Qualified Remodeler Magazine

MAY 2019

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formulations. The device can be ordered online for $69; it is discounted to $50 for pros who are closely working with Sherwin-Williams. From a business management standpoint, many ĥĖĞģĩĖģęĘĤĖĩĞģĜĨĨĪĥĥġĞĚħĨģĤĬĤŻĚħĖĥĥĨĩĝĖĩ ĝĚġĥĘĤģĩħĖĘĩĤħĨĠĚĚĥĩħĖĘĠĤěĩĝĚĨĥĚĘĞŽĘĥĖĞģĩĨ they have purchased, which is a handy refer- ence when it's time to re-paint. These apps, like Sherwin-Williams "MySW," also are useful for tracking expenses and job costs. ċđþ īĞģĮġ Ėģę āĤħĢĞĘĖ Ąĩ ĞĨ ĨĚĩ ĩĤ ėĚ ħĚġĚĖĨĚę this month. "It dries in an hour," Behr's Lee says. "We see remodelers keeping a 5-gallon bucket with them for times when they have a problem with a ĨĥĚĘĞŽĘĨĪėĨĩħĖĩĚŤ A second new bonding primer, newly released as well, is water based while most other metal primers remain oil or solvent based, Lee says. Not to be confused with metal substrate adhe- ĨĞĤģėĪĩħĖĩĝĚħĩĤĖĘĝĞĚīĚĖĢĚĩĖġġĞĘġĤĤĠĞģĜŽģĞĨĝ PPG recently introduced a line of PPG Metallic Tones. They are silver and gold products that can be tinted. The introduction of the product meets a growing design demand, the company says. Lastly in the specialty category, for masonry ĖģęĘĤģĘħĚĩĚĥĖĞģĩĨĤġĪĩĞĤģĨĩĝĚćĊēĊĉġĞģĚěħĤĢ Sherwin-Williams has earned a good reputation ĤīĚħĩĝĚĮĚĖħĨďĝĞĨĮĚĖħĩĝĚġĞģĚĤŻĚħĨĖĨĤġĪĩĞĤģ ĩĝĖĩĞĨĨĚġěÇĘġĚĖģĞģĜĩĝĚĘĤĢĥĖģĮĨĖĮĨćĊēĊĉ Self-Cleaning Acrylic Coating is formulated to be self-cleaning because it tends to shed dirt when it rains. "It has hydrophobic characteristics so when ĞĩħĖĞģĨĩĝĚĬĖĩĚħĖģęęĞħĩėĚĖęĨĤŻŤĎĝĚħĬĞģÇ William's Winter says. "Painting brick is really on trend, so now your building is going to look better longer. The logic is that [if ] this going to take me the same amount of time, why not bring some ad- ditional value." Prep and Color Selection Aids Color selection aids and paint prep is another area of innovation for paint manufacturers. Designed for two types of paint situations, Behr has introduced disposable wipes. There is one for removing dirt and dust on existing paint. And the ĨĚĘĤģęĞĨęĚĨĞĜģĚęĩĤĩĖĠĚĩĝĚĥġĖĘĚĤěĩĝĚĨĘĪƄģĜ step of paint preparation, says Behr's Lee. "They are called Behr SWIPES," he explains. ţďĝĚŽħĨĩĤģĚĖġġĤĬĨĖĝĤĢĚĤĬģĚħĤħĥħĤĩĤĘġĚĖģ a painted surface without damaging the paint. It doesn't discolor or harm the paint. The second one, which is about to launch, de-glosses the surface. ċĖĞģĩĢĖģĪěĖĘĩĪħĚħĨĤƁĚģħĚĘĤĢĢĚģęĞģħĚĥĖĞģĩ ĨĞĩĪĖĩĞĤģĨĩĤĨĘĪŻĤħĨĖģęĩĝĚĨĪħěĖĘĚĖģęĨĤĢĚ- times that leaves a residue. Our de-glossing swipe knocks out that sheen and gets it ready to paint." In the area of color selection, there are a lot of new ideas coming down the pike. Behr will soon ĩĖĠĚĬħĖĥĨĤŻĖĩĤĩĖġġĮģĚĬĞģÇĨĩĤħĚĘĤġĤħĨĚġĚĘĩĞĤģ scheme. Color selection continues to be an area of overwhelm for homeowners, contractors and even ęĚĨĞĜģĚħĨĎĩĖĮĩĪģĚęĤģĩĝĖĩģĚĬĨġĖĩĚħĞģ#!"* In the same vein, Sherwin-Williams is expe- riencing tremendous ongoing success with its pocket-sized ColorSnap device, which can be put up against a wall or swatch and instantly suggest matches with one of the company's color New Paints & Coatings Qualied Remodeler spoke with four leading paint manufacturers about their newest problem-solving products. Tear out the response card in this magazine or go online and use the following numbers to get more information. PRODUCTS CATEGORY CIRCLE NO. BEHR Behr SWIPES Prep, Color Selection 4 Chalk Decorative Paint Wax Flat, Chalky Looks 5 Kilz Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines Flat, Chalky Looks 6 Kilz Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines Exterior Paint High-Performing Exterior 7 BENJAMIN MOORE Aura Exterior High-Performing Exterior 8 Aura Interior Flat Flat, Chalky Looks 9 INSL-X Specialty Paint, Coatings 10 SCUFF-X Specialty Paint, Coatings 11 PPG Advantage 900 Quick Dry, Block Resistant 12 Permanizer brand High-Performing Exterior 13 Pitt-Glaze WB1 Specialty Paint, Coatings 14 PPG Metallic Tones Specialty Paint, Coatings 15 SHERWINWILLIAMS ColorSnap Prep, Color Selection 16 Emerald Urethane Enamel Specialty Paint, Coatings 17 LOXON Self-Cleaning Acrylic Coating Specialty Paint, Coatings 18 Minwax, Performance Series Stain System Quick Dry, Block Resistant 19 SnapDry Quick Dry, Block Resistant 20 QualifiedRemodeler.com May 2019 53

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