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       June 14
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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July 4th is our country’s birthday, a fun, casual celebration with flip flops, barbeques and fireworks. Reflecting and recognizing independence evokes free-wheeling, light hearted feelings that span all ages, from children to the elderly. It is a nice thing to take a few moments to reflect and appreciate the freedoms that only an open society endows. America is beautiful. READ NOW        
Spotlight On:
SMART is a Zero VOC system for priming & repairing walls before painting, and for saving energy by sealing your home from air drafts. SMART stain-hide primer sealer, SMART elastomeric caulk & sealant, and SMART non-shrink wall-fix spackling form a complete, high performance system of wall repair and prep before painting.
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Bingo and the Temporary Paint Professional
Do you look forward to work every day or do you barely tolerate those hours? Most of us enter starter jobs casually without regard to the end game. Let’s consider what is important about our careers. Is there a greater purpose, or is the 9 to 5 just about income?
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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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Painting Pro’s Perspective
Painting Pro’s Perspective - Help the Economy, Regulate Government
As we look back at the last three or four years any paint professional realizes that the economy is stagnate or at least growing slower than needed to support more jobs. The scary issue to consider is what may happen over the next several years; it makes one wonder if the turtle movement will continue or if things will get better? READ NOW        
Industry News & Market Trends
Wallcoverings Association to Offer CEU Course on Sustainability Standard
The Wallcoverings Association (WA) is offering a continuing education course on its Sustainability Standard, available to architects, designers and specifiers wishing to create more sustainable … READ NOW        
Bipartisan Lead Paint Bill would Ease Regulatory Burdens without Compromising Safety
Responding to concerns from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and affiliated trade groups, Reps. John Sullivan (R-Okla.) Tim Murphy (R-Pa.) and a bipartisan list of original co-sponsors today introduced legislation… READ NOW        
Spotlight On:
Wooster Alpha professional brushes
Made with a unique filament blend, Alpha carries more paint for the smoothest flow (less drag) and highest production. Watch a paint-out test in Wooster’s lab versus the closest competitor…how much longer and smoother will the Alpha paint stripe be?
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Dunn-Edwards Releases Its Color and Design Trend Report: Simply 2013
Dunn-Edwards Paints has released its color and design trend report, Simply Renaissance 2013, highlighting not only the key colors, textures and designs we’ll be seeing next year, but offering insight about… READ NOW        
Search Underway for America’s Prettiest Painted Places
There are many cities, towns and neighborhoods across the U.S. that inspire residents and visitors alike with their beauty and charm… READ NOW        
Gary E. Hendrickson Named Valspar Chairman
The Valspar Corporation today announced that its Board of Directors elected Gary E. Hendrickson, Valspar’s president and chief executive officer, to the additional role of chairman of the board, effective immediately… READ NOW        
Improved Bonding of Acrylic Paints
Environmentally friendly coatings for use as a primer between aluminium alloys and acrylic paints? READ NOW        
Construction Employment Experiences Largest Decline In Two Years In May Even As Spending On Construction Activity Inched Up By 0.3 Percent In April
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction Suffers Largest Employment Decline Within Sector, Likely Reflecting Impacts of 1.4 Percent Decrease in Public Construction Activity During the Previous Month… READ NOW        
D.C. toughens lead-paint disclosure requirements for home sellers, landlords
District residents who plan to sell or rent their homes will now have to comply with tougher lead paint requirements that must be satisfied before… READ NOW        
Organic Chemical Manufacturing in the US Industry Market Research Report Now Available from IBISWorld
Revenue for the Organic Chemical Manufacturing industry has grown at a relatively strong, but volatile, pace during the past five years. Over the five years to 2017, revenue is set to improve, as downstream demand rises… READ NOW        
New Guidance for Schools Installing Spray Foam Now Available from CPI
Just in time for summer break, the Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) of the American Chemistry Council has released a helpful new guidance document for school administrators and… READ NOW        
Product Introductions
Titan launches the industries newest tip technology with the TR1 airless paint spray tip
The new TR1 is the best overall performing tip in the industry. The fan pattern starts wider and stays wider. The orifice on the TR1 outlasts competitive tips delivering consistent film thickness and less wasted paint. The TR1 fits all Titan and most other industry spray gun guards.
The new BEHR PREMIUM PLUS® Interior Paint is a self-priming, zero VOC, low odor coating that seals uncoated and previously painted surfaces without the need for a separate primer. Featuring a faster drying 100% acrylic formula, the improved line allows projects to be completed more quickly, so recoats can occur sooner.
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Introducing Emerald™ Interior and Exterior Paints
Revolutionary quality with industry-leading sustainability. No zero VOC paint delivers richer color with ultimate hide and durability. And thanks to our new breakthrough colorants, you can tint Emerald to any color - without adding VOCs. Nothing compares to the performance of Emerald.
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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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From the Blogosphere
How Do I Store My Leftover Paint?
When you finish a painting project, there is paint leftover to store. This isn’t a bad thing, since it is likely you’ll want paint for touchups or matching for painting another room. The key to storing leftover paint is to limit air exposure, since evaporation is how paint dries and becomes unusable. READ NOW  

Featured Videos
New Titan Tip Technology
Titan introduces The Industry’s Newest Tip Technology.
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Meet Pierre Finkelstein
Pierre Finkelstein is the owner of Grand Illusion Decorative Painting, Inc.
Upcoming Industry Events
27th Annual International Decorative Artisans
Reno, NV
July 24-July 28, 2012
NGPP Convention and Tradeshow
Columbus, Ohio
September 7-8, 2012
Fleet Maintenance & Modernization Symposium 2012
Virginia Beach Convention Center
Virginia Beach, Virginia
September 18-19, 2012
Knowledge Test
1. Select the secondary color combination that does not belong:
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3. ________ is not an example of a resin
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