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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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How is a professional recognized as an apprentice, journeyman or master? Is the definition dependent on speed, overall production or is it determined by pay? Or is the whole progression concept a union thing? When asked, many industry regulars say they are self taught and do not cite participation in an employer training program. Some wonder if the classification should be skilled based taking into account the number of techniques that are performed proficiently. Still others insist that at some point practical project experience (knowing what tasks to prioritize and supervising efficient work flow) are the key elements to advancement.
Origins of Craftsmanship
Many resins, oils and waxes have been used over the centuries to provide a glossy finish to fine timbers. One of the most important is shellac, a resin produced from a secretion of the lac beetle (Laccifer lacca), which feeds on tree sap.
Color Selection
Structural Color
From hummingbird wings to jewel beetle carapaces and mother-of-pearl to fish scales, iridescence — a form of structural color — is one of the most visually compelling displays in the natural world. Its shimmering, metallic qualities draw in the eye and capture attention. So what makes iridescence such a unique form of color? And how do you hone its brilliance in design? Structural color science provides some insight.
Titan Introduces RX-80 Airless Spray Gun
Titan continues to redefine airless spraying with the introduction of the RX-80 airless spray gun. The new RX-80 is a professional airless spray gun rated for 3,600 PSI providing paint contractors with more durability and performance. For better ergonomics and handling, the RX-80 features Titan’s exclusive Comfort Grip. It features a new and improved swivel, two- and four-finger triggers, and a lighter trigger pull.
Industry News
AkzoNobel’s New Skills Academy
Go behind the scenes at AkzoNobel’s new Dulux Academy for painters and decorators in the UK. READ NOW        
BEHR 2017 Color Trends
BEHR presents 20 new limited edition trend colors for the 2017 palette; a curated collection of livable, fashion-forward hues segmented into 3 lifestyle collections: Comfortable, Composed and Confident. READ NOW      
Aura Bath & Spa Paint
If it’s a matte finish paint and can resist any amount of moisture, is it still paint? READ NOW       
Colors for Industry
Since 1905, when Farrell-Calhoun Paint first opened the doors on Front Street in Memphis, Tennessee, the family owned and operated company has focused on producing premium products. READ NOW      
PPG Industries CEO: Painting a Pretty Picture
PPG is the king of coatings, and with the stock up more than 7% this year Jim Cramer spoke with the CEO to see if the company can continue painting a pretty picture. READ NOW      
How Its Made – Rollers & Tray Liners
How Its Made Season 8 episode 5 Paint Rollers READ NOW       
Cole & Son Makes Classic Wallpapers
How Do They Do It’ reveals the superior craftsmanship that goes into producing classic wallpaper. READ NOW       
SW’s PRO on the go: Building on Dad's Dream
Randy Fornoff of MTS Painting & Property Services shares strategies that helped he and his brothers take the family business to the next level of growth and professionalism. READ NOW        
The Brotherhood of High Steel
Fearless tower craftsmen refurbish a 900 footer. READ NOW        
Level 5 Drywall Finish
There are all kinds of approaches to achieving a level 5 drywall finish. READ NOW        
Product Introductions
Work hard. Breathe easy. Get proven protection and long-lasting comfort with the new 3M™ Quick Latch respirator. Featuring a convenient quick latch and patented 3M™ Cool Flow™ technology to help reduce heat and moisture for enhanced comfort and easier breathing – helping you stay cool on the job.
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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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It’s Not Just Paint | WHAT’S IN THE CAN?
An inside look at what makes a great paint or just an ordinary one. An easy read, not overly technical, authored by a fifty-year industry veteran. Whether you buy, apply, sell or specify, It’s Not “Just” Paint will expand your understanding of architectural coatings. FREE SHIPPING
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Titan RX-PRO™ 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.
Find out more at SprayingRedefined.com
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.ppgpaints.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. According to the National Safety Council, the misuse of ladders results in 45% of non-fatal injuries involving lost work days:
2. ______________makes the official paint color, Yankees Navy, for the New York Yankees.
3. Saponification:
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