Qualified Remodeler Magazine

AUG 2015

Qualified Remodeler helps independent remodeling firms to survive, become more professional and more profitable by providing must-have business information, namely best business practices, new product information and timely design ideas.

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HOMAX ® Pro Grade ™ Aerosol Wall Textures Help NARI Contractors Save Time and Reduce Costs Creating Invisible Wall Repairs THE TAMPA BAY CHAPTER OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF THE REMODELING INDUSTRY (NARI) IS KNOWN FOR ITS COLLABORATIVE SPIRIT and transparency in sharing valuable job- related information amongst its members. When one contractor finds a product that improves quality and productivity, word spreads quickly. Such time-saving tips are critical in growth areas like Tampa where it's difficult to find quality employees. In the first quarter of 2015 alone, single- family units there were up 24.5 percent over the previous year. One such product that created a buzz at a recent NARI meeting was the HOMAX ® line of Pro Grade ™ wall textures for orange peel and knockdown surfaces. Its unique technology enables contractors to achieve invisible wall repairs in significantly less time than with traditional hopper guns. In fact, with these new water- and oil-based, low- odor aerosol products, contractors can complete projects in as little two hours rather than two days with a traditional hopper gun. Combining the control of a hopper gun and the convenience of an aerosol, Pro Grade wall textures perfectly match a wide range of orange peel and knockdown surfaces. In a business where time is money, products that save time quickly become hot commodities. According to David Lance, president of LanCo Construction & Remodeling in Largo, his team often works on 12 new construction and remodeling projects at one time. "We need to move quickly while maintaining high quality standards," said Lance. "We use Pro Grade wall textures for punch-lists, patches and remodeling projects involving bathrooms, kitchens, accent walls and closets in order to save time and achieve invisible repairs." James Macholz, president of Jamco Unlimited in Safety Harbor, focuses his business on kitchen and bathroom remodeling throughout the tri-county area. Macholz has found Pro Grade wall textures especially beneficial when working in tight areas, such as around windows and soffits or behind toilets. Macholz said, "I'm a big fan of these Homax aerosol textures with a pressure-adjustment toggle and pattern control dial that provide precise spray control. With Pro Grade wall textures, we are able to perfectly match existing orange peel and knockdown patterns. The pull trigger and ergonomic grip reduce hand fatigue which, in turn, increases productivity." Doug King, principal of King Contracting in Saint Petersburg, has more than 25 years of business experience in production management, product development and sales in multiple industries. He said, "We're always looking for products that help us become more efficient. Pro Grade allows us to perfectly match wall patterns. Plus, the hassle-free wall textures require no tools, making cleanup simple and fast so we can complete the task and move on to the next project." HOMAX oil- and water-based orange peel and water-based knockdown Pro Grade wall textures are sold in 25-ounce aerosol cans that provide up to 125 square feet of orange peel and 85 square feet of knockdown texture. They're available at paint, hardware, PPG PAINTS™ stores and home center locations nationwide. For more information, visit HomaxProducts.com. A D V E R T O R I A L PRODUCT FOCUS For more info circle 62

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