Valspar. Part of the maker's new self-branded product line, Valspar Medallion paint is now available in 1,500 colors to satisfy the high-end paint market. Designed to meet consumers' expectations of both aesthetics and performance, Medallion is available in stain- and fade-resistant interior and exterior formulas, in flat, satin, semi-gloss, or eggshell (interior only) finishes. 800.845.9061. www.valspar.com.
Minwax. To address current trends in home designs, the Polyshades line now includes three new stain colors: mission oak, American chestnut, and classic black. The Polyshades line combines stain color with durable polyurethane protection in one step. Available in both gloss and satin sheens in quart or half-pint sizes. 201.818.7500. www.minwax.com.
Benjamin Moore. Using a newly developed technology called ColorLock, Aura 100% acrylic interior paint features a water-borne colorant that offers improved color retention. The self-priming paint requires no more than two coats to finish a project, no matter the color, the maker says. Spatter-free application, smooth flow and leveling, and strict VOC compliance are other benefits, along with washability, and stain- and fade-resistance. 201.573.9600. www.myaurapaint.com.
Kilz. While it's important to stem water intrusion at the source, Stainblocking Ceiling Paint helps block existing light-to-medium water stains from bleeding through and ruining the look of a ceiling. Useful on smooth or textured ceilings, the primer-based paint features color-changing technology — it applies pink to help ensure coverage, then dries bright white. The low-odor latex paint cleans up with soap and water, and is available in 1- or 5-gallon cans. 800.325.3552. www.kilz.com.
Cabot. A new line of interior wood stains and clear protectors is available to add color, richness, and depth to home improvement and woodworking projects. Cabot Wood Stain's low-VOC formulas feature ColorFast technology and high-grade oils and pigments to ensure long-lasting color. The interior product line features 76 colors. In-store tools help users choose the color that's best for their project and wood type. 800.877.8246. www.cabotstain.com.
Boral Bricks. Add the look of handmade brick inside the home with Thin Brick veneer. The flat pieces measure just ¾ inch thick and are made of lightweight concrete that does not require walls to be reinforced to manage the weight. The thin profile is designed to ensure no repetition within 80 square feet, the maker says, and does not appear bulky when installed flush with appliances, countertops, or sills. Installs like standard veneer and is available in four colors. 800.526.7255. www.boralbricks.com.
RotoZip. Containing nearly three carats of diamond grit, the RotoZip Diamond Floor Tile XBits is able to cut through hard tiles such as porcelain and granite up to ½ inch thick with ease, the maker says. Perfect for hole cutouts, the cutter can make more than 45 plunges and cut 13 feet of porcelain tile, eliminating the need for the tile installer to use multiple small-cut tools, such as nippers and keyhole saws. Other tile-focused RotoZip attachments are also available. 877.768.6947. www.rotozip.com.
Industrial Technology Group. The Bossmate workstation sets up easily by inserting two 12-foot-long 2x4s into the frames. By design, the more weight placed on the frames, the tighter the grip and sturdier the workstation. Assembled table height is 32 inches to 34 inches. The lightweight portable frames lay flat for storage. 800.651.6904. www.bossmate.net.
Construction Solutions. Eliminate kinked dryer hoses and associated fire hazards with the DBX1000 dryer vent box. Two available designs accommodate 2x4 or 2x6 framing, and can be mounted in multiple orientations for venting in any direction. Wall recesses let installers align hoses to the dryer more effectively for better ventilation. Also useful for recessing connections behind stoves and ranges. 866.270.8240. www.dryersolutions.com.
Fantech. Using the existing fan housing and grille, the BFRK100 bath fan conversion kit converts noisy bath fans into quieter, more powerful fans, the maker says. The kit includes a 100 cfm model FR100 inline fan, 8 feet of insulated flex duct, two 4-inch/3-inch duct reducers, and all necessary wire and hardware. 800.747.1762. www.fantech.net.
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