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     February 28

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!
We need the Olympics. We experience awe inspiring wonderment that goes beyond viewing seasonal sports. The Olympics are a special occasion, world-wide event. The dedication and passion to perform a skill at the highest level is a worthwhile endeavor to participate in, support and watch. The summer athletics are great and have the running, swimming and all. Sprinting and long jumping are human feats of talent and strength. It takes heroic devotion to qualify for the games and an extraordinary effort to achieve a podium result.
Is it incompetence or a lack of training?
One of the common complaints you’ll see today is owners/management saying how there isn’t enough talent out there, not enough people with the right skills or even the willingness to learn. They say that people — almost always “young people” — are too eager to jump ship.
4 Ways to Strengthen the Team
A variety of teams exist in the construction (and professional paint) industry, ranging from field teams installing manufactured products on a project and office teams designing and engineering building plans to production teams fabricating the newest R&D design. Though the context may vary and the qualifications of the individuals certainly may vary, the basic principles critical to teams do not vary.
Color Selection
A Video Tour with Color
Are there colors that we CAN’T see?
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Industry News
Engineered for Speed
At the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Axalta Coating Systems (NYSE: AXTA) has worked diligently behind the scenes to provide coatings that are designed to protect and beautify ski equipment. Click here for more      
Benjamin Moore’s SCUFF-X Wins Three Industry Awards
Launched in 2017, Ultra Spec SCUFF-X is a revolutionary, high-performance, one- component latex paint designed for high-traffic commercial areas. Click here for more      
Bosch 360° Lasers
When the task is leveling and alignment, sometimes it takes a family to get the job done right. Click here for more      
America’s Main Streets Contest
Annual Contest Recognizing America’s Main Streets Puts $25K on the Line Contest empowers consumers and business owners to celebrate their Main Streets Click here for more      
Introducing a New Holiday Detector
The New M/1S Holiday Detector has an ergonomic design with a twist lock ground cable. Click here for more      
NEW Putty & Utility Knife COMBO
Check out this video. Click here for more      
Kärcher Monumental Cleaning Video
About 1:30, great projects…not so great music. Click here for more      
Future Materials Video
As a society we need to make better use of the materials and finite resources at our disposal. Click here for more      
Level 5 USG Video
There are all kinds of approaches to achieving a level 5 drywall finish. Click here for more      
National Ladder Safety Month
Help spread ladder safety awareness in March 2018. Click here for more      
Product Introductions
Click. Buy. Paint.
Sherwin-Williams has exactly what you need, exactly when you need it. Buy online anytime with benefits including order status updates, 24/7 ordering, a Quick Order link to streamline your purchase, and a Frequently Purchased section for easy reordering. At mySW.com, you can plan ahead for a faster, more efficient workflow.
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
SUB Excel
Tempe Mission Palms Hotel & Conference Center
Tempe, AZ
Feb 28th - March 3rd 2018
AWCI’s 100th Anniversary!
Orlando, FL
March 24-28, 2018
Knowledge Test
1. The best way to get crew members to complete a task is to tell/show them exactly how to do it.
2. According to at least one expert, soon new construction projects will be built with robots; what will the game changing technology?
3. What year did paint professionals first join together in a contractors association?
Mark Casale ppt@extensionmedia.com
Sales Manager: Jenna Johnson jjohnson@extensionmedia.com