• The Rolling Mad Dog Tour

      Happy New Year! The Rolling Mad Dog Tour has begun. We couldn’t be more excited about how the bus ‘wrap’ turned out. Thanks to Creative Color Studio in Burnsville, MN for an excellent design and outstanding execution. And especially thanks to Dan Brady of Dan Brady Painting and Paul Bastiaanse of Valley Restoration for […]

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  • Rupee Climbs to Mount Everest Base Camp

    Rupee at the Nepal Base Camp of Mount Everest

    At Mad Dog Paint Products we love a good dog story. The one below, nicked entirely from the Agence France-Presse (APF) website, has to be among the best. We hope you enjoy reading about mad dog Rupee and his ain’t no mountain high enough story as much as we did. Kathmandu — An abandoned puppy […]

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  • How to Fix Peeling Paint 101: Why Use Dura-Last: Flexible Adhesive Primer?

      Why use great when you’ve become accustomed to the very best?  Or why eat a Black Angus cheeseburger when you’ve been eating New York strip steaks? Or why use Mad Dog Dura-Last: Flexible Adhesive Primer when you’ve been using Mad Dog Dura-Prime? The best answer that the assembled Mad Dog brain trust can offer is: […]

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  • Scientists Decipher Dog-Tail Wags

    This story is so good that we decided to borrow a good chunk of it to post on our blog.  With proper attribution, with links, to the original poster: the BBC. Scientists have discovered that a dog’s tail wagging can mean different things: for instance, if a dog’s tail wags to the right (from the […]

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  • How to Fix Peeling Paint 101: How Does Mad Dog Dura-Prime Primer Stop Rust?

    So you’re getting ready for the awesome task of repainting your home. You’ve been doing it now every 8 years. You know you should be painting every 5 years. But because you have a life and because you have other interests (e.g. family, golf, camping, sailing, doing anything but watching paint dry), you let it […]

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  • Veterinarian’s family saves Shrek, an abandoned Maltese poodle

    Here’s a story that should set your tail wagging. Metaphorically, of course. We found it in the Canadian newspaper, the National Post. The little Maltese poodle in the before and after photos above was found on a roadside by a veterinarian’s husband near Brantford, Ontario. He brought the breathing mass of matted fur (apparently the […]

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  • How to Fix Peeling Paint 101: 10 Things You Should Never Do When Painting Your House

    1. Use finger paints as house paint. 2. Hire small children to do the work for you. 3. Powerwash with Gatorade. 4. Use Easy Cheese as an alternative to caulk. 5. Use a brush constructed with popsicle sticks and hair shed by the family dog. 6. Rattle can the top coat. 7. Use a paint […]

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  • How to Fix Peeling Paint 101: Preparing your Home for Mad Dog Primer

    Mad Dog Primers are super easy to use. To prepare your home for a coat of Mad Dog Primer follow steps as you would before applying any kind of primer. 1. Remove as much loose and peeling paint as possible. 2. Sand to a desired smoothness 3. Sand any glossy areas (scuff the glossiness so […]

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  • To spray or not to spray

    Many Mad Dog customers are paint contractors. Paint contractors often use paint spraying machines to apply paint. Spraying is faster than brushing or rolling; one can often get a more even, smooth coat through a sprayer, as opposed to the potential unevenness of a roller or a brush. Why am I telling you this? Because […]

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  • As peanut butter goes with jelly; Mad Dog goes with…

    A homeowner recently wrote in with the following question: I was told that whatever brand of paint primer is used to make sure to use same paint brand. Will this Mad Dog paint primer work well with all name brand paints? Our CEO and paint expert, Steve Ryan, responded: Mad Dog produces only primers for […]

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  • Congrats to the Mad Dog Days of Summer Display Contest Winner!

    Congratulations! Countryside Carpet and Paint in Middlebury, Vermont edged out all competitors with this outstanding display of Mad Dog Professional Grade Primers: The lucky store staff takes home first prize: a pizza party for the store. Congrats again to the gang at Countryside Carpet and Paint in Middlebury, Vermont! and thanks very much to all […]

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  • Mad Dog supports Habitat for Humanity house restoration in Traverse City, MI

    Thanks to Dan Brady Painting and Wood Restoration, Habitat ReStore GTR, Northwood Paint & Supply for a great job of restoring a very lucky owner’s home in Traverse City, MI! via REVIBE: Dan Brady of Dan Brady Painting and Wood Restoration shows Denine of Habitat for Humanity how to give a house some love, applying […]

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