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When paint is coming off the wall, it can be an intentional preparation process or a problem to resolve. This month, D+D In Depth addresses concerns and processes involved with lead paint removal, as well as best practices for gathering samples when investigating a coating failure. We also explore how paint selection for senior citizens’ living spaces can do more than beautify and protect but also help with space perception and orientation. Finally, check out the winners of the 2017 D+D Elevation Awards. — AMY WOODALL, EDITOR

2017 D+D Elevation Awards Showcase Exceptional Coatings Work: Announcing the First Class of Winners

BY AMY WOODALL, DURABILITY + DESIGN

Seven projects earned a number of coatings professionals a D+D Elevation Award in this first year of the D+D competition. The inaugural class of winners employed coatings to add aesthetic or functional value to their structures – and one project earned the Judges’ Choice Award for effectively doing both. Profiles of each project are presented here.


How Color and Design Affect Environments for the Aging

BY VERONICA ARCAROLI, BENJAMIN MOORE

Architects and design professionals have a unique opportunity to improve quality of life in senior-care environments in areas impacted by vision and color perception. This feature will help enhance your understanding of changes in visual perception, introduce ways to handle color and design, and offer practical advice on paint selection.


Collect with Care: How to Effectively Gather Paint Samples for Off-Site Analysis

BY KENNETH A. TRIMBER, KTA-TATOR, INC.

When investigating the cause of a coating failure, great care needs to be exercised when collecting samples for analysis, as well as in the selection of sample sites to make sure they are representative of the issues that are present. This feature explains common mistakes and the proper steps to take to provide good samples.


Dealing with Lead Paint Removal

BY GREGORY A. DOWELL AND EDWARD A. GERNS, WISS, JANNEY, ELSTNER ASSOCIATES

If you encounter lead paint during a repair or restoration project, you need to know the best ways to handle remediation. Here, the authors address the history of lead in building materials and resulting regulations, as well as several lead abatement options for various substrates, including steel and wood.



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