Sherwin-Williams has expanded the Emerald family of products, its finest interior and exterior paints, with the new Emerald® Interior/Exterior Waterbased Urethane Trim Enamel. It’s perfect for cabinet, door and trim projects where hardness, adhesion and durability are primary considerations. Emerald Urethane Trim Enamel delivers the look and feel of an oil-based enamel with the convenience […]
Useful articles to share with homeowners when encountering paint failures and other issues.
Not all buildings are created equal… Even though concrete structures have gained lot of popularity over the last decade, masonry and brick facilities still offer a lot of value. A time-tested material, masonry structures are easy to upkeep and maintain, while offering a lasting value and energy efficiency. These structures offer higher protection against fire, […]
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 […]
In a recent conversation over at Paint Talk, the subject of paint failure is a popular topic. At one time or another, we will all get the dreaded call, “the paint you applied is peeling” and we feel our hearts stop! We replay the whole job sequencing in our head and wonder, “did I miss […]
Taking care of my investment in hand tools is often something I admit I overlook. It has been easy for me to say it isn’t worth the time it takes to properly clean a brush. Not to mention how hard it can be with certain coatings to even get them clean. Usually when I finish […]
This is a very important question, especially if you live in the hot arid areas. The first step is to understand how the chalking occurs so you can avoid it or prolong it as much as possible. Chalking is created when the binding agent in paint begins to deteriorate. In Venice Florida, the general causes […]
Life inevitably throws you a curveball. If you are in the painting industry and have not made a mistake, trust me, you will. Spilled paint, broken items or even applying the wrong color, it happens to everyone. Being on the front line means no matter who makes the mistake, you will be perceived as responsible. […]