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CIL paint introduces service to answer consumers’ paint questions

In Writing (all kinds) on February 13, 2016 at 3:00 AM

Now Showing on Your Computer Screen: Paint Help
CIL paint introduces new service to answer consumers’ paint questions

TORONTO, July 6, 2015 – If your walls could talk, what would they say? That’s what leading paint brand CIL® paint is asking Canadians with the promotion of an online Ask an Expert service to answer consumers’ paint questions.

“We’re encouraging Canadians to pay closer attention to the needs of their walls and giving them the tools to address them,” said Alison Goldman, brand manager for CIL paint, a brand of PPG Architectural Coatings. “Feedback from our dealers across the country shows that while many people recognize that their walls need a lift, the idea of a paint project can feel overwhelming.”

The message of CIL paint to consumers is that “we’re listening to you and we’re here for you,” Goldman explained. From choosing paint colour, to determining how much or what kind of paint is needed for a room, to surface preparation and other technical queries, CIL paint experts will provide an answer within one to two business days, she said.

From the comfort of home or on the go, users simply enter their questions and submit photos of their rooms at http://www.cil.ca/advice. Questions are then filtered to the appropriate CIL paint expert, depending on the topic. The team of CIL paint experts includes décor and colour specialists, product and technical professionals and experienced painters.

“CIL paint is all about making the painting process simpler for Canadians, and our new online help service is one more way we’re doing that,” Goldman said. She added that users can also access the extensive online bank of painting advice from CIL paint experts, from how to create a kitchen colour scheme to basic application techniques, by typing questions into the site’s search tool.

According to CIL paint, some of the most common questions asked by consumers include:

What colours are best for small spaces? Cool colours, such as soft blues, creams, purples and greens, help make small areas feel airy. Using different shades of colours from the same colour family also has the same effect. To make a room look deeper and wider, paint horizontal stripes on the walls. If the room is narrow or short, paint thin vertical stripes in two tone-on-tone shades. To make walls appear taller, paint the bottom half of a wall in a darker colour than the top.

How do I paint a hallway? A long and narrow hallway can feel more compressed by painting the long walls a lighter colour and the far, short wall a darker colour. To make a narrow hallway look larger, paint the ceiling a very light colour and any doorframes, window frames, moldings and trim the same shade as the walls. A crisp white ceiling will add height to a closed-in space.

What finishes work for which rooms? The most common sheens are flat, eggshell, satin, semi-gloss and gloss. Semi-gloss and gloss are recommended for kitchens, bathrooms, doors, baseboards and banisters. Satin, the most versatile finish, works well in higher-traffic areas, such as kids’ rooms, kitchens and bathrooms. Eggshell is commonly used in hallways, family rooms and bedrooms, and flat finishes are suitable for ceilings, living rooms and dining rooms.

How much paint do I need? On average, one gallon of paint will cover 300 to 400 square feet. To calculate how much paint you need, measure the perimeter of the room and multiply by the wall height. Then subtract the square footage of each door and window in the room, and divide the remaining number by the spreading rate of your paint (shown on the label). In general, the trim of a room will require about one-quarter of the amount of paint needed for the walls.

What is the best order in which to paint a room? For best results, always begin with the ceiling, followed by the walls, and then the doors, windows and trim. For the ceiling, start by painting a 2-inch to 3-inch strip around the top of your room where the ceiling meets the wall (called a cut-in), using a small brush. Then use a roller with an extension handle for the rest, moving from right to left if you’re right-handed and left to right if you’re left-handed.

For more paint tips, and to get answers to your painting questions, visit http://www.cil.ca/advice.

CIL is a brand of PPG Architectural Coatings, a business of PPG Industries, the world’s leading coatings company.

About CIL® Paint
Available in Canada at The Home Depot, Walmart, Canadian Tire, Rona and other independent paint dealers, CIL paint has been a trusted brand in businesses, communities, schools and homes across the country for 85 years. With more than 1,200 colours in its palette, CIL paint has developed a colour mood system that guarantees a perfect match across a wide spectrum of colours.

About PPG Architectural Coatings
PPG Architectural Coatings U.S. and Canada. is an industry leader in residential and commercial coatings, delivering the latest technologies and operational advancements through its strong portfolio of brands. It is a business of PPG Industries, the world’s leading coatings company, and manufactures and sells interior and exterior paints, stains, caulks, repair products, adhesives and sealants for homeowners and professionals. Its distribution network includes more than 15,000 touchpoints through company-owned stores, independent dealer locations and all major home improvement centers across the U.S. and Canada. For more information, visit PPGAC.com.

PPG: BRINGING INNOVATION TO THE SURFACE.™
PPG Industries’ vision is to be the world’s leading coatings company by consistently delivering high-quality, innovative and sustainable solutions that customers trust to protect and beautify their products and surroundings. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG provides added value to customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarters in Pittsburgh and operates in more than 70 countries around the world. Reported net sales in 2014 were $15.4 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol:PPG). For more information, visit http://www.ppg.com and follow @PPGIndustries on Twitter.

SICO Paint unveils three simple steps to a beautiful, long-lasting deck

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No Stain, No Gain
SICO Paint unveils three simple steps to a beautiful, long-lasting deck

LONGUEUIL, Quebec, June 23, 2015 – It’s no secret that Canadians savour summer, sparing little expense to beautify their backyard living spaces after a harsh winter. When it comes to creating a long-lasting lavish outdoor décor, it all starts with a properly-stained and well-protected deck, according to leading paint brand SICO® paint.

“Outdoor living continues to be a strong trend as more and more people extend their indoor décor outside, adding everything from furniture to kitchens to accessories,” said Mathieu Hamel, assistant brand manager for Sico paint, a brand of PPG Architectural Coatings. “The richness of a wooden deck is a perfect backdrop for a stylish and welcoming outdoor space that will both provide a relaxing haven and wow your guests.”

Before embarking on a deck-staining project, however, Hamel cautioned that in order to protect your investment for the long term, it is important to adhere to a proper plan. He recommended following these three steps to guarantee professional-looking, enduring results:

1. Product and colour selection: Decide what look you would like to achieve. If the wood on your deck is worn and you want to hide it, but still keep its texture, a solid stain is the way to go. If you’d like both the wood grain and texture to show through, a semi-transparent stain or translucent wood finish is the product to use. When using a semi-transparent stain or translucent wood finish, remember that the type of wood used for your deck will affect the colour outcome. For example, a yellow-toned stain will look different on red cedar than on treated pinewood, which has a green tinge. Keep in mind that the wood hardness and porosity, as well as the amount of wood stain applied, may alter the colour as well, so test the stain on a small piece of the wood or in an inconspicuous area before starting.

2. Preparation: How you prepare the surfaces to be stained will make or break your project. Start by removing any wood fibres, dirt and contaminants from your deck using a high-quality exterior wood cleaner. Allow the wood to dry slightly, brush away loosened debris and rinse with a pressure washer. Next, tighten any loose screws, scrape away bits of flaking wood and sand all surfaces. For easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions, Sico paint has launched a how-to video that walks homeowners through the entire staining process in just five minutes. Accessed at http://www.sico.ca, the video is full of tips on surface preparation and how to achieve best results when staining.

3. Application: To give your exterior wood maximum richness and depth, select a top-quality product, and know that less is more when it comes to applying stain. Never use more than two coats in order to ensure the stain adheres to the shape of the wood without cracking or peeling. Always use a brush instead of a roller, so you get into all the nooks and crannies of your deck. If you prefer to stand while staining, simply apply an extension pole to your brush. Always brush in the same direction as the wood grain, moving from unstained to stained wood. If more than one person is doing the staining, assign each person a separate section of the project to ensure consistency with technique and even colour application. When staining a deck, for example, have one person work on the main surface and another on the steps or vertical beams.

No matter how eager you are to be done, it’s important to wait the prescribed drying time, Hamel said. Typically, stains require up to 24 hours to dry in clear weather.
He emphasized that before starting any staining project, it is critical to carefully read the application instructions on the product being used.

Sico paint offers a broad range of staining products in a variety of colours and finishes, including Sico Solid Wood Stain, Sico Semi-transparent Wood Stain, Sico Translucent Wood Finish and Sico Semi-transparent Wood Protector.

To view the full selection of Sico paint products and stain colours, and learn more about choosing the right stain for your job, visit http://www.sico.ca.

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Sico is a brand of PPG Architectural Coatings, a business of PPG Industries, the world’s leading coatings company.

