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      October 1

Welcome to Painting Pro Times where industry experts provide the latest information on industry trends as well as valuable news, product information.
Painting Pro Times, the source for paint professionals!
In many parts of the country, it is open the windows time. Along with the beginning of tree color explosions, these signs are reminders to stand back for a moment and take inventory. Yet, another quarter zooms to close, and it is time again to recognize accomplishments, review numbers, and make adjustments. Move forward with facts and speed for the final three month period to realize a successful and profitable year.
Strippers, Contractors and Employee Misclassification
In July 2015, about 120 exotic dancers filed a lawsuit against Christie’s Cabaret, a Phoenix, Arizona, gentlemen’s club, alleging a variety of unfair labor practices. The suit came on the heels of a $6 million settlement achieved by 4,000 dancers in a similar lawsuit filed in Florida.
Fun Stuff
A Painting Horse, A Landscape Painting, A Mural Arts Program
Maybe you have heard of a “painted horse”? Well, this is a little different. Many animals are very smart. Like the dog who opens doors, or a monkey who can play chess… But one very special horse has captivated our attention for his unbelievable talent.
Color Selection
How to Differentiate Between Gloss and Sheen
What’s the difference between gloss and sheen? And how is each measured? If you answered both of these questions with a hesitant “I’m not sure,” don’t worry, the confusion is common. Differentiating gloss and sheen is complicated but important, because both can have a strong impact on paint color and finish selection. So here’s what you need to shine up your knowledge and deepen your understanding of both qualities.
Industry News
AkzoNobel - The Color Gold for 2016
AkzoNobel's influential annual global study of color trends has been launched, with a shade of gold being unveiled as Color of the Year for 2016. READ NOW        
Benjamin Moore Paint the Wall Experience
Benjamin Moore partnered with MLSE to refresh and renovate Canada's first soccer specific stadium BMO Field. READ NOW      
Sherwin-Williams Launches SpecExpress
New paint specification writing tool helps determine the right coating system for the project Sherwin-Williams announces the launch of SpecExpress™... READ NOW       
Valspar - An Inside Look at Paint Making
Go behind the scenes with Valspar in this video. READ NOW      
Green Lawns Without Water
With a lingering drought in California and no sign of rain on the horizon, many homeowners are turning to inexpensive alternatives to transform patches of brown into lush green lawns. READ NOW      
RRP Rules Change
It is time to start thinking about renewing your U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting (LRRP) program certifications... READ NOW       
Construction Groups Call For Regulatory Relief
On Sept. 14, ABC, along with a coalition of nearly 400 business groups sent a letter to U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs... READ NOW       
NAHB Study Reveals What “Green” Means to Home Buyers
What do consumers think of green homes? And, what are the most important elements of a green-built home? READ NOW      
American Coating Association Cites PaintCare Achievements
On Sept. 10, ACA submitted a letter to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality regarding the commission’s study on the economic impacts of recycling.
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Novel New England Bridge Is A Test Bed for Sensor Arrays
Smart vehicles, stupid infrastructure—that’s a phrase often invoked by Ted Zoli, national bridge chief engineer for HNTB... READ NOW        
Product Introductions
Sherwin-Williams | Concrete Coating Solutions for Every Surface
Get everything you need to protect and beautify concrete surfaces. High-build primers, low-build conditioners, block fillers and surfacers. Waterproofing coatings, sealers and water repellents. Epoxies, acrylics and elastomerics. And vibrant colors and faux looks in decorative concrete.
Discover how you can maximize performance and productivity and satisfy customers: Click here!
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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Knowledge Test
1. Back-rails and toe guards are not required on a plank that is set 5’ above the ground.
2. One reason acrylic primers may work well on exterior wood surfaces is:
3. Exterior “glass” based coatings help moderate interior temperatures by:
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