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       March 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!
Spring is almost here and aside from the landscape waking up and exterior market bloom; we often see new product introductions. Here at PPT, we like checking out the new equipment, products and other innovations. Apparently, Graco has been busy. This issue features two News items about revamped sprayers. Graco owns the Airlessco brand, which has earned a long time reputation for endurance. Now the durable units have been upgraded with heavy-duty drive components that are backed by a lifetime warranty.
The Solution Isn’t Just Money
The vast majority of contractors are having a hard time finding workers, including project managers. While offering competitive salaries is important, it’s not the key to staying properly staffed. Relatively few people leave because of salary; they leave because of a lack of engagement. Productive employees who are given support and authority and are encouraged to be entrepreneurial stay with their employer.
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.
Origins of Craftsmanship
American Paint History II
The paint Americans used in the past is undeniably part of a technological and commercial record. This is the 2nd of 4 installments and features information on Early American paints produced prior to 1875. The main focus details historic interior paints and provides background information about some of the types of paint which were used in the past, discusses the more common causes and effects of interior paint failure, and explains the principal factors guiding decisions about repainting.
A New Dimension in Color & Finish
Benjamin Moore revealed CENTURY - a new dimension in paint that builds upon the brand’s legacy of craftsmanship, precision and beauty. Formulated to exceed the creative desires of the most exacting designers and environments, this innovative paint comes in a curated collection of 75 brand new colors that are brought to life with the first Soft Touch Matte finish.
Industry News
Graco Redesigns Airlessco Sprayer Line
Airlessco, manufactured by Graco since 2008 and now made in the USA (some with global components), features a full line of airless spraying equipment and accessories competitively positioned with new designs and upgraded features that will attract attention from discerning painting professionals. READ NOW      
Graco Launches Ultra and Ultra MAX Professional Airless Handheld Sprayers
The Ultra and Ultra MAX airless handheld sprayers include new features that make it easier to spray more in less time with great results. READ NOW       
PPG Paints Arena
Check out this video. Official paint of the NHL. READ NOW      
PPG Colorful Communities 2017
Check out this video. READ NOW      
Rodda Paint Drywall Primers
Check out the Vapor Block Sealer READ NOW       
Transform Your Deck in One Day
Rust-Oleum’s clean, prime, coat method dramatically reduces project time READ NOW       
Sherwin-Williams needs divestiture in Valspar deal
Sherwin-Williams Co. said it now expects to sell part of its business to complete its acquisition of rival Valspar Corp., a consumer-focused paint maker found in home-improvement chain stores. READ NOW        
3M Hand-Masker Products
Learn about our 3M™ Hand-Masker™ M3000 Tape Applicator & Films! ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape is designed to work with 3M™ Hand-Masker™ Products due to their smooth unwind and reliable adhesion level. READ NOW       
Shagadelic Hanging or Making Wallpaper Circa 1968
Check out this video. Perivale and Uxbridge, Middlesex. READ NOW        
Industry Spotlight - Fall Protection
The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades and its Finishing Trades Institute partner with industry leaders to ensure the IUPAT workforce is the best of the best on the jobsite. Take a look at the state-of-the-art training on Fall Protection. 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
Salon NYC 2017
New York, NY
April 13-16, 2017
Knowledge Test
1. Paint blisters and coating separation on new appropriately cured plaster may not be a paint adhesion issue:
2. To reduce a color’s chroma or chromatic intensity, professionals:
3. The Experience Modification Rate:
Mark Casale ppt@extensionmedia.com
Sales Manager: Jenna Johnson jjohnson@extensionmedia.com