Glidden Professional™ products are specifically designed for professional painters by experienced chemists
using quality raw materials. They are designed not to fade, even in rich, saturated tones. Products excel in
hide, coverage, washability, touch-up, and scrubability. Before our paint goes in the can, paint formulas are
torture-tested in our labs, and the results are conclusive: in independent tests, our formulas were rated
higher in quality than many more expensive brands, and as good as one that costs over $50 per gallon.
To you that means: no call-backs, no wasted time to fix the paint, and less labor costs. That, of course,
means you have more satisfied customers, more referrals, more time, and more profits.
Whether you are spraying a new commercial building, repaint or apartment, or any other painting job –
we have the right product for your job – we call it our Best-for-Task paint portfolio. The following shows
some of our product testing procedures.
Glidden Professional offers paint products
designed specifically for professional painters,
made and tested to be the Best-for-Task.
Select these top quality products when a long-lasting,
highly durable coating is required. They are made with
quality acrylics to provide superior abrasion resistance
and toughness, extending the lifecycle of paint. They are
ideal for use in commercial and residential applications.
These products meet rigid MPI standards and are low VOC.
This is an ASTM test method measuring the adhesion ability of paint films.
The surface is cross-hatched with a knife and a special tape is applied to
the area. The tape is then peeled from the surface and any paint removal
is noted. The Glidden Professional Diamond 450 eggshell paint (on left)
adheres well while a more expensive competitive product fails due to poor
bonding of the paint to the surface.
This test measures the blocking of four paints. Blocking is when two painted sur-
faces, (e.g. a door and a door jam) stick together. In this picture the top panels were
placed against the lower panels for several hours and then were peeled apart. Note
how the Glidden Professional Diamond 350 semi-gloss paint on the far left resists
blocking while the three other products damage the paint film.
Productivity having low or no VOC products. Our low environmental
This grouping of products offers the ability to maximize footprint products have higher hiding power, meaning
speed and efficiency on the job, without sacrificing you will apply less coats, therefore lowering the
quality. Our paints are specially formulated to meet potential environmental impact of the job. Using
the high production requirements of professional a product with higher durability will extend the
painters, remodelers and maintenance professionals. maintenance cycle, meaning less coats of paint need
Quality acrylics are used in these formulations to to be applied over time, again lowering the potential
deliver excellent touch-up, hide, coverage, and environmental impact. These products are ideal for
application properties when applied by brush, roller commercial and institutional applications such as
or spray. The Ultra-Hide brand has been recently schools, hospitals, nursing homes, hotels and offices.
reformulated to provide excellent touch-up, especially
in those dark neutral colors that have become so
popular in commercial buildings. It also delivers
great burnish resistance, hide, and block resistance.
Each panel was airless sprayed with half of the panel back rolled for comparison.
After drying an X is rolled out with a mini-roller to simulate touch-up. Note the
poor sheen uniformity and the high visibility of the X on the left panel, while it is
virtually invisible on the Ultra-Hide™ 15O interior paint panel on the right.
Lowest Environmental Footprint The innovative Lumitec Technology® color palette maximizes the reflection of
natural light in all spaces, increasing lumens of artificial lighting which reduces
These products meet “green” standards and reduce energy consumption. The presence of increased natural lighting creates the illusion
the environmental impact across the entire life cycle. of a larger space. Lumitec Technology color palette is available in our Diamond 450
Many of our products are formulated without the
addition of VOCs (volatile organic compounds) in Economy
order to meet air quality guidelines. Reducing These products were specifically developed for property
hazardous chemical content or even using more maintenance applications. Within the economy platform,
efficient manufacturing or transportation processes, products excel in both hide and coverage. We offer
can help ensure a lower potential environmental paints formulated to meet the requirements of painters,
footprint. The elimination of emissions from organic building contractors and building managers. Products
solvents also allows freshly painted rooms to be put offer high production with excellent dry hide and good
back into service faster because residual paint odors are touch-up ability, so you can get in, get out and get into
virtually non-existent after the paint has dried. But with the next job.
Glidden Professional, sustainability goes beyond just