people who lived there  … Read more

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They’re Nuts About Brushes

By Jerry Rabushka,

  How to explain applicator prices Sticker shock! When Starbucks increases its already inflated prices, it becomes international news. Latte lovers may grumble, but then they’ll pay up and go about their business. Plenty of folks will avoid Starbucks and get their coffee at QuikTrip, but those who want what the Seattle grinder has to  … Read more

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Fast, Easy, and Yesterday

By Jerry Rabushka,

Summit Paint & Decorating is built for speed. Aspen, Colorado evokes a certain type of lifestyle, even if you’ve never been there. Snow, skiing, mountains, tourists, healthy snacks, and clean living. High priced living too, while we’re at it, which is why business owner Sam Taylor moved Summit Paint and Decorating out of Aspen and  … Read more

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Launch

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Great promotional ideas make a new product move! by Jason Zuckerman, City Paints, Montreal, QC   In June 2013, The Montreal Mural Festival kicked off a season of what would be one of the city’s many festivals over the summer. For this festival, Montreal invites approximately 20 artists from all over the world to show  … Read more

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Color of the Month—Blue, 2017

By Contributing Writer,

Boost it With Blue by Mark Woodman, CMG Blue—timeless, familiar, and easy, is a hue that always seems to top “favorites” lists. In both the 1993 and 2000 Crayola Color Census, blue was voted the most popular crayon color. Crayola recently released a crayon based on a value of blue inspired by a new pigment  … Read more

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An FYI on your POS

By Contributing Writer,

It’s Never Too Late to Update   by Josh Bohm Everybody’s needs for a Point of Sale System are quite different, so there are many options out there to fit those needs. For example, when Jerry (the editor, and now my editor) and myself are out playing a Ragged Blade Band gig like the one  … Read more

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Less Talking, More Painting

By Jerry Rabushka,

BEFORE       AFTER     TPD’s Exterior Project “Good rags.” Jim Estes has been painting for a long time, so he doesn’t need a lot of words to describe something. It works or it doesn’t. We met Jim last year when he painted the exterior of our office building, and we rang him  … Read more

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