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Theme: paints and finishes

Architects need to be aware of an ever-growing list of considerations when specifying paints, fi nishes and sealants. While environmental and health concerns continue to drive changes in the formulation of such coatings - most notably forthcoming legislation demanding the removal of petroleum-based solvents from paint - issues such as accessibility for all represent an urgent challenge to designers as well as to manufacturers.This feature examines the issues facing the specifiers of ...

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