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         July 14

Welcome to Painting Pro Times where industry experts provide the latest information on industry trends as well as valuable news, and product information.
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Sometimes less may really be more. Like getting a raise or increasing hourly rates, work less for the same income or possibly to set aside more for the rainy day fund. If you are busy, busy working, maybe it is time to consider strategies for upgrading production equipment and/or procedures, and limit proposal submissions to “A” customers; the nice ones that do not grind and pay within terms. Working hard is great, but take a minute to realize that the last available hotel room or seat on the plane is not booked at a discount.
Finding Help Part II
Given the potential negative economic impacts of construction worker/paint professional shortages, and the need to re-invigorate the construction skills education pipeline, the Associated General Contractors of America have identified a range of measures that federal, state and local officials should consider. These measurements include an array of legislative and regulatory reforms that are designed to make it easier for private construction firms and not-for-profits to finance and operate their own training programs. These changes would expand training opportunities while rightly shifting additional responsibility to the private sector.
Rodda Paint…Doing the Right Thing
The Rodda Paint Company has successfully installed a UV water treatment disinfectant system at its Portland, OR manufacturing plant. Testing of run-off water from the facility’s roof in 2015 discovered higher than preferred levels of e-coli bacteria, attributed to wild birds and pigeons roosting on the plant’s roof.
Color Selection
Colormix 2017 The Sherwin-Williams Forecast
Sherwin-Williams Color Forecast projects a sense of restlessness that will translate to color in new ways next year. With the backdrop of an ever-changing societal and cultural landscape, the four color palettes that make up the year’s forecast share a vision of renewed spirituality, body and soul nourishment and a determination to define a sense of self.
Fun Stuff
Fun Stuff
Sometimes the best discoveries are made by mistake, like Christopher Columbus’s sailing adventure and supposedly Reese Cups. Or maybe, good things happen when we take a fresh or different look at the way things are done. This Fun Stuff installment features four videos, which may be on the longer side, but worthy and entertaining to spotlight. Watch and change the world or just enjoy.
Industry News
Behr Paint Is Making Huge Dreams Come True Giveaway
Homeowners seeking smaller spaces and greater freedom have grown the tiny house movement from a potential passing fad to a booming industry. READ NOW        
Benjamin Moore updates Corotech High-Performance Coatings
Corotech High-Performance Coatings has been known for as a high-quality line of industrial maintenance coatings that feature epoxy toughness in a ready-to-use waterborne formula. READ NOW      
Glidden Diamond
New high-quality paint provides exceptional durability for a brilliant finish at an outstanding value READ NOW       
Mexico City’s tallest skyscraper depends on Graco’s XM PFP for Fireproofing
Spraying two-part epoxy intumescent coatings for passive fire protection is serious business. READ NOW      
RPM Acquires Down Under and in North Carolina
RPM International Inc. (NYSE: RPM) today announced that Applied Polymerics, Inc. & Marketing Associates, Inc. (API/MAI), a specialist civil engineering and construction organization focusing on bridges, roads and major structures, has been acquired to be part of its Universal Sealants (U.K.) Limited (USL) business within the RPM Performance Coatings Group. READ NOW      
Sherwin-Williams’ Celebrates 150 years
Window washers make their way down the larger-than-life banner of NBA Finals MVP LeBron James hanging on the side of Sherwin-Wililams world headquarters on March 22, 2016. READ NOW       
Valspar Shareholders Accept Sherwin-Williams Offer
Transaction Expected to Close by the End of Q1 Calendar Year 2017 READ NOW       
Valspar Launches Platform AskVal.com
Premiering Valspar’s Pinterest Analyzer, powered by the Pinterest API READ NOW        
The Uncertain Future of Saving the Past
In the Chapel of the Good Shepherd at Saint Peter’s Church, large, abstract wooden sculptures seem to move along much of the 28-foot walls. READ NOW        
Can tape really replace rivets and screws?
Learn how 3M™ VHB™ Tape may improve your assembly and why this specialty vehicle manufacturer wouldn’t consider using rivets or screws again. READ NOW        
Product Introductions
3M | 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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Several products in the SuperDeck line now feature enhanced formulas. SuperDeck Waterborne Semi-Transparent Deck Stain, with a new 3-year warranty, and the Waterborne Solid Color Deck Stain offer improved durability. The Deck and Dock coating offers enhanced performance on rough, aged surfaces. SuperDeck is the most complete deck care system available.
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PPG Pittsburgh - Regency® Interior™
REGENCY® interior latex paint is our finest interior paint-and-primer-in-one product with excellent durability that repels stains. It provides excellence in coverage, durability and stain resistance.Regency applies smoothly and has great flow and leveling for a beautiful finish. It is ideal for withstanding wear and tear in high traffic areas. www.legendary440.com         
Featured Videos
New Titan RX-Pro™ Airless Spray Gun
An innovative spray gun built for the way you work, giving you ultimate comfort and control.
Upcoming Industry Events
2016 WIA National Convention and Vendor Showcase
Charlotte, North Carolina
September 16-17, 2016
Commercial Painting Contractor Convention
Rockport, Maine
Sept. 27-30, 2016
Knowledge Test
1. With encouragement from President Obama, more federal regulations, (DOL, EPA, IRS, OSHA, et al) were implemented last year than any other Administration.
2. If the maximum pressure of the sprayer is not enough to achieve a good spray pattern,
3. An estimating strategy may include a price adder or a discount:
Mark Casale ppt@extensionmedia.com
Publisher/Sales Director: Melissa Sterling msterling@extensionmedia.com
Sales Manager: Jenna Johnson jjohnson@extensionmedia.com