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Stay in the paint and coating application business long enough and you hear that one professional after another is the best. This one is fast, that one’s work is perfect, another can spray anything without taping and so on. When we look at business operations, there are always aspects that can be performed better, or at least more efficient. One person cannot do everyone’s job, while getting his or her stuff done.
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Climb to the Next Level
Knowledgeable, motivated associates require training and engagement. As far as business types go, we are in the service sector, rather than on the manufacturing side. We produce skilled labor at customer sites with the purpose of providing new finishes or refurbishing existing surfaces.
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PPG Pittsburgh Paints Launches REGENCY Paint + Primer-In-One
For do-it-yourself consumers and professional painters seeking superior performance for interior and exterior residential painting projects, PPG Pittsburgh Paints brand introduces its reformulated, premium line of REGENCY® Paint + Primer-In-One acrylic latex paints.
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Rust-Oleum Restore 10X Receives the Good Housekeeping Seal
Rust-Oleum is proud to announce that Restore 10X Advanced has earned the Good Housekeeping Seal. The next generation deck resurfacer was evaluated by the experts at the Good Housekeeping Institute. Its engineers tested the Rust-Oleum Restore 10X Advanced on wood, composite, and concrete samples, and validated that it could stand up to rain and sun exposure.
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Valspar Paint Introduces New Professional Coatings
Valspar has expanded its professional portfolio of products to include a new line of quality coatings specifically designed for the painting contractor. Professional painters will find an expanded selection of water-based coatings, including Direct-To-Metal primers and topcoats, Pre-Catalyzed Epoxies, Catalyzed Epoxies, DryFall and a zero-VOC primer.
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Bosch Laser Measurer Sends Information to Smartphones & Tablets
When it comes to laser measures, the display may be as important as the technology that captures the distance from point A to B. The Bosch GLM 50 C offers a backlit color display with large numbers to easily see measurements, and full-word function description to provide simplicity when using its array of features. The Bosch color screen offers enhanced user-friendly experience by displaying large numbers, and using colors and full-word descriptions to guide the user through the versatile functions.
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Industry News
AkzoNobel to help German city transformation
AkzoNobel’s Decorative Paints business will be helping to transform the German city of Cologne over the next three weeks as the main sponsor of the eye-catching CityLeaks Urban Art Festival. READ NOW        
Axalta Coating Systems Wins Panama Canal Contract
Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, has won a four-year contract to supply industrial coatings and architectural building paint which will be used to restore and sustain different buildings and the locks of the Panama Canal. READ NOW      
PPG's New CEO to Push Organic Growth
PPG Industries Inc. is always on the lookout for a good business to buy. READ NOW       
Behind the Scenes of 2016 Colormix Color Forecast
Go behind the scenes with Sherwin-Williams Director of Color Marketing, Jackie Jordan, for an all-access look at the inspiration and influences behind our 2016 Colormix™ Color Forecast. READ NOW      
Festool Cordless Field Day
Run longer and run stronger with the new brushless Festool 18 volt cordless tools now featuring 5.2 Ah lithium-ion batteries. READ NOW      
Dunn-Edwards Introduces New Acri-Wall Interior Flat Paint
As part of its ongoing commitment to develop high performance products that are safe for people and the environment, Dunn-Edwards Paints has introduced New and Improved Acri-Wall, a professional, Zero VOC, low-odor, interior flat paint. READ NOW       
Dunn Edwards Paints Celebrates 90 Years
Since 1925, Dunn-Edwards Corporation has been the leading manufacturer and supplier of architectural and industrial coatings in the Southwest, providing a complete line of paints and painting supplies to professionals and quality-conscious consumers. READ NOW       
NLRB’s Joint Employer Ruling Goes Against Decades-Old Standards
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) released the following statement in response to today’s National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) joint employer ruling in the Browning-Ferris Industries of California case. READ NOW      
Millennials May Provide Hope for the Workforce Shortage
Imagine staying dry underwater for months. Now Northwestern University engineers have examined a wide variety of surfaces that can do just that—and, better yet, they know why.
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Pending Regulations to Watch
The EPA is aiming to expand the definition of U.S. waters that are “navigable” - in some cases, to even small depressions or farm ponds that do not impair the flow of rivers. READ NOW        
Regulatory Accountability Introduced in the Senate
ACA continues to support this legislation, which would bring common sense reforms to the regulatory process. READ NOW        
Product Introductions
Sherwin-Williams Tuff Surface™ Premium Texture Finish
Now available in Flat and New Eg-Shel Finish, Sherwin-Williams Tuff Surface™ Premium Texture Finish helps professionals achieve beautifully textured surfaces using less effort. Apply Tuff Surface to hide imperfections in uneven or damaged surfaces. For inviting spaces with long-lasting beauty, it is both reliable and cost effective.
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TB Crown Molding
• The professional painter can increase profits.
• Creative Crown moldings are 100% American made and recyclable.
• Our flat back design cuts at any position on most miter saws.
• Cost effective and east to install for a beginner or professional.
• No nails or fasteners required. Installs with painters caulk.
• Mounts to most surfaces; drywall, wood, concrete, brick, etc.
• Great for damp and wet areas.
• Does not contract or expand like wood moldings.
On the web at www.tbcrownmolding.com
Or visit your local Sherwin Williams Store
     

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