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      January 11

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!
Ever think about inventing a new craftsman’s tool or gadget? By PPT’s estimate, a very low percentage ever make it to market and even fewer rise to gain space in our tool boxes. There are some great success stories, the spray pump, spray gun, and the roller arm/sleeve. On the other side, remember, brush boxes…they were square metal containers to hang brushes in. They kept the China bristles wet, soaked in thinner ready for a quick spin and then dipped into action.
Grow with Good People
The body count shortage is going to get worse in 2018 and beyond. Savvy operators will develop a superior way of retaining talent and attracting new hires. All service based companies depend on people to satisfy customers. Doctors, lawyers, plumbers and paint professional businesses all must perform their respective services well to survive and prosper. Great companies have an efficient team of good people. In order to expand, every outfit must add associates. For growing enterprises, low turnover is often an indicator of a stable, well run company.
Regulatory Review
More Small Business Relief
President Trump has made regulatory reform one of the administration’s top priorities. In addition to issuing statements of support for several of the pending regulatory reform bills, he has taken a number of steps to facilitate change.
First, the Administration placed a regulatory freeze on all regulations that were passed during the last months of the Obama Administration. This freeze was meant to give Administration cabinet appointees time to consider new and pending rules before they become effective.
Color Selection
Shine On, Shine Off
Color’s not everything when selecting paint. The outcomes different finishes deliver when all is done and dry are impacted by sheen.Among the characteristics that contribute to the look, feel, texture and durability of a paint specification are gloss and sheen - a.k.a. the finish - which also gives surfaces their distinct luster and overall aesthetic appeal.
This is gloss. This is sheen.
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
Dulux Painter’s Academy
Unemployment and a lack of decent work opportunities are challenges faced by many young people around the world. Click here for more      
Behr Paint introduces BEHR PRO e500
A professional-grade exterior 100% acrylic water-based paint, BEHR PRO e500 is the latest addition to the BEHR PRO Professional-Grade Paint Line, which offers advanced application properties, including superior touch-up, excellent hide and maximum coverage for high-turnover and price-driven environments. Click here for more      
Color Handbook | Benjamin Moore
Color really does make the room. Benjamin Moore’s Color Handbook offers tips and ideas to help you through the color selection process. Click here for more      
Graco Completes Acquisition of Smith Manufacturing
Smith, located in Pompano Beach, Florida, makes and sells scarifying equipment for both interior and exterior surface preparation. Click here for more      
PPG to acquire architectural paint and coatings wholesaler ProCoatings
PPG expects the transaction to close in the first quarter 2018, subject to customary closing conditions. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Click here for more      
2017 Tnemec Tank of The Year
Since 2006, Tnemec has celebrated the innovative and creative uses of its coatings on water tanks with the annual Tank of the Year contest. Click here for more      
How to Keep the Family Business in the Family
Family businesses make up a majority of the small business enterprises in the United States. Click here for more      
Small Business Optimism Hits Near All-Time High
Not since the roaring Reagan economy has small business optimism been as high as it was in November, according to the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Index of Small Business Optimism, released today. Click here for more      
Scientists Secure Two Patents on Self-cleaning Coating Research
Faculty and students at UMass Lowell and Shenkar College of Engineering, Design and Art in Israel have joined forces to study and produce new coatings that make surfaces from glass to metal self-cleaning. Click here for more      
California Appeals court orders EPA to speed lead paint regulations
A panel of three judges from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) needs to modernize regulations governing the use of lead paint quickly after new information on its dangers was revealed. Click here for more      
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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Suitable for multiple substrates, Sherwin-Williams® Waterbased Alkyd Urethane offers tough enamel quality and outstanding durability, washability and touchup.
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. Manufacturers’ and suppliers’ warranties are governed by the Uniform Commercial Code :
2. For gypsum wall construction, joint photographing is:
3. Recently, the Associated General Contractors (AGC) spoke out against three excessive and burdensome federal regulations enacted under the previous administration: OSHA’s multi-employer citation policy, the DOJ’s guidance seeking to hold individuals in construction firms criminally liable for company offenses and the:
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