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    Oil Paints: Going, Going, Gone?

    Environmental restrictions in the most populous areas of the country are making oils scarce, but painters have adapted as waterborne alternatives improve. If you're not in one of the affected states, here's a look at what's to come.

     
  • Eight-Penny News

    U.S. Gypsum removes barrier EIFS from market, Big Apple plagued by exploding toilets, electrocution by crane, low-odor paints

     
  • Q&A: Vapor-Retarder Paints

    Q: Do "vapor-retarder paints" really work? Can I rely on them as the sole vapor barrier in an old house? If so, can you recommend some brand names?

     
  • For What It's Worth

     
  • Painting Lessons

    Case studies teach how to steer clear of exterior paint failures.

     
  • Coping With Low-VOC Paints

    Paint manufacturers are changing their formulations to meet new solvent regs in metro areas. A painting contractor reports on how the controversial new paints are affecting job quality and profitability.

     
  • Miscellany

     
 
 
 
 
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