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          June 27
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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July 4th is upon us. Or more accurately, it is time to celebrate Independence Day! It is one of my favorite holidays; casual dress, namely shorts, and lots of family, friends and food. "Happy birthday to America" allows us to express thanks for privileges we may sometimes take for granted. To live in the greatest, most generous society the world has known to date and grill steaks, hot dogs or other summer fare is tasty fun and a worthwhile tradition. 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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The Gang of 5
Aside from regional companies, the paint making business has consolidated to five country-wide, full-line architectural manufacturers. In alphabetical order: Behr Paints, Benjamin Moore & Company, PPG Industries, the Sherwin-Williams Company and the Valspar Corporation. However, there are other quality provincial brands, like Frazee for example. Also, there is a national brand Glidden, but SW and PPG respectively control these two well known trade names. Many brands are owned or produced through licensed agreements by the gang of five. 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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PPG Expands Production for Electronics Products
PPG Industries this week marked the startup of a new electronic materials group (EMG) manufacturing cell at its Springdale, Pa., industrial coatings plant. This addition positions the company in the fast-growing global electronics market for conductive inks and coatings. The commissioning of the new cell marks the transfer of business and technology from industrial coatings producer Spraylat Corp., which PPG acquired late last year. 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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Industry News & Market Trends
Universal design is smart design
Design solutions cover long-term, situational needs for all READ NOW        
Researchers are Developing Biocompatible Coatings for Medical Implants
Customized synthesis of biocompatible polymers that can coat sensors that are then implanted into the body to cloak them from the immune system READ NOW        
Frost & Sullivan Analyzes Asia-Pacific Water-based Coatings Market in its Latest Report
Environmental regulations, rising consumer awareness regarding health and the environment, and focus on sustainability have driven the Asia-Pacific water-based coatings market. READ NOW        
Builders and Lumber Dealers See Shortages of Key Building Materials
Home builders and lumber dealers are reporting significant shortages of key home building materials such as lumber and wall board READ NOW        
Builder Confidence Hits Major Milestone in June
Surging eight points to a reading of 52 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index READ NOW        
Maine Bill Could Create Paint Product Stewardship Recycling Program
The Maine Legislature enacted a bill to create an industry-run collection and recycling program for leftover household paint. READ NOW        
Colour: from concept to reality
For 2014, Behr Paints Canadian market manager, Nancy Bollefer, predicts that the 2013 emerald green Pantone was may turn more into a blue/green READ NOW        
Sherwin-Williams Will Feature New Stains at AWFS Fair 2013
Sherwin Williams will introduce Sher-Wood® WB-S spray stain and Sher-Wood® WB-W wiping stain, both stains are formulated with raw materials that are reported to contain no VOCs. READ NOW        
Giving new life to old paint
Everybody’s Paint, a line of recycled latex paint now sold at Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore in Michigan READ NOW        
What Keeps Small Business Owners Up at Night?
Small business owners say they are worried about how they will generate new sales READ NOW        
SBA revises small business size standards
The rule changes affect 70 industries and go into effect July 22, when more than 17,000 firms not eligible for SBA benefits will begin to qualify, the SBA said Thursday. READ NOW        
Another Circuit Court Strikes Down AGC-Opposed NLRB Posting Rule
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has ruled that the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) notice-posting rule is invalid. READ NOW        
U.S. Construction is Getting Safer
According to Bureau of Labor statistics construction safety is slowly improving. READ NOW        
Construction Materials Prices Remain Flat in May
National construction materials prices were unchanged in May and have been flat during the past three months READ NOW        
ABC Testifies That Davis-Bacon Act Inflates the Cost of Federal Construction
The Davis-Bacon Act has, "hindered economic growth, increased the federal deficit and imposed an enormous paperwork burden on both contractors and the federal government" 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.
Learn more at sherwin-williams.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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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
New Home Sales in May - More Progress
Today’s joint release from the US Census Bureau and the US Department of Housing and Urban Development reports that newly constructed single family homes sold at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 476,000 in May. 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  
Pure Home Goes to Dwell on Design
Last weekend Lauren, our wonderful director of merchandising, shot down to Los Angeles to attend Dwell on Design. Dwell on Design is curated by the editors of Dwell magazine and is the largest modern design event in America. This three-day event brings together the hottest new products and services from the most innovative thinkers today. READ NOW  
Dry Erase Wall Coatings Near Sacramento
Dry erase coatings have become more and more popular as people are learning this product is available. Brooks Painting is an approved applicator for Tabrasa dry erase coatings by Idea Paint sold through MDC wall coverings and has been hired many times directly to apply their product. READ NOW  
Benjamin Moore Peacock Blue
I am in awe of this home tour from Guehne-Made. They bought a pre-1900s farm home and renovated it from top to bottom, and the results are stunning! Check out this bathroom where they painted the ceiling Benjamin Moore Peacock Blue. READ NOW

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