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       April 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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It looks like it is not over until PPG says so. Following two unsolicited PPG offers to buy AkzoNobel, the Netherlands-based panting giant released some ideas to appease stockholders. Click on Akzo Unveils Strategy to Fend off PPG to learn the details.
Wanted: A Harvard for Skilled Jobs
In a new book, There Is Life After College, Jeff Selingo explores why students struggle to launch into a career after college and how they can better navigate the route from high school through college and into the work world.
Spotlight On:
Keeps Paint Out. Keeps Lines Sharp.®
FrogTape® is the only painter's tape treated with PaintBlock® Technology. PaintBlock is a super-absorbent polymer which reacts with latex paint and instantly gels to form a micro-barrier that seals the edges of the tape, preventing paint bleed and providing the sharpest paint lines possible.
Learn more at frogtape.com.
Color Selection
The History of Color Science
In the 1660s, English physicist and mathematician Sir Isaac Newton began a series of experiments with sunlight and prisms. He demonstrated that clear white light was composed of seven visible colors.
Origins of Craftsmanship
American Paint History III
An enormous growth of the paint industry began in the 1860s, stimulated by the invention of a suitable marketing container–the paint can. The first factory-made paints in cans consisted of more finely ground pigments in an oil base; after purchase, additional oil was added to the contents of the can to make up the paint.
Industry News
Akzo Unveils Strategy to Fend off PPG
Separation of Specialty Chemicals to take place within 12 months; project teams in place Dual-track process with active consideration of a separate listed entity READ NOW      
Axalta Buys Valspar's North American Industrial Wood Coatings Business
Axalta Coating Systems (NYSE:AXTA), a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement with The Valspar Corporation READ NOW       
Behr Premium Plus
Interior Paint: One Home, Many Lives READ NOW      
Benjamin Moore Yankees Ticket Offer
Buy 1, Get 1 Save 50% on select seats with the Buy 1, Get 1 offer – Offer Code: PAINT READ NOW      
PPG launches PPG Timeless Stain
Find ultimate summer enjoyment on your deck, with advanced woodcare technology that provides exceptional protection and enduring beauty READ NOW       
PPG raises offer for Akzo Nobel to $29 billion
U.S. paint maker PPG Industries (PPG.N) raised its proposed offer for Akzo Nobel (AKZO.AS) by about 8 percent to 26.9 billion euros ($28.8 billion) on Monday READ NOW       
RPM record Sales Quarter; Profit hurt by Restore Product
RPM International Inc. (NYSE: RPM) reported record sales for its fiscal 2017 third quarter ended February 28, 2017. READ NOW        
Sherwin-Williams and Valspar sell Valspar's North American Industrial Wood Coatings business
The Sherwin-Williams Company and The Valspar Corporation announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement with Axalta Coating Systems READ NOW       
Attention Regulators: Listen to Small Businesses
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) today called on Congress to work with federal regulators to fix the regulatory rulemaking process READ NOW        
EPA Seeks Comment on Review of Existing Regulations
According to the Associated General Contractors (AGC), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it is seeking public input on its evaluation of existing rules READ NOW        
Product Introductions
3M | ScotchBlue™ Painter's Tapes
Whatever surface you're masking, plan on using the right tape for a clean removal and protection from paint bleed with every job. ScotchBlue Painter's Tape is specifically designed for both common and challenging masking situations. We'll save you time with sharp paint lines and incredible results the first time.
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TR1 High Efficiency Airless™ Tip
Dial Down The Pressure with Titan's TR1 High Efficiency Airless Tip. This revolutionary tip technology atomizes coatings at a lower pressure which decreases overspray and puts more paint where it belongs. The TR1 HEA tip is optimized to spray coatings at 1,000 psi and has two times the life of a standard reversible.
Find out more at titantool.com/TR1HEA
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
Salon NYC 2017
New York, NY
April 13-16, 2017
Legislative Week
Washington, DC
June 19th - 23rd 2017
Commercial Contractors Conference
Sept 19th - 22nd 2017
Knowledge Test
1. "High style" houses from the mid-17th to late 19th centuries often had paint, rather than wallpaper, on the walls.
2. Today's small business failure rate
3. Who owns PPG?
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