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Ever reminisce about playing in the street as a kid? For the non-gray haired, some older guys actually grew up having fun on pavement without the benefit of helmets, supervision, structured teams and winners and losers getting trophies. Riding bikes, street hockey, kick ball, stick ball, basketball and more were pursued with a vengeance purely for being outdoors and having fun.
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Paint Needs a Category Makeover
The global billion-dollar and successful paints and coatings industry is in need of a leader brave enough to shift the conversation around paint, from its comfort zone of functionality to one that disrupts and sets a new industry standard.
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Airless Spraying by Graco III
Similar to the best craftsman practice of carrying a toolbox packed with a variety of brushes; can we agree the same reasoning applies to spraying? Most often, the coating material dictates the sprayer type. And it is commonsense that the right sprayer facilitates effective production and a professional finish.
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Origins of Craftsmanship
History of Paint (the Short Version)
Paint — the group of emulsions generally consisting of pigments suspended in a liquid medium for use as decorative or protective coatings — made its earliest appearance about 100,000* years ago. Cave dwellers used crude paints to leave behind the graphic representations of their lives that even today decorate the walls of their ancient rock dwellings.
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Industry News
Behr Marquee Interior Paint
Short commercial…notice that the Jack Russell does cut straight lines and the nervous guy’s pants when he is about to greet the lady in red. READ NOW        
PPG 2015…record financials
“PPG delivered strong financial results in 2015, achieving the highest adjusted earnings per diluted share in company history,” McGarry said. READ NOW      
Graco 1st Qtr Sales up Abroad; Decrease Domestically
Graco Inc. (NYSE: GGG) today announced results for the first quarter ended March 25, 2016. READ NOW       
Sherwin-Williams Reports 2016 First Quarter Financials
Compared to the same period in 2015, consolidated net sales increased $123.7 million, or 5.1%, to $2.57 billion in the quarter due primarily to higher paint sales volume in our Paint Stores and Consumer Groups. READ NOW      
SW Emerald Interior & Duration Home Cleanable Flat
According to Sherwin-Williams; “no sacrifice in performance for appearance any longer with Emerald Interior & Duration Home. READ NOW      
RPM’s Rustoleum has Online Education
There are currently four free courses offered: Use of Coatings to Prevent Mold and Mildew Damage; Rust Prevention 101; An Introduction to Priming; and Moisture Protection for Concrete and Masonry. READ NOW       
Valspar’s Paint Drop
Valspar showcases their mobile paint store for professionals! READ NOW       
Trainthepainter
SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings and MPI Group (UK) are pleased to announce the expansion of their 2014 agreement to provide global applicator training. READ NOW        
8 Construction Groups File Suit Against New OSHA Reg
Eight construction industry organizations filed a petition for review of the final crystalline silica rule by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit today. READ NOW        
Scientists stabilize world's strongest material
Elemental carbon is extremely versatile, and scientists have long been able to create new carbon allotropes that make for super durable and multi-functioning materials - such as everyone’s favorite material, graphene. READ NOW        
Product Introductions
Introducing ScotchBlue™ PLATINUM Painter's Tape
You've never seen a tape like this. 90-degree tear for fast corner prep. Durable 3M poly material helps stop paint seepage for ultra sharp paint lines. Pulls off in one piece — no tearing or slivering — to save you time. Prep smarter. Paint better. Finish stronger.
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BONDS TO DIFFICULT SURFACES
Sherwin-Williams new Extreme Bond™ Interior/Exterior Primer is formulated to promote adhesion on hard, glossy surfaces. This high-quality, waterborne acrylic primer assures a uniform appearance and adhesion of topcoats. It can be used with both high performance epoxies and urethanes. Sanding may not be necessary for most clean, paintable surfaces.
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Titan RX-PROTM Airless Spray Gun
Titan’s new RX-PRO airless spray gun delivers more comfort, control and convenience than ever before. Spray longer with ergonomic features like a best-in-class, ultra-light trigger pull, and customizable FingerPrint Grip™. Rated up to 3600 PSI, the RX-PRO works with any airless sprayer on the market.
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Featured Videos
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Upcoming Industry Events
AGC Federal Contractors Conference
Washington, D.C.
May 9-11, 2016
2016 WIA National Convention and Vendor Showcase
Charlotte, North Carolina
September 16-17, 2016
Knowledge Test
1. The Federation of Scientists and Coating Technologists (FSCT), a professional association, which some time ago merged into the American Coatings Association (ACA) –the paint manufacturer’s group- started as part of the Painting & Decorating Contractors of America (PDCA).
2. The national two year college graduate rate approximately matches the percentage of union apprentices completing the paint application training program. Out of 10 entrants, how many stay the course (what is the graduation percentage)?
3. In the paint and coating application industry, the three most important estimating aspects to have a strong aptitude are:
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