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    January 22

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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Are you a New Year resolution maker? If that is so you are most likely a resolution breaker too. According to the people who track these pledges (is that a real job?), 70% are broken, abandoned or unrealized. Maybe the high failure rate is due to the self declarations being more annual social banter, rather than announcing relevant needs. Possibly, these promises aim only at the result. Like a wish, no step- by-step, action plan is developed so the commitment is weak.
Gardco Introduces the New SmarTest
The new SmarTest concept consisting of an app and a wireless sensor offers the perfect solution for measuring coating thickness with the help of smart phones and tablets. The SmarTest version of SIDSP sensors to measure coating thickness combines exceptional precision in measuring and resistance to interference with the advantages of the modern wireless technology.
One of the PPG Paints brand’s most popular products, Break-Through! paint offers a unique and versatile technology that provides excellent adhesion, hardness and block resistance to a variety of residential and commercial surfaces such as floors, trim, cabinets, railings, shelving and equipment, as well as metal, wood, concrete, fiber glass, laminate and many plastics.
The Wooster Brush Company 165 Years
They say things get better with age. This New Year, The Wooster Brush Company will celebrate 165 years of being a leading manufacturer in the paint applicator industry. Established in 1851, Wooster Brush founder Adam Foss started business by handmaking brushes and selling them door-to-door in Wooster, Ohio, where the company’s headquarters are still located today. Now in 2016, Wooster Brush encompasses over 888,000 square feet of manufacturing, shipping, administrative, and warehousing facilities.
Industry News
Behr Paint Named Top Workplace
Orange County Register Names Behr Process Corporation a Winner of the Orange County Area 2015 Top Workplaces Award READ NOW        
Dunn-Edwards Introduces New Ultrashield
It can be used on both ferrous and non-ferrous metals, and is ideal for new and repaint residential, commercial and multi-tenant housing projects, as well as maintenance application. READ NOW      
Graco’s AutoClean feature
Check it out: An excellent and efficient way to flush pump, hose and gun. READ NOW       
An Inside Look at RPM
Paint professionals: Last week’s interview with RPM’s chief, James Sullivan is well worth watching the 5 minute video. READ NOW      
Sherwin-Williams Paint Shield
The first EPA-registered microbicidal paint that kills five specific difficult-to-treat, infection-causing bacteria within two hours of exposure on painted surfaces. READ NOW      
SW’s PRO on the go: Training Pays
Would you consider your coworkers to be coatings experts? And, does it really matter? Nigel Costolloe of Catchlight Painting tells why it pays to educate your crew about the technical properties of the products they’ll be applying. READ NOW       
Tank of the Year
The 156-foot-tall water tank was originally constructed to supply drinking water to a developing NASA space program. READ NOW       
Valspar’s Proper Spray Technique for wood cabinets
Valspar’s Proper Spray Technique for wood cabinets…the video is a first-rate introductory level and or review. READ NOW      
Preserving Morocco's Most Dangerous Art
Fitting under PPT’s Color Selection category…although not a modern process, this is a similar technique to making paint colors in olden days (dating back to 13th century).
READ NOW        
Festool Centrotec System
According to Festool, the Centrotec Installer Set is the standard-bearer for problem-solving, precision drilling/driving solutions. READ NOW        
Statement from NAHB Chairman Tom Woods on House Passage of Resolution Overturning WOTUS Rule
Tom Woods today issued the following statement on the passage of a House resolution (S. J. Res. 22) that would rescind the Environmental Protection Agency’s “waters of the United States” rule. 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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