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   November 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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Technology has changed the way paint professionals work. New materials, brush filaments, roller naps, all influence the paint and coating application industry. In a way, whether it is Master Craftsmanship performance or the invention of a new product, the ambition to be successful or at the very least, to be happy at work, should prompt us to consider embracing technology. Plus, the willingness to implement new ways may result in more efficient production. When we readily accept change, the ole work smarter not faster is in play.
Rule #7 Independent Contractors
In our last post we warned that wage and hour mistakes are all too easy. A related concern is that it can be easy to misclassify a worker as an independent contract, when they should be treated as an employee. This sort of mistake can be tremendously costly because a misclassified worker may sue for back-wages—including overtime, and attorney’s fees.
Will a Letter or Handshake Agreement Stand Up in Court?
Can you get away with using a letter, (email), or even handshake agreement when performing construction work on a small project? After all, you may have used them in the past, so what could possibly go wrong? Contractors should be aware that even their first lawsuit could be the one that sinks their company and risks their professional livelihood.
2030: Building the Job Site of the Future
Construction is poised to be one of the fastest-growing global industries, with PwC forecasting that the worldwide volume of construction output will grow 85% by 2030. How will the industry, which is one of the largest sectors in the world economy today, evolve over the next 12 years? What will the job site, which is just beginning to embrace innovative technology, look like in 2030, and how do we get there?
Industry News
Dunn-Edwards Paints Introduces ENDURA-COAT
With the addition of ENDURA-COAT, the ENDURA Series offers a complete the line of high performance water-based coatings Click here for more      
Graco plans to more than double the size of their Contractor Equipment facility
Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG) has announced its plans to expand its David A. Koch Center facility in Rogers, Minnesota. Click here for more      
Kelly-Moore’s 2019 Color Of The Year
Professional interior designers selected Kelly-Moore’s Peacock Blue KMA29 as The 2019 Color of the Year. Click here for more      
PPG Named Paint Supplier Partner of the Year by THE HOME DEPOT
PPG (NYSE: PPG) announced that it received THE HOME DEPOT® “Supplier Partner of the Year” award in the paint category for the launch of PPG TIMELESS® interior and exterior paint and OLYMPIC® stains. Click here for more      
PPG Paints – Protect concrete surfaces before winter
Concrete surfaces withstand a lot throughout the year and with harsher weather conditions ahead in many regions, home and building owners often look to professionals to refinish and protect their concrete surfaces. Click here to view      
Sherwin-Williams Pro Industrial
Paint for Commercial Doors & Door Jambs – Choose the right Pro Industrial High Performance Coating for your facility doors with advice from Product Manager, Bob Siegrist. Click here for more      
True Value Launches EasyCare Paint
A paint-and-primer in one, EasyCare Paint is durable and stain resistant, delivering long lasting performance for interior paint projects in all areas of the home. Click here for more      
Wooster adds a new firm polyester paintbrush line at The Home Depot
The new Wooster Pro Firm Polyester paintbrushes offer great finish quality, control, and value. Click here for more      
Werner Ladder Unveils New Website
Werner’s new digital infrastructure includes a more efficient and user-driven website, providing an improved shopping experience whether on a desktop computer, tablet or mobile device. Click here for more      
Settlement Officially Puts an End to ‘Persuader Rule’
In a victory for NAHB, the Department of Labor (DOL) on Nov. 9 agreed to a legal settlement that keeps a permanent injunction in place that stops the “persuader rule” from taking effect and prevents a future administration from seeking to revive the rule. 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.         
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.
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Knowledge Test
1. For a company name, it is a good idea to be specific, like Greg’s Hardware Solutions, rather than Greg’s Goods:
2. In general, customer prospects use the following method when selecting contractors:
3. Name the paint company that in the 1980s introduced durable substrate for passports, menus and maps:
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