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Coverage including updates, insights, strategies and best practices for the facilities management industry


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Primary Factors in Successful Paints and Coatings Specification

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Paint Coverage Depends on Nature of Substrate

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Condition and Preparation of Substrate Enhances Paint or Coating

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Test Paint or Coating to Ensure Finished Job Features Proper Look

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SIDEBAR: Before and After Paints and Coatings Considerations

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Do Antibacterial Building Materials Pose a Health Risk?

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Color Palette Trends Turning Rich and Global

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Trends and Tactics for Successful Paints and Coatings Applications

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Urethane- and Epoxy-Based Products are Effective Concrete Coatings

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Sidebar: Take Clean, Kill, Coat Approach to Mold and Mildew

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Differences Between Antimicrobial and Antibacterial Coatings

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EPDs and HPDs Can Help Facility Managers Choose Paints

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Use Both EDPs/HPDs and Green Product Certifications When Choosing Paint

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Using 'Red List' of Chemicals Wisely When Selecting Paints

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Avoid Paint Hazards in Fire/Life Safety Systems

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Paints and Coatings: Technology Improvements Require More Project Planning

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Painting Project Cost Considerations

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Interior Painting Project Considerations

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Exterior Painting Project Considerations

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How Type of Paint and Paint Quality Affect Performance

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Basic Paint Components and Their Role in Quality, Performance

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Consider Application Needs, Environmental Conditions In Selecting Paint

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Coatings Considerations For Concrete Surfaces

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Sorting Through the Various Types of Concrete Coatings

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Avoiding Common Problems With Sealers and Coatings for Concrete Applications

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Paints and Coatings Contractors: A Recipe For Success

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Potential Problems When Finding a Painting Contractor

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Misconceptions Abound About Painting Contractors

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Paints Applications: Recipe for Success

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Sustainability Considerations for Painting Products

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Completing the Painting Project Puzzle

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Innovative Products: Paints/Coatings

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Painting Problems and How To Avoid Them

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VOCs Among Concerns When Specifying Paints and Coatings Products

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Factors to Consider Before Starting a Paints and Coatings Project

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Recycling Best Disposal Method for Paints and Coatings

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Office Building Renovations Aim To Reposition “Stale” Properties

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Painting Projects With Sustainability in Mind

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Common Painting Projects Mistakes and Oversights

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Technology Improves Quality of Paints and Coatings Products

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Painting Contractors Provide Valuable Resource to Managers

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Preparing a Plan for Painting Projects

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Focus on Life-Cycle Costs for Painting Projects

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Developing a Plan for Paints and Coating Projects

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What Facility Managers Need To Know Before Beginning Painting Projects

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Potential VOC Levels Are Important Consideration In Paints Selection

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Use Creativity, Caution To Select Interior Office Paint Colors

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Use Bright Colors For Collaboration, Be Careful With Multiple Colors When Selecting Paints

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Showcase Products: Paints

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Beyond First Cost: Smart Specification of Paints and Coatings

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Green Standards for Paints and Coatings Perform Important Roles

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Savvy Specification Results in Higher ROI

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Paint Contractors as Partners: A Little Help From Friends

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Successful Paint Applications Require More Than Specification

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Spotlight on Efficient Painting Jobs

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Clearing the Air on VOC, Paints and Coatings

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Paint Specifications Changes Offer Challenge to Managers

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Choice of Paints and Coatings Key for Successful Project

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Environmentally Friendly Paints and Coatings Prompt Managers to Rethink Strategies

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Green Building Codes Make Certification a Rigorous Process

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Fine-Tuning the Green Certification Process

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Strategies for Preventing Roof Coating Problems

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Be Aware of Specification, Application Errors

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Roof Coatings: Spotlight RCMA

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Roof Coatings: Environmental Conditions Can Create Havoc

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Select paint contractor carefully

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Painting Contractors as Project Partners

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Painting Contractors: Problem-Solving Strategies

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Spotlight: Painting and Decorating Contractors of America

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Paint Innovations Offer Facility Managers Green Benefits, Performance

