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D+D Online September 2011

In This Issue...


Sentinels of Safety: Fire-Resistive Systems Stand Ready to Serve

by Walter Scarborough

Paint, coatings and related materials can play a pivotal role in helping to protect buildings in the event of fire, notwithstanding the categorization of such materials as “passive” in nature and performance.


The Color Landscape: A Bolder Spectrum, with ‘Authentic’ Tilt

by Jill Speegle

From full-bodied reds and clean blues to sophisticated and inviting earth tones, color experts and designers have dropped the caution flag when it comes to color trends forecasted for 2012 and beyond.


Technology Tips from the Paint Lab: Making Paint Stick to Weathered Wood

by V.C. Bud Jenkins

Painting over weathered wood essentially involves the same processes and procedures as painting over rusty steel, or painting over a wet surface, or painting over a dirty, sandy surface.


The Horizontal Palette: Colors, Effects Remake the Concrete Landscape

by Joe Maty

Creative and innovative interpretations of color and surface treatments continue to generate buzz in the design world. The use of bolder, more saturated colors is viewed as an emerging trend for interiors, based on forecasts from paint and coatings companies.


Integrated Design: Connecting All the Dots in Enclosure Assemblies

by Joe Maty

The devil is in the details, the saying goes. A well-worn cliché, to be sure. But in the context of building-envelope systems, eminently fitting.


   

Graco Inc.
Eco-Friendly Surface Prep

• Blast with 92% less dust
• Use less media
• Less containment & disposal costs
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PPG Pittsburgh Paints
Wonder-Shield

An outstanding value, Wonder-Shield® provides durable protection against weathering and provides a mildew-resistant coating. It is easy to apply, cures quickly, and can be used on properly prepared wood, siding, trim, sash, masonry, weathered aluminum, vinyl siding and metal.


Pratt & Lambert Paints
THE PREMIUM STANDARD FOR PROFESSIONAL PAINTERS

Pro-Hide® Gold Ultra is the ideal paint for your customers and your business. It delivers a beautiful finish, outstanding hide, easy application and excellent touch-up. And now pros can bid on even more jobs, because Pro-Hide Gold Ultra is MPI® Approved for interior gloss levels 1-5.


Atlas Material Testing Technology

Helping You Put Your Products To The Test

• Outdoor Accelerated
Weathering
• Laboratory Testing
Services
• Accelerated Weathering
Instruments

www.atlas-mts.com atlas.info@ametek.com


KTA-Tator, Inc. - Corporate Office
KTA Inspection Instruments

Eliminate Application Uncertainties:
• Moisture Content
• Ambient Conditions
• Surface Preparation
• Coating Thickness
Call 1-800-KTA-GAGE
(800-582-4243)


Keim Mineral Coatings
Color/Protection for Concrete that Won’t Peel

Concretal® Stains & Finishes penetrate, forming permanent chemical bonds within that can never peel. And mineral pigments don't fade-no matter how harsh the exposure.

 
 

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