SICO® Paint
Since 1937, the Sico brand has provided Canadian DIY consumers a complete line of high-quality interior and exterior paints. The brand is recognized as the market leader and can be found on the shelves of RONA® stores as well as other retailers. Developed with professional painters in mind, the brand also offers SICO EXPERT™ paint, a specialized line sold exclusively to the painter’s market.

About PPG Architectural Coatings
PPG Architectural Coatings, U.S. and Canada, is an industry leader in residential and commercial coatings, delivering the latest technologies and operational advancements through its strong portfolio of brands. It is a business of PPG Industries, the world’s leading coatings company, and manufactures and sells interior and exterior paints, stains, caulks, repair products, adhesives and sealants for homeowners and professionals. Its distribution network includes more than 15,000 touchpoints through company-owned stores, independent dealer locations and all major home improvement centers across the U.S. and Canada. For more information, visit PPGAC.com.

PPG: BRINGING INNOVATION TO THE SURFACE.TM
PPG Industries’ vision is to be the world’s leading coatings company by consistently delivering high-quality, innovative and sustainable solutions that customers trust to protect and beautify their products and surroundings. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG provides added value to customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarters in Pittsburgh and operates in more than 70 countries around the world. Reported net sales in 2014 were $15.4 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol:PPG). For more information, visit http://www.ppg.com and follow @PPGIndustries on Twitter.

Sico is a registered trademark of the PPG Group of Companies.
Sico Expert is a trademark of PPG Architectural Finishes, Inc.
Bringing innovation to the surface is a trademark and the PPG Logo is a registered trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
Rona is a registered trademark of Rona Inc.

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The richness of a wooden deck is an ideal backdrop for a stylish outdoor space. A dark brown stain, such as Mountain Shelter (1713-503) by SICO® paint, pictured on the base of this deck, coordinates well with light grey siding.

Sico Photo 2

SICO® paint offers a broad range of staining products in a variety of colours and finishes, including Sico Solid Wood Stain, Sico Semi-transparent Wood Stain, Sico Translucent Wood Finish and Sico Semi-transparent Wood Protector.

Gail Bergman
Gail Bergman PR
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Gail Bergman PR is a division of Progressive Marketing Innovations Ltd.

Top Mistakes People Make When Choosing Paint Colour: Dulux Paints

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TORONTO, June 11, 2015 – Does the thought of choosing a paint colour turn you yellow with fear? You’re not alone, according to leading paint brand Dulux Paints. Feedback from employees at the brand’s 250 stores across the country indicates that paint colour selection is the biggest challenge consumers face when undertaking a paint project.

“When it comes to paint colour, many people are so afraid of change that they end up sticking with the same colours for years,” said Martin Tustin-Fuchs, brand manager, Dulux Paints. “Yet, all they often need is a bit of guidance to get out of their colour rut and adopt a more current look for their living spaces.”

According to Dulux Paints, here are the top five mistakes people make when choosing paint colour and how to avoid them:

1. Choosing a paint colour out of context. Contrary to popular belief, taping a small swatch to a wall won’t help you choose the right colour for your room. Instead, examine paint chips against furniture, rugs, accessories, countertops and other items in the room, making sure to test the colours in direct, indirect and artificial light at all times of day.

2. Playing it safe with neutrals. Neutral paint colours tend to be a popular choice, yet there are times when a more saturated colour may bring out the best in a room. A good way to introduce some colour to your walls is to apply the “new neutrals” – whites, beiges or greys that are infused with a small amount of colour such as lilac, sage or blue. Choose new-trend neutrals that coordinate well with your furniture or a favourite accessory. You can also take a neutral room up a notch by painting an accent wall a deeper shade of the wall colour or a more vibrant, coordinating colour.

3. Going with the same old, same old. Just like an old pair of jeans or out-of-date hairstyle, it’s easy to get comfortable in your room’s décor. Take a step back, really examine your space and ask: What year is this room stuck in? If the answer dates back at least a decade, it might be time for a change. Adding colour with paint is one of the easiest and most inexpensive ways to update a space. You’ll be surprised how a fresh coat of paint will make your furniture and accessories look newer.

4. Fear of using more than one colour. There’s no reason to use only one paint colour on the walls of a room. In fact, using two or even three shades can turn a room from ordinary to extraordinary. A good rule of thumb is to use a base colour in about two-thirds of the room and introduce other colours in smaller quantities. To achieve an elegant, relaxing feel, try a monochromatic colour scheme, with one main colour supported by others from the same colour family. For a harmonious effect, combine colours located beside each other on the colour wheel. To create a dynamic look, choose complementary colours found directly across from one another on the wheel.

5. Failing to consider a room’s function. Will you be playing, sleeping, eating or relaxing in the space to be painted? Make sure you choose your colour accordingly. Yellow, red and orange, as well as soft grey, violet, blue and green, are known to be more conducive to appetite-building, entertaining and conversation, making them good choices for the kitchen and any main-floor living space. Bright red will energize and stimulate kids in a playroom, while cooler blues have a calming, serene effect ideal for a bedroom. Golden yellows and warm apricots tend to flatter any skin tone in a bathroom.

Still not sure what colours to choose? Get inspiration from Dulux Paints’ palette of hot colours for 2015, including Ruby Ring (09YR 11/475) red, Red Badge (30YR 21/505) orange, Golden Harvest (20YY 28/613) yellow, Southern Forest (30GG 33/275) green, Blazer Blue (43BB 09/340) blue, Nostalgic (70RB 11/196) violet or Heron Grey (20YY 37/094) warm neutral.

You can also experiment with different colours using the Dulux Paints Colour Visualizer online at http://www.dulux.ca. The tool enables users to virtually paint sample rooms or use their own uploaded photos to explore colour combinations before picking up a paintbrush. Visitors to the website can also upload photos of their favourite sites or vacation spots, and the software will help recreate the feeling of the image in a room by suggesting a paint palette based on the colours in the photo.

“A change of wall colour is the best and most economical decorating tool out there,” Tustin-Fuchs said. “If your room is stuck in the 1990s, you can bring it forward to 2015 just by swapping out pastel peach and moss green for a more modern palette such as turquoise blue with lime green accents. With paint, the possibilities are endless.”

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About DULUX® Paints
You will find Dulux paints in 250 company-owned Dulux Paints and BÉTONEL® paint stores across Canada serving the consumer and professional markets. In addition, within the province of Quebec, the strong regional Bétonel brand is combined with the Dulux brand to form 70 Bétonel / Dulux Paints stores. No matter where the Dulux brand is sold in Canada, it offers an extensive portfolio of high-quality products and services to the marketplace.

About PPG Architectural Coatings
PPG Architectural Coatings, U.S. and Canada, is an industry leader in residential and commercial coatings, delivering the latest technologies and operational advancements through its strong portfolio of brands. It is a business of PPG Industries, the world’s leading coatings company, and manufactures and sells interior and exterior paints, stains, caulks, repair products, adhesives and sealants for homeowners and professionals. Its distribution network includes more than 15,000 touchpoints through company-owned stores, independent dealer locations and all major home improvement centers across the U.S. and Canada. For more information, visit PPGAC.com.

PPG: BRINGING INNOVATION TO THE SURFACE.™
PPG Industries’ vision is to be the world’s leading coatings company by consistently delivering high-quality, innovative and sustainable solutions that customers trust to protect and beautify their products and surroundings. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG provides added value to customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarters in Pittsburgh and operates in more than 70 countries around the world. Reported net sales in 2014 were $15.4 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol:PPG). For more information, visit http://www.ppg.com and follow @PPGIndustries on Twitter.

The Multi-Coloured Swatches Design is a trademark of PPG Architectural Finishes, Inc. The PPG Logo is a registered trademark and Bringing innovation to the surface is a trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc. Bétonel is a registered trademark of the PPG Group of Companies. Dulux is a registered trademark of AkzoNobel and is licensed to PPG Architectural Coatings Canada, Inc., for use in Canada only. © 2015 PPG Industries, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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Dulux Photo 1
Adding colour with paint – such as Dulux Paints’ Ruby Ring (09YR 11/475) red – is one of the easiest ways to update a space and make furniture and accessories look newer.

Dulux Photo 2
A good way to introduce colour to your walls is to apply a neutral tone infused with a small amount of colour such as lilac or light blue, as pictured on the walls of this sitting area featuring Dulux Paints’ Margate Blue (30BB 46/086).

