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WD-40 Fan Club turns 10 years old

BY HBSDEALER Staff

San Diego-based WD-40 is giving away Now & Then Twin Packs to help celebrate the 10-year anniversary of its WD-40 Fan Club.

Fans who share their top 10 uses for the lubricant receive the twin pack — an 8-ounce collector’s can from the 1950s and a modern 8-ounce smart straw can. 

“It might sound funny to have a fan club for a product like ours, but when you talk with our regular end users, you realize they see it as both a hero product and a problem-solver,” said Tim Lesmeister, VP marketing for WD-40 Co. The feedback helps users share tips to solve problems, he added.

Since the Official WD-40 Fan Club originally launched in 2001, members have shared everything from product innovation ideas to uses for the product, which now total more than 2,000 on the Fan Club website. Today, the Fan Club has more than 100,000 members.

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Mar-12-2011 02:50 am

--Keep the hair trimmer
--Keep the hair trimmer trimming --Keep the door moving quietly --Lube and prevent freezing in the car door locks --Lube the push mower --Coat the sickle bar and blade on the push mower to prevent corrosion --Coat and clean H-O slot car tires to increase grip --Loosen up that sticky dead-bolt --Wipe on and off the rubber faces on a table tennis paddle (also to increase grip) --Loosen up that sleeping bag zipper --Create havoc in a linoleum hallway

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Valspar enlists lifestyle guru in paint giveaway

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Chicago-based paint manufacturer Valspar Corp. has enlisted the aid of lifestyle guru Genevieve Gorder to select eight standout Valspar colors for a spring palette.

The colors are plumberry, green tea leaves, swiftly green, sage morsel, ancestral haze, gold infusion, channel seal gray and promenade.

The color unveiling coincides with Valspar’s "Power in Color" Giveaway, in which 100,000 Valspar paint samples are being offered for free. The promotion is organized through Valspar’s Facebook page

The free 8-ounce samples will come with a roller, a paint pan and coordinating paint chips.

Gorder is the host of an HGTV interior decorating show.

 

 

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Mythic Paint enters the pro market

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Hattiesburg, Miss.-based Mythic Paint announced the launch of a new line of paint made especially for the painting expert — Mythic Pro.

The new offering is priced below the original Mythic paint, which is now called Mythic Classic.

Mythic Pro is a non-toxic, ultra-low odor, high-quality paint line designed and formulated specifically for painting professionals.

The company said Mythic Pro meets the strictest criteria for coatings used in LEED- certified buildings. This new professional line was developed for rapid commercial application and is available in both one and five-gallon pails.

“We are thrilled to introduce Mythic Pro, our new line created specifically for painting professionals,” said Rocky Prior, president of Southern Diversified Products.

Mythic Pro will be available in independent paint stores nationwide in April.

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