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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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At a project located in a busy town square, a worker was applying paint to the exterior of a new building. The scaffolding was 3 ½ stories tall. He climbed from the 2nd level to the 3rd by holding on to the frames and X braces from the scaffolding’s outer side (away from the building). The move was uneventful. There were several other associates on site and paint application was underway on both levels. The work continued.
Safety Psychology
Every construction environment may be seen as a hazardous environment. Debris and materials can cause a lot of harm, not only to the project itself but the workers involved in the construction. This is why taking active steps towards creating a safer work environment is something that needs to be a priority.
Workers Comp Fraud
Joe hurt his back on the job and is out on leave. Four weeks later, after a rigorous bout of physical therapy, his doctor cleared him to return to work in a modified capacity. The issue is that Joe doesn’t like his job, nor does he want to return to the modified duty position. By staying home from work, is Joe malingering? Is he committing workers’ compensation fraud?
3 Secrets of Effective Leadership
The secrets of leadership are seen best by the humble. Arrogance blinds. There’s an inverse relationship between arrogance and perception. As arrogance goes up, self-perception goes down.
#1. Humility enables enthusiasm.
Humility does enthusiastically what it prefers not to do. Would you prefer to close the door and work on your own? Get out and walk around. You cannot make a difference from a distance.
Industry News
AkzoNobel closes sale of Specialty Chemicals to The Carlyle Group and GIC
Akzo Nobel N.V. has today completed the sale of the Specialty Chemicals business to The Carlyle Group and GIC for an enterprise value of €10.1 billion. Click here for more      
Benjamin Moore Notable Dry Erase Paint
Available in white and clear, Benjamin Moore’s premium performance Notable® Dry Erase Paint can transform nearly any surface into a dry erase board. Click here for more      
Graco Inc. Named a Best Workplace by Fortune Magazine
This is the second time Graco has been recognized on this list, also being named in 2016. The Company did not apply in 2017. Click here for more      
PPG to sponsor the NHL China Games
Check out this video. Click here for more      
Paint for Handrails – Sherwin-Williams Pro Industrial
Select the right Pro Industrial high performance coating with guidance from Product Manager, Bob Siegrist. Click here to view      
Titan ProPurge Low Pressure Spray Foam Gun (1:32)
As a leader in spraying technology, Titan manufactures and markets a full line of professional-grade paint sprayers for applying a variety of coatings. Click here for more      
Zinsser Wall and Ceiling Texture
Have a ding in your textured wall or a stain on your ceiling? Patch, prime, and spray. It’s that easy with Zinsser!. Click here for more      
PatchMaster Franchise Owner Expanding to Las Vegas
Before Eddy Zite became a founding franchisee and partner in PatchMaster, he had his doubts about the drywall repair specialty concept. Click here for more      
New material improves ancient gilding technique
Most people might assume not much can be done with a single carbon atom, since over 70 million are needed to form a single inch; however, University researchers have found a way to renew a 2,000-year-old technique using a single layer of carbon atoms arranged in the structure of graphene. Click here for more      
Tax Reform 2.0
NFIB Calls Tax Reform 2.0 Vote An Important Step Forward For Small Business Click here for more      
Regulations Account for Nearly One-Third of Multifamily Costse
Layers of excessive regulation translate into higher rents, reduced affordability for consumers and on average, account for almost one-third of a multifamily project’s development and building costs 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.         
High Performance Waterbased Alkyd Urethane
Sherwin-Williams® Pro Industrial™ Waterbased Alkyd Urethane offers tough enamel quality in a water-based formula. This interior/exterior enamel offers exceptional durability, a high-quality appearance, excellent touchup and washability. The coating is suitable for multiple substrates, including drywall, wood, masonry and metal.
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
IDAL 2018 Convention
Greensboro, NC
October 17th - 21st 2018
SUB Excel
Nashville, Tennesse
March 6 - 9th 2019
Knowledge Test
1. In the near future, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning will make construction cycles shorter, but not safer.
2. It takes nearly two years to prepare and repaint the Eiffel Tower; the project is scheduled every ____ years.
3. When repainting exterior concrete, cement plaster, and/or concrete block, the existing paint is usually chalked. Power washing/Pressure cleaning does not remove all of the surface chalk. It is a best practice to:
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