Dulux Photo 3
Consider a room’s function when choosing paint. Cool tones – such as Nostalgic (70RB 11/196) violet by Dulux Paints – have a calming effect, ideal for a bedroom.

Gail Bergman
Gail Bergman PR
Tel: (905) 886-1340
Fax: (905) 764-8400
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Gail Bergman PR is a division of Progressive Marketing Innovations Ltd.

Nominate a Neighbourhood Space in Need of a Colour Infusion Fast-growing DULUX Paints brand aiming to brighten up Canadian communities in celebration of 250thstore opening

In Writing (all kinds) on January 2, 2016 at 3:00 AM

TORONTO, April 20, 2015 – In celebration of its 250th store opening in Canada, leading retail brand DULUX® Paints is infusing Canadian communities with colour. If you know of a non-profit organization with space that could use a lift, Dulux Paints is looking for your suggestions.

This year, Dulux Paints stores nationwide are donating paint and volunteers to help beautify 25 buildings from coast to coast, with the aim of making a positive impact on the people who pass through the organizations’ doors and on communities as a whole.

“Our plan is ultimately to impact every community where we have a presence across the country through an infusion of colour,” said Martin Tustin-Fuchs, brand manager for Dulux Paints, explaining that giving back is core to the brand’s philosophy and the neighbourhood focus of each Dulux Paints store. “We’re encouraging the public to nominate buildings of charities, non-profit organizations or other community groups in need of renewal anywhere in Canada, and from those we’re aiming to transform the 25 in greatest need.” Read the rest of this entry »

2015 Colour Palette All About Self Expression: CIL Paint

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CIL 2015 Trends Reds Berry red – such as Drum Beat (00YR/08 409*) by CIL paint – will continue to accent home décor in the year ahead.

CIL 2015 Trends Reds
Berry red – such as Drum Beat (00YR/08 409*) by CIL paint – will continue to accent home décor in the year ahead.

Paint Colour Trends
2015 Colour Palette All About Self Expression: CIL Paint

TORONTO, November 3, 2014 – According to CIL® paint, 2015 is all about letting loose – at least in your home. That’s because next year’s trend in home décor is all about self expression, highlighted by a paint palette that is filled with colour-combination possibilities for every taste.

“The home is a refuge and the one place where we can truly express ourselves,” said Alison Goldman, brand manager for CIL paint, a brand of PPG Architectural Coatings, in unveiling the brand’s top colours for the year. Read the rest of this entry »

SICO Paint 2015 Colour Trends: Bold Colours to Take Centre Stage in Year Ahead

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Comfort Zone The fusion of natural and man-made worlds characteristic of the Comfort Zone theme is evident in this bedroom, which features Ancient Lava (6208-73) brown and Snail Shell (6193-31) tan by Sico paint.

Comfort Zone
The fusion of natural and man-made worlds characteristic of the Comfort Zone theme is evident in this bedroom, which features Ancient Lava (6208-73) brown and Snail Shell (6193-31) tan by Sico paint.

SICO Paint 2015 Colour Trends

Bold Colours to Take Centre Stage in Year Ahead

LONGUEUIL, Quebec, Sept. 29, 2014 – After years of playing it safe with neutral decor, Canadians are demonstrating more confidence in their colour choices, and this will translate into bolder, more expressive-looking homes in the year ahead.

That’s the forecast of leading Canadian paint brand SICO® paint in unveiling its top colour picks for 2015. From rich wood and terra cotta shades to deep slate, aqua blue, fruity red and vivid jewel tones, next year’s palette by Sico paint is filled with bold, energetic hues from all colour families – with blues of all shades being a favourite in each group. Read the rest of this entry »

Touchscreen technology latest innovation in choosing paint colour

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PPG Colour Work Station

PPG PITTSBURGH PAINTS Brand Launches Industry-First In-Store Colour Work Station
Touchscreen technology latest innovation in choosing paint colour

TORONTO, Sept. 8, 2014 – Taking a cue from popular mobile applications, a leading paint brand has introduced what it calls a more fun and effective way to choose paint colour.

PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG) today announced that the PPG PITTSBURGH PAINTS® brand has launched the PPG Colour Work Station, a first-of-its-kind interactive in-store paint palette display with an integrated 42-inch digital touchscreen. The work station is available at PPG Pittsburgh Paints dealers across Canada. Read the rest of this entry »

SICO Paint 2015 Colour Trends: Bold Colours to Take Centre Stage in Year Ahead

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Tempo The vibrant, playful hues of the Tempo palette by Sico paint infuse an element of energy into a decor and appear almost illuminated, such as Pesto Pasta (6513-24 Δ) green, featured on the walls of this living room.

Tempo
The vibrant, playful hues of the Tempo palette by Sico paint infuse an element of energy into a decor and appear almost illuminated, such as Pesto Pasta (6513-24 Δ) green, featured on the walls of this living room.

SICO Paint 2015 Colour Trends

Bold Colours to Take Centre Stage in Year Ahead

 

LONGUEUIL, Quebec, EMBARGO TO Sept. 29, 2014 – After years of playing it safe with neutral decor, Canadians are demonstrating more confidence in their colour choices, and this will translate into bolder, more expressive-looking homes in the year ahead. Read the rest of this entry »

Early Fall, Not Summer, Is Best Time for Exterior Painting: Dulux

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Dulux Exterior Photo 1 Topping the list of favourite fall colour combinations by Dulux paint are Artisan Brown (RM 71YR 08/119), Tomorrow’s Taupe (90YR 29/096) and Kitten White (30YY 78/035), as featured on this home’s exterior.

Dulux Exterior Photo 1
Topping the list of favourite fall colour combinations by Dulux paint are Artisan Brown (RM 71YR 08/119), Tomorrow’s Taupe (90YR 29/096) and Kitten White (30YY 78/035), as featured on this home’s exterior.

Early Fall, Not Summer, Is Best Time for Exterior Painting
Add pizzazz to the outside of your home with this season’s top colours

TORONTO, Aug. 29, 2014 – If you put off painting the exterior of your home this summer, don’t fret. Early fall, not summer, is actually the best time to paint or stain the outside of your house, according to leading brand DULUX® paint.

“Most people wait for summer to get outside and paint, but contrary to popular opinion, a hot sunny day is not the ideal time for an exterior paint or stain job,” said Martin Tustin-Fuchs, brand manager for Dulux paint in unveiling the brand’s new exterior colour card. “What the majority of Canadians don’t realize is that weather conditions can make or break a paint project and affect the longevity of a job.” Read the rest of this entry »

Vitality-Boosting Pasta Salad

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Nutrition Expert Rose Reisman.

Nutrition Expert Rose Reisman.

Vitality-Boosting Pasta Salad

This pasta salad – developed by leading nutrition expert Rose Reisman – is a powerhouse when it comes to vitality-boosting ingredients, including whole grains, edamame beans, berries, orange veggies and Greek yogurt. Read the rest of this entry »

Canadian Survey Shows People Eating Healthier Than Five Years Ago

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Vitality Boosting Pasta by Catelli!

Vitality Boosting Pasta by Catelli!

Canadian Survey Shows People Eating Healthier Than Five Years Ago
Most prefer eating simple foods, associate healthy eating with vitality and happiness

TORONTO, August 12, 2014 – Ninety-five per cent of Canadians who responded to a recent survey eat healthier, more natural foods today than they did five years ago.

The national survey of eating habits – performed by Montreal-based BAM Strategy on behalf of Catelli Foods Corporation – also reveals that of the 15,593 respondents*, 54 per cent said they feel more vibrant and happier when eating healthy, natural foods. Read the rest of this entry »

Menopause a Hot Topic, with Symptoms Hitting Some as Early as 40: Companies get Creative with Products

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Menopause a Hot Topic Among Canadian Women, with Symptoms Hitting Some as Early as 40 Years Old

Canadian companies get creative with new products to keep menopausal women comfortable

Toronto, Ontario – June 25, 2014 – With the number of Canadian women in their 40s and 50s hitting an all-time high, menopause is a current hot topic. In fact, studies show about two million Canadian women – and 25 million across North America – experience the discomfort of hot flashes and night sweats associated with menopause. Read the rest of this entry »

Hot Colours for Summer: DULUX paint unveils palette rooted in the garden‏

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Dulux Summer Colours 1   The summer 2014 colour palette by DULUX paint includes floral pastels, field greens, and bright yellows, oranges and reds, such as Tender Rose (10YR 16/407) pictured on the walls of this room.

