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Welcome to Painting Pro Times where industry experts provide the latest information on industry trends as well as valuable news, product information.
Introduction
Painting Pro Times, the source for paint professionals!
As paint and coating application professionals, we sometimes take for granted the abundance and assortment of product, as well as the intricacy in the formulations that we spread daily. Individual paints have nuanced application qualities, along with advantages and limitations. It is always a good idea to become familiar with and try different materials. 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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American Paint Manufacturers
As a follow up to the Gang of Five, we have put together a snapshot of regional paint makers. The previous focus was on manufacturers with nation-wide distribution of comprehensive lines of architectural paint. A common theme among the five biggies, Behr Paints, Benjamin Moore & Company, PPG Industries, the Sherwin-Williams Company and the Valspar Corporation, was a rise to industry prominence and billion dollar plus sales from modest beginnings. Each biggie has extended their brand beyond the U.S., and four of the five are substantially growing and competing on a global scale. READ NOW        
Spotlight On:
TITAN™ FREE UPGRADE EVENT
Get a Free Upgrade to a larger sprayer while you pay the smaller sprayer price. EXAMPLE: PAY for a Titan Impact 740 and get a FREE UPGRADE to an Impact 840 which saves you up to $1,000! Click here to get the details and upgrade to a Titan sprayer and get… MORE POWER. MORE VOLUME. MORE VALUE.
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Construction Unemployment Hits 9.1 Percent, Lowest July Mark Since 2008; Employment Slips By 6,000 Since June And Shows Little Change In Four Months
Decline in Unemployment Exceeds Hiring by Contractors in Past Year as Workers Leave Industry; Sector’s Employment Grows by 3 Percent over 12 Months with Residential Gains Outpacing Nonresidential. READ NOW        
Spotlight On:
Better Hide. Low Cost.
Get more done faster while putting more money in you pocket with this high-hide commercial grade paint for professional painters. Reformulated for even greater hide, improved sprayability and easier touch-ups. Compare the performance and cost to your current brand of paint.
Click here to learn more about KILZ PRO-X paints.
Industry News & Market Trends
THE VOICE OF COLOUR program of PPG PITTSBURGH PAINTS brand announces Atlantic Colour Collection
Officials with the Associated General Contractors of America Cite Economic, Enforcement Data Showing No Justification for Costly New Regulations READ NOW        
CPS Color’s TROX colorants to mimic different wood types
Officials with the Associated General Contractors of America Cite Economic, Enforcement Data Showing No Justification for Costly New Regulations READ NOW        
Administration Should Reconsider Unnecessary Employment Rules for Federal Contractors
Officials with the Associated General Contractors of America Cite Economic, Enforcement Data Showing No Justification for Costly New Regulations READ NOW        
Associated Builders and Contractors Launches Congressional Recess Grassroots Campaign
The purpose of the campaign is to encourage ABC’s 22,000 members to meet with their elected representatives Aug. 3 through Sept. 8 to discuss issues and legislation important to the construction industry. READ NOW        
House Passes Bipartisan Regulatory Reform Bills
The U.S. House of Representatives passed two bills in bipartisan votes that will help reform the regulatory process. 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        
NLRB Petitions for Rehearing of Notice Posting Rule Case
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has petitioned for re-hearings in both courts that struck down its August 2011 "Notification of Employee Rights" rule. READ NOW        
Researchers Develop Bioinspired Coating to Create Durable, Scratch-resistant Glasses
A new transparent, bioinspired coating makes ordinary glass tough, self-cleaning, and incredibly slippery. READ NOW        
Bush Presidential Center Features PPG’s Coraflon ADS® Coatings, Pure Performance® Paint and more
All four products are part of the ECOLOGICAL SOLUTIONS FROM PPG™ portfolio READ NOW        
Sherwin-Williams: Comex Acquisition Blocked, But Results Are Still Strong
Sherwin-Williams (SHW) announced good and bad news on its last quarterly earnings release. READ NOW        
Valspar Wraps Up Inver Buy - Analyst Blog
The buyout enables Valspar to bolster its European coatings business. READ NOW        
Brand Voice launches online paint retailer Colour & Paint to ‘change the paint industry’
The consultancy has created all branding and web design for the store, which sells paint palettes created with licensed brands. READ NOW        
Product Introductions
Preval Spray Equipment is used for portable professional use - designed for small surface repairs and projects.
•  Preval products are USA made, easy to use, clean, and maintain. Try our disposable sprayer or a high-end vFan spray system for all types of coatings, finishes and applications
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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Faux Effects® SetCoat® Metallics
Dynamic Color Line Up is just MAGIC!
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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Introducing the Titan™ FlexSpray™ "The Multi-Tool for Painting Pros"
The Titan FlexSpray puts the power of an airless and the control of HVLP in to one versatile sprayer. FlexSpray was designed for professionals who spray a variety of coatings on multiple applications and has easy to use features like an adjustable spray pattern and quick change front ends. Just pull the trigger and your Interior, Exterior or Fine Finishing project will finish with ease. Click here for more         
From the Blogosphere
White Pattern + Light in Architecture
PATRICIA GRAY INC is an internationally acclaimed interior design firm in Vancouver. Great design and a life well-lived is our tireless pursuit. Here, we write about lifestyle and WHAT’S HOT in the world of design, travel, art and architecture. READ NOW
Benjamin Moore Ocean Air
My friend Breida from Breida with a B, who I met during my recent trip to the Haven Conference, did such a great job on their historic farmhouse bathroom renovation. The paint color is Benjamin Moore Ocean Air. The floors are actually the original floors, and I just love all of the details in here. READ NOW  
Transforming Cabinets with Stain Creates a New Look
We recently completed a full interior job in Davis, CA that included painting all the walls, ceilings, trim, painted cabinets, and refinishing maple cabinets. We constantly get customers who are surprised that we refinish cabinets because they don’t think of paint and refinishing together. READ NOW  
Green
Going for a walk on a afternoon I passed a garden. Making observations of all the vibrant colors nestled on top of the green branches, green can go with any color. The field of flowers as seen in Outside In Color post is a good example of the color green coordination. READ NOW  
SLOOS: CRE Lending Standards Ease, But Mostly At National Banks
The Federal Reserve Board recently released its quarterly survey of senior bank loan officers. The standard questions asked by the survey address changes in the standards and terms on, and demand for, bank loans to businesses and households over the past three months. READ NOW  
How to Create an Away Message in Gmail on Your Phone
How many times have you rushed out of town or taken a day off only to forget to set an away message on your email account? I’ve done this plenty of times in the past. I used to have to wait to get in front of a desktop computer, login and set the away message. READ NOW  
Table Scapes: Beautiful Outdoor Dinner Parties
One of my favorite past times is to have friends and family over, wine and dine them on a meal I have never made before, and hang out on the patio. READ NOW


Featured Videos
Titan Tip Technology
Titan introduces The Industry’s Newest Tip Technology.
Worlds first hybrid touch-up system
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Upcoming Industry Events
16th International Conference on Environmental Degradation
Asheville, NC
8/11/2013 - 8/15/2013
IDAL Convention & Exposition
Indianapolis, IN
October 8 - 12, 2013
American Coatings SHOW 2014
Atlanta, Georgia
April 7-10, 2014
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