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    December 14

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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Since the beginning, here at PPT, we have been sounding the old guy alarm. Professional paint and coating application has too many gray/white hairs and not enough of brown, black and other solid-styled heads. Apparently, the Millennials are camping out elsewhere (some in parent’s basements). Before aging out, we must promote the art and science of the most brilliant trade with urgency and frequency. In addition, we ought to accept, in a duty bound manner, the ultimate responsibility of championing craftsmanship and expert architectural and decorative techniques.
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Technical Talk
Outsmarting Yourself
A new facility for the maintenance of school buses was recently built in a south Florida city. As a part of the building construction, interior exposed galvanized metal ceilings and related structural steel and metal piping were to be painted. Section 09900 Painting of the project specifications states that metal surfaces are to be washed and pretreated as required prior to painting. The specification further states that the spray application of paint is prohibited.
Where Is All the Knowledge Going
“There’s a whole bunch of people getting ready to walk out of the trades and take the knowledge that they’ve learned over their career. And so how do we pass that down to the next generation?” asks Mike Brewer, president and CEO of the Brewer Companies, a Phoenix, Arizona-based family of plumbing companies.
Spotlight On:
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Industry News
Akzo Nobel to Split
New CFO and three Supervisory Board members gain shareholder approval READ NOW      
Axalta Coatings: No to Akzo & Nippon Paints Acquisition Attempts
“Axalta is a premier company in the coatings industry and has recently been sought after by two global competitors,” said Charles W. Shaver, Axalta’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. READ NOW      
Festool Cordless Sanders and the STL 450 Inspection Light: Perfection for Paint Professionals
What’s the value of a cordless sander? How can it improve your work and your business? VIEW      
Graco Announces 3-for-1 Stock Split and Increases Quarterly Dividend by 10.4 Percent
The Board of Directors of Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG) announced the following actions related to its common stock of which there are approximately 56 million shares outstanding: READ NOW      
Pantone Reveals 2018 Color of the Year
Check out this video. VIEW      
PPG’s Fuze*IT and new Automotive Primer Win Technology Awards
PPG earns prestigious R&D 100 awards for paints, coatings and adhesives technologies for automotive and building construction READ NOW      
Preserving the Legacy of Santa Monica Pier
From its dedication in 1909, to last year’s celebration of the 90th anniversary of Route 66, the Santa Monica Pier has been among southern California’s most popular attractions and historical landmarks. READ NOW      
Zinsser rolls out tannin blocking primer with superior adhesion
New primer offers fast dry times – low temp application
Rust-Oleum is expanding on Zinsser’s trusted line of specialty primers with the addition of Zinsser Exterior Wood Primer.
READ NOW      
Why Positive Online Reviews Matter to Small Business
Check out this infographic VIEW      
Union Painters Give Back to the Community
The IUPAT PATCH Foundation Starts the Year Right for Students VIEW VIDEO      
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 | TOP TOOLS
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.
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
Galveston Island, Texas
February 21-23, 2018
Knowledge Test
1. White is the most popular car color in the world:
2. Custom wallcoverings:
3. Who owns the following brands: California Paints, Muralo Paint and Zolatone?
Mark Casale ppt@extensionmedia.com
Sales Manager: Jenna Johnson jjohnson@extensionmedia.com