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          August 1
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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Most paint and coating application professionals are busy this time of year. An often asked question is how can we get all the work done on time? Sometimes our biggest challenge is not being open to change or recognizing the practical need for it. Having systems that are set in stone may not easily encourage the correction of production bottlenecks before money is lost and/or customers are upset. 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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More Accomplished Every Time
It is no secret that organizations that provide good guidelines to great people garner the best results. Sometimes when work floods in, we struggle to keep pace. Mostly the answer is putting in more hours, but logging marathon days can sometimes lead to exhaustion, frustration and even dreaded customer dissatisfaction. Paint and coating professionals usually have a familiar system of setting up projects so tasks are completed efficiently. READ NOW        
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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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Rust-Oleum First to Launch Smart Paint
The Rust-Oleum Corporation has launched the first smart paint for the consumer market. NeverWet is a superhydrophobic coating that does not allow water or anything wet to stick on a treated substrate. The product is purchased as an aerosol and can be applied to many different surfaces including plastic, wood, concrete, and fabrics. NeverWet is a nanoparticle engineered coating with many applications beyond spray can use. 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
New Secretary of Labor Confirmed; Confirmation of New NLRB Members Expected Soon
On July 19, the U.S. Senate confirmed Thomas Perez to be the next Secretary of Labor. READ NOW        
Associated Builders and Contractors Founding Member of Group Focused on High Effective Tax Rates
ABC today announced it joined the Coalition for Fair Effective Tax Rates READ NOW        
EPA to Expand Lead Paint Rule to Commercial Buildings, Regulate Stormwater
EPA continues to move forward with a potential rulemaking that would expand the existing Lead Paint Renovation and Repair and Painting rule READ NOW        
Rust-Oleum Acquires XIM Products
XIM offers a range of primers offering excellent adhesion to difficult-to-paint surfaces, as well as other problem-solving coatings. READ NOW        
Nippon paint launches new product
Nippon Momento™ Special Effect Paint READ NOW        
Thin-film Coating Tech. Developed 2,000 Yrs Ago is Unmatched Even Today, Describes ACS Journal
Artists and craftsmen more than 2,000 years ago developed thin-film coating technology unrivaled even by today’s standards for producing DVDs, solar cells, electronic devices and other products. READ NOW        
Wooster Lock Jaw Makes Countless Tools Extension-Pole Ready
The Lock Jaw has a patent-pending Wooster design that allows even non-threaded tools to be extension pole compatible. READ NOW        
New law shifts paint recycling costs from Minnesota counties to manufacturers
Under a new state law taking effect next year, the cost to dispose of old paint will shift from the counties to the manufacturers. READ NOW        
Sherwin-Williams Statement Regarding Decision of Mexico’s Competition Commission
The acquisition of Consorcio Comex, S.A. de C.V. announced on November 12, 2012 was not authorized by the Commission READ NOW        
Rodda Paint Introduces the New Devine Color Creamy Wall Coatings Experience
Devine has launched a new zero VOC product line with the same light enhancing qualities and creamy texture that it’s known for. READ NOW        
PPG Delivers Record Second Quarter Results
Record second quarter net sales in 2013 of $4.1 billion, up 16 percent versus the prior year. READ NOW        
Remodelers continue to see increase in business
NARI survey predicts more market stability in remainder of 2013. READ NOW        
The 20 Most Powerful Words in Business
This simple sentence should be your new personal motto. It will keep you productive and your business on track. 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.
TuffWall™ Premium Texture Finish
Hides imperfections and provides long-lasting appeal with Tuff Wall. Airless or conventional spray application delivers knockdown, splatter or orange peel texture. This coating stays where it is sprayed and can be applied to create a level 5 basecoat, providing a dramatic, high-end and durable new look to any interior space.
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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
House Price Growth: Dallas (NOT Phoenix) Leads the Way
Following 19 consecutive months of year-over-year declines, house prices registered their twelfth consecutive year-over-year increase in May. READ NOW
Inspired Style: The Spanish/Mediterranean
Spanish Architecture and the Painted Desert colors are so beautifully paired in harmony. And, we are incredibly drawn to Mediterranean architecture and colors, which can give a sun-drenched Italian look. READ NOW  
Pure Design Tip: One perfect trick to accessorizing a room with gray walls
Charcoal gray may be a neutral, but it’s also a statement. It can come across as bolder and more contemporary than its cousin, beige. Gray is a mixture of black and white. Cool grays have a blue, greenish tone. Warm grays take on a more pink or brownish tone and sometimes have a yellow tone. READ NOW  
Front Door Focus
You may be feeling a little bored with your exterior paint but it’s just not time to paint it all again. Or maybe you love your exterior paint but want to make more of a first impression at your entrance. The small job of painting your front door can make a big difference in the look and feel of your home without having to take on a big project. READ NOW  
Glidden Extra Virgin Olive Oil
This is such an inviting guest bedroom from A Home Full of Color. The walls are painted Glidden Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Love that nightstand! See more yellow paint colors and Glidden paint colors. READ NOW

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