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Just a few years ago, September was month number one of the annual color sweepstakes. Each manufacturer would proclaim a pick and by year's end most everyone published a selection. Now, it is like a pro sports season that seems to go on forever. Hue predictions start in the spring, continue throughout the summer and conclude about when the turkeys are hiding. Paint makers earn profit by selling product so it makes sense to encourage customers to stay up to date with the latest and greatest by redoing those stale, un-hip tones.?
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Scaffold Safety
Using the right tool for the job is an essential part of safe and professional performance. We would not want colleagues to try lifting a pallet of materials when a forklift is appropriate; in the same line, we would not want to use a ladder when a scaffold is the right tool for the job. Whether or not a worker knows if a scaffold is appropriate for a given task comes down to a couple of factors.
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Fun Stuff
Stupid is as Stupid Does Part Deux
It is that time again for the "stupid is as stupid does" caught on camera awards. Entrants are quilfied by performing tasks in a hazardous, non-professional manner. Enjoy!
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Origins of Craftsmanship
American Paint History V
In regard to historic restoration, most frequently the project goal is preservation or rehabilitation. Because of the impracticality of replicating historic paints, restoration is least often undertaken. Given current restrictions for the use of toxic ingredients, such as lead and solvents, contemporary substitute paints using safer ingredients need to be used.
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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.
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Industry News
AkzoNobel's Color of the Year 2018
We're thrilled to reveal Heart Wood as the 2018 Color of the Year. The subtle & warm tone of grown-up pink draws from qualities of natural wood & leather. READ NOW      
Corotech Pre-Catalyzed Waterborne Epoxy by Benjamin Moore
Save time and get results with this pre-catalyzed wall epoxy in a durable, ready-to-use waterborne formula. READ NOW      
Customers Expect Customer Service
Customer service has always been key to success for any small business. In today's on-demand society, keeping clients happy means meeting modern expectations. READ NOW      
GripAll LavaGrip Application from Rust-Oleum Industrial
GripAll LavaGrip consists of multiple layers of silica aggregate embedded in durable polyurea. It is designed for superior traction where slips, trips and falls are an issue. READ NOW      
Rejuvenate Exterior Acrylic Coating | Sherwin-Williams
Rejuvenate Siding Restoration Coating is an exterior paint and primer designed to maximize adhesion. READ NOW      
Sherwin-Williams Pro on the Go…The Two-Minute Manager
Too much to do, not enough time? Annie Newton, COO at 4 Seasons Color in Walla Walla, Washington, shares some of her secrets for setting priorities and staying focused. READ NOW      
Titan Control Max Control
As a leader in spraying technology, Titan manufactures and markets a full line of professional-grade paint sprayers for applying a variety of coatings. READ NOW      
3M Introduces WorkTunes Hearing Protector
As paint crews move to more indoor projects, 3M Company is introducing a wireless hearing protector with high fidelity speakers and an integrated microphone to enable two-way phone calls. READ NOW      
New Study Reveals Weight of Administrative Burden on Small Business
A recent Sage report identified how much time small businesses waste on administrative tasks. The answer? So much that it's stunting the economy's growth. READ NOW      
Lean Construction Institute and American Subcontractors Association Form Alliance
With the mutual goal of promoting successful capital project delivery, the Lean Construction Institute (LCI) and American Subcontractor Association (ASA) have formed an alliance. 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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Top Tools for Painting Pros
Your local Sherwin-Williams store has the latest time-saving tools that will help you and your crews be more productive on every job. Learn more.
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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
SSPC Convention 2018
New Orleans, LA
January 15-18, 2018
PDCAEXPO 2018
Galveston Island, Texas
February 21-23, 2018
Knowledge Test
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3. The Master's Paint Institute
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