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       May 31
Welcome to Painting Pro Times where industry experts provide the latest information on industry trends as well as valuable news, opinions and product information.
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Summer is almost here… and those New Year’s weight loss commitments have fallen away for many of us… or more likely, to the middle. Too busy, too lazy, not disciplined to make the change in eating habits and exercise more; as the slow ever advancing aging process tightens our pants at the belly we tend to follow lasting patterns that say, since we are busy and don’t have enough time, we’ll change later… READ NOW        
Spotlight On:
Paint and Caulk the Same Day!
Save time and money on your next job with eXact Color™ custom colored caulk. See How to Mix eXact Color and see how easy it is to mix an exact color match with no tools required!
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Role Models, Goal Models
For over 30 years, I have been a painting contractor in beautiful San Diego, California, the sunny southwest, where we paint outside year round. I love to surf, be outdoors, ride my bike and have recently started standup paddling… try it, your body will never forgive you!
Sherwin Williams Introduces New Products...
The Sherwin Williams Company is forging an innovative path in 2012 introducing new products and tools for application professionals. Industry observers often note that success goes to the quick and proactive rather than the slow and reactive… READ NOW        
Behr Kicks Off 2012 Nationwide Mobile Experience Tour
Behr Process Corporation, an experienced and trusted provider of paint and coatings, announced today that its professional products and services program, BehrProSM, is launching its second mobile tour to showcase cost effective and time efficient… READ NOW        
Industry News & Market Trends
Commercial and Residential Paint Company Worldwide Industrial Enterprises Launches Name That Paint Color Contest
Worldwide Industrial Enterprises is launching a "Name That Paint Color" contest and will award the winner with a free gallon of their color choice of paint from the company’s selection… 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        
Whiteyboard Launches New 2-Part Paint Products with Support from Angel Investor Mark Cuban
The two-year old company has recently raised capital from angel investor Mark Cuban and real estate investor Paul Jennings, allowing them to break into the paint market with white and clear dry erase paints… READ NOW        
New-Home Sales Rise 3.3 Percent in April
Sales of newly built, single-family homes rose 3.3 percent in April to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 343,000 units, according to newly released data from HUD and the U.S. Census Bureau…READ NOW        
Valspar® Paint Introduces the Valspar Color Project, a Video Series Featuring Molly Sims, Lauren Conrad and Padma Lakshmi Benefiting Habitat for Humanity
Celebrities share their color transformation stories with a goal of raising $300,000 for Habitat for Humanity… READ NOW        
Builder Confidence Rises Five Points in May
Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes gained five points in May from a downwardly revised reading in the previous month to reach a level of 29 on the… 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.
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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.
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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.
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Wooster Brush Company: Increases Versatility of Bravo Stainer Line
When oils were the only choice in stains, there was also only one option in brushes-natural bristle. As water-based coatings continue to expand in numbers on store shelves, they’re presenting challenges for bristle brush users.
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From the Blogosphere
Integral ColorViews Blog
Color-as a subject for discussion and also as an experience- is fun, exhilarating, fanciful, practical, and always interesting. Color use also has serious aspects. As a colorist, I look forward to sharing a wide range of tips, books, and color-and-design related subjects with you. You’re invited to share your own color inspirations! READ NOW  
Loving Benjamin Moore Color Stories Collection
Choosing paint colors can be challenging for anyone. Even as a designer, I’m faced with thousands of paint choices when selecting the perfect color. I was intrigued when I first saw Benjamin Moore’s Color Stories™. READ NOW  
Lie #137 When You Get Busy, Stop Marketing
Running a small business is a little like farming. How so, you ask? It’s about planting now to harvest later. The time to plant isn’t when you’re hungry, but weeks or months in advance! READ NOW  

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