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       May 29

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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Here at PPT, we have often sounded the opposition alarm calling out the unnecessary RRP regulation and the EPA’s campaign to expand it to commercial and public buildings. In brief, RRP is unreasonable and shakily justified on irrelevant data. In fact, we have pointed out that the Agency’s scientific hazard analysis is immensely flawed. Well, we are not alone. National, prominent organizations have concluded that the EPA’s RRP is another ivory tower, government knows best dictate.
Origins of Craftsmanship: Decorative Finishes Gilding
An illustration from a tomb at Saqqara of about 2500 BC shows gold being beaten with a rounded stone, and in the Louvre in Paris there are some leaves of gold found among Egyptian remains which are the same size as those used today, albeit slightly thicker.
New Chevrolet concept car draped in dazzling color
With its streamlined design featuring BASF’s exclusive “Mid-night Glimmer” coatings, Chevrolet-FNR concept car made its stunning global debut. The car’s special design is attributed to Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center Co., Ltd. (PATAC), a design and engineering joint-venture between General Motors and SAIC Motor, also known as the design and engineering center of Shanghai General Motors (SGM).
Spotlight On:
Find your flex with 3M™ Pro Grade Precision™ Ultra Flexible Sanding Sheets and Rolls. They can fold, roll, shape or twist! The ultra flexible rolls can be cut to size for use in hand, drywall and non-rotary power tool sanding applications. They are also clog resistant and can be used wet or dry.
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Titan Launches New Fine Finish Airless Sprayers
Titan is expanding its line of professional fine finishing sprayers with the introduction of the AirCoat Series. These new air powered, air-assisted airless sprayers provide a consistent, superior finish for virtually all fine finishing applications like cabinets, furniture, doors, trim and small metal finishing.
For Fast and Efficient Deck Staining That’s Less Labor Intensive
Wagner SprayTech, the market leader in advanced paint applicators, launched the RENUVO™ deck stain application tool. It greatly reduces the amount of time and effort required to stain a deck, with less mess and less hassle than traditional brushes, rollers, or pads.
Industry News
Roller Plant Adds People & Work Space
J.R. Edwards Brush & Roller Inc. is mapping out another plant expansion to meet the need for rollers — those used for painting. READ NOW       
Paint Care Recycling program green lighted in New Jersey
A bill that would create a house paint recycling program and fund it through higher wholesale prices got the go-ahead from the New Jersey Senate Monday despite opposition from retailers. READ NOW      
PPG’s Glidden Brand Launches WOW Campaign
Who says you have to pay more to get more? When shopping in the paint aisle, do you tend to believe the most expensive paint will provide better results? READ NOW       
Valspar Brands Earn Top Rankings
Two Valspar (NYSE: VAL) paint brands received top scores from a leading consumer publication. READ NOW      
RRP may get an extreme make over
The Lead Exposure Reduction Amendments Act of 2015 (H.R. 2328) is identical to legislation introduced in the last Congress. READ NOW      
Spotlight On:
Meet the NEW Titan™ FlexSpray™ HandHeld. With revolutionary JetForce™ Technology, the Flexspray delivers the production of an airless and the Control of an HVLP, putting the power to spray just about any coating in the palm of your hand.
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Anti-reflective coatings for commercial holographic displays
Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP will present a coating which is required to expand the diameter of a laser beam by more than factor of one hundred. READ NOW       
Super Hydrophobic Nano Coating Explained
Watch this video. READ NOW       
New Tougher Self Cleaning Paint
A new paint that makes robust self-cleaning surfaces has been developed by a team led by UCL researchers. READ NOW      
Looks like a major provision of Obamacare will get the ax
Democrats and Republicans are coming together on a repeal of perhaps the unlikeliest of matters: a portion of the Affordable Care Act.
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Training Apprentices to Give Back
The chapter is involved with a few nonprofit organizations in their local area, but primarily supports a local women’s shelter, Shepherd’s Gate, in need of construction assistance. READ NOW        
Product Introductions
3M — Science Applied to Life.
Find your flex with 3M™ Pro Grade Precision™ Ultra Flexible Sanding Sheets and Rolls. They can fold, roll, shape or twist! These ultra flexible sanding sheets and rolls have an innovative film backing and are perfect for spindles, trim and other hard-to-reach areas — to get the job done.
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Emerald® and Duration Home® Interior Acrylic Latex Paints
Both Emerald® and Duration Home® Interior Acrylic Latex Paints now offer a true flat sheen with the same great washability, durability and burnish resistance as the matte and glossier sheens. Unlike other flat paints that claim washability, the new, technologically advanced finish for Emerald and Duration Home is truly flat and cleanable.
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NEW Residential Form 365 – the mobile estimate solution for painters!
Now you can do all of this onsite:
• Create & print professional estimates on the spot! (No more returning to the office to prepare estimates.)
• Sell more jobs & close more sales!
• Save time & money! Increase your profits!
Stand out from the competition starting now!
Paint Your Way to the American Dream
Kurt Degen has owned and operated K &T Painting for over three decades. He started this company with a paint brush, roller, five gallon bucket and $100.00 in his pocket. Using his profits Kurt has been able to successfully build his business portfolio, which includes real estate holdings, residential and commercial rental properties. Kurt has achieved excellence in the business industry and is helping others obtain their objectives and independence. You too can fulfill your aspirations and goals by simply applying the tools Kurt has shared in this wonderful how-to book!
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New Series for 2015
New series for 2015 is powered by a Kubota Z602B1 or DH902B1 engine roll-cage protected pressure washer built to prep surfaces and destroy even the most stubborn contaminants common in commercial settings. With up to 8.0 GPM and 4,000 PSI, this finely tuned hot water pressure washer has a General or Annovi Reverberi pump and exceptional 5-year manufacturers’ warranty coverage, including an engine warranty, & 5 year prorated coil warranty.

