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          June 13
Welcome to Painting Pro Times where industry experts provide the latest information on industry trends as well as valuable news, product information.
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The end of June reminds us that another quarter is closing out. Half of the year is complete. It is important to take time to review sales and costs in comparison to last year’s numbers and in relation to 2013 goals. Whether operating in a fiscal or calendar manner, always measure performance. Ahead or behind, avoid getting too busy "in" the business to work on the business (as Michael Gerber advises). READ NOW        
Spotlight On:
Manor Hall Exterior
Based on the proprietary technology PPG developed for car bumpers and golf balls, MANOR HALL® premium exterior paint features MANORSHIELD® which provides a flexible film that withstands the elements, keeping dirt and contaminants from getting under the paint film. The result is a beautiful, long-lasting finish.
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Two EPA Scandals
Never mind about the recent IRS scandals, the EPA has a couple of beauties brewing. At the very least, we have learned that the IRS has spent extravagantly and treated non-profit status applications deceitfully. Allegedly, the tariff collectors spent millions of taxpayer dollars on over the top conferences and targeted party opponents during the most recent presidential election. Working in the private sector can be challenging and occasionally complying with regulators can be tiresome. READ NOW        
Spotlight On:
Is Your Stucco Finish OBSOLETE
STUC-O-FLEX Breathable Elastomeric Acrylic Finish provides extreme crack bridging abilities in a durable, color integrated protective membrane that resists fading, mildew and lasts for decades. The industry’s highest levels of pure acrylic polymer offer un-matched resistance to surface cracking.
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Family Company
For most productive people, more time is spent working than any other single activity. Although we may change companies, jobs, or even careers, the ever-present constant spanning forty to fifty years of life is work. Many do not realize that as much, or more time may pass in the presence of colleagues than in family. Ask the question: not counting the overnight, do we spend the equivalent of forty-five plus hours commuting and producing fifty weeks each year with the family? 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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Industry News & Market Trends
Valley Pro Products Introduces Quickn’Clean Disposable Paint Liners
The Quickn’Clean liner system has been developed to fit Wooster® roller buckets, which are excellent products. READ NOW        
Behr’s New Marquee™ Exterior Paint and Primer Now Available Through BehrPro Program
Leading Paint Manufacturer Offers Top-of-the-Line Stain Blocking Paint and Primer for Lasting Exterior Performance READ NOW        
Sherwin-Williams Unveils A Colorful Salute To Cleveland
New 10-Story Banner at Global Headquarters Showcases Sherwin-Williams Vibrant Hometown READ NOW        
Preval’s Award-Winning Lineup
Check out the lineup of Preval products for 2013 READ NOW        
IdeaPaint and MDC to Display Range of Office Design Innovations at NeoCon2013
IdeaPaint will showcase a variety of new office design innovations at NeoCon in Chicago on June 10-12. READ NOW        
Latest Building News
Firestone Building Products’ New Line Helps Extend Life of Commercial and Industrial Metal Roofs READ NOW        
Valspar to Acquire European Industrial Coatings Company Inver Group
Purchase expands presence in the $6 billion European industrial coatings market and provides operating synergies with Valspar’s existing businesses READ NOW        
New Energy Technologies Develops Polymers for Electricity-generating Coatings on Glass
New Energy Technologies, Inc. recently announced that researchers have achieved important device design, architecture, and transparency goals READ NOW        
PPG introduces ULTRAPAX packaged coatings system for metal substrates
Single-source pretreatment, powder coatings system offers value, performance READ NOW        
Benjamin Moore Paints To Launch "Main Street Matters," Its Biggest Ever Multi-Platform Campaign To Revitalize Cities And Towns Across North America
Consumer-Driven Campaign Will Revitalize and Repaint the Main Streets of 20 U.S. And Canadian Communities READ NOW        
Masco Corporation : Introducing New BEHR DECKOVER® Solid Color Coating
Just in time for spring and summer outdoor renovations, new BEHR DECKOVER® Solid Color Coating is an innovative makeover solution for your old, weathered wood or concrete. READ NOW        
Builders Urge Congress to Pursue Pro-Housing Policies to Spur Job and Economic Growth
New-home production and remodeling contribute billions of dollars to the nation’s economy each year READ NOW        
Construction Industry Unemployment Rate Falls to 10.8 Percent
With the summer building season underway, the nation’s construction industry added 7,000 jobs in May 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.
PrimeRx™ Peel Bonding Exterior Primer
PrimeRx provides strong bonding, bridging and filling capabilities over sound marginally prepared, peeling and alligatored substrates. It penetrates to deliver a tight bond with powerful adhesion to achieve great results with less time and effort. Penetrating, heavy-bodied formula is thick and flexible to create a more even basecoat on rugged weathered surfaces.
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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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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.         
A new "Patent Pending" concept that incorporates a blend of ingredients offering a safe and effective deterrent from woodpeckers. The coating is a Breathable Elastomeric Acrylic Finish formulated to apply like standard latex paint. Performance on the other hand far exceeds your typical latex product. BeakGuard limits potential damage to virtually any exterior surface including EIFS, Wood or Architectural Elements containing Foam.
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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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From the Blogosphere
Household Balance Sheets: Continuing Fiscal Cliff Impact
During the first quarter of 2013, household balance sheets improved with increases in home values and reductions in mortgage debt, thereby boosting household net worth. These are favorable improvements that will help housing demand in 2013. In particular, over the last five quarters household real estate values have risen by more than $2 trillion. READ NOW
Euro Street Art Comes Alive
I Madonnari, an Italian street painting festival, was brought to life Memorial Day weekend in Santa Barbara on the steps and grounds of the Santa Barbara Mission. Madonnari, known in America as street painters, transformed the area using chalk pastels to create 150 colorfully artistic images. READ NOW  
Decorating Tips: Setting the Mood with Window Treatments
They say the eyes are the windows to the soul, and windows are like the eyes of your home. The right window dressing can go a long way to creating the vibe you want your home to give off. But how do you make sure you create the right mood? READ NOW  
Siding Made Beautiful
Siding can be a beautiful feature on the exterior of your home. Over time, however, it weathers and changes color. Sometimes it becomes blotchy with dark areas. When you want to stain it, you really need to take the time to prepare the siding the correct way. READ NOW  
Benjamin Moore Gunmetal and Ralph Lauren Polaris
Lilikoi Joy painted a darker color behind the bed and a lighter color on the rest of the walls. They worked with the Home Depot paint department to color match, so the darker accent wall was color matched to Benjamin Moore Gunmetal and tinted 25% darker. READ NOW

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1. Select the option that does not belong: _________ colors
2. When preparing steel, which terms describe the "cleanest" substrate?
3. In paint manufacture, when the refractive index of a pigment is higher the:
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