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       May 17
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.
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Every year we learn of new products from manufacturers and improvements to existing materials. It looks like 2012 will be a green game changing year: companies are developing environmentally friendly materials at a dizzying pace. New zero VOC colorants have the versatility to tint multiple lines, as well as existing products. READ NOW        
Spotlight On:
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Painting Pro’s Perspective
Painting Pro’s Perspective - EPA’s RRP Regulation Fails to Protect All Children
By now, most every paint professional regardless of market segment must have heard about the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Renovation, Repair and Re-paint (RRP) regulation, which according to the government was primarily implemented to safe-guard children from lead paint remnant dust when pre-1978 houses and child occupied facilities are remodeled or painted. READ NOW        
Regulatory Review
Regulatory Review - OSHA’s I2P2 Back Burnered
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) have been developing a new regulation known as I2P2, which stands for the Injury and Illness Prevention Program. At one time OSHA stated the I2P2 development was one of the administration’s highest priorities.
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Industry News & Market Trends
Sherwin-Williams Takes Paint Quality to the Highest Level with New Sustainable Coatings and Colorant System
Sherwin-Williams is breaking new ground with the introduction of Emerald(TM) Interior and Exterior paints and ColorCast Eco Toners(TM) - the highest performing, environmentally responsible paints and colorants in the industry … READ NOW        
Good Housekeeping Adds Paint and Coatings Category to the Green Good Housekeeping Seal and Announces Benjamin Moore Natura as First Seal-Holder in Its Category
Continuing Its History of Consumer Advocacy, Good Housekeeping Gives Readers Trusted Direction and Recommendations for Living a Greener Lifestyle … READ NOW        
Three ProTect Painters All-Stars Prove Success is Just a Brush Stroke Away
ProTect Painters, a growing franchise specializing in interior and exterior commercial and residential painting projects, has continued to establish itself as the frontrunner in… READ NOW        
Four companies fined following painter’s fatal fall from Ambassador Bridge
The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration has fined four companies a total of $107,000 in the January death of a Garden City man who fell while working on the underside of… READ NOW        
Builder Confidence in the 55+ Housing Market Shows Significant Improvement in the First Quarter
Builder confidence in the 55+ housing market for single-family homes had a significant increase in the first quarter of 2012 compared to the same period a year ago… READ NOW        
Kitchens and Bathrooms Remain Top Remodeling Jobs According to NAHB Survey
A new survey released by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) shows common remodeling projects have increased, compared to a similar survey from 2010… READ NOW        
AAMA and WDMA Release Fenestration Market Studies that Predict Industry Trends
The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) and the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) have jointly released… READ NOW        
New OLYMPIC Paint Color Tools Designed to Deliver Color Confidence
Unleash your inner color genius with innovative online and in-store tools that provide fresh inspiration, easy color selection and absolute color confidence! READ NOW        
Kelly-Moore Paints Introduces Next Generation Zero-VOC Colorants
Eco-Friendly Zero-VOC Colorants Offer Better Performance Than Conventional Colorants and Maintain Excellent Interior Air Quality During Application… READ NOW        
Stress Can Also Affect the Paint on Our Homes
Who among us hasn’t complained at one time or another about the stress we’re under? Yet our homes suffer silently in the face of constant stress. READ NOW        
Product Introduction
Water Blocking Primer/Finish
Sherwin Williams’ Water Blocking Primer/Finish is a zero VOC* primer designed to seal bare, interior, masonry, walls from moisture penetration into the structure. With patented odor eliminating technology that minimizes common household odors and the smells associated with damp interior environments, this primer/finish inhibits the growth of mildew on interior walls. READ NOW        
PEEL AWAY® 1 Heavy-Duty Paint Remover
Peel Away® 1 Heavy Duty Paint Remover has been the #1 Choice of Professionals who perform Historic Restoration and Lead Paint Abatement for over 25 years. Peel Away® 1 is an environmentally safe method for removing up to 30 Coats of oil-based lead paints in a single application. Peel Away® 1 Heavy Duty Paint Remover "Now" includes Citri-Lize™ Neutralizer, pH Test Kit, Peel Away Paper, Alkaline Paste, Peel Away Tool and Simplified Instructions for all customer types. The introduction of Peel Away® 1 was the industry’s "first" safe paint removal system and an effective alternative to open flames, heat guns, sanding and traditional blasting methods while minimizing or eliminating containment procedures. By keeping the lead paint in a wet state, no airborne lead dust is generated. READ NOW        
FauxEffect’s LusterStone
LusterStone® is a revolutionary architectural coating that produces beautiful reflective stone-like patterns. This product is unsurpassed in its simplicity, versatility and ease of repair. The nature of the material allows it to be used to create a stunning variety of high/low dimensional finishes that do not require burnishing to obtain designer quality results. READ NOW        
From the Blogosphere
Periodic Maintenance to Exterior Caulk, Paint and Woodwork Makes Sense and Saves Money
Generally, when people think of exterior painting, they think of a complete repaint of the building. The reason is that it has usually been many years since any painting was done. Often, the paint is flaking in a lot of places, the stain has worn off and the woodwork shows serious rotting. READ NOW  
Spend the Most Time with Your Best Employees
One of my favorite leadership books is First, Break All the Rules, by Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman. When I read this book a few years ago, it completely changed the way I managed. READ NOW  

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