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Both painting pros and their customers are always interested in concrete coatings that look good and protect their investment. Here’s a quick look at some of the trends that industry representatives say are currently driving concrete product formulation. FORMULAS THAT ENDURE Mike Mundwiller, field integration manager at Benjamin Moore, is seeing increased…

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EXTERIOR COATINGS PPG Paints TIMELESS Exterior Paint and Primer in one incorporates the company’s coatings innovation and expertise from outside the residential and commercial painting industry—for the first time, using additives from its coatings for the automotive industry in an exterior architectural paint. With automotive-grade UV-Protect Technology, painters get one-coat coverage in…

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Day-to-day interior and exterior paints are the coatings you and your crew typically spend the most time working with, but some jobs require specialty formulations to achieve a certain appearance, performance level, or attribute. Manufacturers are constantly improving and developing new products, so it can be hard to keep up with what’s…

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Day-to-day interior and exterior paints are the coatings you and your crew typically spend the most time working with, but some jobs require specialty formulations to achieve a certain appearance, performance level, or attribute. Manufactures are constantly improving and developing new products, so it can be hard to keep up with what’s…

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No matter what finish coat you ultimately apply to an exterior job, the prep work will determine whether it lasts—or fails prematurely. “Every building is different, and you have to look at each surface individually,” says Dave Carhart, owner of Star Painting & Wallcovering in Collegeville, PA. “Today’s exterior paints are pretty…

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Estimating an exterior paint job accurately requires an expert eye, along with some art and science. Beyond the numbers, it often comes down to having honest conversations with the homeowner or client—not only about their needs, but about the prep work required. “Most homeowners may not know a whole bunch about painting,…

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