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          May 30
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Indeed, graduation is an exciting right of passage for children and teenagers. Nursery or high school, or points in between, these cherished accomplishments are worthy of celebration. For some, the next frontier is college. According to the most recent US Census Bureau statistics of 2011 (source below), only thirty percent of adults 25 or older hold a Bachelor’s degree. 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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The Tortoise and the Hare
Some boom lifts have two speeds; tortoise and hare. Ever wonder if business is like that? In the paint and coating application workplace, the challenge of being awarded projects and the push to completion can seem like a never ending race. If it is typical for service businesses to always be in an all out gallop, where is the finish line and do we at least get a moment now and then to catch our breath? 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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Doctors, Lawyers and Painters
Today, apprentice and journeyman have less of a definite meaning than they have in the past. And worse is the master painter designation which has become a nebulous term, now most often used for marketing, rather than to describe the pinnacle accomplishment of acquiring truly superior skills, knowledge and experience. In addition, many in the paint and coating application industry work in limited segments, specializing in a few skills and not progressing with other techniques that years ago would be considered essential to round out the higher rank known as a master. 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
CoverGrip Safety Drop Cloths
CoverGrip introduced a patented slip resistant drop cloth in 2012 that has taken the paint and safety industries by storm. READ NOW        
IUPAT Elects New General President
IUPAT Executive General Vice President Ken Rigmaiden was unanimously elected by the union’s Executive Board, after being endorsed by all IUPAT business managers, as Williams’ successor. READ NOW        
AGC Opposes Proposed Survey of Workers on Independent Contractor Issues
U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division misclassification of independent contractors as employees. READ NOW        
Bayer-led Worldwide Specialist Network for Sustainable Building Continues to Grow
The newest member of the EcoCommercial Building program (ECB) is the German subsidiary of Cemex, the international leader in building materials. READ NOW        
NARI supports introduction of House EPA Lead Rule Reform bill
The option to opt-out of the EPA’s RRP regulations may be back on the table… READ NOW        
Valspar Announces Q2 Results; Reports Increased 3% Net Sales in Paints Segment
Valspar Announces Q2 Results; Reports Increased 3% Net Sales in Paints Segment to $438 million in the quarter READ NOW        
New Energy Researchers Achieve Uniform Coatings on Glass to Develop SolarWindow™ Devices
Researchers are hopeful that today’s breakthrough in mini-module spray-on device fabrication leads to improved spray-on techniques for large-scale devices, a precursor to the Company’s product for commercial launch READ NOW        
Appeals Court Declares Another NLRB Recess Appointment Invalid
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit May 16 ruled that President Barack Obama’s March 2010 recess appointment of Craig Becker to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) was unconstitutional. READ NOW        
First Quarter 2013 CBI Declines 1.1 Percent
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today reports its Construction Backlog Indicator (CBI) declined 1.1 percent during the first quarter of 2013 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  
Stock of Residential AD&C Loans Declines Slightly
One factor holding back an even stronger rebound in home construction is the declining availability of acquisition, development and construction (AD&C) loans. While it appears the period of dramatic declines of the outstanding stock of AD&C loans ended in 2012, there has not yet been a robust expansion of lending consistent with current demand for home building. READ NOW
Freedom’s on Me: Poto Leifi
As Memorial Day approaches, we are reminded of the sacrifices many make on our behalf. This year, as a dedication to those who have served in Afghanistan and Iraq, a special exhibition called Freedom’s on Me will be shown at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM), Los Angeles, CA. READ NOW  
Fruit Punch Color Schemes
Our latest color crush is the hot and punchy color combo of hot watermelon pink and tangerine orange. These colors are perfect for shaking off the cold of winter and fully embracing the hot summer months ahead! Use these colors together to create a warm, vibrant, and energetic color scheme perfect for summer parties or just kicking back on the weekends. READ NOW  
New Nations Hamburger Location
Brooks Painting just finished a "New" Nations Hamburger for Sunseri and Associates from Sacramento CA. The new restaurant is located in Folsom on East Bidwell Street in the Raley’s shopping Center. It’s a much more modern and updated look than some of the past Nations Hamburgers. READ NOW  
Sherwin Williams Naval
I can’t get enough of navy rooms lately, and this dining room from It All Started with Paint doesn’t disappoint! The paint color is Sherwin Williams Naval. I’m loving how it looks with the board and batten, and that striped rug sets the whole room off. READ NOW

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