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      October 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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Many professionals claim to be fast or have a system that is quicker than the competition. Others rely on the thinking that quality takes time so there is little effort put into swiftness. Certainly, there are no declarations advertising turtle pace. Since we all cannot be on the same job to display individual greatness, speed is relative and most likely better defined based on production.
Get Good People
As many of you can attest, the construction industry has some unique challenges in finding and retaining enough qualified candidates to fill all available positions. If you’re fortunate to find a skilled candidate, the hiring process cannot stop there.
RPM’s Past CEO Closes Record Breaking Career
Thomas C. Sullivan, past CEO, has retired sun-setting a remarkable journey of leading RPM to extraordinary growth and prosperity. Mr. Sullivan’s company tenure is historic and considered legendary. By any standard, it was incredibly productive and notably long.
Paint Making in the Technology Age
Is Tech-Driven Paint Company Still a Paint Company?
Paint isn’t usually associated with cutting-edge technology or security concerns, but Benjamin Moore is taking the digital era seriously. Chief Information Officer (CIO), Barry Toubin, shows how a smart tech platform can both inspire creation and encourage sales.
Marketing on SnapChat
Should painting contractors market on SnapChat? In order to answer this question, we are going to have to answer three basic questions.
What is SnapChat?
SnapChat is a mobile messaging app that allows users to take pictures or videos called ‘snaps’. Users can then apply a wide range of animations, text, filters, and special effects to a snap.
Kärcher Unveils VersaGRIP
Kärcher North America, a worldwide leader in innovative cleaning solutions – announced the availability of the first-of-its-kind VersaGRIP™ Trigger Gun. The VersaGRIP is the best and most cost-effective way to upgrade any gas pressure washer to tackle challenging cleaning jobs and reduce fatigue. This must-have gas pressure washer accessory is ready to tackle your most challenging cleaning needs
Industry News
1,000mph Paint
Faster than a speeding bullet | Engineers in the UK have built a supersonic car designed to set a new land speed record. READ NOW        
Behr Transparent Exterior Penetrating Oil Wood Finish
This easy to apply oil base transparent finish enhances the natural beauty of wood. READ NOW      
PPG Paints & the Stanley Cup Champions
Check out the video. READ NOW       
Rust-Oleum Truck Bed Coating
In this 3 Minute Shop Class, we transform a worn, dented truck bed by applying Rust-Oleum Truck Bed Coating that is durable, and abrasion resistant, with a textured, non-slide finish, giving your vehicle the protection it deserves. READ NOW      
Who is Sherwin-Williams?
Sherwin-Williams is one of the most recognized global brands in the world. Innovation and service drive 4 related business segments. READ NOW      
Craftsman Color Tips from Down Under
Shaynna Blaze takes you through the basics of the infamous colour wheel, explaining the difference between primary, tertiary & secondary colours and warm & cool colours. READ NOW       
Painting Apprenticeships...Aussie Style
What will you learn in a painting apprenticeship? Take a peek at apprenticeship training with the National Institute of Painting and Decorating READ NOW       
Master Painter National Competition
Day 1 of Competition pushed competitors to the edge. 10 finalists & 6 Judges…Who will be the 2016 Master Painter? READ NOW        
Paint & Coatings Technology Program
Williamson College of the Trades prepares deserving young men to be useful and respected members of society. READ NOW        
Richard Branson's Top 5 Tips
Billionaire Richard Branson tells you how to get ahead in business. READ NOW        
Product Introductions
3M | 3M™ Paint Project Respirator with Quick Latch
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
SSPC 2017
Tampa Convention Center Tampa, FL
Jan 30 - Feb 02, 2017
2017 Painting and Decorating Expo
San Diego, CA
Feb 23 - 25, 2017
Salon NYC 2017
New York, NY
April 13-16, 2017
Knowledge Test
1. Small paint & coating application companies must invest in Brand Ambassadors:
2. Primer is designed:
3. One of the biggest changes affecting craftsmanship has been:
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