Get Inspired: Color and Coatings

Colors are a universal language that everyone understands, engaging both hearts and minds. In Sherwin-Williams Coil Coatings (formerly Valspar) Get Inspired: Color and Coatings blog, our color engineers explore the latest trends, technologies, and projects in the high-performance architectural coating industry. 
Coatings | October 10, 2016 | Jeff Alexander

Although architectural coatings from different manufacturers have similar PVDF resins, the performance of the coating system can vary widely.

Coatings | October 03, 2016 | Jeff Alexander

The Animal Community Center in Milpitas, Calif. sought to be the first LEED Gold building of its kind in the country.

Coatings | September 26, 2016 | Jeff Alexander

Fluropon SR and Fluropon Pure are two products that help Valspar cultivate a culture of innovation.

Fire-Rated Products | September 21, 2016 | Jeff Alexander

Buildings with great fire resistance will likely have lower insurance costs and be restricted by fewer codes, owing to the decreased risk. 

Coatings | September 12, 2016 | Jeff Alexander

Fluropon Effects Rustica features a natural, polychromatic color palette that has never before been available in 70 percent PVDF coatings.

Coatings | September 06, 2016 | Jeff Alexander

The hospital's new addition uses bright, primary colors that alternate with each floor to create a unique, child-friendly atmosphere.

Coatings | August 29, 2016 | Jeff Alexander

 Biorenewable and recycled materials help eliminate waste and reduce the use of virgin materials

Coatings | August 22, 2016 | Jeff Alexander

“Color is defined by two things: the chemistry of a pigment and the type of light that shines on it,” explains Mike Churchill, technical manager fo...

Coatings | August 18, 2016 | Jeff Alexander

Valspar’s Fluropon coatings are popular due to their high durability, outstanding performance characteristics, and broad color palette.

Coatings | August 15, 2016 | Jeff Alexander

To reduce the cost, time, and hassle of cleaning up graffiti, Valspar has a graffiti-resistant system protecting all coil and extrusion coatings...

Coatings | August 11, 2016 | Jeff Alexander

Inorganic pigments are typically used to meet high performance requirements but typically include fewer bright colors.

Green | July 29, 2016 | Jeff Alexander

As one of the leading manufacturers of coating products in the world, Valspar is setting an example for the entire industry by incorporating best p...

Coatings | June 28, 2016 | Jeff Alexander

With more than 20,000 colors to choose from, Valspar offers coatings that lower heating costs, lower cooling costs, and remain pristine in coastal...

High-rise Construction | June 13, 2016 | Jeff Alexander

Made of glass, concrete, and steel, the 56-story tower has been dubbed the "Marilyn Monroe" because of its curving lines.

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Coatings | May 24, 2016 | Jeff Alexander

With high-quality Valspar coatings, pre-painted metals can be abrasion resistant even for heavy commercial use, delivering protection and long-last...

Metals | May 13, 2016 | Jeff Alexander

Pre-painted metals can be printed, embossed, or striped for special visual effects.

Altara Shopping and Lifestyle Center in Honduras

Coatings | May 02, 2016 | Jeff Alexander

From prismatic coatings with mica flakes to graffiti-resistant coatings to coatings with a crinkle finish, Valspar scientists help create the impos...

Coatings | April 22, 2016 | Jeff Alexander

The process has made pre-painted metals a top choice for builders because of the aesthetic, environmental, performance and cost benefits.

Valspar can work with architects and builders to create custom colors and prints to create the look of wood, slate (pictured), shingles or provide a weathered look to panels.

Roofing Products | April 12, 2016 | Jeff Alexander

Prepainted metals are becoming popular for both commercial and residential use thanks to their durability, resistance to weathering, and environmen...

Coatings | March 23, 2016 | Jeff Alexander

Fluropon, Valspar’s premier architectural coating, has a new line of dimensional colors, delivering brilliant hues and dazzling effects. These colo...

Coatings | January 26, 2016 | Jeff Alexander

Use a splash of color or even paint an entire room to manifest and realize your dreams and goals. Kate Smith, an international color expert provide...

Coatings | January 21, 2016 | Jeff Alexander

Do you have goals for the new year for your diet, career, or lifestyle? Kate Smith, an international color expert recommends using color this new y...

December 16, 2015 | Jeff Alexander

Choosing a color for your new home can be a difficult decision. Selecting one single pigment to represent you and your home takes time and consider...

Coatings | November 16, 2015 | Jeff Alexander

Color can make or break your project. At Valspar, we live and breathe color. 

WeatherXL™ crinkle finish brings visual depth to projects
Roofing | October 28, 2015 | Jeff Alexander

A textured finish enhances visual depth and adds a richness to color

Coatings | October 09, 2015 | Jeff Alexander

The extensive Valspar palette is available for architectural, commercial, residential and industrial projects, bringing designs to life with color....

Comfort and energy efficiency with cool metal roofs

Solar reflective coatings on metal roofs have high thermal reflectance and thermal emittance, keeping rooftop temperatures down in direct sunlight.

Coatings | September 25, 2015 | Jeff Alexander

Energy-efficient metal roofs, with cool coatings are at the forefront of innovation, helping to increase the efficiency of the building envelope. ...

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