Blog Category: Feature


Reflections and Recollections—TPD’s 25th Anniversary

By Jerry Rabushka,

Twenty five years, or a quarter century, however you like to put it, gives you time to look back on changes (or lack of them) across your life and your world. The paint industry comes down squarely on the side of change, to how we make paint, how we apply it, how we learn about  … Read more

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Color of the Month—Yellow 2017

By Jerry Rabushka,

  Yellow! It has interesting connotations. Call someone yellow, and it’s not a compliment. Yellow journalism is known as exaggerated and false—if we wrote an article called “Lead Paint Returns to Rhode Island,” you’d read it but we’d be in big trouble. But in paint, there’s room for every color. Dave Christiansen of our sponsor  … Read more

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POS For the Fun of It

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by George Maginnis, Paladin Data Corp.   It’s happened to everyone. A customer is walking the aisles at your paint store to find the things they need to get started on that project they’ve already been putting off for weeks. They’re ready to pay and be on their way. Not so fast! If the cashier  … Read more

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Never a Dull Moment (POS)

By Jerry Rabushka,

POS For Fun and Profit You’ve probably had this happen at the grocery, and that makes you sure you don’t want to give your customers the same experience: they just want to pay for something and go home and it becomes an episode of Seinfeld. Press red, press green, swipe, insert, show three forms of  … Read more

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Classic Priming

By Jerry Rabushka,

  Same Idea, New Message Mark Twain was a realist if nothing else, and came up with this gem about great literature: “A classic is something that everybody wants to have read…and nobody wants to read.” It’s great to say you read War and Peace, but are you going to? Painting is often the same  … Read more

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Framed and Caged

By Jerry Rabushka,

Rollers find their freedom Time marches on, or in this case it rolls along, and as always, things change despite our best efforts. Product popularity comes and goes—but what’s up with the roller? Certainly, sales are on the upstroke! A “small” change, said Roland Kolilias, VP at ArroWorthy, is that mini rollers are growing in  … Read more

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No Agreement—Colors of the Year 2017

By Jerry Rabushka,

Different Choices for Color of the Year What’s the movie of the year? The song of the year? The business idea of the year? The most overused business phrase of the year, or should we just throw that one under the bus with a synergistic out of the box plan of attack? No one can  … Read more

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Bristle at the Thought

By Jerry Rabushka,

Bringing Brushes into the New Year Some of us are still writing 2016 on our checks—well those that are still writing checks, that is. In any case, that means the year is still new enough that we can ask “what’s on tap for brushes in 2017?” Marketing doesn’t necessarily change every single year, but it  … Read more

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Top Drawer Rework

By Jerry Rabushka,

Artist Ryan Humphrey Demonstrates Plutonium Paint   Ryan Humphrey was probably one of those kids; old fogies of any age might have found his hobbies annoying. “I grew up in Ashtabula, Ohio, riding BMX bikes, skateboarding, and spray painting on things,” he said. What kept him busy as a kid kept him busy in college  … Read more

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2017 Paint Pages

By The Paint Dealer,

The companies listed on the following pages are producers of architectural coatings and sundries sold through independently owned retail outlets and retail chains. Companies highlighted in red are advertisers in this issue of TPD or TPC. Please contact the manufacturer for your nearest distributor. Mugler Publications assumes no liability for errors or omissions.

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