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Check out these great How-To Videos from your Calgary & Area Benjamin Moore Retailers!

Check out some of these new great How-To Videos from Benjamin Moore. Featured are such videos as "How to prepare a room for paint," and "How to paint doors and trim," among many others!

 

Calgary Paints recommends For best results, ALWAYS READ THE PAINT CAN LABEL. Professionals read the paint can labels to get the paint manufacturers’ most up-to-date information and instructions on the use of each specific paint. Every paint is different, and the labels provide important information, such as the average coverage area per gallon, drying times, number of coats needed, and surface preparation requirements. The labels also give specific safety information that should be carefully adhered to.

 

As well in the videos, you might see some different tools and products being used. Your locally owned and operated Benjamin Moore Retailer, provides you the consumer with exceptional product knowledge and advice. Feel free to bring in your photos and share with our qualified staff your ideas on your next painting project, so we can get you set up with all the right tools, all the right tips and advice and the right premium Benjamin Moore paint to complete your next decorating project!


New From Benjamin Moore... ADVANCE

Benjamin Moore AdvanceBenjamin Moore’s newest coating is something so advanced that the only possible name they could have given it, is ADVANCE.

 

On first glance one would think this could not possibly be an Alkyd based paint…environmentally friendly… soap and water clean-up… quick dry times. But than when a person looks to the qualities and properties of the paint they find easy application, remarkable leveling properties with exceptional flow, unsurpassed adhesion qualities and a product that dries to a hard, durable surface enabling many years of worry free beauty.

So what is Advance? “Advance is truly an Alkyd, not a hybrid,” says Carl Minchew, director of product development for Benjamin Moore. The key to the product is the “mineral” formulation as opposed to the previous industry standard of deriving the resins from petrochemicals. As a result of that innovation, Benjamin Moore developed an Alkyd mineral based product that can be tinted with its proprietary “Gennex” waterborne colourants, which are VOC-free, preserving the low-VOC content of the coating formulation regardless of the colour.

 

What this gives the consumer is another choice when it comes to durability. Traditionally alkyd paints were only used for trim, doors, cabinetry, furniture, etc. however with Advance, it is most likely to win favour as a wall finish, due to the available flat finish that will stand up to repeated washings with remarkable touch up qualities