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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 and product information.
Introduction
Painting Pro Times, the source for paint professionals!
As the cool nights roll in trees explode with color. We enjoy combinations and hues that only nature can mix. If Labor Day did not remind us to book winter work, the falling leaves help us see that it is time to focus on interior or holiday schedule friendly work. Solid businesses realize that leads are the life blood to growing sales. READ NOW        
Spotlight On:
SMART CAULK, SPACKLING & PRIMER
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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BehrPro Builds & Hosts Free Contractor Websites
Every paint and coating company, small, medium or large, must recognize that lead generation is the fuel to growth and profit. Leads provide the opportunity for more sales. Sales provide jobs, the chance for the team to keep on working and hopefully to earn a regular, well deserved percentage above project and operating costs. READ NOW        
Spotlight On:
KILZ PRO-X paints are formulated for professional painters. We have partnered with Pro Painters for decades, Pro’s know when color, scrubs, sprayability and touch-up matter… who else would we ask? Come try what we’ve built together. KILZ PRO-X paints, painter approved and only available at the Home Depot.
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Regulatory Review
Regulatory Review: EPA Cuts Deal - Commercial Exterior RRP Postponed
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) postponed the timeline for the proposed exterior commercial/public building RRP regulation debacle. Painting Pro Times affirmed and maintains that the current housing RRP rule is based partly on inaccurate science; was poorly written, woefully misrepresents contractor compliance costs, overstates program benefits and does not safeguard all children from lead dust remnant hazards.
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Industry News & Market Trends
EPA Delays Expansion Of Lead Rule To Commercial Buildings
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Sept. 13 delayed for nearly three years a proposal to expand its Lead Safe Renovation, Repair and Painting Program (RRP) to include commercial buildings. READ NOW        
Construction Employers Add 1,000 Jobs In August, Industry Unemployment Rate Hits 11.3 Percent As Sector’s Workforce Shrinks By Over 200,000 In A Year
Employment Gains in Residential Construction Sector Offset Nonresidential Job Losses READ NOW        
More Productivity with Dust-Free Net Sanding
For businesses in the construction and renovation industry, as well as professional decorators, sanding is a labour intensive and expensive work phase. Not only this, sanding can be messy and pose risk to the health of those involved in the work process.
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Construction Employment Declined In 30 States Between August 2011 And 2012, While 26 States Lost Construction Jobs For The Month
Texas Adds the Most Construction Jobs and D.C. Adds the Highest Percentage Year-over-Year While Illinois Experiences Largest Annual Decline and Alaska Has Largest Percentage Drop in Construction Jobs
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Behr’s New PREMIUM PLUS® Zero VOC Interior Paint Helps Professionals Complete Projects Quickly And Cost-Effectively
New and Improved Self-Priming Coating Offers Professionals Excellent Coverage and Faster Dry Time READ NOW        
Wooster Prep Crew Goes Green
For nearly 20 years Wooster Prep Crew® tools have taken a hands-on approach to making surfaces ready for paint. This line of professional wire brushes, scrub brushes, and scrapers has unique features such as knuckle guards and varying shapes/sizes that make them stand out in retail aisles.
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September 2012 Home Improvement Market Sales Forecast Growth of 4.9% in 2012 and 4.0% in 2013
The September, 2012 IHS Global Insight/HIRI Home Improvement Products Market Forecast for total home improvement product sales for 2012 is little changed from the March 2012 forecast READ NOW        
US Paints and Coatings Market Worth To Reach $30 Billion in 2021, Nearly 50% Growth from 2011
New paints and coatings market research gives businesses a competitive edge READ NOW        
Sherwin-Williams Back As Presenting Sponsor of 2013 NARI RemodelOhio Home Improvement Show
Organizers of the 2013 NARI RemodelOhio Home Improvement Show proudly announced today The Sherwin-Williams Company is back as presenting sponsor of the annual winter home improvement show READ NOW        
Wisconsin DNR investigating illegal paint dumping in Polk, Burnett counties
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is asking for the public’s help in determining who illegally dumped about 230 containers of paint and other substances in Polk and Burnett counties. READ NOW        
Product Introductions
Graco’s Made in the USA Promotion!
Back by Popular Demand!
Purchase one of Graco's best selling electric or gas sprayers and get up to $100 CASH BACK or FREE TIPS! This offer is available August 1 through October 31, 2012. Please see your distributor for complete details.
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BEHR PREMIUM PLUS® Interior Paint
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 surpasses the performance of Emerald.
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STUCOLUX™
"Venetian Shine in ½ the Time"

StucoLux, Faux Effects® next generation in Venetian Plasters. Imagine a substance that has personality, depth, color and beauty, suggesting a wide range from Old World character to Contemporary Deco.
The StucoLux plastering system offers stop & start capabilities, fast production with super high gloss… a must for maximum profit!
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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. READ NOW        
From the Blogosphere
Mortgage Delinquencies
According to the Mortgage Bankers Association, 3.1 million households are 90 days or more late on their payment or in the foreclosure process and collectively called seriously delinquent. While still excessive by all comparisons to history, the number has dropped 28% from a high of 4.3 million at the end of 2009. READ NOW  
Take Out the Trash Day
I am (still) a die hard fan of The West Wing TV series. One of the episodes was called "Take Out the Trash Day" and had to do with putting out a bunch of stories on a day when fewer people were paying attention. READ NOW  
Black & White & Mod All Over
Go bold, go clean, go mod. Get your home in chic style with these black and white modern decorating ideas and tips. Plus a few black and white looks to help get you inspired! READ NOW  
Customer Relationship Management Programs
After over three years of test driving dozens of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) programs, I’ve decided to endorse my two favorites: Pipeline Deals and Base CRM. This week’s blog will be focusing on Pipeline Deals: the Pros & Cons of this cloud CRM. READ NOW  
Osmo Wax Finish on wood how to remove
John Shearer: Removing Osmo… little bit thicker build-up on the edges, as we expected. We’ll have to go two passes, but I think that should git ‘er done. READ NOW  
Looking Through Windows - Part 5
Strike up the band: we have - finally - achieved the Passivhaus standard with Unilux windows! READ NOW  


Featured Videos
See how Big Stretch caulking outstretches the competition!
Big Stretch caulk won’t crack -it just stretches.
Upcoming Industry Events
Remodeling Show 2012
Baltimore Convention Center Tuesday, October 9, 2012 to Friday, October 12, 2012
2012 PWNA Convention/Fall Technical Seminar
Orlando, FL October 22 - 24, 2012
NACE MR0175/ISO 15156 One-Day Seminar
Houston, TX 10/30/2012 - 10/30/2012
SSPC 2013
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention / Center San Antonio, TX January 14 - 17, 2013
NAHB International Builders’ Show
Las Vegas January 22 - 24, 2013
Knowledge Test
1. An example of marketing is:
2. Aerosol application may be described as:
3. "Extenders" are ingredients added to paint, which may increase coverage, durability or sheen. ________ is not an extender.
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