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     January 27

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!
The winter season is known for cold mornings, slippery driving adventures and an assortment of sports that take place on frozen surfaces. Skiing, knuckle-dragging - otherwise known as snowboarding, sledding, pond skating and outdoor hockey are fun, multiage activities. Now that PPG owns the naming rights to the Pittsburgh Penguins Ice Rink (officially called the PPG Paints Arena) we feature a News item about a really sweet season ticket give away - the Golden Ticket promotion.
Origins of Craftsmanship
American Paint History
The paint Americans used in the past is undeniably part of a technological and commercial record. But beyond that, the colors we have chosen and continue to select for our interior living and working spaces–bright and exuberant, purposefully somber, or a combination of hues–reflect our nation’s cultural influences and our individual and collective spirit.
The Experience Modification Rate
Most professionals in the construction industry appreciate the importance of risk management. Prioritizing safety in construction operations is not only paramount to securing new business and recruiting talent, it’s also an essential component of profitability. While the safety-related anecdotes shared on construction sites and in new employee orientations are important, there is only one measure of safety that underscores a company’s commitment to its employees and its clients – the Experience Modification Rate (EMR).
Get Mold Off Cement
From moldy basements to dingy walkways, there are some effective ways to control mold growth on your own. For bigger jobs, it’s a good idea to call the experts. Cement’s porous nature makes it vulnerable to mold in the presence of moisture or humidity. In fact, it takes as little as 48 hours (please editor’s note below) for visible mold growth to appear on damp surfaces. Because of the serious health problems that mold can cause, it is important eliminate it as soon as possible.
Industry News
Axalta Acquires Ellis Painting
Axalta Coating Systems has acquired the business of Ellis Paint Company. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. READ NOW      
Local PPG PAINTS stores offer Pittsburgh Penguins ‘Golden Ticket’ promotion
PPG announced that it is participating in the Pittsburgh Penguins “Golden Ticket” sweepstakes to help celebrate the NHL team’s 50th anniversary season. READ NOW       
PPG Brief Tips on Interior Color Selection
Check out this video. READ NOW      
Graco Launches Fine Finish Low Pressure SwitchTips
Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG), a leading manufacturer of fluid handling equipment, is pleased to introduce the RAC X™ FF LPSwitchTips, low-pressure spray tips featuring breakthrough patent-pending SmartTip Technology. READ NOW      
RPM’s 10 Year Cumulative Return
Comparison of Cumulative Total Return
Among RPM International Inc., the S&P 500 Index and two Peer Groups
READ NOW       
Spray and Walk Away
Jomax Spray Once removes stains from mold, mildew, algae and moss without scrubbing or rinsing. READ NOW       
Dust-Free Paint and Drywall Festool
Check out this video. READ NOW        
EPA’s Proposed New Regulation on Paint Removers
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed placing limits on the use of two chemicals in paint removers: methylene chloride and N-methylpyrrolidone (NMP). READ NOW       
The High Cost of Regulation
Government regulations have long been a burden for small businesses, but the 2016 NFIB Small Business Problems & Priorities Report shows it’s now the second most pressing concern for employers. READ NOW        
Cement is Stronger When its Molecules are Busted
ONE Chemical Reaction rules the world: Water plus rocks plus cement. That’s concrete, and it equals most of the built world. READ NOW       
Product Introductions
Sherwin-Williams® is proud to announce the addition of new Waterbased Alkyd Urethane to the Pro Industrial™ line of High Performance coatings. It offers tough enamel quality in a water-based formula and features exceptional durability, a high-quality appearance, excellent touchup and washability. Suitable for multiple substrates.
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. The pH of properly cured plaster is generally in the range of 12 to 15.
2. Dunn-Edwards Paint is owned by:
3. The oldest American paint brush maker is:
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Publisher/Sales Director: Melissa Sterling msterling@extensionmedia.com
Sales Manager: Jenna Johnson jjohnson@extensionmedia.com