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     January 17

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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While at work, ever get so busy that you lose track of time? Maybe it was a missed lunch, dinner or an hour zoom where it seemed like only a few minutes passed. If this only happens occasionally, don’t worry about the workaholic thing or that you are getting older and slow. Most likely it is a sign that you were working in the moment. As we go thru the daily routine, among other destinations, our minds wonder ahead, plan the next task, night out or maybe a fun snow activity.
PPT Technical Talk
Paint Failure Nightmare
Although not as common as exterior coating issues, interior coating failures occur on new and repaint projects. It is a good idea for craftsmen to understand how catastrophes happen and for business owners to comprehend each project’s contractual liability so that steps may be followed that always result in success.
Teaching the Art of Preservation
As with any trend, certain movements take time to catch on. Such has been the case with historic renovation, as well as the need for artisan workers who can bring the skills needed to restore city gems to their once illustrious heyday. In this way, the American College of the Building Arts (ACBA) in Charleston, S.C., is seeking to stand out among other institutions of higher education by turning out skilled artisans who can become leaders in historic preservation.
Coatings for Healthcare
There is a powerful new tool helping designers create better healthcare environments and it will probably surprise a few people. Traditionally considered solely in terms of color and finish, and the feelings it invokes in occupants in the space, commercial paint has been technologically advanced to now deliver much more to a healthcare environment than a sense of calm.
Industry News
Festool ROTEX RO 150 FEQ-Plus Sander
This RO150FEQ Rotex sander from Festool is more powerful, economical and ergonomic and few other sanders offer such control and high finish. READ NOW      
PPG Sells Plaka - Comex’s Gypsum Board Business
PPG announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to sell the assets of its Mexico-based Plaka plasterboard and cement-board business to Knauf International GmbH. READ NOW       
Half Tung Oil & Half Citrus Solvent
Real Milk Paint’s Half Tung Oil & Half Citrus Solvent remains a go-to finish for pros and DIY enthusiasts alike. READ NOW      
RPM Acquires Consumer Foam Brand Touch 'N Foam
RPM announced that it has acquired the foam division of the Clayton Corporation, best known for its consumer polyurethane foam brand Touch ‘N Foam, to be part of its DAP business. READ NOW      
Titan Announces the HEA TR1 Low Pressure Airless Tip
Titan is expanding its line of premium TR1 tips - one of the industry’s best performing lines of reversible airless tips for residential and commercial professional painting applications. READ NOW       
Wooster Launches Professional Gold Edge Paintbrush Line
Wooster Silver Tip professional paintbrushes have become a popular choice for painters of all skill levels because of their price and performance. READ NOW       
LiquiGlide Breakthrough for Manufacturing Applications
World Leader in Liquid-Impregnated Surfaces Launches CleanTanX System for Manufacturing Tanks to Eliminate Product Waste, Reduce Water Usage and Lower Cleaning Costs By Up to 95% READ NOW        
Revised I-9 Form Required January 22
The Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) have released a revised I-9 Form that employers must use beginning Jan. 22, 2017, to verify all new hires’ employment eligibility, including U.S. citizens and non-citizens. READ NOW       
NAHB Legal Challenge to OSHA Rule
Ed Brady, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a home builder and developer from Bloomington, Ill., issued the following statement on the legal challenge filed by NAHB and several other industry groups ... READ NOW        
Old School Height Access: Bamboo Scaffolding
Check out this video. READ NOW       
Product Introductions
The new Low Gloss Eg-Shel Sheen available in ProMar 200 Zero® VOC Interior Latex hides minor surface imperfections better than other Eg-Shel sheens. It has better washability than the Low Sheen Eg-Shel and a softer appearance at all angles versus Low Sheen Eg-shel and Eg-Shel.
Learn more
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. When airless spraying and maintaining the gun at the proper distance from the surface with a 5/17 tip size, the spray fan will be 15 to 17 inches wide:
2. The ingredient that is the most hazardous to professionals when applying (brush/rolling) water-based paint is:
3. What regulatory agency’s definition of “Independent Contractor” classification as compared to employee classification is the most difficult for small businesses to establish?
Mark Casale ppt@extensionmedia.com
Publisher/Sales Director: Melissa Sterling msterling@extensionmedia.com
Sales Manager: Jenna Johnson jjohnson@extensionmedia.com