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New Product Announcement: Flex Pure Color

Posted by Megan Thome on Mar 22, 2017 9:56:34 AM

Brand new to the Zolatone line and sure to save you time and money (and headaches), check out Flex Pure Color with Stain Relief Technology.

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Topics: Design, Technical

How Multi Color Paint Can Solve Common Color Issues

Posted by Megan Thome on Jan 26, 2017 2:20:00 PM
Common Color Issues Solved With Multi Color Paint

Paint color should be the easiest thing in the world, and many often assume that picking the perfect color for the job is going to be a breeze. You'd be surprised to find out that this isn't always the case! There are 4 main problems associated purely with the color of paint you've chosen for your job. We'll go through these 4 problems and show you how multi-color paint could be your night in shining armor.

Download this post as a checklist here.

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Topics: Technical

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

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

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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Topics: Technical