Detroit market revs up for first Texturline Moiré retailer!
Fabulous Finishes in Shelby Township excited to offer unique fresh eco-friendly metallic finishing product
Fabulous Finishes On and Off The Wall in Shelby Township, Michigan
The walls, display stands and, yes, even the ceiling in decorative artist Patty Henning's Fabulous Finishes On And Off The Wall store in Shelby Township, Michigan, is busy with current interior design products and trends, definitely making this store a perfect fit for becoming the first metro-Detroit retailer of the top-selling beautiful eco-friendly shimmery metallic Texturline Moiré Colors by Drew™ tintable plasters.
"I am honored to have been selected by Drew to carry his line of exciting finishing products," Patty said.
Although Patty said she was 'a little nervous at first when Drew mentioned a tint machine' the universal tinting system will allow Fabulous Finishes to tint plasters into thousands of beautiful shimmery eco-friendly metallic hues for metro-Detroit finishers.
And Patty said that metro-Detroit was way over due for access to this kind of finishing technology.
"I've been a professional finisher for nearly nine years in Michigan and I've always felt that there was lack of professional finishing products offered locally, as well as the ability to find quality finishing instruction," she said. "Now, having Drew's line of products in my reach, I can create and educate with products right at my finger tips at any given moment of every day."
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Metro-Detroit Texturline event sparks overwhelming local interest
Teknicolor Paint in Birmingham hosts product demonstration, creates buzz in local finishing industry
A recent Texturline demonstration event at Teknicolor Paints in Birmingham, Michigan, started quite a bit of chatter in the metro-Detroit finishing industry.
Heidi Wilt from Creative Finishes, LLC, in Romeo, Michigan, lead the demonstration, applying the shimmery natural hue of Texturline Moiré Colors by Drew™ Motown to a surface (pictured above left).
In addition to a swarm of finishers attending the demonstration in person, Twitter lit up with related pictures and tweets along with Facebook seeing an increased number of Texturline-related posts for weeks following.
Could this is the start of something big in Michigan? We say yes, it is.
A big thank you to Kevin Westfall for hosting the hugely successful demonstration event last November! Teknicolor Paints has four locations around metro-Detroit. The recent Texturline demonstration, featured in the above picture, was at 33488 Woodward Avenue, Birmingham, MI 48009-0906.
January 2012 Finishing Thoughts...
A commentary by Drew Beninati
The enticing sand dunes and crimson brown bark of the cherry trees in Michigan’s west; the aroma of cannoli and S-cookies baked to delicious shades of gold at Mannino’s Bakery in the east; the vibrant Mighty Mac in the north. Michigan continues to amaze and inspire me.
This year, I have had the pleasure of meeting some of Michigan’s best fine finishing professionals. These extremely talented and energized folks will lead the path to what’s new in decorative finishing. In this issue, we’ve introduced you to some of Michigan’s best.
As the economy has definitely accelerated in a positive direction, the way we sell decorative finishes will continue to change. Our goals, however, will remain the same: Provide outstanding service to independent paint retailers and their customers, and develop and offer unique finishing products that are cost effective, easily customizable, practical, and, most of all, simple to maintain.
Many thanks to Kevin Westfall, Heidi Wilt, Patty Henning and Rob Kolloen.
I look forward to the opportunities that 2012 will present and I wish you much success and health in this new year!
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Hey, did you know...
You don't have to be a huge football fan to appreciate the eco-friendly actions taken during the recent construction of a new stadium downtown Detroit. Builders for the Detroit Lions' new facilities reused 300,000 pounds of recycled rubber tires, 20 million pounds of recycled steel and 10 million pounds of concrete. Also recycled was part of the local unused historical J. L. Hudson department store warehouse, which makes up 750,000 square feet of the south portion of the Detroit Lions' facility. Cool, huh?
