Architectural Coatings

Interior architectural coatings today do much more than hide blemishes in walls and ceilings. They often play a key role in the overall decorating scheme and are chosen in concert with furnishings and room accessories. In addition, consumers today expect...

It is often assumed that solvent-based sealers give better performance than water-based formulations on concrete because the solvent-based sealers are thought to better penetrate into the concrete matrix. In practice, it can be difficult to measure actual penetration of a sealer...

While there is an intuitive connection between wall brightness and the electrical demand for illuminating a room, there has been little data reported to quantify this relationship. Here, we report the relative electrical load needed to light a room at...

Insight into the state of the U.S. coatings industry is valuable for many—whether you are directly employed by paint and coatings companies or suppliers of specialty chemicals used within the industry; serve as an industry observer interested in correlating the...

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