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       July 31
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The Olympics are showcase of competitive sports and enduring human spirit. Just to be a participant is an honor. Some of these talented athletes dedicated years of training, sacrificed many other aspects of "normal" life to prepare, and pushed through tough moments, hours or even days to qualify and compete. READ NOW        
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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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Got Mold?
Even though many regulatory recipes are simmering in the government kitchen, there are generous portions of mold to go around. Never mind for a minute about the EPA’s proposed commercial/public building RRP expansion or OSHA’s ergonomic blissful notion, I2P2, or any number of other rules cooking. READ NOW        
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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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Someone once said, "Success takes time"
In the liquid coating application industry or any service business, the most accomplished companies have completed projects and satisfied customers day in and day out for years. The ownership or management have found a primary market or niche where the company’s capabilities have been developed in specific performance areas that fulfill clients’ needs.READ NOW        
Industry News & Market Trends
Zacks Reaffirms Neutral Rating on Sherwin Williams (SHW)
Sherwin Williams stock had its "neutral" rating reiterated by Zacks in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday. They currently have a $138.00 price target on the stock. READ NOW        
Coatings have traditionally dictated which brushes should be used-bristle for oil-based and synthetic for water-based
Many often wonder why there can’t be one brush for both types. Wooster has answered this challenge by creating a new Bravo Stainer™ brush that’s made for use with ALL stains. READ NOW        
Housewrap in a Can: Liquid-Applied WRBs
Spray-on water-resistive barriers protect wall sheathing with a waterproof, airtight coating that still allows a wall to dry to the exterior… READ NOW        
Related Tyvek article: Durable Fluid Applied Air & Water Barrier
Engineered specifically to meet the needs of the commercial construction marketplace, the DuPont™ Tyvek® Fluid Applied WB System delivers the same … READ NOW        
18 Unlicensed Contractors Nabbed in Undercover South Pas Sting
A Rowland Heights man was among 18 caught in a two-day sting in South Pasadena of unlicensed contractors… 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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New Exciting Estimating Tool
Joshua Abramson with A.Allbright Painting developed One Step Estimating software in 2006 for residential and commercial re-paints. READ NOW        
Online Paint Supply Distributor, Integrity Supply, Launches New YouTube Commercial
Online paint supply distributor, Integrity Supply, Inc., announces the availability of a new video commercial on YouTube. READ NOW        
House Committee Report Shows Effect of Increased Regulation on Job Creation
The U.S. House of Representatives Oversight and Government Reform Committee July 19 released a report documenting the negative effect overly burdensome regulations have on job creation. READ NOW        
ABC Supports Secret Ballot Elections in Union Organizing Campaigns
ABC on July 25 offered its support for the Secret Ballot Protection Act (H.R. 972), a bill that would guarantee workers the right to an anonymous, secret ballot… READ NOW        
Click and Improve Launches Easy-to-Use Online Bid Service for Larger Home Improvement Projects, Renovates Its Homepage
Online Home Improvement and Repair Service Connects Homeowners & Apartment Dwellers with Reputable Local Service Professionals… READ NOW        
Actress Lea Michele ‘Lends a Hand’ to Habitat for Humanity to Launch the Valspar Hands for Habitat Program
Celebrity supporters from film, television, music, sports and design create colorful handprints with Valspar Paint for auction to benefit Habitat For Humanity’s Disaster Response Programs… READ NOW        
Painting Company Owner Faces Criminal Charges Over Worker’s Electrocution
The owner of a western Pennsylvania painting company, one of whose employees was electrocuted on the job, faces criminal charges for violating… READ NOW        
GSA’s green building rating system a heated issue on the Hill
Talk of green building is heating up on the Hill, with the General Services Administration’s use of a green building rating system likely to … READ NOW        
Higher prices, sales lift Sherwin-Williams 2Q net
Higher prices and paint sales lifted Sherwin-Williams Co.’s second-quarter net income 27 percent… READ NOW        
Paint Professional Elected President…
When construction markets enter into a full-fledged recovery, a decades-old problem will again take center stage for many subcontracting firms… 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.
Learn more about these breakthrough products at sherwin-williams.com
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
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. READ NOW  
Embracing Technology
I am not what you would call a "tech guy." But, I have ridden the wave and consistently been ahead of my competitors when it comes to implementing new ideas and technologies. READ NOW  
Summer 2012 Outdoor Design Trends
With summer upon us, we searched for some of the top trends for outdoor spaces. Here are some of our top finds and ways to update your clients’ spaces.
How to Make a Room Feel Larger
Whether the rooms in your home are small or large, one enjoyable summer project is to try some room expanding techniques with paint. READ NOW  

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Upcoming Industry Events
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Columbus, Ohio
September 7-8, 2012
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
September 18-19, 2012
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