Qualified Remodeler Magazine

MAY 2019

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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For example, there are new paints to match a ęĚĨĞĜģ ĩħĚģę ĩĤĬĖħę ġĚĨĨÇĜġĤĨĨĮ ĢĪĩĚę ŽģĞĨĝĚĨ ÿĚĨĞĜģĚħĨ ĬĖģĩ ƀĖĩĩĚħ ŽģĞĨĝĚĨ ĩĤ ĚģĝĖģĘĚ Ėģę create richness in bold colors. Secondly, at a time when labor is in short supply, there's a trend to- ward paints and coatings that hide better in one coat, as well as those that make multistep projects like staining take less time overall. Lastly, there are a wide variety of new specialty solution products and services that add up to make ĩĝĚġĞěĚĤěĖĦĪĖġĞŽĚęħĚĢĤęĚġĚħĚĖĨĞĚħ Quick-Dry, Block Resistance One sure way to help a remodeler save time is with fast-drying paints. SnapDry, a product from Sherwin-Williams, is designed for situations where interior and exterior doors are painted and can be safely closed without damage to the new paint layer ĖƁĚħĤģġĮĖěĚĬĝĤĪħĨĨĖĮĨąĚŻĒĞģĩĚħīĞĘĚĥħĚĨ- ident of residential marketing with the company. ďĝĞĨĮĚĖħĩĝĚĘĤĢĥĖģĮĝĖĨĖęęĚęĖĨĖĩĞģŽģĞĨĝ to its 2-year-old SnapDry line. Creating the product turned out to be quite a challenge for the company's chemists and product specialists to deliver, Winter notes. But the goal is to extend the new sub-brand ĞģĩĤĩĝĚŽģĞĨĝĚĨĩĝĖĩĢĖĩĘĝęĚĨĞĜģĩħĚģęĨĖĨĩĞĢĚ goes on, which takes commitment. PPG Senior Product Manager ąĚģģĮýĪħħĤĪĜĝĨĨĖĮĨĝĚħĘĤĢ- ĥĖģĮ ĤŻĚħĨ ĦĪĞĘĠÇęħĮ ĨĤġĪĩĞĤģĨ for that same problem, which she terms "block resistance." The company recently introduced its Advantage 900 paint product, ĬĝĞĘĝĤŻĚħĨţĚĭĘĚġġĚģĩƀĤĬĖģę leveling" in gloss and semi-gloss, but also dries quickly for painting doors and cabinets. Quick drying is not something that is normally associated with staining wood surfaces. Traditionally, it is a multistep process that requires two or more ęĖĮĨĩĤĘĤĢĥġĚĩĚěħĤĢĨĩĖħĩĩĤŽģĞĨĝģĤĩĚĨĎĝĚħĬĞģÇ Williams' Winter. The company's Minwax brand approached the lengthy process with a, "We can do better than that," attitude. To that end, Minwax recently unveiled its Performance Series Stain System. According to Winter, the entire process of staining can now be accomplished in one day. "The stain and re-coat only takes two hours. ďĝĚĨĖģęĨĚĖġĚħĩĖĠĚĨĤģĚĝĤĪħüģęĩĝĚŽģĞĨĝĨĩĚĥ takes about two hours to dry, so you can stain a surface in a single day," Winter explains. KILZ oers a wide range of "chalk" style paint under the Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines brand. Once known only for its one-coat product, KILZ (a Behr brand) announced in March that it now oers an exterior line of paints under the Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines brand. Circle 6 on inquiry card SHERWINWILLIAMS is focused on saving time and labor. Its Minwax brand oers a one-day staining sys- tem, and enhancements continue to come for the SnapDry paint for doors. Circle 19 and 20 on inquiry card. Photos: Keith Madigan QualifiedRemodeler.com May 2019 49

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