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Patrick Stilwell

Patrick is the Business Development Manager (and Jack of all things...) for Custom Coatings Inc located in Hickory, NC. They are a commercial coatings contractor that does everything from interior/exterior residential painting, commercial painting, to roof coating! If it will stand still long enough, we can paint it!

Elevated Water Tower Painting

By on January 15, 2014 in Reader Projects with 17 Comments
Elevated Water Tower Painting

  Large scope projects are never simple  Industrial painting on an elevated water tower is a great deal more involved in the aspects of planning, logistics and safety.  When you get down to it, painting is painting.  With qualified painters and depth knowledge of the overall painting process, almost anything can be painted!  Last year, […]

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Interview with an Industry Leader

By on June 24, 2012 in Daily Pick with 0 Comments
Interview with an Industry Leader

Recently the American Painting Contractor magazine conducted an interview with the owner of Custom Coatings Inc., located in Hickory, NC.  Joe Brindle started CCI twenty-one years ago and has been running it successfully ever since.  He and his father took the business from a typical new construction type painting company to a focused painting “think […]

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Promar 200 ZERO VOC – The right paint for your home

Promar 200 ZERO VOC – The right paint for your home

“What paint should I use in my own home?” Can you explain what the single most important aspect should be in a type of interior paint?  Should it be ease of use?  How well it covers?  Clean ability?  Odor?  Versatility?  Affordable?  It is quite difficult to pinpoint exactly what a paint should be, and to […]

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Adhesion Test – Coating EPDM Roof

By on March 3, 2012 in Solutions with 3 Comments
Adhesion Test – Coating EPDM Roof

ADHESION TESTING What is an adhesion test? In the paint and roof coatings industries, paint adhesion testing is often used to determine if the paint or coating will adhere properly to the substrates to which they are applied. This is a very important test to perform since no matter how good the coating may be […]

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Plantation Shutters – Call a Pro!

By on February 8, 2012 in Homeowner Resources with 12 Comments

Painting plantation shutters is something that is probably best left to a professional. Simply due to the fact that most individuals do not have the equipment or training to make the shutters look well done.  If you goop some paint on a shutter….  Bad news…  Let me try to explain the process that our craftsmen […]

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Custom Coatings Inc

By on December 11, 2011 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Custom Coatings Inc

Visit Custom Coatings Inc. here! 

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Homeowner Tips – Part 2

By on December 11, 2011 in Homeowner Resources with 0 Comments
Homeowner Tips – Part 2

You’ve properly prepped all the walls, all your tools are on standby and your high quality paint is waiting to do its job.  Breathe easy; the tedious work is behind you.  It’s finally time to paint those interior walls! Technique plays a very important role in the outcome of your project.  Each professional has their […]

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Homeowner Tips

By on October 27, 2011 in Homeowner Resources, How do I? with 2 Comments
Homeowner Tips

No matter what style you choose, color you pick, or finished look you desire, you always want the interior of your home to have the perfect finish.  One you are proud to show off.  The difference between professional painters and Do It Yourselfers is time.  While there is nothing wrong with the DIY attitude, professional […]

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Exterior House Painting Advice

By on October 4, 2011 in Homeowner Resources with 12 Comments
Exterior House Painting Advice

Everyone wants their home to be the envy of the street. Popular DIY shows spend countless hours and dollars working the landscaping and really trying to bring curb appeal to the property, but often the home itself is overlooked. Painting the home is an integral part of having that “pop” that sets your home apart. […]

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