About Professional Trade Publications

When Professional Trade Publications introduced PaintPRO magazine in 1999, its unique visual approach and friendly, intuitive editorial style immediately garnered a loyal readership among decorators, faux finishers, coatings applicators and other like-minded artisans. PaintPRO contained inspiring articles and pictorial features covering a multitude of useful techniques, including stories on how to enhance existing concrete surfaces.

PaintPRO’s features on staining, stenciling and producing graphics on existing concrete created a sensation. At that time the aesthetic aspects of concrete received minimal coverage in established concrete industry magazines. These periodicals focused more on the engineering aspects of concrete relevant to new construction on a large scale. They did not cover the details of the intricacies of decorative concrete.

In response to overwhelming interest, PTP launched Concrete Decor in 2001 to address the growing popularity of decorative concrete and related areas. It quickly became the “must-read” source of information for professionals in the emerging decorative concrete business.

The family-owned publishing company moved from the mountain town of Arnold, California, to Eugene, Oregon, in 2001. They did this to accommodate rapid growth and attract educated employees from nearby universities to complement its journalistic objectivity and style. It added staff to support growing circulation and services such as the comprehensive Decorative Concrete Product Guide and the Decorative Concrete Training Guide. Both are available online to construction professionals worldwide.

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