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Make the Great Outdoors Even Greater with Paint

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Technology, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on January 11, 2018 at 3:00 AM

La peinture CIL® offre des conseils faciles et économiques

pour embellir les espaces de vie en plein air

CIL Outdoor Living Photo -- 2

CIL Outdoor Living Photo 2: Illuminez les meubles extérieurs usés avec des couleurs vives, comme le Noble Blue de CIL (50BB18 / 216) présenté sur les chaises Muskoka et Tarragon Leaf (70GY 49/201) sur le repose-pieds.

 CIL Outdoor Living Photo -- 1

Utilisez des alternatives de coloration. Si vous avez un pont en bois surélevé, où l’air est facilement ventilé, envisagez de lui donner un aspect terre cuite en choisissant une combinaison de teintes de peinture terreuses. “Rag” les peintures pour mélanger les couleurs ensemble, puis éclabousser au hasard la peinture noire sur la zone pour créer l’aspect des galets. Peindre un sol extérieur avec une couleur pâle – comme le ciel bleu ciel de la CIL, Billowing Clouds (10BB 65/094), le vert pâle Farm Life (90YY 72/225) ou le corail léger Bali Sand (90YR 72/159) – crée également une vie chaude région.

Improviser avec des meubles. Pourquoi investir dans des meubles de patio coûteux quand vous pouvez utiliser de la peinture d’extérieur durable – comme la peinture extérieure semi-brillante CIL Dimensions – pour donner un aspect neuf aux anciennes pièces? Avoir une table d’intérieur, vous pouvez faire sans? Transformez-le en une belle table de patio. Vous cherchez à faire un meilleur usage des vieilles chaises de cuisine dépareillées? Poncez et repeignez-les pour un usage extérieur.

Soyez économe. Vous seriez surpris par les trésors que vous pouvez trouver dans les magasins d’aubaines qui font des pièces idéales pour votre espace extérieur. Si vous cherchez un bar extérieur, achetez un meuble usé et peignez-le d’une couleur distincte. Rangez-le avec une barre en plastique et vous êtes prêt à vous amuser. Peignez de vieilles chaises Muskoka en bois avec des tons clairs et brillants ou des nuances pastel pour donner vie à votre espace.

“Le ciel est la limite quand il s’agit de décoration extérieure”, souligne Goldman, suggérant d’utiliser l’art extérieur, des miroirs et des accessoires colorés tels que des bougeoirs, des coussins résistants aux intempéries et des jardinières comme finition.

Pour plus d’idées de décoration extérieure, visitez le http://www.cil.ca ou le blogue de CIL à talk.cil.ca.

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A propos de la peinture CIL®

Disponible au Canada chez Home Depot, chez Rona, chez Canadian Tire, chez Walmart et chez les détaillants de peinture indépendants, CIL® paint est une marque de confiance dans les entreprises, les collectivités, les écoles et les foyers du pays depuis 1927. Plus de 1 200 couleurs , CIL paint a développé un système d’ambiance couleur qui garantit une parfaite adéquation entre un large éventail de couleurs. Qu’il s’agisse de peinture intérieure ou extérieure ou de teinture de bois avancée, la marque CIL est synonyme de solutions de peinture simples à utiliser qui offrent une valeur exceptionnelle aux consommateurs à faire soi-même. CIL paint est une marque d’AkzoNobel, la plus grande société de peintures et de revêtements au monde.

À propos de l’entreprise nord-américaine de peintures décoratives AkzoNobel

Au sein de son activité de peinture nord-américaine, AkzoNobel produit un portefeuille de marques réputées, notamment les peintures Glidden®, Glidden Professional ™, Dulux® Bétonel®, CIL®, Sico®, Ralph Lauren® et Devoe®; Produits de soins du bois Flood®, Sikkens® et Synteko®; et Liquid Nails® et les adhésifs et les mastics Mulco®. Les produits sont vendus dans des magasins appartenant à l’entreprise, des détaillants nationaux, des distributeurs et des détaillants indépendants partout en Amérique du Nord et exportés à l’étranger.

