Blog Category: Features


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

By Contributing Writer,

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

By Contributing Writer,

  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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Reach the Summit

By Jerry Rabushka,

Nolan Consulting helps grow your business. If there’s one thing we’ve learned the hard way here at Mugler Publications, it’s that if anyone promises a quick fix for any problem around the office, it doesn’t work. Worse than that, it can plunge you deeper into the hole you’re trying to get out of. So it  … Read more

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Universally Specific

By Jerry Rabushka,

   Painter Chuck Green of Gadsden, AL sent in photos of some high exterior work in progress, where he was painting some windows. Prep and product is important—unless you want to climb right back up there! Paint, Prep, and Primer Here we go: an article about paint. And primer. And prep. Should be easy, after  … Read more

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Product Spotlight: Mirka

By Jerry Rabushka,

     Mike Gulley, Product Manager, Mirka USA talks about some of his company’s new developments and how to use abrasive products safely. Q. Abrasives are rough going. How do you protect your hands but still get a good grip? A. Sandpaper is available with a plain backing, but you can also purchase it with  … Read more

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10 Years of The Paint Contractor

By Jerry Rabushka,

These anniversary articles aren’t the easiest to write—but if we don’t party it up who will? We know from talking to painters and retailers that no one wants to read a bunch of self-congratulatory cow drop. We shouldn’t tell you how great we are; if we’re that good, you should tell us. Hopefully you’ve learned  … Read more

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Beating Down Doors

By Jerry Rabushka,

Michael Durso brings a product to a new market. If you’re tired of reading articles about painters who started brushing when they were three, rolling when they were four, and spraying when they were five, this one’s for you. Michael Durso started out with a career in law enforcement, then followed a calling to the  … Read more

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