|Welcome to Beyond the Brush |
Welcome to our second newsletter of the year! As the summer sizzles so, too, does this edition of Beyond the Brush! - Your Quarterly Paint Primer. As you click from page to page, you will find valuable information on a variety of exterior projects and products, our July Monthly Specials, a nice feature about our General Manager John Rudolph and much, much more.
All of us look forward to offering you the highest quality products, the most in-depth product knowledge and the always helpful and dedicated customer service that has become synonymous with the Anderson Paint name. Our top priority is to ensure that every visit to our store - and every project you undertake - is enjoyable and successful.
The Washtenaw County and Ann Arbor markets are resurging and our economy is getting stronger every day. We feel blessed to be in such a great community and thank you for your loyal patronage and continued support. We are proud to be known as Ann Arbor's Hometown Experts and, as always, we invite you to put that experience to the test.
2012 Customer Appreciation Lunch
We had a great day for our Customer Appreciation Lunch! The weather was sunny and hot, perfect for a BBQ and ice cream. We would like to thank all of our customers who came in for the lunch and a very special thanks to Jim at Washtenaw Dairy for providing the donuts and ice cream.
|In the Spotlight
MAXUM® Stains Have Got You Covered
It's summertime and time for entertaining family and friends in your great outdoors. While you are busy getting your home and deck in picture perfect condition, the time couldn't be better to discover the beauty, durability and value of MAXUM® brand exterior stains from Anderson Paint.
For over 30 years, professionals and DIY homeowners seeking the most from their exterior finish have turned to MAXUM® brand products for consistent performance and unbeatable protection against the sun's harmful UV rays. With the most advanced exterior wood stains and sealers available, MAXUM comes in a full range of colors ---- each specially-formulated with UV blockers to guard against fading.
Anderson Paint Company is pleased to offer the following paint products and accessories at special savings in July:
$10 OFF per Gallon
REGAL SELECT INT/EXT
$5 OFF per Gallon
508 WATERBORNE CEILING
WOOSTER CHINEX BRUSHES
R0309 DIY 9" ROLLER FRAME
3M EDGELOCK BLUE 2" TAPE M20932
Don't see what you're looking for? Our special offers change monthly so please visit our website - andersonpaint.com
- or stop in to either of our convenient locations to see what's on sale, what's new and what we've got in store for you and your next project!
|Deep penetrating resins provide superior color and coverage on any exterior wood surface while MAXUM Sheer Naturals® translucent clear finish offers the latest in clear finish wood protection for a more natural look. The result? Longer lasting beauty in an unsurpassed alternative to traditional paint products. And that adds up to exceptional value for years to come.|
Anderson Paint is a proud retailer of the complete MAXUM product line of Exterior Woodcare and House Paint Finishes and Prep Products, giving smart professionals and homeowners alike a wide range of possibilities.
MAXUM 100% Acrylic Solid Color Stain is a great choice for new or previously coated wood, providing excellent coverage and enhanced durability by resisting moisture, mildew, discoloration and warping.
MAXUM 2 100% Acrylic Solid Color Siding Stain requires a longer drying time for a more consistent finished appearance free of lap marks, and variations in sheen and opaque qualities.
MAXUM 2+ 100% Acrylic Solid Color Siding Stain is designed for most vertical exterior wood surfaces and can be applied in temperatures as low as
35 degrees F.
Like MAXUM 2 100% Acrylic, MAXUM Transparent Alkyd Deck & Siding Stain is a premium quality, low VOC stain that protects and beautifies most exterior wood surfaces. Trans-Oxide pigments and deep penetrating alkyd resin guard against mildew, abrasion and sun damage.
Another versatile option is MAXUM 7600 Series Semi-Transparent Deck & Siding Stain. This stain can be used on all types of exterior wood substrate and is "wet wood friendly" for fast, dependable results. You can even apply it in near freezing weather thanks to its low temperature cure formula.
First things first.
If your siding or deck needs prepping before you get started, MAXUM-PREP Professional Spray Formula Deck & Wood Stripper is the solution. The powerful bleach-free, biodegradable formula removes water and oil-based stains and translucent finishes from pine, cedar and redwood as well as pressure treated lumber decks, fencing and siding.
Or, if you are just trying to return your wood to its original beauty, why not give MAXUM-PREP Deck & Wood Restorer a try? In just one application, it can help restore grayed, UV damaged and/or weathered wood to its original natural color.
Lastly, MAXUM Waterproofing Sealer protects brick, concrete and concrete block, clay and quarry tile, stucco and virtually every wood finish from harmful freezing and thawing, warping, shrinking and splitting. So versatile, it also provides an odorless, flexible waterproof barrier to awnings, tents, tarps, backpacks, sleeping bags and more.