À propos d’AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel est la plus grande entreprise mondiale de peintures et de revêtements et un important producteur de produits chimiques de spécialité. Nous fournissons aux industries et aux consommateurs du monde entier des produits innovants et nous sommes passionnés par le développement de réponses durables pour nos clients. Notre portefeuille comprend des marques bien connues telles que Dulux, Glidden, Sikkens, International et Eka. Basée à Amsterdam, aux Pays-Bas, nous sommes une entreprise du classement Global Fortune 500 et nous sommes régulièrement classés parmi les leaders des indices Dow Jones Sustainability. Avec des opérations dans plus de 80 pays, nos 55 000 personnes à travers le monde s’engagent à l’excellence et offrent des réponses d’aujourd’hui.

Sico Paint lance de nouveaux outils pour faciliter la sélection des couleurs

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, travel, Writing (all kinds) on January 7, 2018 at 3:00 AM

Sico photo 3, iPhone App

Photo 1:
Avec un fond blanc brillant, le nouvel écran couleur révolutionnaire de Sico est conçu pour mettre l’accent sur les couleurs afin de faciliter la sélection des couleurs de peinture.
Des solutions innovantes présentées dans le cadre de la célébration du 75e anniversaire de la marque
LONGUEUIL, QC (18 juillet 2012) – Des études montrent que les couleurs mixtes sont le défi numéro un en matière de décoration pour les Canadiens. La marque de peinture Sico® a lancé plusieurs nouveaux outils couleur pour simplifier le processus de sélection des couleurs.
Qu’il s’agisse d’un écran couleur en magasin de pointe, de technologies en ligne uniques ou d’une application iPhone®, les solutions de la marque Sico aident les consommateurs à faire des choix de couleurs plus faciles, que ce soit dans un magasin de peinture, à la maison ou en déplacement.
Longtemps reconnue comme une autorité des couleurs dans l’industrie de la peinture, Sico paint a lancé les outils dans le cadre de son 75e anniversaire, a déclaré Mylène Gévry, directrice de la marque AkzoNobel, fabricant de peinture Sico, une entreprise québécoise de deux personnes. quand il a commencé en 1937 à l’une des principales marques de peinture du pays aujourd’hui.
«Les réactions des groupes de discussion que nous avons menées avec les consommateurs renforcent le fait que les gens ont tendance à savoir quelle couleur ils préfèrent pour une pièce, mais la plupart ne savent pas comment combiner cette couleur avec d’autres pour compléter le décor». les nouvelles offres font gagner du temps et de l’angoisse au consommateur lorsqu’il s’agit de choisir des couleurs et de créer des jeux de couleurs.
Affichage couleur en magasin
Photo 2:
La nouvelle application Color FinderTM de Sico est unique en ce sens qu’elle calibre la couleur de tout objet photographié afin d’offrir la meilleure correspondance de couleur possible.
Le nouvel écran couleur accrocheur en magasin est une percée industrielle, a-t-elle ajouté, ajoutant que son fond blanc moderne, esthétique et brillant, a été conçu pour mettre l’accent sur les couleurs afin de faciliter le choix de la peinture. Avec des éclats de peinture surdimensionnés de couleur, l’écran dispose d’un éclairage spécial sur chaque rangée pour fournir une lecture précise des couleurs et de nouvelles cartes de couleur qui présentent des éclats de peinture plutôt que des teintes imprimées pour fournir des couleurs plus fidèles.
Présentant 1 053 couleurs de peinture les plus populaires de Sico, ainsi qu’une gamme de couleurs nouvelles et tendances, les pastilles de peinture de l’écran sont exposées selon le flux naturel de l’arc-en-ciel, du rouge au violet. Les puces sont arrangées par intensité, du haut vers le bas pour des tons plus sourds, ce qui facilite le mélange et l’assortiment des couleurs de différentes familles de couleurs ayant le même niveau de concentration de colorant, afin que les consommateurs puissent être sûrs qu’ils travaillent bien ensemble », a déclaré Gévry.
