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      October 31

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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Beyond materials, tools and equipment, technology is changing the way we do things. There are time-clock phone apps, we explain project challenges by using pictures without talking (texts) and the truck map books have gone to recycling. What’s next? For starters, aside from the ridiculous compulsion to participate in the look-at-me social media channels, the next generation may become unconcerned about being digitally recorded twenty for seven.
The High Tech Future for Safety
Everyday items such as safety vests, hardhats, badges, boots and watches are the next targets for smart technology that tracks worker conditions on the jobsite. Wireless sensor technologies, such as those manufactured by dorsaVi, measure human movement to give companies objective, easy-to-interpret data that can be turned into measureable results.
Independent Contractor Status at Risk
According to the Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC), independent contractors are an important part of the construction industry due to fluctuating work demands, and often are the answer to a pressing demand for the special skills and know-how required for short-term projects. Any independent contractor reform effort must recognize that independent contractors are necessary, productive participants in the construction industry, and their ability to contribute to the marketplace must be preserved.
Obamacare Ends Employer Help for Worker Health Premiums
Small business owners with fewer than 50 employees were told repeatedly that Obamacare would not affect their business. These businesses are experiencing increases in health insurance costs and decreases in health insurance benefit flexibility.
Industry News
Benjamin Moore Color Trends 2017
Benjamin Moore’s Color and Design Team share their inspiration behind the 2017 Color of the Year: Shadow 2117-30. READ NOW        
Chromaflo Technologies Corp Acquired
The transaction is expected to close in November 2016 and is subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. READ NOW      
Colortopia Opens at Epcot
It’s an interactive experience where visitors play with color in magical and totally unexpected ways. READ NOW       
How Color Blind People See the World
Have you ever had an argument with a friend about the color of a particular object? READ NOW      
Sherwin-Williams First Paint Manufacturer Certified in New Product Lens Program
A new chemical disclosure tool from UL meets marketplace product transparency demands by putting chemical hazards into context. READ NOW      
Valspar’s Devine Color
Artist and creator of Devine Color, Gretchen Schauffler shares her passion for color and its ability to transform spaces with radiance. READ NOW       
How Its Made Paint Brushes
Check out this video. READ NOW       
Drywall Art Sculpture by Bernie Mitchell
From mud to a beautiful, brilliantly done masterpiece, Mr Mitchell lifts everyday material and fine craftsmanship to an unprecedented and rare level of art. READ NOW        
Interactive wallpaper
Bare Conductive, based in London, UK, offers its conductive Bare Paint and a range of kits that allow customers to create functional and interactive projects. READ NOW        
Ruby Red Roofs Stay as Cool as White
Berkeley Lab scientists use fluorescence to boost the performance of cool colored pigments 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 | SnapDry™ Door and Trim Paint dries in as little as one hour.
Improve efficiency and reduce downtime with SnapDry from Sherwin-Williams. This innovative interior/exterior coating dries in a fraction of the time. Plus, it stands the test of time, providing a hard, durable finish that resists dirt, fingerprints and UV weathering.
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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
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