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  • Painting Pro Times, the source for paint professionals!

    Back in grade school, it seemed to take forever, but eventually the last day of school rolled around. The anticipation of being set free to rummage about unrestrained by the bell, the

  • PPT Technical Talk: Going Green Isn’t Always Easy

    Volatile organic compounds, or VOCs, are solvents that get released into the air as paint dries. As a result of the Clean Air Act of 1996, paint manufacturers have been lowering the

  • World’s Largest Painted American Flag Unveiled

    Internationally reknowned artist Wyland completed the world’s largest painted American flag mural, an impressive 3.8-acres in size and painted with Sherwin-Williams paint, on the

  • Festool Introduces Portable, Compact Dust Extractor

    Festool USA launches an ultra-portable, compact dust extractor, the CT SYS, a full unit HEPA certified, feature-rich solution for the jobsite. The CT SYS has tool-triggered operation,

  • History of Behr Paint

    Behr paint was started in the back of Otho Behr Jr.s’ wood paneled station wagon. He began selling linseed oil paint to paint stores shortly after World War II. The stores began requesting

  • Titan Introduces New RX-PRO Airless Spray Gun

    Titan is redefining airless spraying with the introduction of the revolutionary RX-PRO airless spray gun. One of the most innovative airless guns offered today, the RX-PRO is a premium

  • Painting Pro Times, the source for paint professionals!

    Ever reminisce about playing in the street as a kid? For the non-gray haired, some older guys actually grew up having fun on pavement without the benefit of helmets, supervision, structured

  • Paint Needs a Category Makeover

    The global billion-dollar and successful paints and coatings industry is in need of a leader brave enough to shift the conversation around paint, from its comfort zone of functionality

  • Airless Spraying by Graco III

    Similar to the best craftsman practice of carrying a toolbox packed with a variety of brushes; can we agree the same reasoning applies to spraying? Most often, the coating material

  • Origins of Craftsmanship: History of Paint (the Short Version)

    Paint — the group of emulsions generally consisting of pigments suspended in a liquid medium for use as decorative or protective coatings — made its earliest appearance about 100,000*

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  • New Home Sales Surge in April

    Rising to the highest monthly pace since early 2008, new single-family?home sales recorded strong gains in April, according to estimates from the Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Increasing 16.6% on a monthly basis and 23.8% year-over-year, the pace of new home sales came in at 619,000...

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  • Should I Buy Email Addresses?

    I have gotten asked this question many times over the years: “Can I buy email addresses and then send them emails?” or “Can I have?a marketing company blast my message......

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  • 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
  • National Painting Week

    Many of our readers have created their own Paint it Forward programs. Josh and his team at Allbright Painting is a great example. Another is Neubert Painting, they have been serving their community for years. Hats off to these and other businesses who have the resources (time, money and staff) to undertake this level of...

    The Blogging Painters
  • Inside LACMA's Breathing Light: James Turrell's L.A. Masterpiece

    James Turrell, who is considered one of the most important artists of the Southern California Light and Space movement, creates art that is a combination of science, architecture, astronomy, mathematics, archaeology, and spirituality....

    specs+spaces
  • ?Tis the Season?for Nature-Based Spring Color Palettes!

    We can usually agree that “nature” is the best inspiration for inspired color palettes. But that’s a broad topic! So for purposes of this post about color inspirations, I’ll stick to what is right underfoot, literally. It seems that every time I go out for a walk?whether to the beach, a local path,...

    Integral Color
  • Implement Implementing

    So, you just got back from a great conference, or workshop, or speaker.  What great content!   So many great ideas!  You talk about it with your team and maybe get started on a few projects.  Three months later, nothing has changed.  Has this ever happened to you?   Almost every business...

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