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Designing With Metallic Paint

Posted by Megan Thome on Nov 3, 2016 3:21:55 PM

Trending Now (And Always)

Nothing quite makes a statement like designing with a metallic paint in your commercial interior designs. 

Let's be honest, eggshell paints fall flat (literally) on far too many occasions. Sometimes your designs really call for that extra punch. Maybe you're looking to highlight some beautiful architectural features that are unique to your space, or you're looking to make a statement with those amazing chairs you sourced for the lobby, metallic paints can step up in a big way in your space.

Get our metallic lookbook to help you decide if a metallic finish is right for your project.

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Topics: Design

There's Nothing Scary About Durable Interior Paint

Posted by Megan Thome on Oct 18, 2016 3:57:02 PM

Eggshell Paints Have Been
Terrorizing Walls For Too Long

What's more terrifying than scuffed up walls? The thought of your designs being ruined a few months after reveal makes our blood boil. We can almost hear nails on a chalkboard. The horror of your damaged walls needing repair over and over... it's absolutely terrifying.

Get our Return On Investment Guide to help guide your paint decisions.

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Topics: Design, Technical

Running For Office: Polomyx Vs. Flex

Posted by Megan Thome on Sep 28, 2016 12:56:47 PM

It's Decision Time!

It's a battle for the title of favorite durable commercial paint. Polomyx and Flex are in a heated contest to win your votes for Favorite Durable Interior Paint. The race is on, you're looking for the best candidate for office. We're going to help you find the best candidate for lobbies, hallways, classrooms, showrooms, and stairwells, too. Let's meet them...

Get the facts, download your candidate guide right here.

The Viewpoints

Let's take a look at your candidates for the 2016 election.

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Topics: Design, Technical

Designing High Traffic Interiors

Posted by Megan Thome on Sep 19, 2016 8:39:30 AM

High Traffic Commercial Spaces Vs. Your Design

Finding products that can meet the demands of active commercial interiors can be a challenge. And don’t get me started with the issues you face when working on really high traffic interiors. Airports, lobbies, emergency rooms and schools all place very high demands on your designs. Visually, the place might be perfect, but have you chosen products with the integrity to stand the test of time, or will they wind up costing your client more and more for frequent touch ups and repairs?

Check out our high scrubs guide right here to help you decide what is best for your design project.

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Topics: Design

Installing Specialty Paints

Posted by Megan Thome on Sep 2, 2016 2:14:25 PM

What to Know Before Bidding On That Commercial Job

Painters and contractos need to know a lot about a job before they can bid on the project and show up at the job site. Make sure you're ready to get to work efficiently by knowing what to expect.

See the numbers to put this all into perspective: Get Zolatone's ROI Guide Here.

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Topics: Technical

4 Benefits of Multi-Color Specialty Paint

Posted by Megan Thome on Aug 17, 2016 4:40:58 PM

4 Benefits of Multi-Color Paint


There's a time and a place for flat eggshell paints, but there are far more benefits to choosing something a little different. Multi-color paint has many benefits that can help bring designs to life. Let's look at the top 4 benefits to choosing a multi color paint.

Check out our Multicolor LookBook here.

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Topics: Design

3 Big Benefits Of Designing With Specialty Paint

Posted by Megan Thome on Aug 3, 2016 3:25:57 PM

Designing With Specialty Paint

When you’re getting your design boards ready for the project you’re working on, often enough paint is your last decision. So why would you consider specialty paint? You’re in a pinch and need to get this project ready for presentation, you don’t have time to muddle about which paint is better than the other.

Let us spell out some of the benefits of using a specialty paint vs. any other run of the mill paint you see splashed everywhere.

Specialty paint has TONS of benefits.

Get your guide on high scrub paints here.

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Topics: Design

The Dirt On Scrub Ratings

Posted by Megan Thome on Jul 20, 2016 4:00:52 PM

Scrub Cycles

Performance is a critical part of the equation when evaluating Earth-friendly paints yet it is often overlooked. Low VOCs, low odor, plant-based, all natural, derived from magical rainbows - we’re familiar with all the other criteria, but how should we factor in the durability of a paint? 

There's been a lot of buzz surrounding scrub scrub ratings lately. While having low VOCs, low odor and being environmentally friendly are important qualities to look for in a paint, so is the scrub rating. The truth of the matter is, if you're specifying a product with scrub rating of 300 scrubs, it's simply not going to hold up to the daily wear and tear and you're going to find yourself repainting all. the. time.

Do you need a high scrub paint? Get your own handy decision guide below to walk you through selecting your paint.

While beauty is in the eye of the beholder, testing a paint’s durability requires something a bit more objective. The durability test method that the paint industry agreed upon is American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) D2486 Scrub test. In this test, dried paint samples are repeatedly scrubbed with an abrasive brush until the surface of the paint deteriorates. This determines the number of “scrubs to failure”. The higher the number, the more durable the paint.

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