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Welcome to Painting Pro Times where industry experts provide the latest information on industry trends as well as valuable news and product information.
Introduction
Painting Pro Times, the source for paint professionals!
Is there any other job you would rather have? How about your coworkers, do they smile, work happy? Maybe there is some nice no-show, shiny shoe positions that over compensate, but you have to sell your soul or be born into it. So here we are, paint and coating professionals, and no matter what vocation anyone selects, it makes good sense to keep the tools up to date and sharp. 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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Painting Pro Times Open Wide, This Won’t Hurt (that much)
Someone taking a high speed drill and boring a hole in your tooth is not always an enthusiastic thought. Skip the anxiety ridden fix and the issue only goes from bad to worse. Today, job security for liquid paint and coating industry professionals (and most work places) is a fragile concept. Keep cruising along, working without contemplation and risk job regret or worse, loss. READ NOW        
Spotlight On:
FrogTape® is the only painter’s tape treated with PaintBlock® Technology. PaintBlock is a super-absorbent polymer which reacts with latex paint and instantly gels to form a micro-barrier that seals the edges of the tape, preventing paint bleed. The result: Very sharp paint lines and less time spent on touch-ups!
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Painting Pro Times Manage People Less, Implement Systems
When we wake in the morning, most of us have a routine to follow; likewise, when we arrive at work, we usually rely on a set pattern. Project production runs smoother if we work with a systematic approach from start to finish and most of us do. But what happens when we expand to multiple job sites per day or the owner is management/operations and not in the field? READ NOW        
PPG Predicts Bright, Vibrant Colors
Color isn’t just back-it’s back in a big way and here to stay, according to the color forecast for home decor in 2013-2014 from the PPG PITTSBURGH PAINTS® brand. Homeowners have come to appreciate the newfound infusion of vibrant hues into all aspects of modern society. Once hesitant, they’ve become more comfortable with powerful color, and they’re showing their creativity by embracing deep, dramatic teals such as French Riviera and sharp, playful fuchsias such as Rose Marquis in their homes. READ NOW        
SW Brings Green to Hollywood
Giving the Hollywood Sign a facelift is no easy task, with its remote, hilly location and letters of staggering size. Sherwin-Williams and the Hollywood Sign Trust are funding the project for the benefit of the City of Los Angeles and its Department of Recreation and Parks, as well as Sign fans around the world. READ NOW        
The National Guild of Professional Paperhangers Announces the 2012 Winning Walls with Wallcovering Contest
Congratulations to the winners and to all the companies that submitted projects! The NGPP hosts the annual contest and entries are received from throughout the country. It is nice to see dazzling craftsmanship displayed and for Zinseer to provide an opportunity for companies to showcase their capabilities. READ NOW        
Industry News & Market Trends
Construction Sector Adds 5,000 Jobs Between August and September as Industry's Unemployment Rate Hits 11.9%
Residential and Nonresidential Construction Both Add Jobs in September, But Industry Employment is Still Down 5,000 Compared to One Year Ago READ NOW        
Construction Employment Declines In 164 Out Of 337 Metro Areas Between August 2011 & 2012 As ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Dampens Demand For Projects
Conn. Had Largest Percentage Decline, Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Ga. Lost the Most Jobs; Yuba City, Calif. and Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, Calif. Are Top Gainers READ NOW        
Eco Building Products, GLOBAL Encasement Partner to Provide Enhanced Building Technology
GEI’s products are also engineered, tested and approved to manage-in-place toxic and hazardous building materials such as Lead-Based Paint, Asbestos-Containing-Materials, Mold and Mildew. READ NOW        
Probe: No asbestos or lead paint in LHA units during rehab
The FBI and state Inspector General Office’s joint investigation of the Lowell Housing Authority’s recent North Common Village renovations has determined no asbestos or lead paint was present or removed during the project. READ NOW        
Kelly-Moore Paints Securely Supports Remote POS Systems and Employees with Bomgar
Kelly-Moore Paints chose Bomgar to provide secure remote support to computers and POS systems in retail stores, improving compliance with PCI regulations. Bomgar has helped Kelly-Moore Paints to speed resolution times and provide support to any user, regardless of location. READ NOW        
Glidden® Paint Announces Five Finalists in Colorful Classrooms Makeover Contest
The Glidden brand recognizes the difficulty that some schools face in finding funds within their operating budget to do simple maintenance-related projects like painting.
