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     February 28

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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If we asked the question, where are the best craftsmen found? Maybe some answers would include countries of origin like England, France, Germany, Italy, Scotland or even America? Maybe not…Is the question more about training? If so, Union instruction is the most efficient learning method. The long proven hands-on class and field hour system is head and shoulders above lone professionals wading through the trial and error exercise. We should all agree Union training is more effective than the typical merit company Wild West approach of basing education on the job of the day.
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
Diamond Vogel Color Trend Report Spring 2017
When it comes to color selection, it is a best business practice for professionals to know what customers may be considering: fake news, truth, and the debate between differing views. READ NOW      
Graco Launches Breakthrough LineLazer ES 1000 Striper
First professional exhaust-free, quiet striping solution in U.S. for indoor and outdoor jobs. READ NOW       
PPG paint brands named ‘Official paint of the NHL’
PPG announced it has reached a multiyear corporate marketing agreement with the National Hockey League (NHL) to make PPG paint brands the Official Paint of the NHL® in the U.S. and Canada. READ NOW      
Sherwin-Williams Enhances Interior Paints
Creating the next generation of interior paints, Sherwin-Williams is introducing enhanced formulas that make several products better than ever. READ NOW      
Sherwin-Williams Expands Emerald Line
Sherwin-Williams has expanded the Emerald family of products, its finest interior and exterior paints, with the new Emerald Interior/Exterior Waterbased Urethane Trim Enamel. READ NOW       
Titan RX-PRO Receives Sherwin-Williams’ 2016 Vendor Product of the Year Award
The Titan RX-PRO airless spray gun was recently recognized by Sherwin-Williams with the company’s 2016 Vendor Product of the Year Award. READ NOW       
Varathane Wood Stain
Varathane Stain is engineered to give true color, in one coat. And according to the company it has a Triple Thick Polyurethane that protects with the durability of three coats… in just one. READ NOW        
History of Wooster Brush
The United States had only been established for 75 years when The Wooster Brush Company began in 1851. READ NOW       
Gypsum - The Miracle Mineral
How raw gypsum is made into gypsum board and used as the most successful fire resistant building material ever. READ NOW        
The National Craft Championships
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) announced that more than 170 of the top construction apprentices and trainees in the country will compete in the 30th annual National Craft Championships READ NOW       
Introducing the New CMI155 and CMI157
Coating Thickness Gauge for Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Metal Substrates 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. Smart Paint technology goes beyond ingredient characteristics to augment or possibly change the functionality of a substrate or end product and some formulas may have the potential of emitting a weapon’s grade laser.
2. In a three person paint & coating application company, if the average colleague is paid a $20 hourly wage, the variable costs:
3. The status of Journeyman recognition:
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