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      November 15

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!
Rather than eat the same sandwich for lunch every day, once a week or so it’s nice to fancy things up. The same goes for work. Avoid any routine that comes close to nubbin you towards a rut or makes getting up in the morning a job. When there is an opportunity to do a different project type; maybe more complicated than usual, a compressed schedule, a high level of decorative finishes or a prestigious building, the paint and coating application craft gets exciting.
Always Get Paid
The construction industry is unique in many ways, one of which is the numerous amount of legal options a construction party has to get paid. Filing a mechanics lien is the obvious and most powerful option, but not the only one. There may be simpler ways that could also result in timely and fair payment. The proper use of notices, lien waivers, and invoices are great practices that can get you paid in a less stressful manner.
Stop Associate Turnover
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts demand for skilled labor in construction will increase 25 percent by the year 2022. Failure to create plans and programs to identify, groom and retain talent will exacerbate a problem caused by the retirement of the baby boomer generation, economic recession and millenials’ propensity for choosing college over trade school.
Sherwin-Williams’ Valspar Acquisition Update
The Sherwin-Williams Company and Valspar Comment on Market Speculation
The transaction is expected to lose by the end of March, 2017. The Sherwin-Williams Company (SW) and the Valspar Corporation (Valspar) issued the following statement in response to unfounded market rumors concerning regulatory approvals for the definitive purchase agreement, which was announced on March 20, 2016.
Regulatory Review
EPA Pushing Commercial RRP Again
According to the NAHB, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will soon begin surveying a select group of remodelers and other contractors, as well as property managers and lessors of public and commercial buildings regarding lead-safe work practices.
Industry News
Giving Moore: The Octagon House Renaissance
Benjamin Moore was honored to provide Natura Paint as well as expert color consultation to our friends at The American Institute of Architects for the revitalization of nearly the oldest residence in our Nation’s Capital: The Octagon House Museum. READ NOW        
PPG’s 2016 Pro Summit
Recently PPG, makers of Glidden and PPG Paints, hosted more than 300 professional painters and contractors at the 2016 PRO SUMMIT event in San Juan, Puerto Rico. READ NOW      
Dulux’s New Venetian Silk
Watch Mike Holmes Jr. explore the brand new Dulux Venetian Silk finish. READ NOW       
Krud Happens!
No other single product removes really tough soils as quickly and effectively from so many different surfaces. READ NOW      
Spray Application by Sherwin-Williams
Spray application tips from Sherwin-Williams that help you get the best results without wasting material or time. READ NOW      
Alpha Paintbrushes
From the first dip Wooster’s Alpha brushes show just how well they deliver coatings to the wall. READ NOW       
How It's Made - Inorganic Pigmentse
Discovery and Science Channel's How It's Made Inorganic Pigments episode. READ NOW       
New Shade of Blue Now Available
A stunning blue pigment discovered by accident by Oregon State university chemists in 2009 is available for commercial coatings and plastics. READ NOW        
The Brilliant History of Color in Art
Four amazing stories about the history of colors! From stinky shellfish to toxic lead, learn what's really going on with blue, yellow, white, and purple. READ NOW        
Color Theory Basics Wheel
A crash course on color theory that discusses color mixing, nerdy vocabulary terms and color schemes! 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 | NEW Paint Shield® Interior Latex Microbicidal Paint
Sherwin-Williams Paint Shield is an important new tool to help prevent the spread of certain disease-causing bacteria on painted surfaces including MRSA, E.Coli, and VRE. Paint Shield is the first EPA-registered microbicidal paint that kills these bacteria within 2 hours of exposure on a painted surface.
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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. New high tech safety vests track the location of workers on a project site, provide activity reports and sensor information, such as temperature, hours worked, distance walked and even man-down alerts:
2. To find and retain enough qualified candidates to fill professional paint/coating positions, it is a best business practice to:
3. The first evidence of mankind making a chemical was for:
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