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The benefits of CARC (Chemical Agent Resistant Coatings) powder vs. liquid paint

August 7, 2020

The benefits of CARC (Chemical Agent Resistant Coatings) powder vs. liquid paint

The U.S military has many demanding specifications to fulfill when it comes to the finish of their products. Color and gloss are very important aspects - from concealing equipment in the desert to camouflage patterns that reduce detection in the field. However, in order to sustain certifications these color finishes must also protect the equipment from the harsh environmental aspects. Therefore, in 1985, most military vehicles and equipment required a topcoat applied with camouflaged CARCs. These topcoats produced a non-porous finish that acted as a protectant against radioactive, biological and chemical contamination. CARC repelled the chemical by preventing absorption, with chemicals beading up on the finish surface where they could be easily washed away.

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Fresh Take On a Modern Farmhouse

July 15, 2020

Fresh Take On a Modern Farmhouse

Colorful moments - from a dining room painted Still Water SW 6223 (219-C7) to a bedroom with an accept stripe of Arugula SW 6446 (157-C6) - give the modern farmhouse style a fun update.

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Super Durable Powder Coating for Patio Furniture – Built to Last

July 8, 2020

Super Durable Powder Coating for Patio Furniture – Built to Last

Did you know that TIGER Drylac® Super Durable products are ideal for patio furniture finishes that require long-term protection? Patio furniture is often exposed to harsh weather conditions such as rain, sun, dust, pollen, sand, salt, and especially the sun, which means that your investment in comfort can fade away quickly. Although your metal patio furniture was once in pristine condition, over time it can start to deteriorate. Chips in the finish, rust, and faded colors are good indicators that it is time to consider the benefits of TIGER Drylac® Super Durable powder coating products.

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Creative Option: Energize your next daylighting design with Spectra-Grid™

February 7, 2020

Creative Option: Energize your next daylighting design with Spectra-Grid™

Incorporating colored insulation into your daylighting design can illuminate a space with bright, vibrant hues as the sun shines through! This Spectra-Grid™ application is perfect for creating a stained glass look or showcasing school or company colors. Click HERE for more information on this eye-catching visual effect!

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Clay Coats: Expanding Colors

February 3, 2020

Clay Coats: Expanding Colors

The Belden Brick Company is again expanding its offering of product lines. Belden has increased its production of coated brick products. Along with its recently expanded Glazed Brick line, offering a core of 30 standard colors and a multitude of custom colors, Belden Brick has increased its clay coated offerings in a variety of new grays. These complement our ever-popular Alaska White and Spectrum Series, such as Black Diamond.Current trends in color selection tend to draw towards coated brick. We are happy to provide these new styles and provide options to designers for the desired look with the permanence expected of brick masonry.

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White aluminum cable railing

January 17, 2020

White aluminum cable railing

This Bay Area home had recently undergone a yard and deck renovation to update the outdoor space into something more modern and open. The customers wanted a railing solution that fit this contemporary theme while maintaining an open view of their newly landscaped yard.

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Aluminum Cable Railing

November 11, 2019

Aluminum Cable Railing

Sporting a stark black-and-white color scheme and eye-catching tile designs, this interior certainly makes a statement. Our black aluminum cable railing is the perfect accent. Black aluminum cable railing looks amazing against the intricate design of these tiles.

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Linetec adds Bordeaux Anodize to its palette of architectural aluminum finish options

September 20, 2019

Linetec adds Bordeaux Anodize to its palette of architectural aluminum finish options

Linetec continues to grow its expansive palette with the introduction of Bordeaux Anodize. This new color is available as another of Linetec’s proprietary finishes for architectural aluminum products. As the name describes, the hue leans toward rich burgundy tones and is created using organic tin and copper metals in the anodizing process. “Architects appreciate this unique, bold, earthy finish for a wide range of projects: from eye-catching modern designs to historic restoration projects,” said Linetec’s marketing manager Tammy Schroeder, LEED® Green Associate.

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Elevated designs begin with the best paint

August 30, 2019

Elevated designs begin with the best paint

Lay the foundation for refined design by using the right paint for your project. As a design professional, you are particular about every aspect of your project. The space speaks to you, and you develop just the right combination of form, texture and light by choosing the right furniture, linens and light fixtures. Color comes into play as you create a symphony of sorts, directing all of the elements in your design to work together.