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John M. Ballbach Elected to Valspar Board of Directors
His global perspective, particularly in finance and strategy, will be an asset to the Board as we continue to further expand Valspar’s reach into high growth markets. It’s a pleasure to welcome John to our Board. READ NOW        
Sanjeev Aggarwal of SMB Group: Strategic Social Media
When it comes to social media and small business, having a strategy can produce greater benefits. READ NOW        
Leadership Truths That Every Leader Needs To Know
Successful business leadership is about the ability to create a compelling vision that is backed up by strong values, a strong sense of purpose and that inspires other people to help you to achieve it. READ NOW        
ASA President’s Monthly Newsletter-September 2012
Textura has a Construction Payment Management (CPM) system used by general contractors and construction managers to pay subcontractors… READ NOW        
FASA Releases 2012 Edition of Lien and Bond Claims in the 50 States
Construction subcontractors rely on mechanic’s liens and payment bonds for assurance that they will be paid for the labor, materials and other services they provide on projects. READ NOW        
SSPC Releases Four New Standards including Profile Measurement, Polyurea Application, Test Panels, Scribe Undercutting
SSPC-PA 14, Field Application of Plural Component Polyurea and Polyurethane Thick Film Coatings to Concrete and Steel… READ NOW        
Regulatory Reform
The Associated Builders and Contractors assert that "The Obama administration has issued numerous regulations that impact the construction industry. In 2010 alone, the federal government issued a record 43 major regulations at a total cost of $26.5 billion…" READ NOW        
Product Introductions
Zinsser Peel Stop Triple Thick
Offering three times the thickness of regular primers, Rust-Oleum Zinsser Peel Stop Triple Thick High Building Binding Primer penetrates to seal, fill and level worn and weathered substrates to provide a more uniform surface for the topcoat with a smoother finish. It offers easy flow and leveling and can be applied up to 30 mils wet without sagging to make even the roughest surfaces smoother. For more information on Peel Stop Triple Thick Primer, and the complete line of Zinsser high performance primers, visit www.rustoleum.com.        
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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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.
Learn more about these breakthrough products at sherwin-williams.com
        
From the Blogosphere
Rating Windows for Condensation Resistance
Window shoppers are confused by the two rival methods for measuring condensation resistance… READ NOW
7 Ways to Decorate with Rocks
Looking for inexpensive ways to update your decor? Try going natural and decorating with rocks! I found 7 easy ways to decorate using rocks, including a DIY rock mat. Check them out! READ NOW  
JOLTS Data: Construction Hiring Dips in August, but Sector Job Openings Rise
August data from the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) indicate construction hiring slowed in August after an elevated July. However, construction sector job openings rose for the month. Nonetheless, the pace of hiring remains lackluster, especially given the strength in housing construction activity for 2012. READ NOW  
Base CRM’s Fall 2012 Update
Base CRM from Future Simple keeps getting more robust every month I use their product… READ NOW  
Benjamin Moore Paint 217 Primer enamel underbody
Hello, my name is John Shearer. I’ve been a painting contractor for 22 years. And for 22 years, we’ve relied on the same priming system underneath Satin Impervo for our finishes. It’s Benjamin Moore’s enamel underbody 217. READ NOW  
Design Loves Art: The New PDC Exhibition
Artwork can transform spaces, evoking a sense of peace or high–energy, or be used to tie together rooms or building spaces. Design professionals have come to understand the importance of artwork in the process of designing spaces. READ NOW  
Keeping up on Color Trends
One of the important jobs of a color consultant is keeping up on the color trends. Many customers want to know what’s “in” and they want their home’s paint colors to reflect the latest trends. READ NOW  


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Upcoming Industry Events
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
Associated Builders and Contractors BizCon
Fort Lauderdale, FL 02/19/2013 - 02/20/2013
Knowledge Test
1. When repainting with 100% acrylic material, it is best to profile the surface (sand) then wash:
2. If a wall covering material is to be installed by railroading:
3. To match a dark furniture sample for trim, it is appropriate to:
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