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    December 3

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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One of the benefits for PPT readers is that we are an online publication, which allows us to feature easily referenced news, information and videos. In the News, we have several videos including a clip from Benjamin Moore that explains the paint professional oriented product, Ultra Spec 500. It is notable that the interior and exterior versions remain zero-VOC in any color.
Origins of Craftsmanship: Roman Decorative Finishes
We were overwhelmed by Rome’s fascinating architecture, art and culture. The city has been around a long time – 2,700 years, and is home to one of the greatest empires known. A casual walk can steep you into the rich and splendid history. In contrast, many of America’s metropolitan areas are dotted with coffee chains, while the eternal city has hundreds of historic cathedrals and spectacular squares to explore.
Fix the Leadership Pipeline
Are you identifying the people who’d be right for – and who want – supervisory roles? A recent Gallup report estimated that U.S. businesses are losing between $319 and $398 billion per year in economic value because of issues related to leadership effectiveness, particularly at the supervisor and manager levels. One issue, in my view, is the process used to identify, develop, evaluate, and select candidates for leadership positions.
Color Selection
Why the Golden Gate Bridge is Orange
Imagine this: It’s 1933 and construction has begun on the world’s longest and tallest suspension bridge over the Golden Gate Strait, the entrance to the San Francisco Bay. Years of planning, rigorous engineering, and debate have gone into the design. The 80 miles of galvanized steel needed for the two main towers of the bridge have been ordered, as well as the 1.2 million steel rivets that will hold the bridge together. Workers have started to plunge the towers into the foundation in the sea floor, and yet, there’s one important detail still missing. The color.
Industry News
BM Ultra Spec 500 for Professionals
With its high-hide properties and excellent scrub resistance, ultra-tough Ultra Spec 500 is the ideal solution for commercial facilities. READ NOW        
Colortopia Opens in INNOVENTIONS at EPCOT
The Colortopia exhibit by Glidden paint welcomes park guests to explore the many aspects of color and the impact it has on the world around them. READ NOW      
New PPG CEO on CNBC’s Cramer
In an interview Thursday on CNBC’s “Mad Money with Jim Cramer,” PPG President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Michael McGarry discussed PPG’s recent financial results, business performance, regional activity, and economic trends, among other topics. READ NOW       
Rust-Oleum Introduces Write-On Paint
Turn any wall into a writeable and erasable surface READ NOW      
SW Names Alabaster 2016 Color of the Year
A flattering, natural white, Alabaster sets the tone for harmony for nearly any space READ NOW      
SW Grants $1 Million to Support Coatings Research
The funding will support collaborative projects with Case Western Reserve faculty and graduate students aimed at creating innovative designs in coating technologies, the company said. READ NOW       
Festool’s New Compact Sander
The new Festool ETC EC 125 and 150 sanders utilize brushless motor technology for longer service life, reduced noise, lighter weight and lower power consumption. READ NOW       
ACA Launches Revamped Website
The American Coatings Association (ACA) is pleased to announce that its newly redeveloped website, www.paint.org, is live. READ NOW      
EPA Advocates Pushing New TSCA Law
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.
READ NOW        
Throw Away the Box
How to Spark Brilliance in Yourself and Innovation in Your Company Companies only have two competitive advantages: their people and innovation. 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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Knowledge Test
1. A wall covering smoother can be plastic, metal or have bristles:
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