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      October 27

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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If you have not noticed yet, right around the end of summer begins the color prediction season. Manufacturers announce what they think is the next year's "in" color. Since we deal with color selection as part of our standard operating procedure, it is a best practice to stay somewhat informed in the hue department. The reality may be that all the unveiling is mostly marketing to foster demand for buying product. Still, the company that scores the most accurate prediction wins the prestigious recognition of having the year's "best" color.
Keeping Good Employees
Employers worry about losing their best employees to higher bidders, but there are ways to fight back that don't involve over-paying. You can stay competitive by discovering what your employees really want from their jobs and delivering on the intangibles.
Paint For A Change
The Paint For A Change initiative brings a refreshed look to Peters Creek Baptist Church. D.L. Richie Paint 'n Decorating Center partnered with PPG Pittsburgh Paints and hosted a community project at the local church. Volunteers and area businesses teamed up to bring a well-deserved aesthetic makeover to the South Park Township, PA church
DOL's Overtime Plan Will Hurt
Testifying before the House Small Business Committee's A U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) overtime proposal that would more than double the minimum salary threshold for white collar exemptions will hurt workers, small businesses, the residential construction sector and housing affordability, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) told Congress today.
Gardco Introduces Cube
Cube is a portable, color capturing tool. With a single tap, Cube removes the guesswork from color matching, and makes it easy to save, store, and work with the colors that surround you. An essential creative companion, Cube turns a fleeting moment of inspiration into the beginning of your next project!
Industry News
Benjamin Moore Reveals Color Trends 2016
Benjamin Moore, North America's favorite paint, color and coatings brand, today announced its highly anticipated 2016 Color of the Year – Simply White OC-117. READ NOW        
Kelly-Moore Paints Names "Horizon Gray" 2016 Color of the Year
Kelly-Moore Paints announced the results of its Color of the Year (COTY) 2016 designer survey — deployed among interior designers and members of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID). READ NOW      
PPG goes Back to the Future
PPG Industries' (NYSE:PPG) protective and marine coatings (PMC) business announced that more than 2,000 gallons of AMERCOAT® coatings were used to refurbish the "Tent of Tomorrow"… READ NOW       
RPM Increases Dividend for 42nd Consecutive Year
RPM International Inc. (NYSE: RPM) today announced at its annual meeting of stockholders that its board of directors declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.275 per share, payable on October 30, 2015, to stockholders of record as of October 19, 2015. READ NOW      
Sherwin-Williams Names John Morikis CEO
The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE: SHW) announced today that its Board of Directors has elected John G. Morikis to serve as the Company's next Chief Executive Officer, effective January 1, 2016. READ NOW      
SOLEC Launches New Website
SOLEC-Solar Energy launched a new website: www.solec.org. Visitors will find valuable technical resources and an enhanced user experience. READ NOW       
Judgment Shows EPA Not Following Rule-making Laws
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) today commended the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit for enacting a nationwide stay of the Environmental Protection Agency's… READ NOW       
Expert Analysis on Wood Coatings Growth
Thanks to a rise in the housing market, the wood coatings market has seen steady gains in recent years. READ NOW      
Out on the Paint Farm
"In a can of paint, you really get what you pay for," says Debbie Zimmer from the Paint Quality Institute.
READ NOW        
One Step Beyond Color Wheel Basics
Although the context is aimed at artists, the video presents an excellent craftsman's description of how paint colors interact. READ NOW        
Product Introductions
Enhanced Resistance to Dirt Pick-up & Color Fade
Sherwin-Williams Resilience® Exterior Acrylic Latex Paint and SuperPaint Exterior Acrylic Latex Paint are proven performers and now offer even more resistance to dirt and color fade. Resilience lets you paint later in the day with confidence and less concern about dew or impending rain. SuperPaint Exterior offers outstanding adhesion and hide.
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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1. The gloss of paint is measured by reflecting light off the coated surface, while sheen is measured by color absorption.
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