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    November 21

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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Ever wonder why some paint and coating application companies are more successful than others? What could be the defining factor: technical skill; business acumen or a superior referral network? The interesting point here is that most failed businesses are not candid about downsizing or going belly-up. The standard reasoning often goes like this: I got sick and tired of baby-sitting so now we have three people or everything was great until that no good GC stuck me on the __________(insert big project).
Weather or Not: Tips for Cold Weather Painting
In our experience, almost all the premature coating failures we see are for one of three reasons:
-The wrong coating system was specified for that substrate or service environment
-The painter failed to conduct proper surface preparation prior to paint application; or
-Coatings were applied during unacceptable environmental conditions
End of Year Tax Planning
Here we are well into the final quarter of 2017. Is your business on target to reach your goals for the year? Here are some things you should be doing to make your final quarter as successful as you’d like it to be:
Review your progress
How has your business performed in the first 3 quarters of the year?
What have you accomplished that you are really proud of?
What could have gone better? And what can you do about it?
The History of Lead-Based Paint
When lead pigment was used in paints, currently reported risks to children were unknown and unknowable. That’s because the knowledge of the risks of lead evolved over a century. Lead-based paint was first made and used in Greek and Roman times. It was the traditional paint of choice and flourished in Renaissance painting and European guild halls. Lead-based paint was shipped in Colonial days to what became the United States as a luxury good, and was later used to paint such important structures as the White House, the Capitol and Mount Vernon.
Industry News
Dunn-Edwards 2017 Color of the Year
Honey Glow (DE5354) is a warm, golden yellow with orange undertones that will make a bold statement in any space. READ NOW        
Dulux - Color of 2017
Check out this video. READ NOW      
Liquid Nails brand FUZE*IT adhesive by PPG named Top 100 Product of 2016 by THIS OLD HOUSE magazine
Hybrid-technology innovation instantly bonds nearly all materials READ NOW       
Rust-Oleum is proud to announce an extension of its popular Peel Coat line of spray paints. READ NOW      
Sherwin-Williams Executive Chairman Chris Connor to Retire; President and CEO John Morikis Elected Chairman
The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE: SHW) announced today that Christopher M. Connor will retire from his position as Executive Chairman effective as of the close of business on December 31, 2016 following a 34-year career with Sherwin-Williams. READ NOW      
This is Graco
Since 1926, Graco Inc. has been a leading provider of premium pumps and spray equipment for fluid handling in the construction, manufacturing, processing and maintenance industries. READ NOW       
Volvo LifePaint
Volvo Cars presents LifePaint. The best way to survive a crash is not to crash. READ NOW       
Pantone Color Institute Releases Spring 2017 Fashion Color Report
Pantone LLC, an X-Rite company and the global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries announced the PANTONE Spring 2017 edition, a comprehensive overview of fashion designers’ use of color in their upcoming collections. READ NOW        
Festool Orbital Sanders: RTS 400 REQ and DTS 400 REQ
Check out this video. READ NOW        
Kitt Peak Observatory Gets a Facelift
The Kitt Peak Observatory (Tucson, AZ) got a fresh coat of paint this summer. 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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Emerald® and Duration Home® are now available in a true-flat finish that offers the same washability, durability, and burnish resistance as matte or glossier sheens. These technologically advanced true-flat sheens hide minor drywall imperfections while providing a washable, rich look. Both products are paint and primer in one with advanced stain-blocking technology.
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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. The Bloodhound supersonic car has been built to be the first land vehicle to achieve 1,000mph. It’s coated with paint normally used on submarines:
2. The paint and coating application term “the Brotherhood of the high steel” refers to:
3. If water based paint goes a couple of shades lighter when thinned:
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