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      August 30

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!
Sometimes when we escape work for a short while, clarity is revealed. It could be something simple, like the back log is many months out; we need another pump, van, etc. Maybe it is a realization that selling projects, performing scopes expertly are essential to a successful path, while chasing payments is a pressure-laden, merry-go-round that leaves you dizzy and causes cash flow peril.
Training & Retaining the Best
There’s no denying a shortage of skilled workers for the construction industry. As baby boomers retire, mid- to upper-level positions are opening, but contractors are having trouble finding people to replace those openings in addition to entry-level positions. The current unemployment rate is the lowest it’s been in 18 years, creating a candidate-driven market with more job openings than job seekers. It’s more important now than ever to train the crew you have into the crew you need to avoid turnover and continue to build a profitable and sustainable business.
What Does Safety Cost?
The U.S. holds a special place in the current international safety and health landscape. Each state is provided with a high degree of autonomy, which leads costs and fees to differ depending on where a company is based.
Concrete Equals New Business
Concrete is a very durable material and has the misconception of being a maintenance-free product, which is why so many contractors and professionals consider the job done once the concrete has cured. However, the reality is that no product lasts forever without occasional maintenance.
Industry News
Behr Paint Unveils 2019 Color of the Year
Behr Paint reveals its 2019 Color of the Year: Blueprint S470-5, a mid-tone blue that charts a course for people to reimagine the colors and design of their home. Click here for more      
Benjamin Moore’s Gennex
All paints are created with the same components, however not all paints are created equal. Click here for more      
300 Houses Colored to make a colossal Mural
PPG COMEX and project partner Colectivo Tomate recently inaugurated the “Bird of Dreams” mural in the Campana-Altamira neighborhood of Monterrey, Mexico. Click here for more      
Introducing Rust-Oleum Turbo Spray System (.46)
You want it done fast? We’ve got the solution! Rust-Oleum Turbo Spray System provides a faster spray painting experience than ever before. Click here to view      
The New Minwax Line
Sherwin-Williams is making interior wood-staining projects fast and easy by introducing Minwax Performance Series, an extension of the best-in-class Minwax products, along with a redesigned color palette and interior stain design center. Click here for more      
Discover More about PermaStroke Technology (.21)
The Titan Elite™ 3500 and PowrLiner™ 3500 both feature our innovative PermaStroke™ Technology. Learn more about PermaStroke with #Titan21- innovation in just 21 seconds. Click here for more      
New coating makes clothes smart
Researchers can add these sensors to fabric in a way that is superior to current methods for making smart textiles. Click here for more      
Redesigned OSHA Webpage
OSHA redesigned the Law and Regulations webpage that features information on standards and rulemaking. Click here for more      
Flying with new aluminum based coating
Engineers with the U.S. Naval Air Warfare Command—Aircraft Division – developed a new active aluminum-rich (Al-rich) primer for coating systems. Click here for more      
EPA Cited For Faulty Lead Paint Inspections
The U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) sent letters to the President and Congress after an investigation revealed that Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in Region 4, sent unqualified individuals to inspect renovation sites for lead paint and failed to properly document the inspections. 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.         
Sherwin-Williams | Block Stains to the Extreme
Stop stains and tannins from bleeding through repaints with Sherwin-Williams® Extreme Block™ Interior/Exterior Stain Blocking Primer/Sealer. The fast-drying alkyd formula seals off stubborn stains like smoke and nicotine, is easy to sand and can be topcoated in as little as two hours, quickly restoring 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. Of the leading causes of death for construction workers (paint professionals included), electrocutions are most common.
2. For the refurbishing of the Eiffel Tower, the paint coating is applied by:
3. The three types of anti-corrosion coatings are inhibitive,
Mark Casale ppt@extensionmedia.com
Sales Manager: Jenna Johnson jjohnson@extensionmedia.com