Dulux Summer Colours 1
The summer 2014 colour palette by DULUX paint includes floral pastels, field greens, and bright yellows, oranges and reds, such as Tender Rose (10YR 16/407) pictured on the walls of this room.

Hot Colours for Summer

DULUX paint unveils palette rooted in the garden

TORONTO, June 23, 2014 – “Garden fresh” is taking on a whole new meaning this summer. Once associated with the culinary world, the concept has branched into home décor, infusing outdoor freshness into living spaces.

That’s the message of leading brand DULUX® paint in unveiling its summer 2014 colour palette. According to the DULUX brand, this season’s hottest hues – becoming firmly planted in all areas of the home – include floral pastels, bright reds, yellows and oranges, and field greens.

“After a long, cold winter, warm garden-like colours are quickly gaining popularity on Canadian walls as well as in furniture and accessories,” said Martin Tustin-Fuchs, brand manager for DULUX paint. “The trend moves consumers away from the comfort zone of whites and beiges towards brighter tones that emit a feeling of renewed energy and help lift spirits.”

Topping the list of summer favourites by DULUX paint are tomato reds such as Tender Rose (10YR 16/407), spicy oranges such as Pagoda (60YR 36/468), pastel yellows such as May Yellow (50YY 75/254), and meadow greens such as Potpourri Green (50GY 66/111).

Explaining that paint is the easiest and least expensive way to bring summer’s warm colours into the home, Tustin-Fuchs suggested choosing a main colour for a room and then adding other hues in unequal amounts. “A good rule of thumb is to use the dominant tone in about two-thirds of the room and the other colours in lessening quantities,” he said. “For example, if you select a soft green as the dominant colour, you may want to paint your trim, doors and ceilings in varying shades of that green or another colour of the same concentration.”

Dulux Summer Colours 2   Bring the beauty of the outdoors inside this summer by painting walls in lively shades, such as Pagoda (60YR 36/468) orange and May Yellow (50YY 75/254) by DULUX paint, featured on the walls of this living space.

Dulux Summer Colours 2
Bring the beauty of the outdoors inside this summer by painting walls in lively shades, such as Pagoda (60YR 36/468) orange and May Yellow (50YY 75/254) by DULUX paint, featured on the walls of this living space.

When painting more than one room, Tustin-Fuchs said he recommends planning your entire colour scheme before starting the job. “Paste paint chips of the colours you’ve chosen for each room on a piece of white cardboard to make sure they work well together, and adjust your choices accordingly, keeping in mind that the shades will be much more intense on a large wall.”

To make the paint selection process easier, DULUX paint has introduced several online tools that help take the guesswork out of choosing colours, he explained. The DULUX paint colour visualizer, for example, accessible at http://www.dulux.ca, enables users to virtually paint sample rooms or their own uploaded photos and explore different colour combinations before picking up a paintbrush. Visitors to the website can also upload photos of their favourite sites or vacation hotspots, and the DULUX paint software will automatically help them recreate the feeling of the image in a room by suggesting a paint palette based on the colours in the particular photo.

“A change of wall colour can freshen up a room like no other decorating tool,” Tustin-Fuchs said. “Particularly, this summer’s colours will help bring the beauty of the outdoors inside and keep your home feeling warm even once winter rolls around again.”

For more information about DULUX paint’s summer 2014 colour palette and to try the colour selection tools, visit http://www.dulux.ca or a DULUX paint store near you.

About DULUX® Paint

You will find DULUX paints in more than 240 company-owned DULUX paint stores across Canada serving the consumer and professional markets. In addition, within the province of Quebec, the strong regional BÉTONEL® brand is combined with the DULUX brand to form 70 Bétonel/DULUX Paint Stores. No matter where the DULUX brand is sold, it offers an extensive portfolio of high quality products and services to the marketplace.

PPG: BRINGING INNOVATION TO THE SURFACE.™

PPG Industries’ vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty materials company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarters in Pittsburgh and operates in nearly 70 countries around the world. Net sales in 2013 were $15.1 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol:PPG). For more information, visit http://www.ppg.com and follow @PPGIndustries on Twitter.

Bringing innovation to the surface is a trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.

BETONEL is a registered trademark of the PPG Group of Companies.

DULUX is a registered trademark of AkzoNobel and is licensed to PPG Architectural Coatings Canada, Inc., for use in Canada only.

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Cases of “Paint Paralysis” Rise in Summer: CIL Paint

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CIL Photo 1   A simple way to freshen up a room is to paint the wall space peeking out from behind an open-back bookcase in a bright, complementary colour such as Peking Blue (56BG 23/355*) by CIL paint.

CIL Photo 1
A simple way to freshen up a room is to paint the wall space peeking out from behind an open-back bookcase in a bright, complementary colour such as Peking Blue (56BG 23/355*) by CIL paint.

Cases of “Paint Paralysis” Rise in Summer

CIL paint offers cure with simple tricks to give rooms a lift

TORONTO, June 16, 2014 – It can strike at any time – looking at a blank wall, standing in front of an in-store display of paint chips and cans, or flipping through a home décor magazine. It’s a dreaded syndrome that can result in confusion and anxiety, and one many of us are all too familiar with – “paint paralysis.” Read the rest of this entry »

Menopause a Hot Topic Among Canadian Women, with Symptoms Hitting Some as Early as 40 Years Old

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Canadian companies get creative with new products to keep menopausal women comfortable

Toronto, Ontario – Summer 2014 – With the number of Canadian women in their 40s and 50s hitting an all-time high, menopause is a current hot topic. In fact, studies show about two million Canadian women – and 25 million across North America – experience the discomfort of hot flashes and night sweats associated with menopause.

This reality has opened a new market of opportunity for Canadian businesses, which are coming up with creative solutions to this centuries-old problem as more Generation Xers edge towards middle-age. Read the rest of this entry »

Catelli® Healthy Harvest® Bow Tie Pasta with Crispy Prosciutto Arugula and Pine Nuts Chef Peter George, CN Tower, Toronto

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Chef Peter George, Toronto Recipe

Prep time: 10 min

Cook time: 15 min

Servings: 4

Ingredients: 
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Toronto’s CN Tower Chef Joins Other Canadian Culinary Superstars to Launch Unique Cookbook in Support of Local Food Banks

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Catelli Pasta Plus Five Cookbook Cover

Toronto’s CN Tower Chef Joins Other Canadian Culinary Superstars to Launch Unique Cookbook in Support of Local Food Banks

Project spearheaded by Catelli® pasta in effort to help feed country’s hungry in summer, the slowest time of year for food banks

Toronto, Ontario – April 23, 2014 – Food banks across the country struggle in the summer, their slowest donation time of the year, so 15 of Canada’s leading chefs have come together to help give them a boost.

Part of a campaign spearheaded by Catelli® pasta, the chefs have contributed to a unique cookbook, called Catelli® Pasta Plus Five: Five-ingredient summer pasta dishes by some of Canada’s top chefs, launched today. Available for download free-of-charge at www.catelli.ca or on Catelli’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/catelli‎), the cookbook features easy, gourmet pasta recipes that are made using only five key ingredients in addition to the pasta.  For every “share” of the cookbook on Facebook, Catelli® pasta will donate a serving of pasta to the hungry. Read the rest of this entry »

Choosing Colour Is Top Paint Challenge, Survey Finds

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CIL Desert Orange Room                             CIL’s new online “model home” concept showcases paint colours in a true-to-life setting, such as this bedroom featuring Desert Orange (78YR 39/593) by CIL paint.

CIL Desert Orange Room
CIL’s new online “model home” concept showcases paint colours in a true-to-life setting, such as this bedroom featuring Desert Orange (78YR 39/593) by CIL paint.

CIL brand launches unique ‘model home’ website to make process easier

TORONTO, April 2, 2014 – When it comes to painting, applying paint to a wall is an easier task than choosing a colour. That’s the finding of a country-wide survey of Canadian paint habits conducted by leading brand CIL® paint.

Forty-four per cent of survey respondents pointed to colour selection as the biggest challenge they associate with painting projects. This compares with 34 per cent who cited preparation as their biggest obstacle.

The study also found that 36 per cent of respondents said they rely on in-store assistance to select a colour for their paint job. What’s more, CIL paint retailers report that even those who bring a fabric swatch or accessory from the room to be painted into the store still have trouble envisioning their completed paint projects.

