Blog Category: Primecoat


Prime Coat—April, 2017

By Jerry Rabushka,

Judds Not, Lest Ye Be Judds Wow, here I am doing a Prime Coat for the first time in years. Welcome back! This being the National Hardware Show issue, it seemed like a good time to cruise down that Boulevard of Broken Dreams. Dreams are made and broken in Vegas, but perhaps some folks, with  … Read more

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Prime Coat—March, 2107

By Hans Mugler,

See You at the National Hardware Show! As you are reading this, the powers that be at Reed Exhibitions, the group that puts on the biggest industry event every year, the National Hardware Show, are in full court press finalizing their plans, floor layout, speakers and forums to guarantee that this year’s show is the  … Read more

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Prime Coat—February, 2017

By Hans Mugler,

25 Years and Counting It’s hard to believe that 25 years can go by so fast. It seems like just yesterday Dad (Chris Mugler) and I were discussing what his plans were after being forced out at Decorating Retailer (now PDR, Paint & Decorating Retailer) magazine and the National Decorating Products Association (now PDRA. Paint  … Read more

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Prime Coat—January, 2017

By Hans Mugler,

Winter: Put Your House in Order Hello Mr. or Mrs. Store Owner, thanks for stopping by to read what we have for you, and thanks for being a subscriber! The major holidays are over, have been for weeks. Thankfully, the elections and inaugurations are behind us all as well. Winter months are a great time  … Read more

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Prime Coat—December, 2016

By Hans Mugler,

sponsored by     Summing Up 2016—With Good News Ahead! 2016…what a strange year it has been. Going into the year, many manufacturers were cutting back on their spending in marketing, R&D, branding and product development. When asked why this was happening, the resounding answer was “It’s an election year, we’re going to wait and  … Read more

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Prime Coat—November, 2016

By Hans Mugler,

sponsored by   What Next for the Paint Industry? Well, the elections are finally behind us and America, even the world, can now get back to the business of doing business. It’s only my meager opinion, but this election was all about creating jobs and building up our economy. Both candidates focused on that frequently,  … Read more

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Prime Coat—October, 2016

By Hans Mugler,

Sponsored by   No Way Without a Will Almost 2½ years ago, my father Chris Mugler, the founder of this company and magazine, passed away. In his final few weeks, several staffers here asked about the succession plans we had in place for when Dad passed. Dad, his wife (my Mom Heidi O.), and I  … Read more

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Primecoat—September, 2016

By Hans Mugler,

  Free Popcorn, Free Advice I have said many times that I prefer to shop at my local stores for the things I need in and around my home and office. It is nice that I have a paint & hardware store less than a half mile from my home, and one even closer to  … Read more

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Prime Coat—August, 2016

By Contributing Writer,

Sponsored by   This month’s PrimeCoat features insight from a gentleman that attended my High School Alma Mater. It is spot on advice for any industry dealing with customers, and fits well into what we try and point out to our independent dealer and pro painting readers. You will be seeing more of Shep in  … Read more

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Primecoat—July, 2106

By Hans Mugler,

sponsored by Exercise Your Independence Change happens. There is no way to stop change because the world we live in is always changing, and we are just along for the ride. As many of you know, we recently moved our World Wide HQ into new digs. We’re thrilled with our new space, but the changes  … Read more

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