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Welcome to Painting Pro Times where industry experts provide the latest information on industry trends as well as valuable news, opinions and product information.
Introduction
Painting Pro Times, the source for paint professionals!
Black or white smoke, here comes a new pope; no matter the religion or the lack there of, we have got to give the Catholics credit for maintaining tradition. And what other non-country group gets a sovereign track of land in Rome and foreign ambassadors. In addition, the Vatican has one of the best all time art collections, which is guarded by Swiss who are known for their precision time keeping devices.
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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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Smart Paint
Who will win the race to the consumer market, smart paint scientists or the flying car guys? If a mobile phone is considered smart, because it may answer questions, provide driving directions and suggest restaurant or vacation choices, what does a paint coating have to do for equal recognition? READ NOW        
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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’s Perspective
Painting Pro’s Perspective: Chomping Along the 80/20
A new study indicates that all paint professionals will get a raise while company profits will more than double. There will be unwavering demand for paint services elevating our workplace ahead of all construction segments. The study elaborates that the recent economic challenges have position survivors into a poised market leading position, boosted the hardy bunch to hyper productivity and engrained a renewed work ethic that will continue through boom times. READ NOW        
Industry News & Market Trends
Construction State Law Matrix - Quick Reference Maps Available
The Matrix is the most comprehensive and concise resource on state laws in all 50 states, D.C., and Puerto Rico that impact construction. Covering these and 60+ issues, this indispensable resource addresses everything from licensing, payment, liens, statute of repose, and everything in between. READ NOW        
Construction Materials Prices Increase Between December and January and for the Year
Contractors had to contend with huge leaps in prices for gypsum, wallboard and lumber, as well as significant increases in the cost of insulation and architectural coatings such as paint READ NOW        
Contractor violations continue in Fresno, Clovis
Paint contractors among other home improvement companies cited on suspicion of operating unlicensed READ NOW        
Consumer Watch: Painting do’s and don’ts
If you’re feeling blue about the decorating in your home, a fresh coat of paint could be the answer. READ NOW        
Sherwin-Williams Announces Agreement with U.S. Department of Labor
Settles the previously disclosed investigation of transactions related to the Company’s employee stock ownership plan READ NOW        
Dow Chemical fined $400m for price fixing
Dow Chemical has been ordered to pay $400m after being found guilty of fixing the price of chemicals used to make urethane foams, according to Reuters.
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Obituary: Kenneth Neil Edwards
Kenneth Neil Edwards, retired CEO of Dunn-Edwards Paint Corporation and renowned polymer chemist, passed away peacefully in his Glendale, Calif. home on Feb. 20, 2013. He was 80. READ NOW        
Smart ‘Anticorrosion’ Coatings Detailed in March VLC
ACA will continue its popular series of Virtual Learning Conferences (VLC) on March 28 READ NOW        
Product Introductions
FABRICMATE® WALL FINISHING SOLUTIONS
Aesthetic and functional wall finishes are now available to painting professionals. They can be used in conjunction with, or as an alternative to paint. They are acoustical, tackable, impact-resistant, beautiful---and very profitable. Available in site-fabricated, pre-made, and modular formats. Free training and customer referrals available. Click here for more         
Welcome to Sherwin-Williams ProDiscounts
Sherwin-Williams has launched ProDiscounts, an everyday savings program for professional customers. Simplified pricing and everyday discounts include 15% off list price on painting supplies and an additional 5% discount on case lot quantities on over 150 popular items, plus volume pricing on paints and coatings. See your store or representative for details and exclusions.
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Announcing SetCoat® Metallics New, Dynamic Color Line Up!
Brush, Roll or Spray… the great, smooth coverage of classic SetCoat® in a wide array of 32 metallic traditional and design trend colors to expand to any finisher, painter contractor, or designer’s desires!
*Available in two sheens, our standard satin and matte finish!!
SetCoat® Metallics are specially formulated for basecoats and accent coatings with superb bonding capabilities. It is designed for use as a durable wall, trim and cabinet finish. Exquisite dense, deep coverage. SetCoat® Metallics are the recommended base for creating any classic decorative finish or dramatic accents. It is appropriate for both interior and exterior applications.

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From the Blogosphere
Eye Candy: Decorating with Green Accents
What’s St. Patrick’s Day without a little green? Check out these 10 rooms that are keeping pinches at bay by using green as an accent color. READ NOW  
2012 Kitchen color trends
Kitchen and Bath Trends The nice folks at the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) have done a huge survey with their members and spotted 10 new trends for the market for 2012 Cherry, Maple and Alder, which have dominated the market in Kitchen and Bath Cabinets since the turn… READ NOW  
My WordPress Blog is Mobile
My blog is mobile, is yours? I’ve downloaded the WordPress App for IOS to my iPad and added my Advisors On Target blog to the app, which makes it even easier to blog on the go. READ NOW  
Clark + Kensington Paint
I recently had the chance to test out Ace Hardware’s Clark + Kensington paint. Ace Hardware hooked me up with both interior and exterior paint to try out for my laundry room and the exterior door leading to it. READ NOW
Swedish Putty Fine Paints of Europe
Paint Prep for Gloss Panel - Swedish Putty from John Q. Shearer READ NOW
Multifamily Production Index Shows More Improvement
In the fourth quarter of 2012, NAHB’s Multifamily Production Index (MPI) increased two points to 54, marking the fourth straight quarter the index has been over the key break-even point of 50. READ NOW


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Upcoming Industry Events
Concrete Decor Show
Charlotte, N.C.
Training: March 11-15
Exhibits: March 13-15
CORROSION 2013 Conference and Expo
Orlando, FL, U.S.
3/17/2013 - 3/21/2013
National Hardware Show
Las Vegas Convention Center
May 7 - May 9
Knowledge Test
1. In the paint and coating industry, LRV is the acronym for:
2. Select the option that does not belong:
3. Estimated worldwide annual dollar amount spent to fight corrosion:
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