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     February 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!
Clichés suck. Stated a little more appropriately, they do not really function well in many situations especially at work. When sharing important information with potential clients, regular customers and/or colleagues, consultants caution against closing with clichés. Try explaining a task to an associate; provide instructions and end with “sooner or later you will figure it out” or “this is not your first rodeo”.
You Are Being Watched
In 2014, the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) estimated that the theft of heavy equipment alone was close to $300 million. The majority of theft the NICB has tracked in the last 15 years happened at “other premises,” or what they call hard-to-secure construction sites. Since 2002, over 60 percent of theft happened on these “other” locations with temporary fences and unfinished buildings that can’t be locked. With the limitations of security guards, cost-effective protection has become a constant concern on jobsites.
Spotlight On:
One Step – Saves Time – Holds Strong®
Securing poly-sheeting or other protective coverings can be time-consuming and expensive. But, some jobs require the protection of poly-sheeting. Tackle them with speed and ease with Double-Sided Poly-Hanging Tape from Shurtape. It’s a one-tape, one-step solution that saves time and holds strong in prep work.
Learn more at Shurtape.com.
Wallpaper's Deception an Essay
For centuries, wall covering has helped people construct new realities inside their homes. The history of wallpaper is a story of deception, of the many forms lying can take. Wallpaper has been guilty of little white lies, like visually altering the proportions of a room or projecting your idle fancies onto the four walls—and also of more outright deception, of social pretension, even the erasure of history.
Industry News
Graco Promotes Dale Johnson to President of the Contractor Segment
Mr. Johnson, 62, has provided more than 40 years of exceptional service to Graco, most recently as Vice President and General Manager of the Worldwide Contractor Equipment Division. READ NOW      
PPG’s Global Growth Outlook…the Mad Money Interview
PPG manufacturers its products in more than 40 countries worldwide. Jim Cramer spoke with CEO Mike McGarry about the future. READ NOW       
Painting a Giant Pittsburgh Penguins’ Goalie Mask
Time-lapse mask video - Pittsburgh Penguins Goalie Mask READ NOW      
Paint Tech: Why Quality Matters with SW’s Steve Revenue
When it comes to paint, quality is everything. Our paint tech explains what makes Sherwin-Williams indoor and outdoor paint exceptional. READ NOW      
The Sherwin-Williams Company Reports 2016 Year-end Financial Results
The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE: SHW) announced its financial results for the year and fourth quarter ended December 31, 2016. READ NOW       
Wallpaper How Its Made
How Its Made - 322 Wallpaper READ NOW       
X-Rite Pantone: Blending the Art and Science of Color
We help you get the color you want. Whether you design, produce, evaluate, or communicate color! READ NOW        
New Tech: Odrer by Appp…Supply Chain Control
Glenn Goedecke knows that smartphones and tablets have become the communication modes of choice for many electrical contractors. READ NOW       
DNA of Construction Entrepreneurs…Survey Results
Sixty-two percent of construction small business owners have seen increases in revenue and 64 percent have seen profits increase... READ NOW        
White House Orders “Regulatory Freeze”
Last week, President Trump, through the White House Chief of Staff, Reince Priebus, issued a memorandum implementing a freeze on federal regulations pending further Administration review. READ NOW       
Product Introductions
Sherwin-Williams® new Extreme Bond™ Interior/Exterior Primer is formulated to promote adhesion on hard, glossy surfaces. This high-quality, waterborne acrylic primer assures a uniform appearance and adhesion of topcoats. It can be used with both high performance epoxies and urethanes. Sanding may not be necessary for most clean, paintable surfaces.
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
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. Old school linseed oil-based paints took many years to completely dry.
2. Mold begins to form from water/moisture infiltration (MI); how many types of MI are categorized?
3. Today, the most expensive wallpaper scene for purchase is made in ___________.
Mark Casale ppt@extensionmedia.com
Publisher/Sales Director: Melissa Sterling msterling@extensionmedia.com
Sales Manager: Jenna Johnson jjohnson@extensionmedia.com