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         August 17

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!
Sometimes at PPT we wonder if the art and science of professional application will ever rise to the level of innate fulfillment experienced by our ancestors. Like today’s sports, the anticipation and act of the mind and body working together in perfect sync is fun to watch and even better to do. It becomes a state or zone of unlocked creativity, purpose and accomplishment. Even now, many craftsmen enter a focus were time matters less and the action of preparation or spreading liquid materials takes precedent over regular thoughts.
Contract Risks
Beginning with a sound construction contract can have a significant impact on a firm’s profit, loss, reputation and overall ability to manage a project. Risk shifting is the contracting norm, and attorneys across the country scrutinize contract clauses when deciding which client will prevail. In the sterile vacuum of negotiation, the owner and contractor presumably reached an understanding of the meaning of the contract terms.
Top 10 Small Business Killers
Every four years, the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) releases its Small Business Problems & Priorities report, detailing the top concerns for small business owners. Results from 2016’s report aren’t surprising: The culprits that have plagued owners for years continue to do so.
Fun Stuff
Speed Painting, Chem 101 & the Golden Gate
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Color Selection
Spices and Paint Color – Color Selection
Spices and paint color – pigment &ndash have an ancient, shared history. Understanding this relationship may help you make more inspired design decisions. If you’ve ever been inspired by the rich red of cayenne or the intense gold of curry while cooking, you’ve reacted to the natural pigments found in spices. In fact, it turns out that when it comes to color, spices and paint share an ancient past.
Spotlight On:
T-Rex® Tape – Ferociously Strong Tape®
T-Rex® Tape is ideal for craftsmen and contractors who demand the highest quality tools. Unlike ordinary duct tapes, this ferociously strong tape is built for intense holding power. Its aggressive double-thick adhesive is what gives this tape the ability to stick to rough, dirty surfaces through all-weather types and temperatures.
Learn more at TrexTape.com.
Industry News
Graco Reports Record Sales & Earnings
Graco Inc. (NYSE: GGG) announced results for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2017. READ NOW      
PPG withdrew offer for AkzoNobel…The deal is caput
About two months ago, PPG announced that it had withdrawn the proposal to combine with AkzoNobel. READ NOW      
Anti-Graffiti Coating – Vandlguard
Rainguard, the global leader in environmentally-friendly surface protection solutions for home, architecture, commercial and building contractor challenges, has unveiled its newest Anti-Graffiti Coating READ NOW      
Sherwin-Williams Invests in Learning Lab
Sherwin-Williams' Industrial Wood Coatings Division has formalized a $300,000 investment in the Manufacturing Industry Learning Lab (MiLL) READ NOW      
Sherwin-Williams Colormix Forecast 2018
Step behind the scenes with Sue Wadden – and the whole Sherwin-Williams Colormix team for insight into the process and influences that make the Color Forecast. READ NOW      
X-Rite Smartphone Color App
Designed for retail applications, the new Color-Eye solution enables consumers to easily and accurately measure the color of any item on the go to find matching or harmonizing products. READ NOW      
Nearly 80,000 Housing Start are Tear-Downs
In 2016, almost 80,000 Housing Starts were Tear-Downs. Although tear-downs can be flashpoints for public opinion, there is scant statistical evidence of their real impact on the new homes market. READ NOW      
The 2017 Regulatory Road
The Trump administration's Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) released new details on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) regulatory and deregulatory actions in the months ahead. READ NOW      
2018 Proposed EPA Budget
President Trump's proposed budget for fiscal year (FY) 2018 entitled "A New Foundation for American Greatness" would fund EPA at $5.7 billion – a more than 30 percent decrease from the current funding of approximately $8 billion. READ NOW      
Proposed Independent Contractor Protection
Joint Employer Bill Would Provide Certainty to Business Community READ NOW      
Product Introductions
3M™ Wall Repair Fiber Reinforced Compound
3M™ Wall Repair Fiber Reinforced Compound is 3X stronger than other 3M spackles and doesn’t shrink, crack or sag. Use it to repair holes up to 5” on drywall, concrete, stucco and plaster. It’s easy to sand and can be used inside or outside (with exterior paint).
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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.
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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. In ancient times, dead bugs, elephant dung and rocks were used to create color.
2. In 2016, the Department of Labor:
3. For interior historical restoration scopes, when the lead-paint coating has deteriated beyond typical preparation, chemical removal is a preferred option. Wood and plaster features can be stripped with either caustic paint removers (potassium or sodium hydroxide) or:
Mark Casale ppt@extensionmedia.com
Sales Manager: Jenna Johnson jjohnson@extensionmedia.com