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Spring is upon us. We divvy the year into seasons; weather or sports are the most common talked about, but there are other seasons that are just as important. Now is the time of year to recognize student achievement and personal growth; graduation is an exciting right of passage. READ NOW        
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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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What Professionals are Saying
Painting Pro Times is published from the application professional’s perspective. We circulate material that we know first hand, commentary that may add a few arrows to the quiver, and analysis that goes beyond the headlines. PPT endeavors to provide relevant articles and news for paint professionals while offering a wide and substantive subject selection with convenient web references. 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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Bidding Wars!
Ever price a project according to the owner’s scope and specifications, anticipating on doing it right - no corner cutting and include a fair mark up? You work hard to gain the customer’s confidence and now you can feel the momentum building, it is almost time to grow and invest in new people and needed equipment to take on yet another big one. Get psyched to perform a nice job and continue to build on your quality reputation. But wait... READ NOW        
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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
Behrpro Launches 2013 Nationwide Mobile Experience Tour For Industry Professionals
Leading Paint and Coatings Company Kicks Off Third Annual BehrPro Experience Tour with New Educational Product Demonstrations and Giveaways READ NOW        
EPA Moving Forward to Expand RRP
US EPA has announced that it will conduct a public meeting on June 26, 2013 to gather public comment regarding extending its Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting Program to public and commercial buildings. READ NOW        
IUPAT General President James Williams Retires
Effective April 1, 2013, International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) General President James Williams officially retires from office. READ NOW        
V-8 High Performance Floors
A premier supplier for industrial strength floor coatings
Home of the Hybrid coating that installs in just one day
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U.S. Appeals Court Invalidates NLRB Poster Rule
ABC May 7 welcomed a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to invalidate the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) "Notification of Employee Rights" notice posting rule. READ NOW        
Top 10 steps to prepare for a remodel
NARI offers tips in honor of National Home Improvement Month READ NOW        
Nano Labs Announces Development of its Revolutionary Self-cleaning Paint that Degrades Pollutants
Nano Labs Corp. has recently announced the development of a revolutionary self-cleaning paint that degrades pollutants through a proprietary nanoparticle compound and natural light. READ NOW        
ASTM Proposes a Standard for Evaluating Weathering Performance of Architectural Coatings
A proposed new ASTM International standard will offer guidelines for selecting wood substrates for the evaluation of the weathering performance of architectural coatings, such as exterior paints, primers and deck finishes. READ NOW        
EPA Fines Violators of the Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced 17 enforcement actions for violations of the Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting (LRRP) rule. READ NOW        
Immigration Reform Moves to Senate Committee
The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee began considering the much discussed Senate "Gang of 8" immigration bill - The Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act. READ NOW        
Sherwin-Williams now ‘Official Paint of NASCAR’
SW is now race car fast… "Official Paint of NASCAR." READ NOW        
Masco Corporation : Introducing BEHR MARQUEE™ Exterior Paint & Primer
Developed for discriminating painters who want the very best exterior paint for their home... READ NOW        
10 Things Every Customer Wants
Why does a customer buy from one vendor rather than another? 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.
Norton Premium 5X Sponges
The super-sharp abrasive and new coating method of Norton Premium 5X Sponges resist clogging, cut faster and last longer than general sanding sponges and up to 5X life of conventional sandpaper. Maximum versatility and flexibility on curved, contoured or flat surfaces of wood, metal, paint, plastic, and drywall. Premium performance, better value.
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Sherwin-Williams NEW Enhanced Harmony®
Harmony, long known for its premium performance in a zero VOC formula, now contains formaldehyde reducing technology in the flat and eg-shel sheens which helps promote better indoor air quality by reducing VOCs from possible sources like insulation, carpet, cabinets and fabrics.
Discover Enhanced Harmony
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
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  
Producer Prices in April - Builders May Get Relief on Wood Products Prices
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released the Producer Price Indexes (PPI) for April. Overall, producer prices declined for a second month based on continuing declines in energy prices, but the sharp price increases for the building materials framing lumber and OSB may be nearing an end. READ NOW
Outside In: The Architecture of Smith & Williams
The expression of post-war California ideas about the relationship between architecture and the environment is examined in the exhibition titled "Outside In: The Architecture of Smith and Williams." READ NOW  
Style Trend: Tufted Treasures
Tufted headboards, sofas, ottomans… it doesn’t matter what type of furniture it is - if it’s tufted, it’s beautiful! Tufted furniture has been popular for a long time and can have a very romantic, traditional look or colorful modern one, depending on the design and color choice. READ NOW  
Painting Oak Cabinets Project, Roseville CA
So you have those tired, yellow, golden oak cabinets from 20 years ago. You’re tired of the yellow taking over your kitchen. What do you do? Paint them! Painting cabinets is the most cost effective way to "replace" your cabinets. READ NOW  
Benjamin Moore Thunder
What an incredible DIY bathroom makeover from Me and My DIY. You have to see the before! The left wall is painted Benjamin Moore Thunder which is a great compliment to the paneling and darker vanity. READ NOW

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