Archive for January, 2011

Family Room Makeover with Natura Paint

Written by on January 31, 2011 in Finishing, Home Improvement, Publications, Topcoat Finishes with 4 Comments
Family Room Makeover with Natura Paint

A very cool blast from the past. In 2009, we did a series of makeover projects with designer Stephen Saint Onge for Better Homes and Gardens magazine. I just stumbled across this on Youtube. This project was cool because it was one of many test projects for our Benjamin Moore Natura Review. The BHG projects […]

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Waterborne Trim Paints: The Future is Certain

Written by on January 23, 2011 in Finishing, Interior Paints, Interior Products with 18 Comments
Waterborne Trim Paints: The Future is Certain

I’ve been asked by alot of builders, on my day job and through online communities, about the new waterborne trim paint technologies. There is a lingering misperception that oil is the only good trim paint. This was fed for many years, in fact up until about the past five years, by the reality that latex […]

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Sherwin Williams ArmorSeal Epoxy Coating

Written by on January 23, 2011 in Cutting Room Floor, Epoxy Coatings, Interior Products with 2 Comments
Sherwin Williams ArmorSeal Epoxy Coating

Just over a year ago, my paint contracting company prepped and finished a 4500 sf concrete floor in a warehouse for a bread distribution company. Recently, at the one year mark, I went back to inspect the floor to see how it was holding up to fork lift, hand trucks, foot traffic and the hundreds […]

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Shop Storage Solutions

Written by on January 22, 2011 in Cutting Room Floor, Shop Solutions with 0 Comments
Shop Storage Solutions

Its a never ending battle to get the shop organized. After years of failure, we are constructing an ergonomical and modular system consisting of base units on casters which will be loaded as mobile prep/work stations, then parked and organized when not in use. Upper units will be mounted to the walls, with adjustable shelving, […]

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Growth Gap: No customers = No business

Written by on January 9, 2011 in Business Strategies with 1 Comment
Growth Gap: No customers = No business

Where ever you fit into the great supply chain that is the paint industry (raw materials supplier, manufacturer, dealer, rep, contractor), this is a simple equation that sometimes gets lost in the daily grind. As a surfer of many online trade related forums (painting, carpentry, pressure washing, small business), one of the recurring questions is […]

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Graco 9.5 hvlp sprayer

Written by on January 7, 2011 in HVLP, Sprayers with 18 Comments

  Graco 9.5 HVLP with gravity cup conversion. Video kind of says it all. Comments?

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RRP Rules…to be followed

Written by on January 2, 2011 in Cutting Room Floor with 0 Comments

I really enjoy reading Jerry Rabushka’s perspective on paint industry issues. RRP appears to be here to stay. For the best coverage of topics related to that legislation, visit this site.

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