CIL home page                                                CIL paint has launched a new website (www.CIL.ca) that makes the paint selection process easier. Unlike the traditional method of showcasing paints by colour family, CIL paint presents its colour palette by room, using a “model home” concept.

CIL home page
CIL paint has launched a new website (www.CIL.ca) that makes the paint selection process easier. Unlike the traditional method of showcasing paints by colour family, CIL paint presents its colour palette by room, using a “model home” concept.

In response to consumer demand, CIL paint has launched a new website (www.CIL.ca) that makes the paint selection process easier. Based on a “model home” concept, the website allows visitors to view dozens of room settings, each featuring a different wall colour.

Unlike the traditional method of showcasing paints by colour family, CIL paint presents its colour palette by room – from bedrooms and bathrooms to kitchens, living areas and dining rooms. Every room category features a wide range of photos, each with a different colour backdrop.

“The idea of the model home concept is to showcase paint colours in a true-to-life setting,” said Alison Goldman, brand manager for CIL paint, a brand of PPG Architectural Coatings. “Just as people walk through a physical model home and get decorating ideas, so too can they navigate through the new CIL paint website and make more confident colour and décor decisions,” she added, explaining that test-user feedback has been overwhelmingly positive.

“Although people have relied on paint chips to help them make colour selections for decades, it’s very difficult to envision how the chip they’re holding in the palm of their hand will look on the entire length of a wall,” Goldman said. “Now we’re saying to consumers, ‘Here’s an online library of room colour options that makes it easy for you to  narrow your colour choices from the comfort of your home, before you even step into a store to look at paint swatches,’” she explained.

The website has a visualizer tool that allows users to choose their favourite décor setting and try different CIL paint colours and colour combinations in the room. It also lets users upload – and virtually paint – photos of their own rooms, or they can pull colours from any uploaded image and bring them into a room setting. A special site feature enables visitors to save their choices in a project folder and share them through social media channels to get input from family and friends.

CIL paint can and iPad                                   From home or on the go, CIL’s new website has tools that allow users to choose their favourite colours for different décor settings, upload and virtually paint photos of their own rooms, or bring colours from any uploaded image into a room setting. A special site feature enables visitors to save their choices in a project folder and share them through social media channels.

CIL paint can and iPad
From home or on the go, CIL’s new website has tools that allow users to choose their favourite colours for different décor settings, upload and virtually paint photos of their own rooms, or bring colours from any uploaded image into a room setting. A special site feature enables visitors to save their choices in a project folder and share them through social media channels.

According to the survey by CIL paint, the most popular rooms painted by Canadians last year were bedrooms (24 per cent), living and family rooms (23 per cent) and kitchens (22 per cent).

CIL paints are sold at The Home Depot, Canadian Tire, Walmart, Rona and independent paint stores across the country. For more information and to view the model rooms, visit www.CIL.ca.

About CIL® paint

Available in Canada at The Home Depot, Walmart, Rona and other independent paint dealers, CIL paint has been a trusted brand in businesses, communities, schools and homes across the country for 85 years. With more than 1,200 colours in its palette, CIL paint has developed a colour mood system that guarantees a perfect match across a wide spectrum of colours.

PPG: BRINGING INNOVATION TO THE SURFACE.(TM)

PPG Industries’ vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty materials company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarters in Pittsburgh and operates in nearly 70 countries around the world. Net sales in 2013 were $15.1 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com and follow@PPGIndustries on Twitter.

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CIL is a registered trademark of the PPG group of companies.

Bringing innovation to the surface is a trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.

 

April 5 is National Caregiver Day: Nominate a Caregiver for a Prestigious Award and Chance to Win $10,000

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April 5 is National Caregiver Day: Nominate a Caregiver for a Prestigious Award and Chance to Win $10,000

  Communities and employers to also be awarded for their leadership in support of caregivers

 Toronto, Ontario – April 1, 2014 – The search is on for exceptional caregivers across Canada. In celebration of National Caregiver Day, which takes place on April 5, Canadians are being asked to nominate a family or professional caregiver for a unique caregiver award and explain what the caregiver would do with $10,000.

It’s all part of a unique program, called Canada Cares (www.canadacares.org), that supports and celebrates caregivers of all kinds across the country. The awards, which will be presented at both a regional and national level, will recognize a total of 10 exceptional caregivers – five family and five professional caregivers – in four regions: Western, Central, Atlantic and Northern Canada. Read the rest of this entry »

Mother`s Day Story

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Most unusual place to give birth in Canada is in a fast food restaurant: survey

Surprise locations for delivering babies are rare in Canada, but commonplace in developing countries

 MARKHAM (April 14, 2014) – En route to the hospital, in a car, on the roadside and even in a fast food restaurant. According to a recent Ipsos Reid survey, these are the most unusual places Canadian women say they delivered a baby, or know someone who has.

The survey was conducted on behalf of Christian Children’s Fund of Canada (CCFC) in honour of Mother’s Day, which takes place this year on May 11. The CCFC survey found that: Read the rest of this entry »

Go for Glam in 2014: Opulence Is Latest Trend in Home Decor, Says Sico Paint

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SICO Design Splendour 1 Opulence is one of the hottest looks for the home in 2014, presenting itself throughout the décor in the form of dramatic colours. Pictured in this hallway, featuring striking black flooring and railings, is SICO Jazz Night (6019-83) on the foreground and staircase walls, and Amalfi Lagoon (6149-83) on the far wall.

SICO Design Splendour 1
Opulence is one of the hottest looks for the home in 2014, presenting itself throughout the décor in the form of dramatic colours. Pictured in this hallway, featuring striking black flooring and railings, is SICO Jazz Night (6019-83) on the foreground and staircase walls, and Amalfi Lagoon (6149-83) on the far wall.

Go for Glam in 2014: Opulence Is Latest Trend in Home Decor

SICO paint introduces unique colour palette to achieve a lavish look

LONGUEUIL, Quebec, March 11, 2014 – We’re seeing it on the runways, on the highways, and now in all facets of home décor.

Opulence is one of the hottest looks for the home in 2014, according to leading brand SICO® paint. It’s presenting itself with dramatic colours, rich metallic shades, and plush velvet and suede – think shimmery antique golds highlighted by sophisticated darks and extravagant gem tones such as emerald, ruby and sapphire. Read the rest of this entry »

Decorating Kids’ Rooms Is Child’s Play With These Five Tips

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Dulux Photo 1 Bold colours, such as Indigo Sea (90BG 14/337) blue by DULUX, painted on the accent wall of this bedroom, are a good choice for kids’ rooms as they can suit the tastes of a toddler through to a young adult.

Dulux Photo 1
Bold colours, such as Indigo Sea (90BG 14/337) blue by DULUX, painted on the accent wall of this bedroom, are a good choice for kids’ rooms as they can suit the tastes of a toddler through to a young adult.

Choice of colour can make or break a décor project, according to DULUX Paint

TORONTO, March 6, 2014 – Sending your kids to their rooms for a timeout may take on a whole new meaning after a paint renovation. If the walls sport the right colours, a child may just want to stay there.

“Colours can have a tremendous effect on the mood and well-being of children, so it’s important to do your research before tackling a décor project for a kid’s room,” said Martin Tustin-Fuchs, brand manager of DULUX® paint, a brand of PPG Architectural Coatings. Read the rest of this entry »

Flooring trends: Back-to-Nature Look Latest Style in Floors

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Lauzon Organik Series The new Lauzon Organik Series maple hardwood flooring uniquely unlocks the beauty of maple’s natural grains, knots and mineral streaks like no other flooring on the market.

Lauzon Organik Series
The new Lauzon Organik Series maple hardwood flooring uniquely unlocks the beauty of maple’s natural grains, knots and mineral streaks like no other flooring on the market.

FLOORING TRENDS

Back-to-Nature Look Latest Style in Floors

Today’s hardwood flooring options work well on walls, ceilings too, says leading manufacturer Lauzon Distinctive Hardwood Flooring

March 3, 2014 – Celebrating nature is the latest trend in home décor, starting from underfoot. This year, Canadian floors will sport an authentic, natural look like never before, with today’s flooring being all about bringing the beauty of the outdoors into the home.

That’s the message of leading Canadian manufacturer Lauzon Distinctive Hardwood Flooring, which has announced the launch of two unique, natural, eco-friendly, air-purifying hardwood flooring lines – called the Organik Series andAuthentik Series – that replicate the beauty of their original sources of wood.