Les «meilleurs blancs» de la marque, ainsi que cinq nouvelles cartes de couleur créatives qui guident les consommateurs à travers différents thèmes de chambres, sont également présentés: Glamour, Poetic, Classic, Joyful et Vibrant.
Outils en ligne
Photo 3:
Les utilisateurs peuvent choisir les couleurs lors de leurs déplacements et créer des combinaisons de couleurs pour leur décoration intérieure avec le nouveau Sico Color LabTM, une application gratuite de sélection de couleurs pour iPhone.
La nouvelle application Color FinderTM de Sico est unique en ce sens qu’elle calibre la couleur pour offrir aux utilisateurs la meilleure correspondance possible. En trois étapes faciles, l’outil crée un schéma de couleurs personnalisé autour d’un élément particulier, tel qu’un canapé, un tapis ou des rideaux. Les utilisateurs placent simplement un cadre de couleur unique – un cadre en carton bordé de pixels de couleur et disponible gratuitement chez tout détaillant de peinture Sico participant – sur l’article, prenez une photo et téléchargez la photo sur le site Web de peinture Sico à http://www.sico.ca/ colourfinder. Le ColourFinder calibre ensuite la photo pour fournir la couleur Sico la plus proche et offre un choix de couleurs pour aller avec cette teinte.
Le Sico Deco Color LabTM est un autre outil gratuit de décoration en ligne, disponible en téléchargement sur le site de Sico, qui permet aux utilisateurs de télécharger une photo et d’expérimenter différentes couleurs de peinture – sur les murs, les plafonds, les meubles et accessoires – Tout dans le confort de leur maison. Tirant parti de plus de 1 800 couleurs de peinture Sico, l’outil facile à utiliser fournit des schémas de couleurs recommandés, ainsi qu’une impression des choix de couleurs et de la quantité de peinture nécessaire.
application iPhone
Le Sico Color LabTM est une application iPhone gratuite pour la sélection de peinture qui permet aux gens de choisir des couleurs en déplacement pour leur décoration intérieure. Repérant une couleur qu’ils aiment, le nouvel outil permet aux utilisateurs de simplement pointer leur iPhone sur n’importe quel objet ou image – du tissu aux photos en passant par les rochers et les feuilles – cliquez et hop, une réplique de la couleur apparaît sur l’écran. L’application identifie ensuite la couleur de peinture correspondante de la collection de peinture Sico et suggère même des schémas de couleurs potentiels pour l’accompagner.
«Tous les nouveaux outils de Sico paint sont conçus pour alléger le fardeau et mettre du plaisir dans la sélection et la coordination des couleurs, en permettant aux gens d’essayer différentes combinaisons de couleurs entre leurs mains.

Sico Photo 1

Un appareil unique en son genre fabriqué au Canada

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Sports, Technology, travel, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on January 5, 2018 at 3:00 AM

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Se rend aux Jeux olympiques avec les triathlètes du Canada

Nouvel appareil portatif Venowave lancé récemment pour traiter les problèmes circulatoires tels que la thrombose veineuse profonde, les plaies diabétiques et le gonflement chronique tout en améliorant la santé globale

Stouffville, Ontario – 24 juillet 2012 – Les membres de l’équipe de triathlon du Canada, dirigée par le porte-drapeau Simon Whitfield, viennent d’arriver à Londres pour les Jeux olympiques de 2012, mais ils ont déjà une longueur d’avance sur leurs concurrents. C’est parce qu’ils portent le Venowave VW5, un appareil fabriqué au Canada, le premier du genre, conçu pour améliorer la circulation, augmenter le flux sanguin dans les jambes et les pieds tout en améliorant la santé générale.

