Professional Painting Contractor

Spring 2012

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A Greener Research Facility GREEN SOLUTIONS KANSAS CITY, MO. – Coatings played a role in making recent renovations of the University of Kansas Clinical Research Center as environmentally friendly as possi- ble. Architects specified Sherwin- Williams ProMar 200 Zero VOC* to help meet the project's stringent indoor air quality standards. More than 500 gallons were applied. "ProMar 200 Zero VOC* is amazing," says Luke Lunt, presi- dent of Painting Plus LLC, the Kansas City firm that won the coatings contract. "We used this product in flat, eg-shel and semi gloss in a variety of colors on this project. The paint goes on smooth, has little to no smell, has good hide, and touches up great. I would recommend this product for healthcare facilities, educa- tional facilities, or any residential or commercial project." Painting Plus also used the low VOC version of Sherwin-Williams Dry- fall Black on ceilings on all three floors, includ- ing stairwells and a lobby area where there were ex- posed ceilings with drywall framed tile 'clouds' below, Lunt says. The faux clouds – both drywall and tile – were painted with white Pro Mar 200 Zero VOC*. Exterior steel canopies were coated with a VOC compliant, high performance coatings system of Macropoxy 646 and Hi-Solids Polyurethane. "With a state-of-the-art clini- cal trials facility in Johnson County, we can make progress in our fight Detailed information on LEED and VOC compliance can be found online at www. swgreenspecs.com/ contractor. "I recommend ProMar 200 Zero VOC* for any residential or commercial project" – Luke Lunt, Painting Plus against cancer and save lives," says Maxine Stoltz, senior executive director of the Clinical Research Cen- ter. "Low VOC paints help us improve indoor air quality for our patients and supports our commitment to a healthier environment." PPC * Some colors may not be zero VOC after tinting with conventional colorants. Sherwin-Williams tops Green Builder coatings list Green Builder magazine has announced its 2012 Reader's Choice Survey Results, and Sherwin-Williams won the award for greenest paint and coatings. Other winners included Andersen (window and door products), CertainTeed (roofing), James Hardie (siding), Cosentino (countertop products), Trex (decking), Trane (HVAC products), and Kohler (plumbing fixtures). The full list of winners was published in the Feb- ruary 2012 issue of Green Builder magazine (www.greenbuildermag.com). PPC Spring 2012 25

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