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  October 31
Welcome to Painting Pro Times where industry experts provide the latest information on industry trends as well as valuable news and product information.
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One of the good books says there is a time for everything, a time to love, a time to speak, a time to search and time for other stuff, but now, it’s time to vote! There are local, state and federal elections that we are privileged to exercise our individual choices in a very official and important manner that protects our country, our open society. And as Americans, we must remind ourselves that the act of voting is not always allowed in other nations. 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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Expert Tradesman or Business Entrepreneur
Who provides better customer value? In the paint and coating application industry, there seems to be two streams supplying contractor start-ups: the superior or hyper productive craftsman rising to the top of a company eventually hanging a shingle; and the business school or executive approach, which opens the door dependent on employee technical skills.
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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Stop Swimming Upstream
Some days are more challenging than others. Forget about dealing with varying co-worker personalities or crazy customer requests, running around giving estimates and not getting jobs often keeps painting and coating professionals treading water instead of stroking forward smoothly. Although today, maybe sitting and looking at the monitor’s digitally transmitted plans cuts down on the physical activity and truck mileage, but may even lessen the chances of closing sales since customer interaction may be impersonal. READ NOW        
Industry News & Market Trends
Construction Employment Declined in 28 States Between September 2011 and 2012
Construction employment declined in 28 states from September 2011 to September 2012 even as 30 states added jobs during the past month… READ NOW        
Obama - Romney Comparison
Candidate’s postions READ NOW        
ABC Members Featured In Ad On How Obama Policies Harm Small Businesses
Barbara Spyridakis and Skip Wolfford, both members of ABC’s Virginia chapter, are featured in an advertisement that highlights the challenges small businesses face under President Barack Obama. READ NOW        
New Book Makes The Case Against The Davis-Bacon Act
In his new book author Armand J. Thieblot documents several major reasons the Davis-Bacon Act should be repealed, in addition to cost savings. READ NOW        
Looming "Fiscal Cliff" Impasse Could Cost Design and Construction Industry More Than $2 Billion in Lost Work, Architects Warn
The design and construction industry, still reeling from the real estate crash, could face another $2 billion in lost work if Congress and the White House fail to reach agreement on a federal budget in time… READ NOW        
HBA to Construct Green-Certified Habitat Home Using American-Made Products
Buy American green and 22,000 more jobs created by just adding 5% American manufactured products READ NOW        
Dow Reports Third Quarter Results
Dow Delivers Earnings Per Share of $0.42; Sequential Volume Gains and Increasing Operating Rate Mitigate Pricing Declines READ NOW        
Valspar Announces Expansion of Its Research & Development Campus in Minneapolis
$30 Million Project Will Further Enhance Valspar’s Innovation Leadership in Coatings Technology READ NOW        
Research and Markets: A Profile of the Mexican Paint Industry
First Edition: Mexico’s Paints and Coatings Sector Was Valued At Some US$2,100 Million In 2011 READ NOW        
Sherwin-Williams Launches High Temperature-Resistant Coating to Combat Costly Corrosion Under Insulation
Heat-Flex Hi-Temp 1200 raises the bar on corrosion resistance and durability
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How To Identify Your Social Influencers
Whether you’re a small business, a one-man brand, or you’re the social media manager for a large agency, your first goal in social media is the same - influencer identification. READ NOW        
Apple Unveils iPad Mini, Asus Pushes VivoBook
New Apple and Asus products introduced Tuesday offer great possibilities for entrepreneurs and business users alike. 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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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. Click here for more         
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
New Video Series: Airtight Drywall
In a 3-part video series, Myron Ferguson shows how to hang drywall in an airtight manner, using caulk, gaskets, canned foam, and airtight electrical boxes READ NOW
Sherwin Williams Compatible Cream
Ordinary Mom painted their kitchen Sherwin Williams Compatible Cream. It’s such a warm and inviting color to go with their beautifully done kitchen! READ NOW  
Color Inspiration: Thanksgiving Tablescape
As we get closer to Thanksgiving I’ve been spending less and less time looking at Halloween decorations (our house is dressed to the spooky nines!) and more and more to Thanksgiving ideas. I usually go all-out for Halloween, so by Thanksgiving I’m a little tuckered out when it comes to holiday decorating. READ NOW  
Can I paint over wallpaper?
Dunn-Edwards has introduced two new finishes to its popular Acri-Hues line. The new offerings include Eggshell and Semi-Gloss finishes, joining the existing Acri-Hues Exterior Flat Paint that painting professionals and specifiers have come to depend on and trust for their projects. READ NOW  
Dunn-Edwards Introduces Acri-Hues® Eggshell and Semi-Gloss
Dunn-Edwards has introduced two new finishes to its popular Acri-Hues line. The new offerings include Eggshell and Semi-Gloss finishes, joining the existing Acri-Hues Exterior Flat Paint that painting professionals and specifiers have come to depend on and trust for their projects. READ NOW  
Pending Home Sales Trend Upward
The Pending Home Sales Index, a forward-looking indicator based on signed contracts, increased 0.3% in September 2012 to 99.5, up from 99.2 in August. Moreover, the September 2012 PHSI was 14.5% higher than the same period a year ago. Year-over-year, the PHSI has increased for 17 straight months. READ NOW  
Cheer on Your Team with Paint
So with the World Series in full swing, and this blogger rooting for her San Francisco Giants, I started thinking about color and how sports fans often select paint colors based on their teams. READ NOW  

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