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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?

Get our multi color paints lookbook for inspiration on how to design your high traffic commercial interior!

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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.
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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

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.

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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