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The larger number of paint professionals work in the remodel or new construction markets. There are companies that specialize in pure repaints, although it is fair to say at some point, just about all architectural and industrial outfits end up on projects side by side with other trades. When the project scope is comprehensive and the paint and/or coating application is one part of the whole, it seems easiest to default to the sharp elbows, rough and ready approach.
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Paint versus Gypsum Board
Is the problem with the paint material, the craftsmanship or the drywall? A patchy or uneven texture on freshly-painted new gypsum board might seem like the painter’s fault, but it’s often actually a drywall issue, and this can lead to great frustration for the customer, architect and the painting contractor.
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Regulatory Review
New Jersey’s Governor, Chris Christie, Says No to PaintCare EPA Not in Compliance with RRP Rule
On Jan. 11, 2016 ACA’s PaintCare bill, AB 1603, passed the New Jersey Assembly by a 46-27 vote. The bill was pocket vetoed by Gov. Chris Christie on Jan. 19. A companion bill, SB 1420, “An Act Requiring Producers of Architectural Paint to Implement or Participate in a Paint Stewardship Program,” passed the New Jersey Senate on May 18 by a 26-7 vote.
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Origins of Craftsmanship Paint in the 18th Century
It is important to recall that paint of the 18th and early 19th century was made from three basic ingredients – linseed oil as the vehicle, pigments as the colorants and turpentine as a dryer. These ingredients combined to create what we call oil paint. It was used primarily for the exterior of a building and assuredly in Newport for the painting of ships. Oil was also used on interiors, but not exclusively since water and milk based paints was used on interiors where oil’s resistance to weather was not needed.
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Color Selection
Pantone’s Color Seminar
X-Rite Incorporated, a global leader in color science and technology, and its subsidiary Pantone LLC, today announced a spring Fundamentals of Color Training Series in 15 locations throughout North America. The spring seminar series is designed to help attendees establish and implement color quality standards in their organizations. Taught by X-Rite color experts, the seminar incorporates decades of color management experience and has been conducted globally for more than 25 years.
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Industry News
Monster Around…Everywhere
The Fenway Collection of Paint READ NOW        
Graco Reports Record Sales
Organic Growth and Acquisitions Contribute to Solid 2015 Performance. Revenue has climbed to a new height of nearly $1.3 billion READ NOW      
National Paint Industries, Acquired
Huron Capital Partners LLC (“Huron Capital”) today announced its specialty coatings ExecFactor® platform, Valentus Specialty Chemicals, Inc. (“Valentus”), has acquired North Brunswick, NJ-based National Paint Industries, Inc. (“NPI”). READ NOW       
PPG 2015 Sales & Profit Increase
Net sales in local currencies grew 7 percent year-over-year, with acquisition-related sales adding 5 percent and sales volume growth contributing nearly 2 percent. READ NOW      
Sherwin-Williams New Color Director
Sherwin-Williams has appointed Sue Wadden to the position of director of color marketing for its Paint Stores Group. READ NOW      
SW Launches ColorSnap Design Pro Suite
Color specification is faster, easier and more intuitive with this fully integrated system of colors and tools designed to work how you work. READ NOW       
Festool Connect Moves
After several years of hosting the event concurrent with the JLC Live New England show, we’ve decided to take it to a new direction. We’re bringing it home to Indiana! READ NOW       
Small Business Blasts Department of Labor
Department of Labor document encourages larger firms to bring services in house and sever relationships with small contractors READ NOW      
In 2015 the Obama Administration Smashed the Regulations Record
Last year’s Federal Register was the heftiest it has ever been, and more than 500 of those pages directly affected small businesses.
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Updated Green Seal Standard
Allows Certification to New Categories, Including Concrete Sealers and Floor Coatings READ NOW        
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