“In every facet of home décor, we’re seeing a resurgence of all things natural and nostalgic as people look to return to their roots in our increasingly technological world,” said Priscilla Bergeron, Communication Manager of Lauzon. “Ironically, new technologies are enabling the creation of stunning, authentic hardwood flooring that mimics the magnificence of a simpler time.”

According to Bergeron, some of the latest looks in hardwood flooring include:

Perfect Imperfection: The rustic look is hotter than ever. Think barn wood, steeped with soft texture, natural knots, cracks and mineral streaks. Like worn out jeans, today’s popular wood flooring is rich with history and character. Its flaws make it flawless.

Lauzon Authentik Series Lauzon’s Authentik Series is a solid red oak, low-gloss hardwood flooring line, described as historic and timeless with a contemporary twist.

Lauzon Authentik Series
Lauzon’s Authentik Series is a solid red oak, low-gloss hardwood flooring line, described as historic and timeless with a contemporary twist.

Matte finish: Smooth, high gloss wood floors are losing ground due to their man-made, mass-produced appearance. Low gloss or matte surfaces are the new favourite, especially those that have been scraped with a soft wire brush, revealing the true character of the grain.

Oversized planks: Bigger is better when it comes to wood planks. Larger and longer boards add visual interest to a room, as does combining multi-widths in one space. Planks aren’t limited to the floor, but rather, are being used everywhere – from walls to ceilings, and even bedroom headboards.

Light Colours: The movement towards natural, light and soft wood colours is growing, as neutral tones tend to reveal more of the grain pattern and create a welcoming feel in a room. Mixing up the décor with multi-tone paneling adds additional dimension and appeal to any space.

Each of these trends is embraced in Lauzon’s new flooring lines. The Organik Series, part of the Designer collection, is a completely natural, FSC Certified, maple hardwood flooring. Thanks to a new breakthrough process, the flooring uniquely unlocks the beauty of maple’s natural grains, knots and mineral streaks like no other flooring on the market. Available in rich neutral wood grain shades and featuring a smooth, pearl finish, the elegant flooring has extensive tonal variation, taking on a chameleon effect by becoming lighter or deeper depending on the lighting and décor. Featuring 3 1/4 and 4 1/4-inch wide boards, the wood will evolve to even greater elegance over time. 

The Authentik Series, part of Lauzon’s Ambiance collection, is a solid red oak hardwood flooring line, described as historic and timeless with a contemporary twist. With a low-gloss surface allowing the beauty of the grain to come through, it is available in six smoky colour finishes – from creamy white to rich earthy brown. The flooring is made using a wire-brushed technique that opens up the wood grain and gives the surface a subtle texture.  What’s more, the brushed surface conceals wear and tear caused by children and pets, and helps prevent slips and falls by providing a better grip. With generous 3 1/4 and 4 1/4-inch wide boards revealing more of the wood grain, the flooring emits an authentic, two-toned look.

Both the Organik and Authentik Series are infused with Lauzon’s Pure Genius® smart technology, a first-of-its-kind innovation in hardwood flooring that makes homes healthier. When activated by natural or artificial light and by the movement of air, the flooring breaks down airborne toxins and significantly improves indoor air quality.

“Each of these flooring lines was developed following extensive market research conducted with interior designers and consumers,” said Bergeron. “Our studies demonstrate an overwhelming market demand for authentic hardwood flooring that has unparalleled beauty and a low carbon footprint, and Lauzon has delivered just that.”

Lauzon’s Organik and Authentik Series flooring is available at specialty flooring retailers across Canada. The Organik line has a 35-year warranty, and the Authentik line carries a 30-year warranty.  For more information or to locate a dealer, visit www.lauzonflooring.com.

About Lauzon Distinctive Hardwood Flooring

Based in Papineauville, Quebec, Lauzon Distinctive Hardwood Flooring is one of the leading hardwood flooring manufacturers in North America. Its state-of-the-art products, environmental commitment, outstanding service, and highly-qualified staff make the company an undisputed leader in the premium hardwood flooring industry. Thanks to its prestigious flooring products, including its revolutionary polymerized Titanium finish, Lauzon’s reputation for quality has grown worldwide.

 

 

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New Air-Purifying Hardwood Floor is First-of-its-Kind in World

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Lauzon Pure Genius 1 The Pure Genius flooring pictured in this living room is from the Lauzon Designer Collection, Organic Series, colour Charm in Hard Maple.

Lauzon Pure Genius 1
The Pure Genius flooring pictured in this living room is from the Lauzon Designer Collection, Organic Series, colour Charm in Hard Maple.

This Product is Pure Genius

 

New Air-Purifying Hardwood Floor is First-of-its-Kind in World

 

January 7, 2014 – A new product recently launched on the North American market makes living spaces healthier from the ground up – literally. The first of its kind in the world, Pure Genius® smart hardwood flooring by leading Canadian manufacturer Lauzon Distinctive Hardwood Flooring, improves indoor air quality of a home while beautifying the decor. Read the rest of this entry »

Dulux Paint Predicts a Colourful Revival in Year Ahead

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Start Afresh with 2014 Paint Palette

DULUX Paint Predicts a Colourful Revival in Year Ahead

TORONTO, ON (November 18, 2013)  The DULUX® brand has given new meaning to the words “fresh paint” with the unveiling of its 2014 paint trends forecast. The colourful palette is filled with rich, invigorating hues that represent renewal and refreshing change, says the leading Canadian paint brand. Read the rest of this entry »

Grey, Beige Number One Paint Sellers in 2013: CIL Survey

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CIL Photo 1 Add interest to a grey room by infusing colour through an accent wall. Featured in this living area is CIL’s Romanesque (50RR 17/372) magenta on the back wall, flanked by Zeppelin (30YY 46/036) grey on the other walls.

CIL Photo 1
Add interest to a grey room by infusing colour through an accent wall. Featured in this living area is CIL’s Romanesque (50RR 17/372) magenta on the back wall, flanked by Zeppelin (30YY 46/036) grey on the other walls.

Grey, Beige Number One Paint Sellers in 2013

CIL unveils results of national survey on Canadian paint habits

TORONTO, November 25, 2013 –  Colour in home décor may be all the rage, but Canadians are stuck on neutrals. That’s the finding of a country-wide survey conducted by leading brand CIL® paint of Canadian paint habits over the last year. Read the rest of this entry »

Eleven Canadians Win Prestigious Caregiving Awards

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Eleven Canadians Win Prestigious Caregiving Awards

 

Toronto, Ontario – October 23, 2013 – Eleven Canadians have won prestigious awards recognizing them as exceptional caregivers. Six of the winners are family caregivers and five are professional caregivers. Read the rest of this entry »

Family Caregivers can Now Access Local Resources and Advice with Help of New Caregiver Hotline, Web Tool

In Writing (all kinds) on November 14, 2013 at 3:00 AM

Attention Family Caregivers:

 

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of New Caregiver Hotline, Web Tool

 

Experts will help you avoid making these top five caregiving mistakes

 

Toronto, Ontario – October 23, 2013 – With the number of family caregivers growing – estimates peg the total at one in four Canadians – a first-of-its-kind caregiver support organization has launched a unique hotline and web tool to help family caregivers cope and find the resources they need to take care of their loved ones. Read the rest of this entry »

Get this Season’s Hot Colours on your Walls and your Clothes

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Get this Season’s Hot Colours on your Walls and your Clothes

DULUX paint unveils fall colours for the home through unique fashion collection

TORONTO, October 21, 2013 – What will your walls be wearing this fall? Leading Canadian paint brand DULUX® paint is making it easier than ever to bring one of the hottest trends in fashion into your home décor with the launch of a unique colour campaign.

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CIL Paints Unveils Mellow Yellow as 2014 Colour of the Year

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Mellow yellow is the hottest colour for 2014, expected to take the spotlight in all areas of interior décor, says CIL paint. Pictured on the walls of these rooms is CIL’s Creamy (50YY 77/285), named the brand’s 2014 colour of the year.

Mellow yellow is the hottest colour for 2014, expected to take the spotlight in all areas of interior décor, says CIL paint. Pictured on the walls of these rooms is CIL’s Creamy (50YY 77/285), named the brand’s 2014 colour of the year.

