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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, product information.
Introduction
Painting Pro Times, the source for paint professionals!
Has anyone told you how to do your job lately? It is baffling to watch the ignorant audacity of many non-paint professionals gesturing instructions to craftsman. Like an old timer used to say, "They will never know what they don’t know". Maybe it happens with other trades as well, but it seems more prevalent in the paint and coating field. 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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Blind from Lazy Brain
How is the slacker generation coping in the paint and coating application industry? Today, outside of work, we are afflicted by more and more conditions or have seemingly developed new aliments, which appear to have become increasingly common, and are readily recognized and accepted. In the past, before modern prescriptions, many illnesses must have gone undiagnosed causing people to suffer intolerably. 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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Regulatory Review
Regulatory Review: EPA Pushes RRP Expansion
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed an expansion of the 2008 Renovation, Repair and Paint Rule (RRP). This new push would add and broadly cover "public and commercial" buildings constructed before 1978 to the existing RRP edict, which includes homes and child occupied facilities of the same era.
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Spotlight On:
Rx-35 Sealer/Primer repairs torn drywall to create a wall surface that can be spackled, painted or hung with wallcovering. It is also the perfect primer for sealing skim coats, spackling, residual wallpaper paste, popcorn ceilings, or contractor’s flat paint.
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Industry News & Market Trends
EPA Report Card: How well are they doing with the RRP Rule?
It is almost two years now since the EPA RRP Rule went into effect. READ NOW        
High Stepper - 2012 Best New Product
The ultimate work platform system for painting and other roof task productivity and safety READ NOW        
Construction Jobs Rise for Tenth Month in a Row to Three-year High
Employment Climbs in Most Categories but Infrastructure Hiring Lags While Energy Segment May Face Worker Shortage READ NOW        
DavLaur Coatings Wet Wood Stain
Wet Wood Stain is made of a unique blend of Tung oil and linseed oil. READ NOW        
Construction Boom in Eastern Europe Accelerates Growth of Decorative Paints and Coatings Market, Finds Frost & Sullivan
Norway is likely to register the highest growth in the whole Europe - New shopping malls, hotels and hospitals will open up opportunities in Turkey and Sweden READ NOW        
BehrproSM Donates Product, Provides Volunteers To Repaint The 9/11 Tribute Center
BEHRCares Program Helps Beautify the NYC Non-Profit READ NOW        
ProGroup Network Donates Paint in Support of BJ’s Wholesale Club and the Primrose Center
The Primrose Center is a day center that empowers people with disabilities to discover new opportunities. READ NOW        
Start Garden invests in painting business web app and ‘lowbrow’ art gallery
Paintware CRM is a web-based app that allows users to manage their painting businesses. READ NOW        
Dumping on Sidewalk Costs Kitchen Worker in Port Chester, New York
A worker was arrested and cited with two violations: one for littering and one for working on the sidewalk without a permit READ NOW        
PPG Completes $1 Billion Buy of AkzoNobel Architectural Coatings
With this acquisition, PPG has expanded its reach in all three major North American distribution channels READ NOW        
ABC and Construction Groups Advocate for Comprehensive Immigration Reform
"We have a unique opportunity before us to reform our immigration policies to enhance our security, protect our economy, and continue our heritage as a welcoming country of immigrants" READ NOW        
ABC Calls Out NLRB, DOL Actions and PLAs During House Hearing
ABC Vice President of Federal Affairs Geoff Burr April 10 testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Labor, Health and Human Services subcommittee READ NOW        
ASA Unveils Model State Legislation to Address Growing Payment Assurance Problem on P3 Projects
The American Subcontractors Association unveiled a legislative work kit containing model state legislation READ NOW        
Window Cleaners Finish Cleaning World’s Tallest Building (Burj Khalifa)
Plus a few minute video on world’s 25 tallest buildings READ NOW        
Product Introductions
Preval is transforming the art and science of painting through the power of spray technology. The company’s award-winning Preval Sprayer, vFan Airbrush and vGrip ergonomic handle consistently deliver flawless, precise result while bringing portability and comfort to jobs of all sizes, in any environment.
Find out why professional painters depend on Preval.
        
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The Mi-T-M CW Premium Series Cold Water Pressure Washer
The Mi-T-M CW Premium Series cold water, belt-driven, gasoline pressure washer is coined the "Workhorse" by loyal Mi-T-M customers. This robust unit is designed with a ¼-inch steel base-plate--unlike any other unit on the market! Mi-T-M Corporation, located in Peosta, Iowa, has been manufacturing quality products since 1971. Visit their website at www.mitm.com.        
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
Decorate It: What Should Go Above This Fireplace?
How would you decorate it? Check out this bright yellow living room and tell us which item you think would look best hanging over the fireplace! READ NOW  
Recycled Paint
Junk left over can create the most beautiful pieces of art. Color is every where you go, but what do you do with your left over paint? One of the current trends, recycle it.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. This is an important step in letting go of being tied to an office or desktop, or even a laptop to get my work done and communicate with my audience of clients, prospective clients, business partners and friends. READ NOW  
Home Maintenance Tips
Spring is in the air here in the Sacramento area and it feels great!! Spring is a great time to get going on your "honey-do" list, including home maintenance, inside and out. READ NOW  
Benjamin Moore Palladian Blue
When I first saw this bathroom by 12 Oaks, I thought I was looking at a feature from a magazine! It has so much character, and they DIYed the entire renovation. The paint color is Benjamin Moore Palladian Blue. READ NOW
Housing Passes One Million Mark
Housing construction passed the psychological mark of one million starts in March coming in at 1.036 million homes, up 7 percent from an upwardly revised February level of 968,000. READ NOW
Featured Videos
Install a Custom TackboardFabricmate Systems
See how Big Stretch caulking outstretches the competition!Big Stretch caulk won’t crack -it just stretches.
Upcoming Industry Events
National Craft Championships
Birmingham, Ala.
April 30 - May 3, 2013
National Hardware Show
Las Vegas Convention Center
May 7 - May 9
AIA 2013 National Convention and Design Exposition
Denver, Colorado Convention Center
June 20 - 22, 2013
Knowledge Test
1. Typical acrylic paint coatings dry by water evaporation:
2. For estimating purposes, the square footage of a 3 x 7 typical metal door that is 1 ½ inches thick is figured at:
3. In the paint and coating industry metamerism:
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