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Painting a Bedroom to Look Like Polished Silver

May 2, 2019

Painting a Bedroom to Look Like Polished Silver

Burnished metallics wrap a cavernous master bedroom into a warm, cozy embrace.

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Exploring color in architecture

April 19, 2019

Exploring color in architecture

It’s no secret that color provokes emotion. Warm colors, such as those that are bold in appearance like red or yellow, promote positive emotions and are often found in the signage of retail brands. Cool colors, like green and blue are meant to calm and are said to make a space feel larger.

The use of color is viewed quite differently by many in the world of architecture. Some consider it secondary to building form and structure, with architecture critics referring to color decisions as personal in nature, difficult to discuss, and hence inconsequential.

To read the full article by Sto Corp. on Exploring Color in Architecture, please visit: http://blog.stocorp.com/2019/03/exploring-color-in-architecture/.

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Color Secrets Revealed: Author Kassia St. Clair dishes on the historical twists and turns that continue to shape our charged relationship to color

April 1, 2019

Color Secrets Revealed: Author Kassia St. Clair dishes on the historical twists and turns that continue to shape our charged relationship to color

What is it about purple that signifies power and royalty? How did white help our ancestors fight the plague — and how does that dramatic history continue to define the ways we design with it? Kassia St. Clair explores the hidden stories of 75 different colors in her captivating The Secret Lives of Color. We caught up with the author and Elle Decoration color columnist in her London office.

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Material Highlight: High-Density Polyethylene

February 11, 2019

Material Highlight: High-Density Polyethylene

Maglin Site Furniture offers recycled High-Density Polyethylene in two textures: wood grain and orange peel. This creates a durable environmentally friendly alternative to traditional lumber that is perfect for most outdoor applications.

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REFLECTOR™ Enhancer Flooring Systems

January 16, 2019

REFLECTOR™ Enhancer Flooring Systems

The REFLECTOR™ Enhancer Flooring System is a specialty, high build, self-leveling, fluid-applied floor coating. Engineered for commercial, industrial and residential applications where a durable, long-lasting, aesthetically unique, easy to maintain and completely custom floor is required. Due to the unique and unrepeatable nature of these flooring systems, consult with a technical representative before installing or specifying.

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Head of Its Class: An Award-Winning School Design

January 9, 2019

Head of Its Class: An Award-Winning School Design

This colorful educational facility was designed from the ground up to provide a fresh start for an entire school district in Pennsylvania.

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Whistler's Cultural Connector

December 19, 2018

Whistler's Cultural Connector

In 2014, as the Resort Municipality of Whistler was planning for the future, they began by looking back at the past. They wanted to highlight another side of their resort town, one that invited people to slow down and appreciate the natural beauty and unexpected history of the breathtaking location...

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Working Inside Out

November 14, 2018

Working Inside Out

Maglin Site Furniture’s new Pixel Collection is the perfect solution with its innovative and highly customizable line of modular site furnishings. Inspired by the concept of a pixel and how its square shape allows for near-limitless possibilities in placement and design, the Pixel Collection comprises an interchangeable series of blocks and tops that can be used to create everything from large-scale platform seating to lounge chairs, garden planters, tables, and more. Wired and wireless charging stations can be integrated into the design to support mobile devices. Whether used as an alternate work area or a place for a quick break, Pixel can offer the feeling of privacy through a strategically-placed planter, opposite oriented seating, or incorporating a standing tower into the configuration.

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Color Strategies for a Successful Coworking Space

November 12, 2018

Color Strategies for a Successful Coworking Space

Increasingly popular coworking spaces foster productivity and collaboration for businesses and entrepreneurs. STIR® got the scoop from designers on what makes these spaces special and how to apply color strategies from them to any project.

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Sherwin-Williams Colormix® Color Forecast 2019

September 7, 2018

Sherwin-Williams Colormix® Color Forecast 2019

Welcome to the Color Forecast 2019! We’ve gathered 42 trend colors into a master palette, then arranged them into six unique color personalities, each leading its own voyage.

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Metallic black is a dazzling new face brick

September 3, 2018

Metallic black is a dazzling new face brick

The Belden Brick Company is making news once again with an exciting new addition to their brick family. This gorgeous brick is available in eight different textures.

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