«Nous sommes ravis de pouvoir aider nos athlètes canadiens», a déclaré John Saringer, inventeur de Venowave, président et directeur général de Saringer Life Science Technologies Inc., une entreprise de Stouffville, en Ontario. «Notre produit est conçu pour améliorer la circulation sanguine, que l’utilisateur est un athlète de haut niveau ou un senior souffrant d’un gonflement chronique des jambes dû à une maladie vasculaire. ”

Le Venowave VW5 breveté est une pompe de compression compacte à piles qui se porte sur le mollet juste au-dessous du genou. Entièrement certifié par Santé Canada, la Federal Drug Administration (FDA) aux États-Unis et CE en Europe, il utilise un mouvement ondulatoire doux pour augmenter le débit sanguin, fournissant ainsi plus d’oxygène pour améliorer la circulation et améliorer les performances musculaires. Lorsqu’il est allumé, il imite le système veineux du corps, empêchant le sang de rester immobile et la coagulation.

En plus d’utiliser le produit pendant les voyages aériens pour prévenir des affections telles que la thrombose veineuse profonde (un problème commun lors des vols long-courriers), les triathlètes du Canada utilisent également le Venowave pendant les activités de pré-échauffement, de récupération et de guérison. temps de garder le sang circulant pour un flux sanguin optimal pendant les jeux.

Les études cliniques indiquent que le Venowave est efficace. De nombreux patients impliqués dans une étude récente ont rapporté une amélioration clinique après l’utilisation de l’appareil pendant une période de huit semaines. Les chercheurs ont conclu que le Venowave est une «nouvelle thérapie très prometteuse» pour les patients atteints du syndrome post-thrombotique sévère – un terme utilisé pour décrire les symptômes à long terme de maladies vasculaires comme la TVP, telles que la douleur, l’enflure, la lourdeur et le picotement. Le dispositif révolutionnaire est également utilisé pour traiter et prévenir les jambes enflées (œdème), l’insuffisance veineuse chronique (IVC), les varices, les plaies diabétiques des jambes et des pieds, le lymphoedème et la maladie artérielle périphérique (MAP).

Ce qui rend le Venowave unique, c’est sa mobilité. Contrairement aux dispositifs pneumatiques généralement utilisés dans les hôpitaux qui se fixent sur un mur et obligent les utilisateurs à rester stationnaires, le Venowave est léger et ne pèse que 250 grammes. Il peut être utilisé pour la marche, la course et la randonnée. En attendant, il est tout aussi efficace que les plus gros appareils, souligne Saringer.

“Le Venowave peut pomper comme les machines plus grandes, mais dans un très petit paquet”, dit-il, notant qu’il a inventé le produit comme un moyen d’améliorer la circulation sans les limitations. “Nos corps sont conçus pour bouger, il est donc parfaitement logique de développer une technologie qui permette la mobilité.”

La Dre Sonia Anand, directrice de la médecine vasculaire au McMaster University Hospital de Hamilton, est une fervente partisane du Venowave. «Chez les personnes qui ont un gonflement chronique des jambes, le Venowave peut être très utile pour prévenir la fin de la journée ou un gonflement important des jambes», explique le Dr Anand, qui a établi une clinique de médecine vasculaire à Hamilton en 2001. traite un grand nombre de patients souffrant de problèmes vasculaires. “Les individus peuvent continuer leurs activités habituelles sans avoir à s’asseoir, être branché sur un mur ou accroché à une machine.”

Les statistiques indiquent que près de 20 millions de personnes courent un risque élevé de développer une TVP chaque année et que plus de 50% des patients hospitalisés sont à risque de développer une TVP. Pendant ce temps, on estime que toutes les 30 secondes une personne dans le monde perd un membre inférieur en raison d’une plaie diabétique récurrente. Le Venowave favorise une guérison plus rapide dans les deux cas en raison de sa capacité unique à augmenter le flux sanguin.

