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   September 29

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!
When professionals understand how paint/coatings adhere, dry, cure and perform over time, it makes sense that appropriate products may be selected for the applications in which they are designed. The same goes for color. We are not in a rough construction sector like excavation, foundations or framing. We play for the finish team and color and sheen matter.
Technical Talk
No Stinkin’ Latex
Water based paint coatings have been commercially available for about six decades, which is a relatively short time when we consider 100,000+ years of paint history. Remember in the early days of latex paint, the material was inferior to lead and oil manufactured products. Based on science, the reality is that no matter how many years one has exercised professionally applying paint and coatings, the chances of spreading out latex on walls, trim or any substrate are slim to zero. The following discussion is focused on decorative application, but is worth reading since it provides a clear explanation and continues to be relevant for any craftsmen.
Be a Better Leader
Being a great leader can be difficult. Being a better leader is easy. Leadership is often made out to be more difficult than it really is. That’s not to say it’s easy to be a great leader, but there are some straightforward things everyone can do to be a better leader that do not require a great deal of skill or training.
Try these five simple things and watch your leadership improve.
New Mi-T-M Inverter Generator
Mi-T-M Corporation announced the release of the new 3000 Watt Inverter Generator. Designed with inverter technology, the new 3000 watt generator provides clean and quiet power for job sites as well as camping and recreational activities.
Microban Expands Microbiology Testing Services
Microban International Ltd., the global leader in odor control and antimicrobial solutions, announced the expansion of its Microban Microbiology Testing Services to non-partners. This initiative provides independent testing and verification capabilities for evaluating antimicrobial performance of products for textiles and polymers.
Industry News
AkzoNobel takes on an extreme challenge in Sweden
Find out what happened when Swedish painters repainted one of Scandinavia’s busiest railway stations in one day. READ NOW        
The Dirty Truth – Behr Academy
While all paint brands offer white paint, some paints are toned to achieve different properties. READ NOW      
Behind the Science - Benjamin Moore Laboratories
There are eight research and development laboratories at our 80,000-square-foot facility in Flanders, New Jersey. READ NOW       
Glidden Paint names Byzantine Blue as 2017 Color of the Year
Mystic purple is perfect touch in kitchens, living rooms, bedrooms and nearly any room and any style home decor color trends in 2017, according to the GLIDDEN® paint brand by PPG (NYSE: PPG), with the top color a subtle, serene violet. READ NOW      
Bring It Home Miller Paint
It is short and we chose this clip, because the color spray cloud is cool. Plus, Miller Paint is a great regional company. READ NOW      
Silverado named Pittsburgh Paints & Stains 2017 Color of the Year
Pittsburgh Paints & Stains unveiled its 2017 Color of the Year, Silverado (MEN7049-5), a deep, mystic purple that pairs perfectly with trending gray tones. READ NOW       
RPM Acquires Canadian Pipeline Coatings Company
RPM International Inc. announced that it has acquired Specialty Polymer Coatings, Inc. (SPC), a Canadian manufacturer of high-performance coatings for the global oil and gas pipeline market with annual net sales of approximately $26 million. READ NOW       
Sherwin-Williams 2017 Color of the Year
Sherwin-Williams 2017 Color of the Year is Poised Taupe SW 6039. It’s both modern and classic; weathered, woodsy, complex and cozy. It is a beautiful balance of warm and cool and creates sanctuary. READ NOW        
Sherwin-Williams First Paint Company to Join BIMsmith Platform
Sherwin-Williams, a pioneer in the coatings industry for more than 150 years, leads the industry in another first. READ NOW        
Gilding and Patination Workshop
Learn how to quickly apply leaf over large areas like Ceilings and then apply a patina to soften the metallic look. 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 | Rejuvenate™ – The quickest and easiest way to restore siding.
Rejuvenate Siding Restoration Coating is an exterior paint and primer in one designed to maximize adhesion. This high build coating with SmoothFill Technology™ gives aged and weathered siding a smooth, uniform appearance. Learn more
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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
Commercial Painting Contractor Convention
Rockport, Maine
Sept. 27-30, 2016
Knowledge Test
1. To properly fill a void or gap, generally, the caulking thickness (depth) must be 1/2 the width to avoid failure.
2. Shellac is made:
3. Structural color:
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