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          July 7

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, our goal is to be an excellent source to paint professionals. News, best business practices, craftsmanship techniques, and most everything related to the paint and coating application industry are discussed. We offer unvarnished analysis and straight talking opinions from trade pros for trade pros. It is important for us to accurately represent and report the challenges and successes that expert craftsmen and painting businesses face every day.
Regulatory Review
Regulatory Review - EPA’s Sneak Attack...Paint Pros Beware
After years of political wrangling, on June 23, 2015, the excitement in the EPA must have been a wild frenzy of regulation anticipation. The House of Representatives, or the House Washington do-nothings, passed H.R. 2576, which is titled, The TSCA Modernization Act of 2015. There have been previous versions of this proposed law that faced fierce, venomous opposition from big business going back years (and reported here). Many chemical makers and every paint manufacturer were against the earlier versions.
Color Selection - Unearthing a Mystery
The Seven Wonders of the World have been discussed for centuries - but the “eighth wonder” remained completely unknown until it was discovered by accident in 1974. That was a dry year in central China, and drought-stricken farmers were digging a well. Instead of water, they unearthed a human statue, poised for battle. Excavation revealed more than one. There were dozens… hundreds… thousands of figures, a massive army of life-size clay soldiers.
Spotlight On:
ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape for Delicate and Multi-Surfaces features Advanced Edge-Lock™ Paint Line Protector to deliver super sharp paint lines. Multi-Surface is used for baseboards, trim, metal and glass. Delicate Surfaces is great for cabinets, wood floors and freshly painted surfaces (24 hours old).
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Regulatory Review
Regulatory Review - MSDSs Are About to Lose the "M"
Reactions from builders regarding the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) new confined spaces rule ranged from confusion to frustration at a recent NAHB Construction, Safety and Health Committee meeting. Paul Bolon, OSHA Director of Construction Standards and Guidance, gave a general overview of the rule, but left quite a few unanswered questions on the table.
Sherwin-Williams Unveils Colormix 2016
Sherwin-Williams Unveils Colormix 2016 comes at a perfect time this year, with more than four in five homeowners saying they see opportunity to improve their home’s curb appeal, and more than two in three planning a painting project, according to the recent National Home Design Survey, conducted on behalf of Sherwin-Williams.
Industry News
Wooster Adds 220-Grit AeroSander
While other rectangular and circular sanders have limitations, the triangular Wooster AeroSander is able to cover large areas and reach into corners with complete control. READ NOW        
Dunn Edwards 2016 Home Paint Trends
Have you ever been inspired by a movie, book or time period to paint a wall? Dunn-Edwards Paints examined color inspiration in literature, art, film, history and fashion to forecast five color trends that will be popular next year. READ NOW      
Glidden Launches Grab-n-go Paint
The wait is over … at least at the WALMART® paint counter. The new GLIDDEN® GRAB-N-GO™ paint collection has launched exclusively at Walmart stores. READ NOW       
PPG acquires paint stores network in Central America
PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG) today announced that it has acquired Consorcio Latinoamericano, which operates a network of 57 paint stores in Central America. Financial terms were not disclosed. READ NOW      
PPG Acquires IVC Industrial Coatings
PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG) announced today that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire IVC Industrial Coatings, Inc., a U.S.-based specialty powder and liquid coatings manufacturer with 2014 sales of more than $100 million. READ NOW      
Valspar Gets Buy Stock Rating
As much as 12 analysts have advised buy on Valspar Corporation (The) (NYSE:VAL) with an average broker rating of 2.14. READ NOW       
Subcontractors Win Big U.S. Appeals Court Ruling
In the underlying case, the dispute involved a project by the parish to replace the roof on two of its buildings with a 40-year roof shingle. READ NOW       
Halfway Done: There’s Still Time for a Good Year
Despite apparent economic softness during much of the first half of 2015, certain aspects of U.S. performance reflect underlying strength. READ NOW      
Industrial Nanotech Announces 2nd Generation LeadX Clear Lead Encapsulation Coating
Industrial Nanotech, Inc. (otc pink:INTK), a global leader in nanotechnology based energy saving solutions, today announced the official launch of the Company’s LeadX(TM) clear lead encapsulation coating for lead abatement.
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Bayer MaterialScience to be called Covestro
Flotation planned by mid-2016 at the latest Patrick Thomas, CEO of Bayer MaterialScience, introducing the new brand of the company. READ NOW        
Product Introductions
ScotchBlue™ Painter's Tape for Exterior Surfaces
ScotchBlue™ Painter's Tape for Exterior Surfaces is designed specifically for outdoor use. The waterproof backing and strong adhesive hold in all kinds of challenging weather like sun, wind, humidity and rain. The tape lifts cleanly up to 7 days after application, leaving no residue behind and never slivering or tearing
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ProMar Ceiling Paint
All New! ProMar Ceiling Paint
Labor-saving formula designed for spray application.
Self-priming, super-flat finish.
Deliver great results today.
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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
Examples of Short Contractor Videos
In this post, I am doing something a bit different. I have talked to many of my clients over the years on using video in their marketing. This can be a tough one for many of you reading this to swallow. So what I’ve done is tried to make this a bit easier for you. I have linked up a number of different types of videos used by others in the industry (and similar industries). READ NOW
Property Tax Collections Total $500 Billion Over Last Four Quarters
According to NAHB tabulations of the Census Bureau’s quarterly data, property taxes constituted 39.5% of state and local tax receipts among major sources over the last four quarters. From the first quarter of 2014 to the end of the first quarter of 2015, sales taxes and individual taxes were responsible for 28% each. At 4.5%, corporate income taxes held the smallest share of state and local tax receipts among major sources. READ NOW  
The Quest for Entrepreneurial Freedom
What is the number one reason why entrepreneurs start a small business? Freedom! Most people start a business so they can be their own boss. As entrepreneurs, we want to be free to create a business that we are passionate about. We want the power to make decisions and take action without having to get someone else’s approval first. READ NOW
We're happy to report that Dunn-Edwards Paints is now on Instagram! We're very excited as Instagram is such a visual platform, making it the perfect place to share our work. READ NOW  
Charity Paint Give-Away; Recipient Announced!
Brooks Painting’s 9th annual Charity Paint Give-Away was narrowed down to three finalists and the public voted to determine the recipient. Yolo County Family Service Agency, Elaine Roberts-Musser, and Yolo County YMCA were the three finalists. Voting ended May 31st and the nominee with the most votes was Yolo County Service Agency. They will be the recipient of up to $10,000 in free painting services. READ NOW  
Giving Feedback: Overcoming the Struggle, Part 1
Giving feedback, good and bad, is tough. It might not be as physically difficult as running a marathon or building a house, but it feels just as effortful at times. It can be a psychologically taxing duty, wrought with head trash... READ NOW

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1. In decorative painting, mordant gilding, cannot be completed with water based products:
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