Goes to show, being earth-friendly, like all the products created and sold at PlasterCenter, spans those with varying interests and 'Going Green' seems to be in the heart of the revitalization of Detroit!
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Detroit is in full gear right now but here are more classes coming up around the country...
Fargo, February 13-15
Introduction to Trowel-On Coatings PLUS Countertop Overlays
This very busy and extremely unique 3-day hands on class is designed to introduce the established painting and fine finishing contractor to today’s in-demand decorative architectural coatings. Featuring natural and lime plasters plus Texturline metallic and iridescent wall waxes. Participants learn 12 application techniques, instructions on surface preparation, trowel techniques, material costs and the how-to of selling decorative wall finishes! Cindee Lundin of EZChem decorative concrete will teach the art of stone countertop overlay with unique staining techniques to transform existing countertops. Students also do a beautiful vertical carved back splash sample (like picture above) using molding, texturing and design techniques. Location will be Holiday Inn, 3803 13th Ave. South, Fargo, ND 58103. Call us or email for more details (612) 374-0221
. Also, much more detail soon to go up on our site, www.plastercenter.com. Fills fast and space limited!!! Pre-registration is a must. Deposit required upon registration.
Chesterton, Indiana March 23 & 24
Introduction to Trowel-On Coatings
This very busy and extremely unique 2-day hands-on class at the Walls by Kim studio at 266 Stone Ridge Court, Chesterton, IN, 46304, is designed to introduce the established painting and fine finishing contractor to today’s in-demand decorative architectural coatings. Featuring natural and lime plasters plus Texturline metallic and iridescent wall waxes. Participants learn nine application techniques, instructions on surface preparation, trowel techniques, material costs and the how-to of selling decorative wall finishes! Watch www.plastercenter.com for full details to post very soon or call PlasterCenter (612) 374-0221. Pre-registration and deposit are required.
January 2012 Heidi Wilt
Heidi Wilt of Creative Finishes by Heidi, LLC, in Romeo, Michigan, is our Featured Finisher for this special Detroit issue of our newsletter.
Click here to read about this go-getter in art and finishing around the metro-Detroit area.
NEW to the PlasterCenter newsletter!
An editorial from design experts to tie together decorative plaster products with current wall trend
Starting with this very issue, designer Rob Edmann and I will be taking turns writing articles for the PlasterCenter newsletter, sometimes collaborating our ideas and experiences with today’s finishing techniques. We are fortunate to see many different products, finishes and techniques within the interior design industry and are excited to share our knowledge, ideas and inspirations with our readers.
Click here to read Annie's new design editorial that hits on the latest color trends, like hues that bring us back to our roots and saturated colors that have power over our lives.
SAVE THE DATE!
Upcoming educational events in Detroit:
Both events below will be taught by Drew Beninati and will focus on Texturline Moiré, Sedona plus many MORE fine finishes!
Fabulous Finishes, Shelby Township
Jan. 23 & 24
The Paint Source, Troy
PLUS, SPECIAL GUEST, Barry Affleck of Texturline will be at both events to interact and share his decades of experience in finishing!
Go to www.plastercenter.com
More details on these Detroit happenings soon to come!
Texturline Moiré now has global reach!
Businesses world wide now carrying Colors by Drew™ tinting system!
"Youkoso", or, in English, Welcome!
We are thrilled to welcome Japanese retailer Colorworks to the Texturline Moiré retail family.
Now found in Poland, Toronto, Seattle, Michigan, Ireland, Minnesota, Houston...Why such a huge global demand for Texturline Moiré in the last year or so?
It's just too smart to ignore.
Business owners are understanding that the universal tint system used in creating such stunning shimmery metallic finishes in the Texturline Moiré
Colors by Drew™ line
eliminates excessive store inventory and gives the retailer the ability to listen to customers, providing custom tinted material immediately. Smart stuff, huh?
Again, greetings to the latest international retailer of Texturline Moiré, Colorworks in Japan!
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