CIL Paint Unveils “Creamy” as 2014 Colour of the Year

TORONTO, October 9, 2013 – They may call it mellow yellow, but it will liven up homes in 2014. That’s because mellow yellow is the hottest colour for 2014, expected to take the spotlight in all areas of interior décor, says leading Canadian paint brand CIL® paint. Read the rest of this entry »

CIL Paints News Release: A Serene Bathroom is the Way to Go

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CIL Photo 1 A mix of grey and sand colours, such as CIL’s Granite Grey (00NN 37/000) and Bamboo Shoot (25YY 81/177) pictured on the walls of this bathroom, creates a serene ambience.

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A mix of grey and sand colours, such as CIL’s Granite Grey (00NN 37/000) and Bamboo Shoot (25YY 81/177) pictured on the walls of this bathroom, creates a serene ambience.

A Serene Bathroom is the Way to Go

CIL paint announces contest to help create a bathroom oasis

TORONTO, August 26, 2013 – Looking for a calming getaway at the end of the day? A serene bathroom is the way to go.

So says leading paint brand CIL® paint, which today launched a Pinterest bathroom contest (@CILpaints) called “My Search for Serenity,” to discover what décor items Canadians associate with serenity and share ideas to create a bathroom refuge. The grand prize? Paint for a bathroom makeover, a consultation and serenity gift basket, with secondary prizes of paint or gift items. Read the rest of this entry »

CORRECTION: Photo Op Wednesday — thousands of Servings of Pasta to be Delivered to North York Harvest Food Bank

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Unique Photo Opportunity:

 

Thousands of Servings of Pasta to be Delivered to North York Harvest Food Bank

 

Toronto, Ontario– Catelli® pasta is helping to battle hunger in Toronto one serving of pasta at a time.

 

Approximately 14,570 portions of Catelli® pasta will be delivered to the North York Harvest Food Bank as part of a campaign called Help Us Feed the Hope. This significant donation is just one of many deliveries that will take place across the country, as Catelli® aims to reach a donation goal of one million servings of pasta to feed the hungry across Canada.

 

Media are invited to participate in the unloading of the pasta. Excellent visual opportunities will be available.

 

WHAT:                  Unloading delivery of 14,570 portions of Catelli® pasta 

 

WHEN:                  June 12, 2013

                               11:00 a.m. – Noon

 

WHERE:               North York Harvest Food Bank

640 Lawrence Avenue West, Toronto

 

As part of the Help Us Feed the Hope campaign, Catelli® pasta is donating a serving of pasta to Toronto food banks for every box purchased by Torontonians at Sobeys and Foodland stores until the end of June.

 

“In Ontario alone, there are more than 160,000 families in need, yet hunger is a solvable problem, so we’re encouraging everyone in the community to get involved and help lighten the load of fellow community members,” said Sandra Kim, Director of Marketing for the Catelli® pasta brand.

 

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For more information or to RSVP:

 

Gail Bergman or Ashley Pergolas

Gail Bergman PR

Tel: (905) 886-1340 or (905) 886-3345

Email: info@gailbergmanpr.com

Business Coach Identifies Market Gap, Launches Unique Home Renovation Service That Benefits Both Contractors and Homeowners

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First-of-its-kind initiative, called Renovantage™, seeing steady growth since 2011 launch

 

Toronto, Ontario – April 29, 2013 – As a business coach, Greg Peterson has seen his share of business trends and patterns over the years. That’s why he knew he had a high-value fixer-upper when he identified a market gap in the home renovation business. Read the rest of this entry »

Top Toronto chef featured in unique cookbook that aims to help feed city’s hungry

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Cookbook Cover

Catelli® Pasta Unveils Unique Cookbook as Part

of Program to Feed Toronto’s Hungry

 

“Gourmet Family Meals for Under $10” features recipes from top Canadian chefs,

including Chef John Higgins of Toronto’s George Brown College Chef School

 

Toronto, Ontario – April 8, 2013 – Catelli® pasta is helping to battle hunger inToronto one serving of pasta at a time. Read the rest of this entry »

April 5 is National Caregiver Day: Show Canadian Caregivers You Care with an Award Nomination

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Canada Cares and We Care Home Health Services to grant one caregiver $10,000 to fulfill a special wish  Toronto, Ontario – March 28, 2013 – Do you know a caregiver who deserves recognition? In a unique initiative, Canadians are being asked to nominate a family, friend or professional caregiver for a “best in Canada” caregiver award and explain what they would do with a $10,000 prize. Called the Canada Cares Caregiver Awards, the new initiative is being launched in celebration of National Caregiver Day, which takes place on April 5. It’s all part of an innovative program, called Canada Cares (www.canadacares.org), that supports and salutes caregivers of all kinds across the country. The awards, which will be presented at both a regional and national level, will recognize two exceptional caregivers – one family or friend and one health care professional – in Western, Atlantic and Northern Canada, as well as four exceptional caregivers in Central Canada. Two National winners will be chosen from selected regional candidates. Caregiver Award winners will be selected by a national committee of caregivers and health professional organizations, according to such criteria as caregiver strength, commitment to care, community involvement and compassion.  One deserving nominee will also be selected to win the Canada Cares One Wish Award, worth $10,000, sponsored by We Care Home Health Services. The Canada Cares One Wish Award will be evaluated on the strength of the caregiver’s commitment to care, the creativity of the response regarding how the $10,000 would be used, and the level of need. “The number of caregivers in Canada is rapidly increasing, with current estimates pegged at over five million,” said Caroline Tapp-McDougall, Chair of Canada Cares. “It’s time to support and recognize caregivers from coast to coast for their tireless, selfless efforts to help improve the lives of others.” Nominations, which can be submitted online, by mail or by video, will be accepted until September 30, with winners announced in November. For details on how to nominate a caregiver, visit www.canadacares.org.   About Canada Cares (www.canadacares.org)Canada Cares is a not-for-profit program that involves a virtual community, grassroots events, and caregiver coaching program. It has been created through a unique partnership between healthcare organizations and businesses across the country, including Canadian Red Cross, Saint Elizabeth Health Care, The Canadian Abilities Foundation, Kohler Canada, MV-1 Canada, Zoomer Wireless, Stroke Recovery Canada, We Care Home Health Services, Lifestage Care,  Invacare Corporation, Spectrum Health Care, Ability Online, Canadian Caregiver Coalition, Alzheimer Society of Toronto, Caregiving Matters, Brain Injury Association of Canada and many others. About We Care (www.wecare.ca)We Care Home Health Services, a leading national provider of in-home care and support services with over 50 locations across Canada, provides professional and compassionate care that allows seniors and others to live independently in the comfort of their own homes in over 800 communities across Canada. 

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Yellow Most Popular Paint Colour Worldwide, Finds Dulux Paints Survey

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Dulux Bathroom – Kansas CornEarthy yellows, such as Dulux’s Kansas Corn (30YY 63/231), pictured on the walls of this bathroom, create a spa-like atmosphere and warm up a small space without overwhelming it.

Dulux Bathroom – Kansas Corn
Earthy yellows, such as Dulux’s Kansas Corn (30YY 63/231), pictured on the walls of this bathroom, create a spa-like atmosphere and warm up a small space without overwhelming it.

Just don’t call it yellow, say Dulux experts – study shows names like vanilla, buttercup preferred

TORONTO, ON (March 28, 2013) – It may not be our favourite colour, but when it comes to painting our walls, yellow is the number one choice worldwide.

That’s the finding of an international survey conducted on behalf of leading paint brand Dulux® paint. The study shows that while blue is the most popular colour in the world, preferred by 36 per cent of people, the picture changes when you look at actual sales volume of paint colours. Read the rest of this entry »

First-of-its-Kind Technology Delivers Unique Ultra-Washable, Multiple-Finish Paint

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Sico Evolution – paint cans:Sico Evolution, available in multiple sheens, uses a first-of-its-kind technology, called DurabiliT™ polymers, that makes surfaces ultra-washable and ultra-scrubbable.

Sico Evolution – paint cans:
Sico Evolution, available in multiple sheens, uses a first-of-its-kind technology, called DurabiliT™ polymers, that makes surfaces ultra-washable and ultra-scrubbable.

