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         July 31

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!
When things are busy and we need to get more done, it can be like that animated movie with penguins. While trying to keep every customer satisfied with the intent of moving faster, the happy feeting from one project to the next may not work so great. Sometimes the professional paint and coating application business seems like dancing (on roller skates…without practice). Picture a crew in whites performing an awkward chicken hustle, the mental laughing may help the too busy stress subside for a moment.
New Walls & Paint
Does paint make the wall? When we consider painting drywall in commercial settings, many are critical of how it looks. Most construction management and/or owners with 20/20 can see wall surface imperfections and usually more than a few share it with pointing fingers. In many cases the blame is cast toward professional paint and coating applicators, which is often incorrect!
Tech Talk
What is gypsum board?
What do you get when misconceptions and “common knowledge” cause project difficulties, payment issues, owner dissatisfaction and sometimes to the point where knifes start flying? You get informed fast…the best approach for this type of battle is not a bigger knife or a gun. Seek accurate, expert information. Let's start at the beginning before considering the paint finish.
Color Selection
The Modern Use of Color
It is interesting to see among the advances and technology, including computer matching and phone color environment renderings, color chip presentation has not changed all that much. As manufacturers improved their ability to reproduce any color imaginable, the challenge of choice arose. How do consumers decide what colors they want? How do designers know what colors to offer?
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.
Industry News
Benjamin Moore New Entrepreneurial Program
Independent Dealer Opportunity READ NOW      
Dunn-Edwards Aristoshield
Galaxy Stone is a revolutionary luminescent architectural coating formulated for both interior and exterior use. READ NOW      
PPG Color of the Year 2018
Check out the video HERE      
Rhodda Master Painter
PPG announced that Henrik Bergström, chief commercial officer of PPG Comex, will become vice president, architectural coatings, Latin America, and president of PPG Comex effective July 1. READ NOW      
SHERWIN-WILLIAMS New FACEBOOK Page for Paint Professionals
Officially launched this month, the new SWPaintPros Facebook page is the professional paint contractors’ go-to source for product info, project advice, business-building, pro incentives, community connection and beyond. READ NOW      
The Sherwin-Williams Quarterly Financial Results After Buying Valspar
The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE: SHW) announced its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2017. READ NOW      
Titan PowrBeast
Introducing the PowrBeast heavy duty gas powered direct immersion sprayer. Power meets durability. READ NOW      
Karcher Dry Ice Blasting
A recent survey carried out by NCFE has outlined that the high cost of further education has prevented almost half of UK adults gaining advanced qualifications. READ NOW      
Highlights from the 2016 show in Austin, Texas. We will be in Providence, Rhode Island Sept. 13-15… Join us! READ NOW      
NAHB on DOL Rescinding Independent Contractor Aggression
Granger MacDonald, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a home builder and developer from Kerrville, Texas, issued the following statement regarding … READ NOW      
Product Introductions
New Scotch® Masking Tape for Humid Conditions
Stick it to humidity with a revolutionary new tape. Featuring cutting-edge Humi Bond™ Adhesive, this tape sticks and stays in humid conditions. It also works on zero-VOC, scrubbable and deep-base paints. For clean lines and great results, get the tape with staying power.
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Titan Red Series™ Airless Spray Guns
Squeeze out of your workday with Titan’s Red Series™, innovative spray guns built for the way you work. We’ve redefined spraying with practical innovations like comfortable ergonomic grips that feel as good as they look, with an ultra-light trigger, and on-board tools that make job site life easier. Learn more at titantool.com/beast.         
Several products in the Sherwin-Williams® SuperDeck line feature enhanced formulas. SuperDeck Waterborne Semi-Transparent Deck Stain, with a new 3-year warranty, and the Waterborne Solid Color Deck Stain offer improved durability. The Deck and Dock coating offers enhanced performance on rough, aged surfaces. SuperDeck is the most complete deck care system available.
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
WIA 2017 Convention
Ft. Worth, TX
September 7-9, 2017
Rhode Island Convention Center
13-15 September 2017
Commercial Contractors Conference
Sept 19th-22nd 2017
SSPC Convention 2018
New Orleans, LA
January 15-18, 2018
Galveston Island, Texas
February 21-23, 2018
Knowledge Test
1. Certain colors have the power to make dogs bark, fish swim and buffalo stampede.
2. In 2017, the first exterior painting projects will be performed by remote controlled drones, which:
3. On commercial projects with new walls, patching of taping/finishing deficiencies should be performed:
Mark Casale ppt@extensionmedia.com
Sales Manager: Jenna Johnson jjohnson@extensionmedia.com