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Summer is fading fast; fall is approaching, if you are not getting hurricaned upon, now is the time to shift priorities and secure winter work. Ideally, a craftsmen based outfit should not be dependent on exterior structures. Contrary to non-professional's thinking, there are many more interior painted surfaces than outside. Often when asked about the type of painting performed, professionals answer in terms labeled by outsiders or the un-informed.
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Engaging Centennials
With more than 170 Associated General Contractors (AGC) student chapters across the country, today's young industry entrants are clearly ready to make their mark on the ever-changing construction world.
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GPS Tracking
More than a third of 1,000 U.S. employees in an independent survey say they have been tracked by GPS on the job. For workers in the construction industry, that number shouldn't come as a surprise.
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Common SEO Misconceptions
Search engine optimization is a constantly changing game. Make sure your business isn't still operating under outdated SEO rules. You may feel like you finally have it figured out, but as user behavior evolves and search engines change rules, SEO best practices change too.
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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
Behr Paint Reveals their 2018 Color of the Year
The tranquil, spruce blue In The Moment T18-15 will command the home décor and paint industry next year. "In The Moment," was unveiled at Pop-Up Trend Home at Grand Central Station in New York City READ NOW      
Corotech | Benjamin Moore
Made from the materials we protect, each letter in our massive C-O-R-O-T-E-C-H structure was gathered from the real world, built from the ground up and coated with Corotech. READ NOW      
Introducing Diamond Vogel's Avalon Ultra Premium Interior
Avalon resists common household stains from penetrating into the paint film making it extremely easy to clean. Most stains effortlessly wipe away with a clean cloth and water ensuring your paint continues to look great. READ NOW      
Dumond Chemicals Watch Dog Lift Away Graffiti Remover
For a graffiti removal system that really works, use Watch Dog Lift Away Smooth Surface Graffiti Remover from Dumond Chemicals which is a water-based formulation with low odor, non-toxic, biodegradable and environmentally safe. READ NOW      
MDC – Liqua Pearl Brushed – Application
The following video will show you the correct technique to properly install MDC's Liqua Pearl brushed. READ NOW      
PPG TIMELESS premium paint launched at The Home Depot
Paint line leverages PPG's expertise in coatings for airplanes, cars, ships and more … READ NOW      
Purdy Nest System
The Purdy Nest System is a durable system for increased productivity. The Dual Roll-Off Bucket is the base of the NEST system. All NEST trays and liners conveniently fit into this bucket to create a versatile, paint holding and storage system that is perfect for all jobs, big or small. READ NOW      
Titan PowrLiner 3500
Introducing the revolutionary PowrLiner 3500, gas powered sealed hydraulic striper. Built with technology that delivers a best in class stripe with sharp and consistent line quality on the toughest surfaces. READ NOW      
Zinsser Textured Spray Aerosols
Easily repair damaged textured surfaces with Zinsser Textured Aerosols. Available in Orange Peel Fine, Orange Peel Medium, Knockdown Heavy, Knockdown Light and Popcorn Ceiling. READ NOW      
2017 SSPC Election Results
SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings is pleased to announce the results of the 2017 Board of Governors election. In total, two positions were up for election, including one open position and one incumbent position. 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 | Paint Shield® Interior Latex Microbicidal Paint
Sherwin-Williams® Paint Shield® Microbicidal Paint is the first EPA-registered paint that kills greater than 99.9% of Staph, MRSA, E. coli, VRE, and Enterobacter aerogenes within two hours of exposure on a painted surface. Paint Shield® offers an important new tool to help prevent the spread of bacteria on painted 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
CONSTRUCT 2017
Rhode Island Convention Center
13-15 September 2017
Commercial Contractors Conference
ALBERTA CANADA
Sept 19th-22nd 2017
SSPC Convention 2018
New Orleans, LA
January 15-18, 2018
PDCAEXPO 2018
Galveston Island, Texas
February 21-23, 2018
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