No matter what your exterior project, MAXUM Exterior Woodcare and House Paint Finishes and Prep Products are your answer for longer lasting, beautiful results. To learn more, visit maxumstains.com or ask your friendly Anderson Paint professional. We'd be happy to help you choose the right MAXUM product(s) for the results you desire.
The People Behind the Paint
|John "Rudy" Rudolph|
Meet John "Rudy" Rudolph
Service with a smile. That's what customers have come to expect from John as he works to determine the perfect color or best product for their particular projects. He has enjoyed finding answers to difficult questions and has helped make problems disappear for more than 20 years. His most vivid memory? Supplying the paint for a customer who was covering a 150-foot building with the American flag shortly after 9/11.
John met his future wife when he began working at Anderson Paint and they now have two adorable children and a mixed breed, part Lab dog. They love spending time as a family and are always there for anyone who needs them.
John reluctantly admits that his young son is already catching on to his car obsession. John has enjoyed a different car every year since he started driving. He is currently on the lookout for number 20!
To learn more about any of the other characters that staff our two locations, click here to meet more People Behind the Paint.
MicroSpec: A Small Way to Do Good
For low VOC, low odor latex paint that complies with LEED Green Building Rating System GS-11 for interior non-flat paints, trust MicroSpec Enamel with Microban® from O'Leary Paint. A top grade interior paint with an eggshell finish, MicroSpec Enamel is ideal for drywall, wood, plaster, metal and masonry. Available in more than 1,400 colors, it offers outstanding stain resistance. Fingerprints, soil and grease can be washed away with mild soap and water, without harming the paint film.
The product, which is also available in primer, flat and semi-gloss, contains Microban® protection for residual antimicrobial benefits engineered to protect you and your family. A unique, EPA-registered additive, Microban inhibits the growth of stain and odor causing bacteria, mold, mildew and other fungal growth on the dried paint film. And, because it is part of the molecular structure of the paint film, it will not wash off - or wear off - so your walls are well protected for years to come.
To learn more about the complete range of MicroSpec products, ask your Anderson Paint consultant or visit olearypaint.com
Before and After
Weekend DIY: Painting the Porch Railing
Anderson Paint customer Kathy C., from Ypsilanti Township, had good weather and a mission - to paint a rusting, flaking porch railing.
Items Needed: Wire Brush, Lightweight Plastic Dropcloth, Cardboard, Tape, Primer and Paint. All purchased at Anderson Paint Company.
The Process: Brush off any loose paint and rust. Wipe down railing to remove dirt and paint residue, as well as spider webs and other non-essentials. Mask off concrete porch, house siding - anything you want to protect from errant paint. (Kathy used the lightweight plastic dropcloth to cover her flowers.) Apply primer to work surfaces. Once dry, painting can begin but be sure to follow the instructions on the can.
"The staff at Anderson Paint Company went out of their way to answer my questions," says our Weekend Warrior. "Bob Jr. helped me calculate how much paint I would need and walked me through the process."
The result? A freshly painted, finished railing that completes the look of Kathy's home. "Water actually beads up on the railing now," she says. "That's something that hasn't happened for years."
Tips, Tricks, Techniques & Trends
Are you getting ready to paint your home, stain your deck or tackle another summer DIY project but you're just not sure where to begin? Visit benjaminmoore.com and click on Videos: How to Paint from A to Z and find do-it-yourself tips and techniques for everything from painting patio furniture to decorative finishes to complete your project. You'll even find a helpful and timely video entitled Exterior Problem Solvers as well as easy-to-follow wood staining instructions.
If you're still unclear, take a closer look at the Anderson Paint website for additional tips and tricks of the trade, or ask your Anderson Paint professional for help. That's what we're here for!
Color Your World
Professional Color Consultant
Our Color Consultant Can Help You Choose Just the Right Look
Are you tired of your off-white walls? Is the floral wallpaper in your guest room driving you crazy? Ready to shake things up a little ... but not quite sure where to begin? It's little wonder given the thousands of paint colors available to today's homeowners. You've got too many choices and too little time to make a mistake. That's where Gayle Pesek, our interior designer, can help. She's got a passion for paint and an eye for color that can help you create just the right look - in any room.
Visit Anderson Paint Company for your free consultation or arrange for Gayle to come to your home to take a look and make some suggestions. In-home consultations are just $75 per hour. And that's a small price to pay for beautiful results!
To get started, stop in or give Gayle a call at 995-4411. And let her help you transform your home from blah to aaahhh...
Talk to Us!
We hope you have enjoyed this issue of Beyond the Brush and that you found it to be a valuable resource for news and information. We value your input and will continue to modify our content based on the comments we receive about each issue. So please let us know what you think!
We also invite you to share your own Anderson Paint success stories, including before and after photos of a project using products purchased in one of our stores. For consideration, please send your photos, story details and contact information - as well as your thoughts on other topics we might explore - to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for submissions is Friday, September 14, 2012. Please type the words Newsletter Feedback in the subject line. And thank you in advance for your suggestions!
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