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    November 17

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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As we approach the holidays, it is an appropriate time to reflect on this year’s achievements, (although we still need to keep the foot on the pedal to make this quarter better than the last year’s). To improve in just about any process from athletics to estimating, we need to evaluate our performance regularly.
Estimating Strategy: Hamburgers or Steaks
Do you bid jobs? From the customer’s point of view, is there a difference between awarding the project to you or the competition? If your answer sounds like “we offer the best “quality, price and service”, the pass or fail quiz did not go well.
PPG coatings refurbish iconic Coney Island’s Cyclone roller coaster
PPG protective and marine coatings announced it is donating as much as 700 gallons of paint to refurbish the Coney Island Cyclone roller coaster at Luna Park, which is regarded as one of the world’s most famous amusement park rides.
Sherwin-Williams Launches Paint Shield
Paint Shield becomes first EPA-registered paint that kills greater than 99.9 percent of certain bacteria* after two hours of exposure on a painted surface.
Sherwin-Williams announced Paint Shield, the first EPA-registered microbicidal paint that continuously kills these difficult-to-treat, infection-causing bacteria after two hours of exposure on painted surfaces.
Color Selection
A Look at Color Blindness
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
AkzoNobel helping rocket car to sniff out world record
Unveiled recently in London, UK, the Bloodhound SSC (supersonic car) has been built to become the first land vehicle to achieve 1,000mph. READ NOW        
Covestro’s Corporate Headquarters is Graffiti Tagged
When graffiti appear on brick walls, it’s rarely a result of legal activity. But that’s not at all true at Covestro headquarters in Leverkusen, Germany. READ NOW      
How do paint colors get their names?
When Rockville, Maryland-based McCormick Paints planned to introduce a new gray neutral (based on gray’s ongoing popularity) to add to its interior white palette, the color needed a name. READ NOW       
The cozy-yet-modern 1,950-square-foot Craftsman-style cottage is a show house that sits amid a 450-acre community near Lookout Mountain, Georgia. READ NOW      
Valspar Creates New Furniture and Cabinet Paints
Every year, eight million tons of discarded furniture end up in landfills, often trashed because of minor blemishes like watermarks, dings and scratches. READ NOW      
Tallest Building in the world is climbing
Having recently reached a height of 113 meters, the contender for the title of the world’s tallest building is slowly growing up in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. READ NOW       
Executive Order Requires Paid Sick Leave
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has until Sept. 30, 2016, to issue final regulations. The new provisions would be included in any new contract from Jan. 1, 2017, and beyond. READ NOW       
EPA proposes major changes to Hazardous Waste Generator regulation
EPA also released a proposed rule on Oct. 19, amending its existing regulations for the export and import of hazardous wastes from the United States. READ NOW      
Home Builders Fight Regulations
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) today urged Congress to pass two bills that would help ease regulatory burdens and uncertainties facing home building firms and other small businesses.
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Juanita Duggan named new CEO of the NFIB
The announcement followed a unanimous vote Tuesday by the NFIB board of directors. READ NOW        
Product Introductions
Sherwin-Williams Emerald® Interior Acrylic Latex Paint
Discover what’s new in Emerald Paint and Primer in One from Sherwin-Williams. Now available in a true flat sheen that has the same exceptional washability, durability and burnish resistance as the matte and glossier sheens, plus accent colors with newly enhanced hiding power. Learn more about Emerald
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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