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  • PPT Technical Talk: Know Your Primer

    We often hear someone say that a particular paint problem is caused by the painter's failure to use a primer. To some, it seems that as long as a product called "a primer", all will

  • Painting Pro Times, the source for paint professionals!

    Sometimes less may really be more. Like getting a raise or increasing hourly rates, work less for the same income or possibly more . Additional time and money reveals opportunity; take

  • Finding Help Part II

    Given the potential negative economic impacts of construction worker/paint professional shortages, and the need to re-invigorate the construction skills education pipeline, the Associated

  • Rodda Paint…Doing the Right Thing

    The Rodda Paint Company has successfully installed a UV water treatment disinfectant system at its Portland, OR manufacturing plant. Testing of run-off water from the facility's roof

  • Color Selection: Colormix 2017 The Sherwin-Williams Forecast

    Sherwin-Williams Color Forecast projects a sense of restlessness that will translate to color in new ways next year. With the backdrop of an ever-changing societal and cultural landscape,

  • Fun Stuff

    Sometimes the best discoveries are made by mistake, like Christopher Columbus’s sailing adventure and supposedly Reese Cups. Or maybe, good things happen when we take a fresh or different

  • Painting Pro Times, the source for paint professionals!

    For many years in the paint and coating application profession, the general thought was to hire or work with the best mechanics. Fire or avoid the hackers and slackers. That may have

  • Finding Help

    Today, workforce development including recruiting and training craftsmen is already a challenge, which will progressively get worse before there is any improvement. In 2015 the Associated

  • Regulatory Review: New OSHA Rules

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) listed a number of new initiatives and updates to existing regulations. The list and links have been compiled by the Associated

  • Color Selection: PPG Paints 2017 Color of the Year

    PPG Paints unveiled its 2017 Color of the Year: Violet Verbena (PPG1169-5), a grayed-off, moody purple with a chameleon-like presence. “Violet Verbena is at once as nostalgic as

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  • June Pending Home Sales Rise on Gains in the Northeast and the Midwest

    According to the National Association of Realtors? Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI), nationwide, signed contracts for existing homes inched up 0.2% over the month of June 2016. The PHSI is forward looking indicator for contracting closings (i.e. existing home sales). June marks the fourth monthly increase in the PHSI over...

    Eye on Housing
  • How to Coordinate with Color for Spring

    For me spring and summer bring with them a blossoming?sense of lightness and renewal.?Floating and even a little aloof, my mind starts to drift in and out of dreams wandering wherever it pleases.?These are the?seasons of untamable imagination and creativity. I find myself detached from the rush of day to day life, seeking...

    Pure Home
  • Hotel Spotlight: Oceana Beach Club Hotel

    ?The Oceana Beach Club Hotel, a classic California hotel with a 1950's feel, is located across the street from the grassy oceanfront bluffs in balmy, palm tree-lined Santa Monica....

  • How to choose the right colors! OR: is there a simple way to choose the right colors?

    That’s the question, and it applies to both interiors and exteriors of homes and other buildings. What’s the answer? I remember reading and enjoying an article in the?New York Times?from a while ago by one of my favorite contemporary fiction authors, Lee Child, a master in creating compelling characters and...

    Integral Color
  • Tape Tool

      After carrying different types of tape up and down ladders and crawling along baseboards, residential painter and engineer, Bob Stenavich, discovered a need for a device to safely hold, carry, and dispense his tape. Needing a solution, he invented and engineered the TAPE TOOL.       Author information Blogging...

    The Blogging Painters
  • When Trying To Connect On LinkedIn, Don?t Do This?

    Dear LinkedIn Connection, I received your request to connect with me here on LinkedIn. I normally review each request before approving the connection. My first few years on LinkedIn, I......

    A David Creation
  • Lifestyle Business versus Value Business

    When I started Nolan Painting in 1979, I did so with one intention: supporting my lifestyle.  As time went on, that lifestyle went from trying to support myself as a college student, to later as a young married man with four kids. I took out money as I needed it and grew the business at a moderate rate. I was everything;...

    Summit Services Inc.