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   September 16

Welcome to Painting Pro Times where industry experts provide the latest information on industry trends as well as valuable news, and product information.
Painting Pro Times, the source for paint professionals!
Like the cycle of football starting up, the paint craft industry has a new color season each year. Lately, there has been some early News. Nonetheless, the upcoming year’s color “picking” seems to coincide with apple collecting. Fresh, crisp bites, warm pie and hot cider are all delicious variations of the same thing that supposedly landed on Isaac Newton’s head. For us it is this color or palette or that one (we don’t need to wear helmets yet). PPT will feature many manufacturers’ predictions and in this issue there is a video titled: Behr 2017 Color Trends.
Fun Stuff
Paint Robots
Technology-rich equipment, tools, drones, robots and vehicles are revolutionizing how America’s commercial and industrial construction projects are built, according to the July/August issue of Construction Executive magazine. Improved safety, productivity gains and expedited schedules are driving industry-wide investment in technology acquisitions and upgrades among contractors of all sizes.
Hand & Power Tool Safety
Hand and power tools are a common part of life for most of us. Sometimes they are everyday tools that perform a variety of tasks, such as a power drill. Other times they are very specialized pieces of equipment that is specific to an industry or performs a particular task. In either case, the tools have two things in common:
• First, they help us perform a work task that would be more difficult or impossible without them.
• Second, they can be hazardous if used improperly.
Technical Talk
Caulk Failure
Interior caulk may lose its initial adhesion and flexibility, which will cause it to crack or pull away from surfaces. Consider how and where the caulk is being used before choosing a product.
Caulk problems are commonly due to:
1. the substrate was not effectively prepared
2. the wrong paint was selected
3. caulking on a wet surface or wet primer/paint
Industry News
New Title: BEHR 2017 Color Trends
Each year BEHR presents 20 new limited edition trend colors. READ NOW        
A Yahoo PPG Financial Review
On Sep 2, we issued an updated research report on coatings giant PPG Industries PPG READ NOW      
New Paint Stops Water
Rust-Oleum rolls out innovative coating formulated to block moisture READ NOW       
Paint is Back at Sears
The retailer is bringing trusted brands to the paint aisles – including Craftsman, Weatherbeater and Easy Living. READ NOW      
Sherwin-Williams Paint Shield
The first EPA-registered microbicidal paint that kills five specific difficult-to-treat, infection-causing bacteria within two hours of exposure on painted surfaces. READ NOW      
It’s Tank Time
Entries are now being accepted for Tnemec’s 2016 Tank of the Year competition, announced Doug Hansen, director of sales, Water Tank Market. READ NOW       
Valspar Signature Brilliant Metals Paint
Give your walls a distinctive and dramatic flair with Valspar Signature Colors Brilliant Metals. READ NOW       
How sandpaper is Made
Discovery / Science Channel’s “How It’s Made” Sandpaper episode READ NOW        
DOL, NLRB Overreach Roll Back Request
The U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Committee approved the FY 2017 Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act Jul 14 in a 31-19 vote. READ NOW        
Career and Technical Education Reforms
The House is expected to vote on legislation that would make critical reforms and improvements to the Perkins Act, the primary federal funding and policy source for career and technical education (CTE) programs. READ NOW        
Product Introductions
3M | ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tapes
Whatever surface you’re masking, plan on using the right tape for a clean removal and protection from paint bleed with every job. ScotchBlue Painter’s Tape is specifically designed for both common and challenging masking situations. We’ll save you time with sharp paint lines and incredible results the first time.
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Sherwin-Williams is proud to announce the addition of new Waterbased Alkyd Urethane to the Pro Industrial™ line of High Performance coatings. It offers tough enamel quality in a water-based formula and features exceptional durability, a high-quality appearance, excellent touchup and washability. Suitable for multiple substrates.
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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. Top quality, oil based exterior paint has more flexibility, better adhesion, more resistance to peeling and flaking, and superior color retention as compared to other products.
2. The Origins of Craftsmanship claims that paint and coating application craftsmanship is endangered because:
3. The colors of the Olympic rings:
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