Blog Category: Features


The Paint Contractor and the Matinee Idol

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The Paint Contractor and the Matinee Idol by Sol Rabushka   You couldn’t beat Saturday afternoon matinees at the theaters in St. Louis’ Delmar loop—two cowboy movies, a short subject, and a cartoon, all for 15 cents—a dime to get in and a nickel for the popcorn. We took in cowboy movies with heroes like  … Read more

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A Platform for Profits

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Advantages of a Low-Level Lift by Justin Kissinger, Marketing Manager, Hy-Brid Lifts   What happens when the tools designed to make jobs faster, easier, and safer fail to live up to those expectations? Productivity and profits pay the price. Mast lifts, for example, are designed with good intentions: they have compact footprints, average 18-foot working  … Read more

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TPC 2018 Product Showcase

By The Paint Dealer,

A lot of folks put up holiday lights this time of year, and we’re no exception, as we start off our annual product spotlight with…lights! Which is great, because you’ll be able to see how to use all the other new products featured in this end of year wrap-up. Many of these products were designed  … Read more

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The Edge of Glory

By Jerry Rabushka,

  Partner with a Brush You want an edge. You want a good edge to cut in, and you want an edge over the competition. You don’t want to barely edge along, and you don’t want to be pushed over the edge. That’s why walking the edge is…well…edgy, because sometimes it’s a precarious balance between  … Read more

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The Maine Man

By Jerry Rabushka,

   Well-rounded painter knows when to be square. Everything I know about Maine I learned from Stephen King. It’s probably true for some, but talking with Maine resident and painter Erick Gatcomb unlocks a more rounded view. You may have heard of Erick before—he’s been featured as a painter and writer in other trade publications,  … Read more

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TPC Interior Project

By Jerry Rabushka,

Make the Boss Happy       We’ve talked about this before; the new digs for Mugler Publications is a neutral, morale-sapping light brown that someone tossed on somewhat like throwing an egg against a wall and watching it drop—it’s a textbook job of how not to paint. But looking at the bright side, this gives  … Read more

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Let the Sunshine In

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Cut Sandstone Texture project from Lifestyle Finishes by Dana Rice, Golden Paintworks®   Lifestyle Finishes are designed to bring the beauty of the outdoors inside. Our Cut Sandstone Texture is one of the most versatile, made with real sand! The product can make surfaces appear as weathered concrete, aged stone, a soft suede, and more.  … Read more

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Paint is Their Last Name

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  Seriously, It Is by Miranda Lipton   Having grown up in a house that has always been supported by our family paint business—Tremont Paint has been in the Lipton family for four generations—it was fascinating to speak with George Williams and hear the parallels to his family business, A.G. Williams Painting Company, Inc. The  … Read more

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Fill in the Planks

By Jerry Rabushka,

     A unique approach to decorative floor staining. Take a good look at Daniel Cartier [pronounced Car-tee-ay] and you’ll see that he can’t leave a blank surface alone. He’s provided his own body as a canvas for a talented tattoo artist, and now he’ll be walking on his handiwork—we were excited about his creative  … Read more

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Upping the Anti

By The Paint Dealer,

   EonCoat describes its new anti-corrosion primer.   EonCoat, a primer manufacturer with a product bearing the same name, recently announced it has made a breakthrough in rust control, and has created “an innovative primer that stops corrosion for decades.” In sharing the news, the company shared a bit of how the product’s chemistry is  … Read more

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