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   January 22

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Welcome to the first edition of PPT for 2014!
We are featuring a Color Selection article titled The Basic Principles of Mixing Paint. In today’s marketplace, it seems that fewer and fewer paint professionals understand color in general, and specifically how to modify project selections. Many contractors avoid hue discussions altogether, but maybe as a business growth strategy or at least as a way to demonstrate superior expertise; we should consider gaining a better understanding of color and embracing customers in a somewhat old school manner. READ NOW
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Color Selection: The Basic Principles of Mixing Paint
In days of old, craftsmen interpreted customer ideas, making or fine tuning colors as a regular part of their application contracting service. Almost certainly, the hue discussion took place on site while the preparation/priming work was already under way. The finishing/selection process was a value laden exchange where expertise and experience helped many projects sparkle brilliantly with beautiful, rich prominence. READ NOW        
MPI Appoints New Executive Vice President
Barry Law, President of the Master Painter’s Institute (MPI), is pleased to announce the appointment of Davis Kyle as Executive Vice President of the MPI, effective today. Among his responsibilities, Davis is charged with further expansion of the use of paint and coating standards within the facility management sector across North America. He will be based in Vancouver, B.C., Canada. READ NOW        
Industry News & Market Trends
Akzo CFO Nichols to Quit After Eight Years With Paintmaker
Akzo Nobel NV (AKZA) Chief Financial Officer Keith Nichols said he decided to quit, forcing the Dutch maker of Dulux paint and chemicals to find a new finance head part-way through a reorganization. READ NOW        
U.S. Supreme Court Preserves State Construction Forum-Selection Laws
The U.S. Supreme Court preserved the 24 state laws limiting the validity of forum-selection clauses in construction contracts in its ruling on Dec. 3 READ NOW        
SUBExcel 2014
Formerly known as the ASA Business Forum and Convention, SUBExcel 2014: "ASA - We Build Excellence" will take place March 6-8, 2014, at the New Orleans Marriott in New Orleans, La. READ NOW        
SSPC Releases Paint 45 Standard for Polyurea
A new standard that describes performance requirements for polyurea and polyurea/polyurethane hybrid coatings used to protect industrial structures. READ NOW        
Construction Employment Declined by 16,000 Jobs Amid Cold Winter Weather in December As Sectors Unemployment Rate Hits 11.4%
Industry Still Added 122,000 Jobs During the Past 12 Months As Residential Construction Continues to Grow, But Public Sector and Certain Nonresidential Construction Sectors Remain Weak READ NOW        
EPA Plans to Survey Contractors on Lead Paint in Public and Commercial Buildings
EPA has asked for public comment by Feb. 4 on the scope and clarity of the questions included in its draft Information Collection Request (ICR). READ NOW        
Benjamin Moore Received Coveted HYLAND Award For Design Excellence at New York City’s Premiere Holiday Charity Event
Hyland called Benjamin Moore paint "An American original" and said "Benjamin Moore has always been, is now and will always be designer paint" READ NOW        
Rhino Linings Corp. Expands Line of Building Products by Acquiring Assets of Expo Industries
This acquisition expands Rhino Linings line of building products which already include waterproofing products, spray polyurethane foam insulation, decorative concrete and epoxy flooring systems. READ NOW        
Valspar Paint Unveils 2014 Color Outlook
Valspar predicts color palettes inspired by minimalism, blended traditions and customization will refresh and redefine homes in the year to come READ NOW        
PPG Announces Launch of Manor Hall Interior Paint
Reformulated product offers paint, primer and stain repellency in one READ NOW        
Broad-Based Recovery Ahead?
The U.S. economy is like a Corvette: It can launch from zero to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds and has 460 horsepower. READ NOW        
BizCon 2014
BizCon, ABC’s annual gathering for strategic construction leaders, is headed to the beautiful island of Maui, Feb. 11-12, 2014. READ NOW        
Housing and Real Estate Group Says California Judge’s Final Decision in Lead Paint Case Will Hurt Home Values
Raising the cost of a required abatement fund by $50 million, will send California home values "in a freefall." READ NOW        
California Judge Increases Cost of Lead Paint Abatement Fund By $50 Million
A law school dean and expert in class-action lawsuits and mass torts said Tuesday he wouldn’t be surprised if a $1.1 billion ruling against one-time paint and pigment manufacturers isn’t upheld at the next level. READ NOW        
NFIB Urges Supreme Court to Strike Down Unconstitutional NLRB "Recess" Appointments
"When President Obama appointed three members to the NLRB he blatantly circumvented the Congressional appointment process and overstepped his constitutional authority. " READ NOW        
Product Introductions
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NüVilla™ also exhibits superior color blending qualities. Because of its velvety smoothness in nature, application on walls and other substrates is a breeze! NüVilla™ is excellent for both the decorative finisher and paint contractor. No burnishing is required and it’s easy to repair!

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Sherwin-Williams NEW Enhanced Harmony®
Harmony, long known for its premium performance in a zero VOC formula, now contains formaldehyde reducing technology in the flat and eg-shel sheens which helps promote better indoor air quality by reducing VOCs from possible sources like insulation, carpet, cabinets and fabrics.

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From the Blogosphere
A Great Example to Encourage Leadership Within Your Small Business
Leadership – A Lesson from Martin Luther King Jr.
This morning a client of mine emailed me what he sent to his employees this AM about leadership. I got his permission to share it with my readers, and I hope you will find it encouraging and inspiring too. I know Josh very well, and he really does care about his team. He is building a culture in his business where employees can grow and feel appreciated!
Owners Spend $1.9 Million to Remodel in Typical Zip Code
Home owners in the typical zip code area spent a total of $1.9 million to improve their homes in 2013, according to new zip-level estimates developed by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). This works out to about $1,400 per owner-occupied home within the zip code (based on the median across all zip codes estimated by NAHB). READ NOW  
Patricia Gray | Fine Art | Desolation Sound
Drawing from her thirty years experience as an internationally renowned interior designer, Patricia Gray has achieved mastery in her field that few can compare with. Lately Patricia has been exploring painting with great success. Her transition into being an accomplished artist is a natural progression for her. Painting with a colour palette that is vivid and rich she draws inspiration from nature and from her travels. READ NOW
Valspar Thunderhead
Carrie This Home spent New Year’s doing one of my favorite things - painting! I can’t think of a better way to spend a night in. They painted their master bedroom a nice deep blue called Valspar Thunderhead. What a great color to go with their furniture and yellow accents. READ NOW  
Colorful Exterior Repaint in Winters CA
Colorful Expression For A Neighborhood
I have a customer in Winters, CA that has a very nice home that is in need of an exterior repaint. The interior colors are bold, and express the homeowner’s love of color. So when given the opportunity to select color for the exterior, they went bold again.
Color In Motion
Color is always in constant motion. Colors of the rainbow, Skittles(R) are bursting with excitement. The color high of color, especially during the holidays and spring time ignites energy of merriment. Color In Motion 5K run was fun to watch as compared to a traditional marathon. Color is the very essence of life! READ NOW

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Knowledge Test
1. Clear wallcovering adhesives have greater holding power than clay based adhesives:
2. On the paint color wheel, there are three Primary colors, three basic Secondary colors and ________ basic Tertiary colors.
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