More stories about Paints

  • Stain Alive

    Gracia Studio: Cabot's water- and oil-based semi-solid wood siding stains are guaranteed not to crack, peel, or blister, even under harsh weather conditions, according to the manufacturer, and are available in 74 colors.

  • sub-zero

    Sub-Zero refrigerator and wine-storage units.

  • benjamin moore

    The Moore brothers started their paint company in a small Brooklyn, N.Y., building in 1883.

  • polygal

    Polygal plastic-based products.

  • marvin

    Citing the Warroad, Minn.-based company's product quality, technical support, and willingness to take on almost any design challenge, our readers ranked Marvin as their preferred window brand whenever the budget allows it.

  • moore please

    michael mcdonough architect: Benjamin Moore's Pristine Eco-Spec paints are low-odor, water-based paints and are available in flat, eggshell, and semi-gloss.

  • voc this way

    michael g. imber, architect: Farrow & Bell has used a raw material formula for its paints and wallpapers for more than 100 years and its paints' pure pigments emit very low VOC levels.

  • from the ground up

    As public interest in eco-friendly houses grows, so too does demand for green building products. Made with ingredients that are less harsh than conventional sources, these materials are easier to live with and, presumably, healthier for the environment.

  • under cover

    Always an environmentally friendly product, Fine Paints of Europe has lowered VOCs even further with its ECO line. ECO has a VOC of 42, about 90 percent less than conventional solvent-borne coatings, the company says.

  • gripping experience

    Hand-stitched leather doorknobs from Turnstyle Designs make opening the door a tactile treat. Individually crafted in England from vegetable tanned, full-hide leather, the spheres come in black, chestnut, or chocolate. To enhance the feel of real leather, Turnstyle developed a shape that's...