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        July 16

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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We are siding with the engineers that have claimed they are under-paid as compared to lawyers. Top of the class first year lawyer compensation is at a record high. It seems as a society, the more we encourage (pay) people to enter a vocation, they will. (As a side note, in paint and coating application, it is time for an industry wide pay-raise). More legal mouth pieces, ultimately equals more court cases. What does that mean for paint professionals?
Write a Lawsuit-Proof Job Description
Small business owners must include non-discriminatory, descriptive, and ADA-compliant language in job descriptions to help protect themselves from a lawsuit. Paint professionals must carefully choose the language they use in job descriptions to avoid legal trouble. Employers can be held liable for non-descriptive, unknowingly discriminatory language, and language that does not comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act in a job description.
6 1/2 Recruiting Tips
With a severe labor shortage and fewer people entering the field every day, construction companies all over the country are competing to hire and retain the best talent. It’s no longer enough to post an ad on Craigslist and expect high-quality applicants. It’s time to turn over recruiting activities to the marketing team—they know what it takes to attract the right people.
Fun Stuff
Fun Stuff
Happy Birthday America! Fireworks are fun, but so are paintworks. Maybe gunpowder and paint do not mix, but they go well together. Instead of watching the night sky explode, check out how paint colors a day!
Industry News
Color Selection – Trim | Benjamin Moore (3:33)
Understand how different paint colors for trim can change the dimension and feel of a space with Sharon Grech from BM on Cityline. (The video is home-ownerish, but worth watching). Click here for more      
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Kelly-Moore Paints Introduces Envy
Kelly-Moore Paints announced the release of Envy premium exterior paints designed to provide a superior finish appearance with outstanding application properties and a Lifetime Warranty. Click here for more      
PPG Contest
From toolboxes and lawn mowers to the durable finish on your garage door, PPG’s Industrial Coatings have been trusted for decades by manufacturers who build products that protect and beautify. Click here to view      
PPG announces price increase on industrial coatings products in North America
PPG (NYSE:PPG) announced that it will implement a price increase of up to 6 percent on all of its industrial coatings technologies in North America. Click here for more      
The Sherwin-Williams Company 2018 First Quarter Financial Results
Compared to the same period in 2017, consolidated net sales increased $1.20 billion, or 43.6%, to $3.97 billion in the quarter due primarily to the addition of Valspar sales, selling price increases and higher paint sales volume in The Americas Group. Click here for more      
AeroDuster from Wooster Brush
Featuring specially treated yarn that captures dust, cobwebs, pet hair, and fine particles, the AeroDuster is great for ceilings, walls, and floors. Click here for more      
New Ladder Standard
The American Ladder Institute (ALI) – the only American National Standards Institute (ANSI) approved developer of ladder safety standards – has released a new standard for stepstools. Click here for more      
Introducing the New a200 Thermo-Anemometer
The a200 Thermo-Anemometer measures air temperature, air velocity, and relative humidity. Click here for more      
EPA Seeks New Limits on Its Own Authority
The work of untangling and dismantling an overblown and overreaching bureaucracy continues at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) even amid leadership changes. Click here for more      
Product Introductions
Titan® Red Series® Airless Spray Guns
Grasp the future with Titan’s Red Series®, innovative spray guns built for the way you work. The RX-Apex is the newest addition built with practical innovations like the Infinity Packing™ , an ultra-customizable grip and All-Day Trigger™, delivering more comfort and making jobsite life easier. Watch the video and find out more at titantool.com/RedSeries.         
Sherwin-Williams | Extreme Block™
Extreme Block™ Stain Blocking Primer/ Sealer is a versatile indoor/outdoor formula that has the power to seal off stubborn stains like smoke, fire, and nicotine and blocks tannin bleed from bare wood. This quick-dry alkyd coating can prime the surface and be top-coated in less time than conventional two-coat systems, making it ideal for multi-family property managers, facility maintenance crews and residential re-painters who need to quickly restore properties to a fresh condition.
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
2018 Unconventional Convention
Denver, CO
Sept 13 - 15, 2018
IDAL 2018 Convention
Greensboro, NC
October 17th - 21st 2018
SUB Excel
Nashville, Tennesse
March 6 - 9th 2019
Knowledge Test
1. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) model contract documents are the industry standard.
2. The EPA has recently defended its practice of:
3. The landmark California Lead Paint lawsuit alleges that the defendants:
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