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2019 Design Trends: Interior Coatings, Colors and Styles

Every year, Accessa rounds up consumer trends in coatings, colors and designs for homes and offices. Here, we present an abbreviated/amended version of trend reports from a variety of sources compiled specifically for Accessa customers and friends. DOWNLOAD HERE.  WHAT'S INSIDE: Colors of the Year Manufacturers and industry watchers weigh in. Home Trends Fresh interior themes, a return to...
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2018 Design Trends: Coatings and Colors for Home and Office

Every year, Accessa Coatings Solutions rounds up consumer trends in coatings and colors for homes and offices from a range of expert sources. When your customers ask for it, you’ll be ready. Download the free guide to find: Colors of the Year from industry trend watchers Home Trends including color and texture themes, what’s in, what’s out, and more Office Trends related to layouts, co...
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The Consultancy: Fall/Winter 2017

Download the latest issue of The Consultancy, Accessa’s magazine for customers, and business and industry leaders in the coatings and chemicals sectors. Download The Consultancy here. In This Issue: Our Tight Job Market: Customers are desperate to find qualified men and women to fill positions. We take a closer look at this issue and offer ways to manage the challenge. 2018 Design Tren...
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Paint Spray Gun Tips and Techniques

The more you know about your paint spray gun, the better it will perform for you. In this discussion of gun technique, we are talking about how a spray gun is used. How it is aimed, moved and adjusted to achieve different results. People use spray guns differently and achieve the same results. Changes in air pressure may be compensated for by gun distance or speed, for instance. Gun technique can ...
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2017 Design Trends: Coatings and colors for home and office

Every year, Accessa Coatings Solutions rounds up consumer trends in coatings and colors for homes and offices from a range of expert sources. When your customers ask for it, you’ll be ready. Download the free guide to find: Colors of the Year from Sherwin-Williams, Valspar, Glidden and industry trend watchers Home Trends including color and texture themes, what's in what's out, and more...
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Getting Clear on Conversion and Polyurethane Finishes

Manufacturers who use wood coatings have more and more options available to them when it comes to their finishing lines, and the best choice for their business isn’t always clear. Letting just one or two factors determine the direction you go can be hasty, a lesson that rings true when decision makers are considering whether to use a conversion varnish or a polyurethane. To help us take a close...
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2016 Trends Kitchen & Bath Cabinetry

“Over 90 percent of the consumer’s initial assessment of your product quality is related to its color and appearance, so having the right color and right finish is extremely important.” — Angela Simone, Director of Global Color Marketing, AcromaPro Get this year’s top colors. When consumers ask for it, you’ll be ready. 2016 WOOD TRENDS Trends with OEM customers include minimalist, Europ...
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Get the Antimicrobial Advantage

In high-traffic environments where conditions are ripe for the growth of microbes, businesses have to take extra precautions. But lately, forward-thinking business leaders are taking similar precautions not just to protect themselves against risk, but also to differentiate themselves in their marketplace. Antimicrobial additives can be used in many types of coatings to fight the growth of poten...
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2015 Trends: Color & Cabinetry

Get this year’s top design styles, with a focus on wood. When consumers start asking for it, you will be ready. (Download a PDF of the trends here.)  2015 COLOR OF THE YEAR: CORAL Coral Reef, a vivacious hue, is AcromaPro’s Color of the Year 2015. Upbeat and optimistic, Coral Reef celebrates a time for renewal and is the perfect mélange of pink, orange and red that can be used to liven up any sp...
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Shades of Gray in Cabinetry Finishes

Consumers, retailers and manufacturers ask for it often, but there is a lot of gray area when it comes to getting a gray finish right. The trend shows up primarily in the residential cabinetry industry, and it’s been going strong for about four years. A more opaque driftwood look was first on the scene, where applying a gray glaze and pigment often got the job done. But during the last 18 m...
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