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SPEEDHIDE® zero Interior Zero-VOC Latex Satin
PPG PAINTS™ SPEEDHIDE® zero Interior Zero-VOC Latex Satin is formulated to meet performance requirements of professional applicators. This low-odor paint is ideal for painting occupied spaces, while its quick dry allows fast recoat and a uniform, scrubbable finish. SPEEDHIDE zero satin provides good hide, touch-up and application properties for interior walls, ceilings and trim.
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From the Blogosphere
GuildQuality for 3rd Party Reviews and Customer Feedback
I have known about GuildQuality for a number of years now, and I really do like what they are doing in the contracting market. Online reviews have become more and more popular but getting those online reviews have been a real pain for many contractors, so I have a growing number of customers now using and enjoying the features GuildQuality has to offer. READ NOW
Pending Existing Homes Sales Reaches Nine-Year High
The NAR Pending Home Sales Index increased for the fourth straight month in April to a level 14% above April of 2014. The Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI), a forward-looking indicator based on signed contracts produced by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), increased 3.4% in April to 112.4, up from an upwardly revised 108.7 in March. READ NOW  
How to keep interruptions from sabotaging your productivity
Do you find yourself getting interrupted too many times from doing the important work of your business? Congratulations! This is a common sign that means your business is growing, and that’s good news, right? It may not feel like good news though, when you find yourself working late into the evening because you didn’t get that proposal out or that client project completed. READ NOW
Then, Now & Forever™ — The 20th-Century Revival Collection
We are pleased to bring you the next of our series in the Then, Now & Forever™ historic color collection. The 20th century brought numerous opportunities to revive classic architectural styles and — in the American West — the California missions and Spanish architecture provided unique and beautiful examples to support the new Mission Revival, Spanish Colonial Revival and Pueblo Revival styles popularized from the 1880s to the 1930s. READ NOW  
Charity Paint Give-Away; Voting Open!
Brooks Painting’s 9th annual Charity Paint Give-Away has been narrowed down to three finalists and it is the public’s turn to vote to determine the recipient. Yolo County Family Services Agency, Elaine Roberts-Musser, and Yolo County YMCA are the three top nominees. Voting goes through May 31,2015 and the nominee with the most votes will be the recipient of up to $10,0000 in free painting services. READ NOW  
Keep Your Daily Focus with Meaningful KPI’s
Spring is here! Hopefully your phones are ringing. As work picks up for the season (depending on your seasonality), all the planning you’ve been doing will pay off. But as work picks up, so do the number of things that have to get done. Something’s gotta give. So, how can you stay focused on the Big Rocks, including financials? READ NOW

Featured Videos
3M™ Pro Grade Precision ™ Ultra Flexible Sanding Sheets
Titan FlexSpray – Launch
Upcoming Industry Events
IGI Annual Congress
Penha Longa Resort Estrada da Lagoa Azul,
2714 511 Linhó Sintra Portugal
May 29-June 1, 2015
Building Owners and Managers Association International
Los Angeles, CA
June 28-30, 2015
2015 Commercial Paint Contractors Conference
Napa Valley Marriott
3425 Solano Ave. Napa, CA 94558
September 16-19, 2015
Knowledge Test
1. In the paint industry, blue, green, red and yellow are primary colors:
2. For electrical spray pump motors, what does the abbreviation “DC” mean?
3. When a craftsman uses marble powder in a traditional mixture or an acrylic polymer the finish is:
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