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PaintCare Expands Its Paint Recycling Program to Washington State

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Residents and businesses in the state of Washington have a new option for recycling paint, with the PaintCare program now operating in that state as of April 1. PaintCare, a nonprofit organization created by the paint industry through the American …

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Solving the Paint Disposal Problem

Part of the process of cleaning up, finding a place to safely dispose of leftover paint can be a challenge for many paint customers. PaintCare, a nonprofit organization created by paint manufacturers, operates paint stewardship programs in some states that …

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Making Movie Magic

Mark's Paint store

After 15 years working for another business that supplied paint and materials to the motion picture industry, Mark Umann faced a plot twist. That company was being sold, leaving him with a decision to make—stay on or move on. Umann …

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PPG Reports $13.8B in Fiscal Year 2020 Net Sales

ppg q4 2020

Paint manufacturer PPG has announced its fourth-quarter and fiscal year 2020 financial results, noting net sales of $3.8 billion in the final quarter of the year, up about two percent from the same period in 2019. PPG says selling prices …

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A New Look for Old Masters

Old Master New Labels

Old Masters, a division of Diamond Vogel, has updated the label design for its wiping stain and gel stain lines. The new design features a color swatch for quick color recognition and updated product messaging. Combined with the launch of …

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Review 2020’s Most Active Home Improvement Product Categories

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The 2020 Retail Selector Study from market research firms The Farnsworth Group and the Home Improvement Research Institute is a thorough overview of the current home improvement marketplace, packed with more than 300 pages on what’s motivating shoppers, where they’re …

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Creating a Buzz in Your Paint Department

Color of the Year

For paint manufacturers, announcing a color of the year is big business. A new paint color generates a lot of excitement around their product, and it is a chance to put their distinctive palettes in the spotlight and boost sales. …

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3 Paint Applicator Trends to Follow

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Whether a pro painter is selecting a brush for general use or a DIYer reaches for a specially tipped detail brush for a fine edge, paint customers are searching for upgraded selections across a variety of paint applicators. Independent retailers …

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