Paint Supplies for your Next Project
General Finishes at Woodworker’s Hardware
Woodworker’s Hardware has added General Finishes to the company’s offering of cabinet furniture supplies. General Finishes is continually improving all of the products in their line of water-based stains, finishes and paints. General Finishes water-base stains allow you to create the truest, deepest colors possible on any wood species.
All of the brand’s water-based stains, finishes and acrylic “milk paints” feature low VOC’s, are non-flammable, and clean up with soap and water. The finishes are durable, easy use and they won’t negatively impact your health or the environment. Visit wwhardware.com.
Hyde Painter’s Assistant
Hyde’s new Painter’s Assistant is a simple multi-tool that saves time and hassle on painting projects. For both professionals and do-it-yourselfers, the Painter’s Assistant works as a carrying handle for 1- and 2-quart containers, turning even simple plastic buckets into a handy carrier when you’re painting trim or windows with a brush. It also clips to your roller tray, providing a magnetic brush holder right where you need it. The Painter’s Assistant’s built-in features include a paint can opener, a brush and roller cleaner, belt hook, putty knife/scraper, a paint-can hook for when climbing ladders, plus a garage tool hanger. Visit www.hydetools.com.
Shur-Line Touch-up Painter
“During our research, consumers expressed that touching up walls is a frustrating part of household maintenance,” says Shur-Line product manager Nathalie Pimentel. “We designed a simple, time-saving solution that makes it easy to keep your walls looking freshly painted.”
The Shur-Line Touch Up Painter stores your paint inside the tool so you’re always ready to cover up scuffs and marks on your walls at a moment’s notice. When you wrap up a paint project, simply fill the Touch Up Painter and store it for future use. Whenever you notice a scuff or mark on your walls, you’ll have paint readily available to cover it up. The product eliminates the most inconvenient steps in the process and makes it as easy as fill, roll, and store. The roller on the Touch Up Painter imitates the finish that is already on your walls, so you don’t have to worry about leaving brush marks behind. The roller applicator is also disposable, eliminating the time-consuming cleanup. Just snap in a clean roller for a fresh start the next time scuffs happen. Visit www.shurline.com.
Wooster Lock Jaw
Approaching any job from the best possible angle can make a world of difference. Wooster’s new Lock Jaw tool holder gives painters a chance to do just that. It has a patent-pending design that allows even non-threaded tools to be extension-pole compatible. Made from engineering-grade plastics, the “jaws” of this tool open and close to securely hold any item up to 1-3/8-in. in diameter, including brushes, trim rollers, flashlights, scrapers and more. Its nine different positions give the Lock Jaw a range of 160 degrees. To adjust, just pull the gears to separate, turn to the next desired position and engage. It’s designed to work with standard threaded as well as no-twist Wooster Sherlock GT extension poles. Visit www.woosterbrush.com.
Small Wall is a patented sample board system that takes the guesswork out of choosing paint colors. End users simply paint the boards with their desired color, peel off the adhesive strip on the back and place the boards on the walls they wish to paint. The no-mark adhesive backing allows Small Wall sample boards to be positioned and repositioned so that they can be seen on various walls, in different lights and in the context of other colors within a room. Small Wall can be found at more than 3,500 Sherwin-Williams stores nationwide as well as Amazon.com. Visit www.mysmallwall.com.
Cool-It Concrete Stain & Sealer
Rhino Linings Corporation has released Concrete Solutions Cool-It, a heat-reflective concrete stain and sealer. Cool-It is designed to reduce the temperature of outdoor surfaces while also providing a uniform, protective, colored finish. It’s ideal for pool decks, sidewalks, patios and benches and is available in nine colors. The company claims Cool-It has good color retention, even after several years of exposure to the sun. This all-in-one stain and sealer can be painted on with brush, roller or by using an airless sprayer. Cool-It can be applied over concrete, polymer concrete, asphalt, masonry walls and even on previously painted surfaces. It’s a single-component product that provides a flexible, tough seal that is resistant to staining, wear and even abrasion. Visit www.concretesolutions.com.