Blog Category: Feature


Invest in Yourself

By The Paint Dealer,

Mixer & Dispenser Manufacturers Tell All Your mixing and tinting equipment is one of the biggest investments you’re going to make—and it’s worth it to make sure your paint is all shook up and your colors are dead on. Equipment you can count on is also equipment your customers can count on, and that’ll bring  … Read more

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Handle the Vandal

By Jerry Rabushka,

Graffiti Removal with Blue Bear You can find graffiti everywhere as a “welcome addition” to any vacation, trip downtown…even if you’re just watching a train, chances are that many cars say a lot more than Yang Ming. As a retailer, you might have gotten some frantic calls from someone who needs to remove graffiti quickly,  … Read more

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Tag—You’re It

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A primer on graffiti The simplest and most prevalent type of graffiti is a “tag”—a stylized signature, normally done in one color that contrasts sharply with its background. Tag can also be used as a verb meaning “to sign.” Graffiti is a continuous and growing problem. It can show up anywhere at any time. Graffiti  … Read more

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FrogTape’s Color Trends of 2017

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FrogTape® Leaps Into Color Trends contributed by FrogTape FrogTape has presented an interesting look at color trends for several years. The brand has again partnered with celebrity interior designer and DIY television personality Taniya Nayak to reveal the top home design trends for 2017. Along with color, Nayak shows her audience how the texture of  … Read more

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Strength In Paint

By Jerry Rabushka,

  Because he really likes it Every retailer has a strong point. For Chris Davis, it’s paint. Some folks are all about paperwork and numbers, but Chris will fold up the spread sheet for a good talk about coatings anytime. We’d like to say he just fell into paint, but that’s messy. Just like with  … Read more

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Color of the Month—Purple, 2017

By Jerry Rabushka,

It’s…Complicated: Purple is Growing Up Purple is on the move, and parents and older siblings everywhere will be relieved to hear that “Barney” purple…? We don’t love you anymore. Like a lot of colors this year, and unlike a lot of people, purple is getting quieter. “Trending purple colors are moving towards the muted-pastel or  … Read more

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Message On a Roll

By Jerry Rabushka,

Talking Tape With Your Customers     It’s no secret—at least not any more, thanks to us—that tape is a pretty competitive sundry. It’s a good thing, as tapemakers are working hard to make the product better, stickier (or less sticky), and more particular about where it sticks—so you can sell a better-suited tape and  … Read more

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Color of the Month—Red, 2017

By Jerry Rabushka,

  Red Adventures “Quick—if you hear the word red, what’s the first image that comes to mind? A stop sign? A fire truck? When it comes to red, the first thought is often of its bright, energetic tones, but like other colors, red comes in a full spectrum of shades that can communicate an equally  … Read more

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New Guy On Crew

By Jerry Rabushka,

Painter’s fiction with lots of product placement   Jim was 45 but he felt like he’d been painting for 100 years. It was more like 25; his summer college painting job turned into real life without him realizing it. But he was still sharp. His trending neutral-gray eyes, ever-watchful behind his sunworn looks, could spot  … Read more

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Trend Without End

By Jerry Rabushka,

Color for Summer Imagine what your business would be like without color. A lot easier! But…a lot less rewarding. And imagine if color never changed, and the same colors were sold year after year after century after…well you get the idea. Colors trend like a Top 40 hits chart, with some staying afloat for a  … Read more

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