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   October 18

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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We are delighted to announce a new column: Color Selection. Like the Painting Pro’s Perspective and the Regulatory Review, each article will be produced for the benefit of industry professionals from the view point of paint and coating insiders. And just as we welcome contributors for the Perspective and Review, we are eager to publish guest submissions. Color Selection will feature important and up to date information that applicators need to know. READ NOW        
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Color Selection – A Prime Concern
Having an understanding of color does not mean pink bowties and bright silky scarves or getting blamed for picking the wrong shade of violet. Beyond the artsy side of selection is basic and functional knowledge like the structural framing that holds a building together; not glamorous, but needed. READ NOW        
Leaving the Competition in the Dust
There is often an overlooked facet that separates okay outfits from market leaders. Paint and coating professionals are not in the manufacturing industry. We contract a service and like most service businesses the competition watches on alert, ready and waiting to move in. Make a mistake, and the client may call another company for the next project or phase. READ NOW        
Industry News & Market Trends
Sherwin-Williams ColorSnap Glass™
Capture color inspiration wherever it strikes with ColorSnap Glass™ from Sherwin-Williams. READ NOW        
Benjamin Moore Appoints Michael Searles as New CEO
Searles brings forty years of retail leadership experience to Benjamin Moore. READ NOW        
Valspar commits to four-year sponsorship of PGA TOUR event in Tampa Bay
Named the Valspar Championship, the tournament will be contested March 13-16, 2014 on the Copperhead Course at Innisbrook, a Salamander Golf & Spa Resort in Palm Harbor, FL. READ NOW        
Federal Government Shuts Down
The U.S. government shut down at 12:00am EST on Oct. 1 for the first time in 17 years… READ NOW        
Construction Employment Increased In 26 States Between July And August As Sector Added Jobs In 35 States For The Year, But Industry Remains Vulnerable
Wyoming and California Lead Annual Job Growth, Indiana Experiences Largest Yearly Decline, while South Dakota and California Lead Sector Growth for the Month, Oklahoma and Texas Lost Most Jobs in August ... READ NOW        
Dunn-Edwards Introduces Vin-L-Stripe™ Zone Marking Paint
This specialty paint is ideal for striping parking lots, asphalt roads, driveways and curbs. READ NOW        
Green Coatings Market to Grow at a CAGR of 5.6% from 2013 to 2018: MarketsandMarkets
Analyzes the green coatings market with respect to market drivers, opportunities, and trends in the diverse geographical regions. READ NOW        
AGC Federal Government Shutdown Resource Center
What You Need to Know Now: Preparing for a Possible Government Shutdown READ NOW        
Study Finds Commercial Construction has $10 Billion Impact On Alabama
The construction industry is responsible for 56 percent of all of the state’s jobs. READ NOW        
Health Insurance Marketplace (Exchanges) Enrollment Began Oct. 1
ABC’s Insurance Trust advises that it may be prudent for ABC members to hold off on taking any action. READ NOW        
Warren Buffett protégé in trouble at Benjamin Moore
Warren Buffett has ditched his usual hands-off approach with this particular investment - and so has his young protégé. READ NOW        
Graco Positive Displacement Proportioner Reduces Material Waste
Graco’s ProMix PD2K positive displacement proportioner mixes the material close to the gun so the flush zone is smaller, reducing solvent use and mixed material waste when compared with traditional proportioners. READ NOW        
New Advanced KILZ PRO-X® 100 Series Interior Paint Formula Offers Pros Exceptional Value
Innovative Paint Formula Provides Professionals with Enhanced Hide and Touch-Up Capabilities at an Affordable Price READ NOW        
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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
Best Feature for a CRM Added to Base CRM
If your business is not using a CRM to track leads, customers, and sales, you need to start this now. It is one of the most crucial things your small business needs to run a successful business. I’ve written on a lot of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) programs over the years. You have a lot of choices. READ NOW
Research on Financial Markets Recognized for Nobel Prize in Economics
Robert Shiller, co-creator of the Case-Shiller home price index, is one of three Americans to be awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize in economics. The committee recognized Robert J. Shiller (Yale University), Eugene F. Fama (University of Chicago), and Lars Peter Hansen (University of Chicago) for the empirical analysis of asset prices. READ NOW  
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
Valspar Wet Cement
Little Bit of Paint remodeled their bathroom on a tight budget. It looks like a completely new room! The paint color is Valspar Wet Cement. Love how it looks with the wainscoting. READ NOW  
Protecting Your Investment
One of my recent blogs was about getting bids for a commercial job. But what about the products to protect your investment? Just recently Brooks Painting was re-hired by Valley Farm Transport in Dixon Ca. to re-paint a peeling and deteriorating block building with metal siding. We brought in our Kelly-Moore representative Greg Morgan to write a product specification based on his inspection of the building conditions and challenges. READ NOW  
Recycle Color
Color is always recycled in different mediums; be it as trends, changes in season as seen in landscapes, or just from items that have been mangled. Recycle adds a new life to an existing object about to be tossed. Color can be recycled since color defines boundaries; shape, form, line. READ NOW

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