Paints, Stains & Finishes

james hardie's dream collection installed by an exterior replacement specialty contractor

That made-to-order Dream Collection takes the place of James Hardie's Custom Color Sample Tool. 

Imagine a color: They have it

The 270G spray gun features a paint capacity of 33 fluid ounces and weighs just 2.7 pounds, with a built-in air regulator and gauge for better accuracy.

This crack-proof sealing option from DAP Products is ideal for sealing wood or synthetic molding and trim prior to painting.

Benjamin Moore developed this new coating to protect a home’s front door and trim from exposure to the elements via the company’s low-VOC waterborne alkyd resins technology.

The LRRP rule requires renovation work in pre-1978 homes to follow rigorous work practices supervised by an EPA-certified renovator.

Third annual tour takes place over 18 weeks with multiple stops across the country and includes new educational product cemonstrations and giveaways.

Recently, the EPA postponed the lead paint rule for public and commercial buildings until July 1, 2015, a positive sign for remodelers.

Choosing a paint color or scheme often can be difficult as there are many variables to consider—décor, style of the room, and other aspects of the space. Members of the Milwaukee/NARI Home Improvement Council took a deeper dive recently into paint and color wall options to explain this year’s trends.

Report shows EPA underestimated costs tied to lead paint rule

Report shows EPA underestimated costs tied to lead paint rule

The EPA's Inspector General recently reported on the findings of an investigation into the Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting rule. Not surprisingly, that report determined that the EPA underestimated the rule’s cost and overestimated its benefits.

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NARI supports amendments to EPA lead paint rule

The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) voiced its support for Sen. James Inhofe, ranking member on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, for introducing S.2148, the Lead Exposure Reduction Amendments Act of 2012.

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2012’s color: Tangerine Tango

Pantone announced its 2012 color of the year: Tangerine Tango.


Caulk-EZ is a new aerosol caulk tooling aid that enables users to achieve a perfect bead of caulk in a fraction of the time and without the mess.

Wagner Power Painter

Wagner Power Painter

Wagner SprayTech Corp. introduces a new Power Painter Line

Sherwin-Williams Brilliance

Sherwin-Williams Brilliance

Brilliance ceiling paint delivers one-coat coverage, timesaving self-priming performance and a bright-white finish.

The DAP Spec Line is the first full line of sealants and adhesives designed specifically to help professionals meet industry specifications for each job by including the required spec as part of the product name.

Paint Quality Institute identifies the colors that will be hot in 2012

color palette, decorating, home decor, home color

2012 paint forecast: blue is big

Benjamin Moore color experts are forecasting that blue will be the trend in 2012.

The top products of the last 12 months as chosen by the editors of Professional Remodeler and Professional Builder

OSI, TRIMTeQ, cellular PVC trim installation system, 101 best new products

OSI’s TRIMTeQ is the industry’s first fastening and sealing system developed specifically for the installation of cellular PVC t

OSI’s TRIMTeQ is the industry’s first fastening and sealing system developed specifically for the installation of cellular PVC trim.

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