With launch of new Sico Evolution® paint line, Sico offers tips on newest decor trend – multi-sheen walls

 

LONGUEUIL, QC (MARCH 25, 2013) – Following studies that show the number one quality consumers look for in a paint is durability, leading paint brand Sico has launched a unique paint that safeguards walls, no matter what the finish. Read the rest of this entry »

CIL offers tips to boost your home’s resale value with paint

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CIL, Lakemont Blue Bedroom: Painting a focal wall in a rich colour – such as CIL’s Lakemont Blue (70BG 11/257) featured on the back wall of this bedroom – adds personality and may draw increased interest from prospects.

CIL, Lakemont Blue Bedroom: Painting a focal wall in a rich colour – such as CIL’s Lakemont Blue (70BG 11/257) featured on the back wall of this bedroom – adds personality and may draw increased interest from prospects.

 

Putting your Home on the Market? Get Sold on Colour

CIL offers tips to boost your home’s resale value with paint

 

TORONTO, ON (February 25, 2013) – If you want to make your home a hot property for resale, warm up to colour. Contrary to popular belief, colours with personality have been shown to be more effective at closing a deal. In fact, soothing shades of green, brown and yellow paint may even help a home sell faster than builder’s white or beige. Read the rest of this entry »

Young Mother from Ontario Is First in North America to Receive MRI-friendly Defibrillator Implant

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Life-altering device, implanted by Newmarket’s Southlake Regional Health Centre,

opens doors for thousands of cardiac patients currently denied MRIs

 

Newmarket, Ontario – January 29, 2013 – Every year an estimated 1.5 million magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans are performed in Canada and the number is growing at a rate of about 10 per cent per year. At the same time, a soaring number of Canadians who rely on implanted defibrillators to keep their hearts beating are denied this valuable, life-saving diagnostic test despite a 50 to 75 per cent probability that they will require one over the lifetime of their defibrillator. Read the rest of this entry »

Light up Your Life with Paint: CIL® Paint’s 2013 Palette is Pure Joy

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CIL Paint Street Lamp Black and Universal Grey:  Deep blue and silvery grey, like CIL’s Street Lamp Black (70BB 07/103) and Universal Grey (00NN 62/000), pictured on the walls of this living space, will be popular in the year ahead.

CIL Paint Street Lamp Black and Universal Grey: Deep blue and silvery grey, like CIL’s Street Lamp Black (70BB 07/103) and Universal Grey (00NN 62/000), pictured on the walls of this living space, will be popular in the year ahead.

TORONTO, ON (January 7, 2013) – Want to know what colours are in for 2013? Think heart-warming, joyful and soothing, and you’ll be right on trend.

Leading Canadian paint brand CIL® has unveiled its paint palette for 2013 and “it’s all about joyous and uplifting colours,” said Alison Goldman, brand manager for AkzoNobel, makers of CIL paint. Read the rest of this entry »

Fiesta Fit Soup

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Fiesta Fit Soup Photo

By Liz Pearson

Fiesta Fit Soup

This delicious soup is a one-pot meal containing ingredients that are linked to reducing belly fat, including whole grains, fibre, healthy fats, peppers and flavonoid-rich fruits and vegetables. What’s more, it’s easy to make, taking only 25 minutes from stove-top to table. Read the rest of this entry »

Belly Fat, Not Scale is Best Measure of Health

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This New Year, resolve to get the skinny on five fat-burning foods,

 including whole grains, soluble fibres and plant compounds

 

Toronto, Ontario – January 3, 2013 – When resolving to lose weight this year, don’t rely on the scale. Measuring belly fat, rather than weight, is often a better indicator of a healthy body.

So says leading Canadian dietitian Liz Pearson, emphasizing that excess abdominal fat significantly increases the risk of health problems – such as heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and cancer – as well as death. It may also speed up the aging process and the onset of dementia. Read the rest of this entry »

T’is the Season to Care

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Canadians Encouraged to Take the Caregiving Challenge,

Demonstrate Which City is Most Caring Community in Canada

 

December 10, 2012 –  T’is the season to care, so why not do something nice for a caregiver in your life – and tell the rest of Canada about it?  The Canadian city with the most residents who share their do-good stories will be deemed the most caring community in Canada. Read the rest of this entry »

Paint Away Seasonal Blues with Reds, Oranges or Yellows

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CIL Magnificence and Carnival Pink:
Beat the seasonal blahs by painting your home with uplifting colours, such as CIL’s Magnificence (90RR 18/450) red and Carnival Pink (21RR 36/354), featured on the walls of this bedroom.

CIL® paint offers simple tips to banish winter “blahs” at minimal cost

 

TORONTO, ON (November 13, 2012)– Studies show that the weather outside can directly affect our spirits on the inside, and with recurring grey forecasts, many of us struggle to stay upbeat this time of year. Fortunately, there is a way to beat the seasonal “blahs,” say the experts at leading Canadian paint brand CIL: Surround yourself with uplifting colours.

 

“For less than $50 for an average-sized room, you can bring a space to life with ‘pick-me-up’ shades of paint such as reds, oranges, yellows and pinks,” says Alison Goldman, Brand Manager for AkzoNobel, makers of CIL® paint.

 

According to a 2011 Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) study, more than half of the 1.7 million households surveyed engaged in a painting project for their home last year, ranking painting among the most popular renovation jobs undertaken in Canada. “It’s evident from these figures that people realize that paint is a simple and inexpensive way to freshen up a home and feel better in your surroundings,” Goldman says.

 

Beat the winter blues with colour

 

“While each person’s experience with colour is unique, studies show that in general, certain colours affect people in specific ways,” Goldman explains. “The colour green, for example, is popular in home décor because it evokes a sense of serenity. Yellow, red and orange also work well because they are cheerful colours that can inspire feelings of well-being and higher energy.”

 

To choose a colour that has a ‘feel-good’ effect that works for you, Goldman suggests considering what colours you tend to gravitate toward in your home and even in your wardrobe. Then think about your emotional needs. If you have a hectic life then calming, serene colours might be a good choice. If you feel down, fill your home with cheerful, energetic colours like yellow, pink or orange.

 

CIL Oriental Coral:
For less than $50 for an average-sized room, you can bring a space to life with ‘pick-me-up’ shades of paint such as CIL’s Oriental Coral (26YR/45369) orange, pictured on the wall of this room.

Goldman cites CIL’s Magnificence (90RR 21/418) red, Oriental Coral (26YR 30/511) orange, Sapling (50YY 51/519) yellow or Carnival Pink (21RR 36/354) as excellent mood-lifting options, and Still Waters (90GG 28/133) green and King’s Treasure (83BB 07/202) violet as effective soothing colours.

 

“If you can’t decide on one colour, then use two or three to give your décor an entirely new look and feel,” Goldman suggests, adding that CIL has an array of interactive colour tools at www.cil.ca to help people visualize colour choices before beginning a  project.

 

“The very act of making the decision to change your décor, and then completing a project, can evoke feelings of well being,” Goldman explains. “A fresh coat of paint in a shade you love can do wonders for both the home and psyche.”

 

To learn more about paint colour selection and sample CIL’s interactive colour tools, visit www.cil.ca or call 1-800-DURABLE (387-2253) for a CIL dealer near you.

 

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About CIL® paint

Available in Canada at The Home Depot, Rona, Canadian Tire, Walmart and independent paint dealers, CILpaint has been a trusted brand in businesses, communities, schools and homes across the country since 1927.  With more than 1,200 colours in its palette, CIL paint has developed a colour mood system that guarantees a perfect match across a wide spectrum of colours. Regardless of whether it’s interior or exterior paint or advanced wood stains, the CIL brand stands for delivering simple to use paint solutions that offer outstanding value to do-it-yourself consumers.  CIL paint is a brand of AkzoNobel, the world’s largest paint and coatings company. 

 

About AkzoNobel’s North American Decorative Paints Business

Within its North American paints business, AkzoNobel produces a portfolio of well-respected brands, including Glidden®, Glidden Professional™, Dulux® Bétonel®, CIL®, Sico®, Ralph Lauren® and Devoe® paints; Flood®, Sikkens® and Synteko® wood care products; and Liquid Nails® and Mulco® adhesives and caulks. Products are sold through company-owned stores, national retail outlets, distributors and independent dealers throughout North America as well as exported internationally.

 

About AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel is the largest global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals. We supply industries and consumers worldwide with innovative products and are passionate about developing sustainable answers for our customers. Our portfolio includes well known brands such as Dulux, Glidden, Sikkens, International and Eka. Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, we are consistently ranked as one of the leaders on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes. With operations in more than 80 countries, our 55,000 people around the world are committed to excellence and delivering Tomorrow’s Answers Today™.

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