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| January 11, 2016 |

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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| December 16, 2015 |

Choosing a color for your new home can be a difficult decision. Selecting one single pigment to r...

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| December 01, 2015 |
| November 16, 2015 |

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

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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| October 09, 2015 |

The extensive Valspar palette is available for architectural, commercial, residential and industr...

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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.

| September 25, 2015 |

Energy-efficient metal roofs, with cool coatings are at the forefront of innovation, helping to i...

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The color library enables architects to gain an accurate project snapshot, complete with coatings.

| September 14, 2015 |

Valspar's Fluropon material library for ...

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| August 25, 2015 |

The eye-catching façade is a tribute to the area's rich oil history.

Bring a project to life with color
| August 20, 2015 |

The use of color in a building can influence the desired response.

| August 06, 2015 |

Special care must be taken to formulate coatings to ensure performance, even in the most demandin...

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Clearing up myths about PVDF coatings

Photo courtesy of Timothy Hursely.

| August 03, 2015 |

While all PVDF coatings contain the same resins, the remaining 30% of the binders and pigmentatio...

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Fluropon celebrates 50 years of excellence

The JW Marriott in Austin, Texas, uses the Fluropon coating system.

| July 20, 2015 |

Introduced in 1965, the coating system was designed for excellent color retention and resistance...

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Metal building products deliver endless design freedom and sustainability

Innovative solar reflective coatings cut building cooling costs when applied to wall panels, roofs, and extrusions. 

| June 16, 2015 |

Numerous metal building products contain recycled content, reducing the need to mine new material...

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What’s in a coating, and why does it matter?

Colofrul buildings in Tirana, Albania. 

| June 15, 2015 |

When the sun starts swinging punches at your building's coating, chalking and fading will start....

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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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Unwrapping ‘the mummy’: Chicago hotel project comes to life

The sleek architectural panels and Valspar coating give the building a steely sheen.

| June 05, 2015 |

The sleek architectural panels and Valspar coating give the building a steely sheen.

Detroit transforms abandoned casino into modern public safety headquarters

In addition to redefining the exterior, the panels provide a vapor barrier, insulation, and an air barrier.

| May 29, 2015 |

The recently completed, 400,000-sf facility repurposed an abandoned casino into a state-of-the-ar...

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Prismatic coatings accent the new Altara Center

This multi-use campus will contain a university, sports facilities, medical center, and world-class shopping.

| May 14, 2015 |

This multi-use campus will contain a university, sports facilities, medical center, and world-cla...

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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?

Graffiti-Resistant Coatings To Keep Projects Looking Their Best

There are now several options available to keep buildings looking their best, which often includes both a coating system and an associated chemical graffiti remover.

| April 27, 2015 |

There are now several options available to keep buildings looking their best, which often include...

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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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Removing graffiti without a trace

There are three common methods for graffiti removal: painting over graffiti, using a chemical remover, and pressure washing.

| April 20, 2015 |

The issue of graffiti removal inspired Valspar scientists to develop a graffiti resistance system...

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MBCI coated roof and wall panels virtually graffiti proof

Every year American cities spend an estimated $12 billion on graffiti removal.

| April 20, 2015 |

A new effective solution that is biodegradable and water-soluble can help building owners and mun...

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Graffiti vandalism is on the rise

Valspar offers built-in graffiti resistance in all its building products coatings, at no additional cost. This protection includes both existing buildings and new construction, allowing your projects to be resistant to all the elements.

| April 13, 2015 |

Graffiti is the most common form of vandalism, and its cleanup is burdening businesses and proper...

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Make a statement by the sea

Photo: Chase Lindberg/Flickr

| April 03, 2015 |

With salt stray and intense summer sun, coastal coatings take a real beating. When selecting a co...

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Natural weather testing ensures high quality products

Valspar’s test fence in Fort Myers, Fla., contains more than 100,000 weather test panels. Photo courtesy of Valspar.

| March 24, 2015 |

Instead of relying on outside testing facilities, where it is more difficult and expensive to con...

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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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