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      October 14

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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Have you ever experienced broken promise disappointment? Like on a completed project where everything was ice cream sundaes and at payment time the general gets amnesia on the extras. The rather heavy, unpleasant feeling of disenchantment from being cheated or intentionally mislead seems to be happening almost daily somewhere else. The regulatory environment has shifted into four-lane interstate speed. The unelected Washington bureaucrats are coming after small business.
Painting Pro’s Perspective
Don’t Tread On Me
Remember the old days and the American dream? You know, home ownership, a friendly place to raise a family and summer camp and vacations with the dreaded in-laws. For some, it brings to thought hanging a shingle and venturing on as the captain of a ship. In days gone by, chances were many paint professionals with good work ethic could boot-strap upward. The default routine: grind out long hours, hard, energetic labor, and early sacrifice to establish market position; next reap the benefits.
Fun Stuff
To Infinity and Beyond
Everyone likes toys…right? Well, you don’t have to be Buzz Lightyear to imagine getting around in a tomorrowland future. Whether you fly, rocket, relax, or just enjoy the warm breeze in your travels, paint and coatings will play a key role in new forms of transportation.
Festool’s New Sanders
Festool USA has just introduced its new 5” and 6” brushless ETS EC sanders which feature a compact, ergonomic, low profile and low vibration design. Built for prolonged use and extended service longevity, the new ETS EC sanders achieve performance standards of air sanders without the expense or bulk of an air system. The combination of a compact design, as well as an abundance of safety and comfort aspects, make the new random orbital sanders unbeatable.
PPG Paint Brands Unveil Odyssey
PPG unveiled its 2016 Color Palette of the Year, which showcases colors from the company’s leading paint brands: the GLIDDEN Paint, OLYMPICPaints, PPG PAINTS and PPG PITTSBURGH PAINTS lines.
Valspar: Habitat’s National Paint Partner
“Valspar is proud to be Habitat’s national paint partner, and we congratulate the Lawrence family as they receive keys to a very special home,” said Kim Welch, President of the Valspar Foundation.
The Valspar (golf) Championship presented by BB&T, in conjunction with Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County, has presented the keys to Rolanda Lawrence. Les Muma, Chairman of the 2016 Valspar Championship, was the presenter during the home’s dedication ceremony. On behalf of Valspar, Kim Welch gave Rolanda a symbolic hammer to commemorate the home’s opening.
Industry News
Graco Introduces New ToughTek Pumps
Graco Inc., a leading manufacturer of fluid handling equipment, recently introduced ToughTek™ Fireproofing Pumps for low, medium and high-density sprayed fire resistive materials (SFRMs). READ NOW        
Favorite Car Colors Revealed
PPG Industries, the world’s leading coatings company, today released its annual automotive color popularity data. READ NOW      
Contractor Benefits from Community Service
Painting contractors that get involved in their communities are discovering: If you give, you get more back. READ NOW       
Tnemec’s Thermal Break Coating
Tnemec Aerolon is the only fluid-applied thermal break made with aerogel, the world’s best insulating solid. READ NOW      
Going After RRP
Senators Introduce Lead Exposure Reduction Amendments Act... READ NOW      
Help Wanted Union Commercial Painters
International Union of Painters and Allied Trades... READ NOW       
Building the Freedom Tower
14 years have come and gone by since the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center Twin Towers in New York City. READ NOW       
Rebranding Construction to Attract a Talented Workforce
Many of America’s best and brightest students do not consider construction when contemplating their respective career paths. READ NOW      
Five Ways to Leverage Mobile Tech for a Competitive Advantage
Smartphones have made possible business models that were unimaginable just 10 years ago.
READ NOW        
Video: Basic Color Selection
Although dated, the Paint Quality Institute’s video offers a worthwhile visual on color basics. READ NOW        
Product Introductions
Sherwin-Williams Emerald® Interior Acrylic Latex Paint
Emerald Interior Acrylic Latex Paint now offers 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 is truly flat and cleanable.
Learn More
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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