Coatings

The Writers Theatre in Glencoe, Ill.
September 18, 2017 | David Barista, Editorial Director

Duranar Sunstorm from PPG, Fluropon from Valspar, and Extreme Cover from Sherwin-WIlliams are jus...

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| August 01, 2017 | Valspar

Schools all across the country are getting older and becoming less conducive to providing a posit...

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June 13, 2017 |
Architect and materials guru Blaine Brownell reveals emerging trends and applications that are trans... read more
| May 05, 2017 | Valspar

Butler Tech students can now study and work in neighboring buildings that feature ALPOLIC metal p...

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| April 26, 2017 | Valspar

Valspar’s Valfon® coating in Prismatic Blue adds to the dimensionality of the new Ryerson Univers...

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Photos by Tom Cwenar

| April 14, 2017 | PPG

In striving to create the greenest office tower in the world, PNC, Gensler and their partners con...

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| November 08, 2016 | ALPOLIC

Lions Park was the largest shared space for a community of about 2,400.

Images courtesy of J Rick Martin Photography

| November 02, 2016 | Valspar

With their extensive color-matching process, Valspar helps formulate nine coating colors to adorn...

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| September 13, 2016 | Valspar

The 26-story hotel spanning 96,000 square-feet needed a way to not only differentiate itself amon...

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August 29, 2016 | Sherwin-Williams

The “new” neutral, Poised Taupe is classic yet modern and the perfect balance of warm and cool....

Room painted with the Intrepid palette. Photos courtesy Sherwin-Williams. Click here to enlarge. 

June 13, 2016 | BD+C Editors

The four palettes—Noir, Holistic, Intrepid, and Unbounded—were developed by a team of design and...

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| June 06, 2016 | Powered by Valspar

With more Building Teams considering hazard reduction and ingredient transparency in their materi...

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Building a Habitat with Paint – the Polk Penguin Conservation Center

Valspar's elite color matching process helped the Polk Penguin Conservation Center perfectly replicate a tabular iceberg in Antarctica. Click here to enlarge.

| April 28, 2016 | Valspar

With Valspar’s expertly color-matched Fluropon coating, the Polk Penguin Conservation Center was...

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Technology leads the way in today’s coatings and sealants [AIA course]

New urban developments use shop- and site-applied color to enliven the cityscape. The Brand, a mixed-use project in Glendale, Calif., designed by Carrier Johnson + Culture, employs pops of primary and secondary color. Photo: Costea Photography/Courtesy Carrier Johnson + Culture

February 05, 2016 |  C.C. Sullivan, Contributing Editor

History holds the key to the next coating or sealant specification. To earn 1.0 AIA CES HSW learn...

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Installation of a facade panel system that uses a rainscreen approach to control
January 28, 2016 | Bradley Carmichael, PE, Project Engineer, Hoffmann Architects

Building envelope expert Bradley Carmichael of Hoffmann Architects explains how rainscreen wall s...

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Invasive probes, including test cuts of existing EIFS cladding, can uncover hidd
January 14, 2016 | Arthur L. Sanders & Benjamin J. Robinson, Hoffmann Architects

This AIA CES Discovery course discusses the six elements of an EIFS wall assembly; common EIFS fa...

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Photo: IdeaPaint.

January 07, 2016 | BD+C Staff

Sherwin-Williams recently introduced Paint Shield, the first EPA-registered microbicidal paint th...

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Paint company announces new product that can kill bacteria in hospitals

Doctors at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say eliminating healthcare-associated infections is a top priority. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

November 06, 2015 | Adilla Menayang, Assistant Digital Editor

The new product from Sherwin-Williams, called Paint Shield, is said to not only kill over 99.9% o...

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A company is developing spray-on solar panels for windows

Researchers view the Colorado Rocky Mountains through an electricity-generating SolarWindow module. Photo courtesy SolarWindow Technologies

June 08, 2015 | BD+C Staff

Made primarily out of hydrogen and carbon, the coating can turn see-through surfaces into solar p...

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The new headquarters in Irvine, Calif., for medical office software provider Kareo, designed by LAP Inc.

The new headquarters in Irvine, Calif., for medical office software provider Kareo, designed by LAP Inc.

| May 06, 2015 | powered by Valspar | By Emily Koch, CID, LEED AP ID+C

Because color is incredibly subjective, personal and situational, it is difficult to study scient...

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Valspar delivers custom coating solution for JW Marriott Austin
| May 06, 2015 | Valspar

Stunning design by HKS leaves onlookers wondering—weathered steel or coating?

Exterior of West Los Angeles College, California

| April 20, 2015 | powered by Valspar

Color’s prominent role in wayfinding has become a focus in architecture, as color association is...

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Wet-applied coatings and finishes for commercial and institutional projects [AIA course]

A colorful hair spa called zoey + joey in Ann Arbor, Mich. “It’s a boutique salon that incorporates the simple use of color to support their brand,” says Wightman & Associates’ Marissa Kovatch. She says she usually specifies certain branded paint products as a basis of design, especially those that meet the VOC limits in LEED. Photo courtesy Wightman & Associates 

February 18, 2015 | C.C. Sullivan, Contributing Editor

The rapid pace of development of improved liquid-applied materials and finishes has given Buildin...

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| November 24, 2014 | powered by Valspar

Chameleons are known for changing their skin colors to suit the observer, but what if a building...

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All photos: courtesy Valspar
| September 02, 2014 | Valspar Sponsored Content

The building’s custom-fabricated wall panels look like copper, but are actually flat metal sheets...

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AkzoNobel's Human Cities initiative commits to improving, energizing and regener
June 11, 2014 | Adilla Menayang, Assistant Editor

Dutch company AkzoNobel is partnering with Rem Koolhaas' firm OMA to study how the application of...

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May 15, 2014 | Julie S. Higginbotham, Senior Editor

Color-shifting finishes, dry-erase surfaces, and stain-blocking paints are highlighted in this ro...

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April 02, 2014 | C.C. Sullivan, Contributing Editor

This course covers life cycle assessment, color selection, emissions, durability, resilience, cor...

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Design architect GWWO selected Valspars Blue Pearl II color-changing paint to c
| March 21, 2014 | Valspar This is sponsored content  

Linetec finishes Firestone’s UNA-CLAD panels, achieving a one-of-a-kind, dynamic appearance with...

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To true the wall surface, the installer should level the insulation board, rathe
March 20, 2014 | Arthur L. Sanders & Benjamin J. Robinson, Hoffmann Architects

Poor workmanship, impact damage, building movement, and incompatible or unsound substrate are amo...

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