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Check Paint's Certifications to Avoid Greenwash

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New Standards, Research, Promise Continuing Improvement in Paints

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Successful Paint Applications

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Showcase Products: Paints

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Successful Paint Applications

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Specifying Paints for Performance and Sustainability

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Developing Paint and Coating Policies

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Important Painting Project Considerations

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How to Choose the Right Paint

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Specifying Sustainable Paints Means Determining Life-Cycle Costs

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Quality, Long-Term Performance Essential for Sustainable Paints

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Tips for Picking the Right Paint

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More Tips for Picking the Right Paint: Sheen, Durability and Surface Preparation

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Showcase: Paints and Coatings Products

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How One School District Successfully Plans Painting Projects

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Paints & Coatings: Low-VOC Formulations Meet EPA Standards

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Evening Painting, VOC-Free Products Reduce Complaints

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Paint Crews Perform Repairs to Drywall, Covering

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Paints and Coatings: Match Substrate and Surface

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Paints: How to Match Formulation with Substrate

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Paints and Coatings: Understanding Labels and Material Safety Data Sheets

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Green Paints in Schools and Health Care

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Performance of Green Paints

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Maintaining Exterior Painted Wood

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Standards for Performance Help FMs Choose the Right Paint

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Green Paint Standards Protect IAQ and Occupants

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Paint Certifications Balance Green and Performance Benefits

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Paints Product Showcase

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Green Paint Certifications

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Finding an Exterior Painting Contractor

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Exterior Wood Elements Of A Building Can Be Better Maintained With Regular Painting

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Paint Quality and Performance

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Green Paints Becoming More Durable

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Choosing Paint Colors for Classrooms

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Choosing Interior Paint Colors

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Using Color to Brand the Interior of Your Organization

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Assessing the Performance of Green Paints

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Look for Green Paint Certifications

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Save Trendy Colors for the Paint on the Walls

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Managers Consider Performance, Environment When Specifying Paints

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Paints: Third-Party Organizations Develop Standards, Certification Programs

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Master Painters Institute Develops Application Guidelines

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Paints and Coatings: The Impact of VOCs on Performance

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Paints and Coatings: Scheduling Projects

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Paints and Coatings: Application Checklist

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Paints and Coatings: Tools Include Brushes, Rollers, Spray Guns

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How To Schedule Successful Paints and Coatings Projects

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Six Interior Design Changes

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Color in Classrooms

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It Pays to Buy Neutrals

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Paints and Coatings: Determining the Environmental Impact

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VOCs Can Affect Paint Performance

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Paints and Coatings: Washability, Durability Play Key Role

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The Color Wheel Explained

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Color and Organizational Branding

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Identifying Common Hazardous Wastes

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Tips to Smooth Interior Paint Selection

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The Importance of Color in Interior Design

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Determining Paint Quality

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Keeping Up-to-date on Painting Maintenance

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Green Seal Launches New GS-11 Paint Standard

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Sustainable Hazardous Materials Management

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Improving the Indoor Environment

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Branding a Facility with Color

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Determining Paint Quality

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To Get the Most Out of Green Paint, Know Where to Use It

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Beyond VOCs

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Painting Facilities 'Green'

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Paints Set a New Green Standard

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EPA Proposes Expansion of Lead-Paint Requirements

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Painting Projects That Perform

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Painting the Best Picture

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A New Era for Paints and Coatings

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Paints
veiw related paint products

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Traditional Issues, New Approaches

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Painting by Numbers

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Paints: Both Sides Now

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Planning, Preparing for Painting

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Training Spotlight: HazMat Management

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Paints

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A Primer on Painting

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Mold & the Coatings Connection

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Brushing Up: A Primer on Paints

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Planning for Projects That Deliver

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Planning for Projects That Deliver

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Low-VOC Paints Are More Than Just ‘Green’

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‘Green’ Paints Come of Age

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Paint: Fresh Look At the Bottom Line

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Today’s Painting Arsenal

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A Closer Look at Paint-Spray Technology

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Painting Projects That Last

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Painting for Productivity