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        July 30

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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Working around negative people can be exhausting. Stupid is as stupid does…at least according to Forrest’s mama. In the movie, that answer usually followed a derogatory inference. Sometimes with craftsmanship, it seems to be the same. Maybe it is easier to go ruffian when we do not understand or appreciate the rational or actions of colleagues? We hear the occasional, it’s good enough; save it for punch; nobody will notice it; it isn’t Taj Mahal and other discounting comments.
Color Selection
Technology Matches Van Gogh
It might seem odd to use color technology from the automotive industry to recreate a 19th century painting, but color expertise takes us into a lot of unexpected projects. I’m personally very proud of being part of this one, as senior color scientist at AkzoNobel.
Falls: A Leading Cause of Death
One of the leading causes of death for construction workers (paint professionals included) is falls from elevated surfaces, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In 2016, these accidents accounted for more than 30 percent of all construction fatalities. The top four causes of worker deaths (excluding highway collisions) in the private sector construction industry are...
Regulatory Review
Regulatory Reform Needed
The uncertainty caused by future regulation negatively affects a small business’ ability to plan for future growth. While regulation is necessary, it must be pragmatic and sensible. Agencies need to carefully analyze how their regulations affect small businesses. At the same time, federal regulators should work with small businesses to help ensure compliance with the spirit of the law, rather than aggressively impose fines and penalties for violations that result from confusion.
Types of Anti-corrosion Coatings
Anti-corrosion coatings provide a robust level of protection against corrosion for components operating in highly corrosive environments. The three types of anti-corrosion coatings explained: The options for anti-corrosion coatings are vast but they can be broken down into three main groups; barrier, inhibitive and sacrificial. In this blog post we outline the differences between the three types of anti-corrosion coatings.
Industry News
Prep, Stain and Entertain the Same Day
BEHR Premium Quick Dry Oil Base Wood Finish is a revolutionary, breakthrough product that allows you to Prep, Stain and Entertain™ All In the Same Day. Click here for more      
Experience CENTURY
View this video! Click here for more      
Dunn-Edwards Paints Introduces ENDURAPRIME
A High-Performance, Acrylic, Rust Preventative Metal Primer Click here for more      
PPG Reports 2nd Quarter 2018 Financials
PPG (NYSE:PPG) reported second quarter 2018 net sales of about $4.1 billion, up nearly 9 percent versus the prior year. Click here to view      
RPM Reports Financials 2018 Fourth Quarter and Year End
RPM International Inc. (NYSE: RPM) reported record sales for its fiscal fourth quarter and year ended May 31, 2018. Click here for more      
Sherwin-Williams introduces Extreme Block Primer/Sealer
The new oil-based primer reduces the need for repaints by sealing off stubborn stains such as smoke, fire and nicotine, making it ideal for quickly restoring a property to fresh condition. Click here for more      
The Colormix Forecast 2019 Enthusiast Palette — Sherwin-Williams
The eclectic Enthusiast palette steals the scene with bold pops of vivid color for maximum impact and undeniable energy. Click here for more      
Healthcare Coverage Options Expanded
On June 19, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor expanded access to affordable health coverage options for America’s small businesses and their employees through Association Health Plans. Click here for more      
White House ‘Pledge to America’s Workers’ Event
The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) signed on to President Trump’s “Pledge to America’s Workers” today, committing to educating and developing at least 500,000 construction workers over the next five years. Click here for more      
A Robot is faster than Humans
Meet the Semi-Automated Mason or SAM, a robot that is so good at building walls it could take over the construction industry. Click here for more      
Product Introductions
TR1 High Efficiency Airless™ Tip
The TR1 HEA tip is a high production tip that is optimized to spray coatings at 1,000 psi which decreases overspray by up to 55%. This revolutionary technology delivers speed, added durability and is perfect for spraying large residential and commercial jobs. Find out more at titantool.com/TR1HEA.         
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
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. According to an EPA’s draft regulation, the agency has proposed to ban the use of Methylene Chloride (MC) except for two groups.
2. Considering that the average material to labor ratio for most architectural painting projects is 15% material to 85% labor (non-spraying). What is the material to labor ratio for residential wallcovering installation?
3. When it comes to “living” organisms (people, insects, birds, animals, water dwellers, etc.), the rarest color on Earth is:
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