Tuesday, July 27, 2010

MSS Rocks Meguiars' Forum

MSS Job Gets Rave Reviews on Meguiars' Forum

It looks like the car guys over at the Meguiars' Online Forum (well, the detail guys at least) dig the floor a firefighter in the West Valley had done by MSS Concrete. And what can you say, Rich does great work... and it shows.

Check out the photos (27 in total). They are incredible, and they are a great example of how to do a chip floor the right way. The site lists several photos progressing all the way from prep to clear.

And while you are there, check out all the positive comments! Way to go, Rich!

Looking for info on the GraniteCote Decorative Chip System? Call Chris at (602) 484-7300. Mention the "Meguiars Post" and receive $10 IN CHIPS with your next order!*

*Offer valid on cash or prepaid orders placed before August 31, 2010. Minimum $100 order. One per customer.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Glass or Natural?

That's Too Shiny!

We had a contractor call in today who just finished a beautiful counter top embedded with all sorts of colored aggregate. He polished it and worked it and then, when it came time to seal it, he asked the homeowner what kind of a final look she wanted.

She responded by saying. "I want a nice shiny finish."

How many times have you heard that?

So, the contractor used some of our 255 Clear, a high solids epoxy, to provide a nice and shiny, durable finish.

She hated it.

"I just wanted it kind of... well... I wanted it sealed.... but not that shiny..."

Too late.

Turns out what she REALLY wanted was more of a natural, sealed look.

So who is at fault? Contractor or homeowner?

Well, I guess that depends who you ask. Should the homeowner have had a more clear vision of what she wanted in mind? Is it her responsibility to be able to express herself more clearly? Or should the contractor know his products well enough to provide some very critical preliminary suggestions?

The answer is... BOTH.

But we cannot control the homeowner, or the client, or any other customer. We cannot expect them to be able to express precisely what they want at all times.

The net result is that the contractor now has to grind the entire surface down and start all over again, this time with our StoneSeal, which provides a much more subdued and "natural" look.

So remember, clear coats can be very tricky. Make sure there is some kind of common ground BEFORE you get started. Carrying a photo book of previous projects is very helpful, especially when it comes to agreeing upon a clear coat.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Why We Only Offer Tech Info to Subscribers

You may ask yourself, "why does Veron insist you become a subscriber to view technical data?"

The answer is simple: We've been in business a long time. And we have survived wave after wave of downcycles by remaining true to the people who have kept it all going, our suppliers, our employees and our strong customer base. We value each and every one of you, and the information we share is very specific to our industry. In short, we see no value in just giving this information away.

The decorative concrete coatings industry is fraught with questionable manufacturers, salesman and fly-by-night applicators who are undermining success across the entire industry. Our customers (and our subscribers) are valuable to us in ways too lengthy to explain in a simple post. They pay our bills, and they keep this industry strong and vibrant. To support any company, organization or individual who is not devoted to growing, developing and maintaining the integrity of this industry is not something we encourage.

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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Allure Acid Stain courtesy Joe Bodick

Tonkadale Nursery by Bodick & Associates

This cool acid stain floor was done by one of our contractors, Joe Bodick of Bodick & Associates. Joe used vineyard green layered over espresso. Nice work Joe!


It's Hot Out There!

There is a heat advisory in effect for the Phoenix Metropolitan area starting Friday through Sunday. Temperatures in Phoenix on Friday will be an estimated high of 116 degrees on Friday, 112 of Saturday and 111 on Sunday.

What does this mean? For starters, you will want to get your jobs started EARLY in the day, as early as possible. As always, follow proper mixing and application directions and be very aware of potlife, which may be affected by the increase in heat.

Drink lots of water, wear sunscreen and stay safe!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Yeah, we can match that color!

We Can Match Any Color!

Roberto is here, and he is ready to match any color using our computerized Colormatch System.

Just bring us any color chart, or bring in any sample of color (sample must be flat and smooth) and Roberto will be happy to match it. Just please remember, color matching takes time, and samples brought later in the day may not be ready first thing in the morning.

Give Roberto the time he needs to accurately match your color and he will get it done as soon as possible, usually within 24 hours!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Wings of July

Come try some wings with us!

We'd like to invite you to help us in Wings of July. This month, we will be sampling 3 to 4 wing places throughout Phoenix every Saturday in July. Check here for a a list of the places and times where we will be each Saturday evening.

We would like have have lots of friends join us. Hope to see you this Saturday!

Summer Hours Are In Effect

Did you know Chris gets here at 5:30 AM most every day?

That's right, that means our SUMMER HOURS are in effect. Veron Coating Systems is now open from 5:30 AM to 4:30 PM, M-F and from 8 AM to noon on Saturdays.

So come on in and see Chris. Just don't forget to bring him an energy drink!