Après avoir vu sa mère âgée subir une amputation douloureuse à la jambe en raison d’un ulcère du pied qui a refusé de guérir – même si elle était traitée par des chirurgiens vasculaires expérimentés et recevait des soins infirmiers quotidiens – Selwyn Firth, résidente de Toronto, l’a présentée au Venowave. croyant fermement dans ses capacités. Juste un mois après avoir utilisé le Venowave, une plaie d’orteil semblable sur le pied restant de sa mère avait complètement disparu. “Je pense que si j’avais su au sujet du Venowave quand la première blessure s’est produite, elle n’aurait jamais dû perdre sa jambe,” dit Firth.

Basé sur le succès initial de Venowave, Saringer Life Science Technologies recrute actuellement des patients qualifiés pour participer à des essais cliniques liés au traitement et à la prévention des ulcères de plaies diabétiques afin de

PAINT FOR A CAUSE

In Beauty, Contact Information, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Writing (all kinds) on June 2, 2017 at 3:00 AM

Sico is Beautiful Paint for a Cause - Photo Courtesy of Gail Bergman

Sico is Beautiful Paint for a Cause - Photo Courtesy of Gail Bergman

By Gail Bergman and Indira Tarachandra

Sico to Donate a Portion of Ceiling

Paint Sales to Breast Cancer Research

Longueuil, Quebec – August 31, 2009 – Think pink. That’s the message Sico is sending to Canadians this fall with the announcement that it will donate a portion of sales of its disappearing-pink Flat for Ceilings paint to support lifesaving breast cancer research.

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PAINT FOR A CAUSE

In Beauty, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Writing (all kinds) on February 10, 2017 at 3:00 AM
Sico Flat for Ceilings - Photo Courtesy of Gail Bergman and Indira Tarachandra

Sico Flat for Ceilings – Photo Courtesy of Gail Bergman and Indira Tarachandra

by Gail Bergman and Indira Tarachandra

Sico to Donate a Portion of Ceiling Paint Sales to Breast Cancer Research

Longueuil, Quebec – July 20, 2009 – Think pink. That’s the message Sico is sending to Canadians this fall with the announcement that it will donate a portion of sales of its disappearing-pink Flat for Ceilings paint to support lifesaving breast cancer research.

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Wash and Wear for Walls

In Home Decor, Writing (all kinds) on September 22, 2016 at 3:00 AM
What Cil Smart Paint Can Do For You

What Cil Smart Paint Can Do For You

By Gail Bergman and Indira Tarachandra

CIL Introduces New Generation of “Smart” Paints
to Help Make Paint Jobs Foolproof, Longer Lasting

Toronto, Ontario – June 10, 2009 – In today’s time-crunched world, everyone is looking for solutions to make life easier. Now, with the launch of CIL’s new generation of wash-and-wear coatings, Canadians can add paint to their list of items that help save time without compromising on quality.

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Don’t Minimize Children’s Anxiety about Pandemics, says Psychiatrist

In Health, Writing (all kinds) on August 5, 2016 at 3:00 AM

By Gail Bergman and Indira Tarachandra

It takes longer for children than adults to get over traumatic experiences; fears must be addressed to avoid development of more serious conditions

Newmarket, Ontario – May 8, 2009 – The spread and severity of the Influenza A (H1N1) virus may fluctuate as the days go on, but for many children, the anxiety of contracting the mysterious flu remains constant. As a result, parents would be wise to educate and communicate with their kids to calm their fears and avoid the development of more serious conditions later on, says a Canadian psychiatrist.

