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Ice Dam Removal

Ice Dams. If you know what these are, you’ve likely suffered the ill-effects of this cold weather phenomenon. If not, you may have seen one – or many – without realizing what they are and how they wreak havoc. The …
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When to Use Paint Sprayers

The paint sprayer was birthed out of necessity. In 1892, famed painter Francis Davis Millet was brought in to help finish the construction of the World’s Columbian Exposition.  The deadline was very tight, so to speed up the painting process, …
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Creative Uses for Chalkboard Paint

Chalkboard paint is a big paint trend right now. Don’t believe us? Just check Pinterest. It’s everywhere! This technique is great for adding a creative edge to any commercial space. It allows for the ability to communicate without the limitation …
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Color Palette FAQs: Our Touch Up & Repair Program

(photo credit: Craig Damlo) Even the best paint fades over time. Walls are scratched, wallcovering gets stained, and water penetrates. In high-traffic common areas, surfaces often need to be touched up sooner rather than later.  That is why Future City …
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How Are Ice Rinks Painted?

(image via wild.nhl.com) If you have ever watched a college or NHL hockey game, it’s hard not to notice how incredibly vibrant the painted lines and logos are on the ice, especially when the Zamboni hits the ice between each …
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How to Choose Roller Covers

In modern painting, the paint roller is as valuable as the paint brush itself, creating greater efficiencies in application and speed. Sadly, the inventor of this great tool, Norman Breakey, failed to patent his product and faded into obscurity with …
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Signs of a Bad Paint Job

Flaws in painting can be obvious, such as overspray or a poor color choice. Sometimes, though, signs of a bad paint job are subtle and, more often than not, it can be difficult to identify the source of the poor …
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Paint your own Glass Ornaments!

Here at Future City, we think paint is pretty special. So, when we thought about what we would like to share for a holiday-related post this month, we knew we wanted to give our readers an opportunity to experience paint …
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Protecting Concrete and Block from the Elements: Exterior Coating Case Study

Due to multiple exterior substrate issues at this Plymouth property, past paint jobs had failed to bond properly, resulting in coating failure. After assessing the building exterior with several coating partners, Future City identified the key underlying issues and devised …
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Future City Celebrates Life Center

Paint has power. Not only does it transform surfaces, but it can also facilitate the transformation of livelihoods! Don’t believe it? Consider the Life Center, one of our local non-profit partners (or “friends” as we like to call them), who recently …
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