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Welcome to Painting Pro Times where industry experts provide the latest information on government regulations and industry trends as well as valuable news, opinions and product information.
Introduction
Painting Pro Times, the source for paint professionals!
Check us out; a magazine for industry professionals by contractors for contractors; an open dialogue among professionals; we are here to foster a community where everyone from the paint industry has an opportunity to contribute, share information, network on a pro to pro basis. How’s business? Looking brighter everyday! READ NOW        
  
Business Pros
More or Less Work in 2012?
Are you sitting atop the warm sand at the beach of work watching waves lap your feet? Or are you dehydrating barely alive in the desert sand of low sales? How do you get more work, sales, and profit in 2012? READ NOW        
Painting Pro's Perspective
Why are paint craftsmen treated as redhead step children?

After another trade damages your finish, have you been asked to just touch it up? Take a hammer or get paint material on a counter, brick, fixture or anything from another trade and ask them to fix it; see how that works…
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Regulatory Review
EPA back pedals plans on the expansion of the link here Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) rule for the exterior of public and commercial buildings.
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Industry News & Market Trends
Asbestos Assessment and Lead Paint Testing Now Available from Titan Environmental Solutions
Anaheim has gained a trusted provider in asbestos assessment, lead paint inspection and mold testing. Titan Environmental Solutions specializes in residential and industrial inspections that provide peace of mind if one should doubt the air quality of their building. They provide a certified analysis with recommendations to improve the air quality of the structure. READ NOW  
     
Introducing a New Breed of Glass Scrapers From Hyde Tools
SOUTHBRIDGE, MA – Hyde Tools has introduced three new HYDE® glass scrapers with a new look and new functionality. READ NOW        
Global demand for paint and coatings is forecast to rise 5.4% per year instead of what they have
Dallas, TX – (SBWIRE) – 02/13/2012 – Advances will be driven by a strong acceleration in world building construction spending, particularly residential construction, which is expected to rebound in North America and Western Europe. Healthy growth in global manufacturing activity will also fuel increased demand for coatings used in the production of motor vehicles and other durable goods, as well as industrial maintenance applications. READ NOW        
Paint Recycling Program Bill Proposed
Ruggerio proposes 2 new bills. READ NOW        
New Online Color Tool Turns Images Into Paint Palettes
Chip It! from Sherwin–Williams helps consumers choose colors with confidence. READ NOW  
     
PPG chromate–free primer, pretreatment standard on Boeing Next-Generation 737
Airlines specify PPG Aerospace primer, pretreatment as option on Boeing widebodies.
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Titan Environmental Services in Violation of Residential Lead-based Paint Hazard Reduction Act
Titan Environmental Services’ violations of the Residential Lead–Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act were based on findings from three EPA inspections. READ NOW        
Sherwin–Williams Foundation Awards $50,000 Grant to MedWish
Expediting life saving medical supplies from Northeast Ohio to children worldwide. READ NOW  
     
Orchard Supply Hardware Stores Corporation and Benjamin Moore & Co. Announce New Distribution Agreement
Orchard Supply Hardware Stores Corporation OSH, a specialty retailer focused on the consumer segment of the home improvement market, announced that it has entered into a multi–year distribution agreement with Benjamin Moore & Co., a leading premium quality national paint manufacturer. READ NOW        
PaintSmart–Trayz
Ever Wanted to Use a Paint Roller on a Ladder and Found Out How Hard It Was…?
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Price hikes help Sherwin–Williams top estimates
Top U.S. paints maker Sherwin–Williams Co’s (SHW.N) quarterly results narrowly beat market expectations as price increases helped the it combat high raw material costs, and the company forecast first–quarter sales ahead of estimates. READ NOW        
The high costs of falls in construction for employers
A new OSHA PowerPoint presentation shows the heavy financial cost resulting from falls in construction. OSHA analyzed workers’ compensation data for injuries resulting from falls from elevations suffered by roofers and carpenters. READ NOW        
Product Introduction
SMART STRIP™ Advanced Paint Remover
is a revolutionary paint remover that is safe for the user, any substrate and the environment. It is formulated without methylene chloride and is non–carcinogenic, non–toxic, and non–caustic. This water–based stripper will effectively remove up to 15 coats of virtually any coating (oil–based, water–based, acrylics, varnishes, urethanes, –even old lead–based paints) from any interior or exterior surface (wood, brick, stone, concrete, plaster, metal, plastic, glass, etc.). SMART STRIP™ has zero VOC’s, is odor free, user friendly, 100% biodegradable and pH neutral.
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From the Blogosphere
Color Inspiration: Snow Day in New York City’s Central Park
This week’s color inspiration comes from a brisk snow day walking through Central Park in New York City! Check out this cool, modern color palette featuring soft browns, smokey gray, and a cool white. It might just be the palette you’ve been looking for! READ NOW  
Featured Videos
Watch this how–to video to learn painting tips and techniques from Bruce Schneider, the Purdy Paint Doctor. For more information and tips, visit www.purdy.com.
A Case Study of Alpine Painting’s work with a large Energy Companies Penstock at the New Jersey Pumped Storage Facility.
Upcoming Industry Events
2012 Painting & Decorating Expo
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February 19 – February 22
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San Antonio, TX
February 20–24
NACE CORROSION 2012
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March 11–15, 2012
National Hardware Show
Las Vegas, NV
May 1 – May 3
27th Annual International Decorative Artisans
Reno, NV
July 24 – July 28
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