paint

Mixing Paints and Doing Subtraction

by EVstudio AEP June 18, 2018

When paints are mixed together each absorbs certain wavelengths of light. The color that is not reflected is what we see. For instance, if red wavelengths are absorbed, yet blue and green wavelengths are reflected, then we see that color as blue-green. One thing to […]

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Matching Old Paint Isn’t Easy

by Sean O'Hara, AIA, LEED AP November 14, 2017

I’ve done a couple remodeling jobs lately on my own house and a rental house that we have. In both cases I knew exactly the color and luster of the paint but it is impossible to get the colors to match when you put them […]

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Fire Resistance Treatments for Wood

by Bill Myhren, AIA, EI June 10, 2016
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Not all fire resistance treatments for wood are the same. Over the past few months, I have been learning about the differences between treatment strategies for wood. The following breakdown is a brief synopsis of those differences: Intumescent Paint Intumescent paint is a treatment applied […]

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Converting Paint Shades to RGB

by EVstudio AEP July 15, 2014

As Building Information Modeling (BIM) takes over architectural presentation and replaces the chore of drafting, clients have become increasingly hungry for more accurate 3D modelling.  Parts of the building, the presence of which had historically been simply implied, are now expected to show up regardless […]

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Bergen Park Paint Moved in and Open for Business

by Sean O'Hara, AIA, LEED AP April 22, 2009

I was in Evergreen today and ran by Bergen Park Paints. It is complete in their new location accross Bergen Parkway in Bergen Village. This is the 10th project that we’ve designed in Bergen Village.

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Recycled Paint

by Sean O'Hara, AIA, LEED AP June 5, 2008

One of the methods for getting recycled materials into your project is to look at recycled paint. Latex paint can be purchased that is 50-100% recycled content. Basically, it starts as leftover paint that is turned into the manufacturer or a recycling center. It is […]

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