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         July 29

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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The Olympics are here and winning is good. A contest determines who achieves victory and who lingers in defeat. It is better to push beyond the challenge of putting in a good effort. Some conclude trying hard and losing is the right path, but it should only be a temporary detour; merely a rebooting, reevaluating moment. At game time, when athletes hesitate or demonstrate doubt, the opportunity to win fades fast. It is the same at work.
PPT Technical Talk
Know Your Primer
We often hear someone say that a particular paint problem is caused by the painter’s failure to use a primer. To some, it seems that as long as a product is called “a primer”, all will be well. The experienced painting contractor, however, knows that there are many different types of primers and that selecting the proper primer for the job at hand is the key to a successful paint job.
Color Selection
The Colors of the Olympics
The Rio 2016 Olympics will be an explosion of color and culture — gain insight into and inspiration from the games’ most enticing palette yet. There’s color inspiration to be found balancing on beams and leaping every hurdle at the Olympic Games. From the five iconic rings to the athletes’ uniforms, the look of the Rio 2016 Olympics is a mosaic of enticing hues. No safe neutrals here: Bright and bold colors abound at these games.
Seven Secrets to Longer Life for Exterior Paint
When it comes to exterior paint, there’s no fountain of youth, but there are ways to add years of life to a new paint job, says Debbie Zimmer, paint and color expert at the Paint Quality Institute. Here are the “secrets”:
Industry News
Behr Academy - How Lighting Affects Color
Take a look at how different light sources can affect color. READ NOW        
Benjamin Moore Reveals Paint Trends
“Our antennas are always out,” says Benjamin Moore creative director Ellen O’Neill, who travels the globe tracking down trends and pinpointing paint colors for the brand’s hotly anticipated Color of the Year. READ NOW      
PPG’s Charles Bunch to Close Successful Career
PPG (NYSE: PPG) today announced that Charles E. Bunch will retire Sept. 1 as executive chairman of the PPG board of directors after 37 years with the company. READ NOW       
PPG sells flat glass division, ending 'historic' era
PPG Industries Inc. ended a more than 130-year run as a flat glass manufacturer Thursday as it agreed to sell that part of its operation to a Mexican company for $750 million. READ NOW      
Dow and DuPont Stockholders Approve Merger
Companies Achieve Key Milestone in Merger and Subsequent Intended Separation into Three Highly Focused, Independent Companies READ NOW      
Sherwin-Williams Paint Shield Kills Bacteria
Paint Shield® is the only EPA-registered paint that kills greater than 99.9 percent of Staph (Staphylococcus aureus), MRSA, E. coli, VRE, and Enterobacter aerogenes within two hours of exposure on a painted surface READ NOW       
New Wooster Painter’s Comb Speeds Up Brush Cleaning
Wooster brushes are made to last, but heavy paint buildup shortens their lifespans. READ NOW       
So You Want to be a Commercial Painter
International Union of Painters and Allied Trades READ NOW        
Restoring Chicago’s Alexander Hamilton Statue
Long before that Founding Father by the name of Alexander Hamilton became a Broadway sensation he was a towering bronze statue. READ NOW        
Coatings World’s Top Paint Makers
The only truly global ranking of the top manufacturers of paints, coatings, adhesives and sealants. 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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The new Low Gloss Eg-Shel Sheen available in ProMar 200 Zero® VOC Interior Latex hides minor surface imperfections better than other Eg-Shel sheens. It has better washability than the Low Sheen Eg-Shel and a softer appearance at all angles versus Low Sheen Eg-shel and Eg-Shel.
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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. The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) have the most comprehensive journeyman training program.
2. What percent of the construction workforce (and likely paint & coating application professionals) is 45 years of age or older.
3. What year was canned spray paint invented?
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