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Less is More When Staining Exterior Wood, Says CIL Paints

In Home Decor, Writing (all kinds) on August 2, 2016 at 3:00 AM

CIL introduces new line of environmentally-friendly exterior wood stains designed to make staining process simpler, longer-lasting

By Gail Bergman and Indira Tarachandra

CIL Woodcare Makes a Difference to Your Home

CIL Woodcare Makes a Difference to Your Home

Toronto, Ontario – May 12, 2009 – With the warmer weather here, now is the time to preserve your homes’ exterior wood surfaces, from decks and porches to fences, siding and outdoor furniture. But before you lift a brush, remember that less is more when it comes to staining exterior wood, says leading paint brand CIL Paints.

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CIL Introduces New Environmentally-Friendly Exterior Wood Stains

In Home Decor, Writing (all kinds) on August 1, 2016 at 3:00 AM

You Can Get What You Need Out of This Can

You Can Get What You Need Out of This Can

Line includes good-better-best selections for all performance requirements

By Gail Bergman and Indira Tarachandra
Toronto, Ontario – May 11, 2009 – As Canadians increasingly look for green lifestyles by extending their living spaces outside, CIL Paints is helping to make outdoor living even greener with the launch this month of a new line of exterior wood stains that are better for the environment.

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Brush Away Hassle of Painting Outdoor Metal

In Home Decor, Writing (all kinds) on July 27, 2016 at 3:00 AM

Metalblaster Can Help You

Metalblaster Can Help You

By Gail Bergman and Indira Tarachandra
Surfaces with First-of-its-Kind Paint Gun

Unique gun paints railings, fences, garden furniture and other metal objects four times faster than a brush, coating both sides of a surface at once.

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Sico Introduces New Top-Performing Exterior Paint, Designed to Boost Home’s Curb Appeal, Protect its Exterior

In Home Decor, Writing (all kinds) on May 13, 2016 at 3:00 AM

by Gail Bergman or Indira Tarachandra

Longueuil, Québec – March 30, 2009 – With Canada’s harsh winters taking a toll on homes across the country, leading paint brand Sico has launched a high-quality, top-performing exterior paint designed to beautify the outside of the home and protect it from the elements.

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Liven up Kitchen, Bathrooms with a Splash of Colour

In Home Decor, Writing (all kinds) on May 2, 2016 at 3:00 AM

By Gail Bergman and Indira Tarachandra

Sico introduces high-end, trendy kitchen and bathroom paint

Longueuil, Québec – March 30, 2009 – The economic outlook may be gloomy, but that doesn’t mean your home has to be.  In fact, studies show that surrounding yourself with brighter colours serves to lift spirits, and what better place to start introducing colour to your home than on the walls of the most widely-used rooms – the kitchen and bathroom.

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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

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Pets, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on January 6, 2016 at 3:00 AM

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

CIL 2015 Trends Reds

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.

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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.

Dulux Summer Colours 1

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 – including 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 the 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.

Dulux Summer Colours 2

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 help 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.

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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.

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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 »

Don’t Minimize Children’s Anxiety about Pandemics, says Psychiatrist

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In Health, Writing (all kinds) on May 13, 2009 at 12:35

By Gail Bergman and Indira Tarachandra

It takes longer for children than adults to get over traumatic experiences; fears must be addressed to avoid development of more serious conditions

Newmarket, Ontario – May 8, 2009 – The spread and severity of the Influenza A (H1N1) virus may fluctuate as the days go on, but for many children, the anxiety of contracting the mysterious flu remains constant. As a result, parents would be wise to educate and communicate with their kids to calm their fears and avoid the development of more serious conditions later on, says a Canadian psychiatrist. 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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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.

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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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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 »

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.

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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 »

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.

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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

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Pets, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on December 9, 2013 at 3:00 AM

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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

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on November 25, 2013 at 11:24 AM
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.

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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:

 

Access Local Resources and Advice with Help

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

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Pets, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on November 6, 2013 at 3:00 AM

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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

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on October 22, 2013 at 3:00 AM

 

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

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Pets, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on September 11, 2013 at 3:00 AM
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.

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.

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

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Pets, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on June 10, 2013 at 10:51 AM

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

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on June 4, 2013 at 3:00 AM

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 »

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