About the Author: Scott Burt is a contractor and freelance writer whose column "From the Field" has appeared in American Painting Contractor magazine (www.paintmag.com) since 2008. His writing and projects also appear in other print and digital venues. This site is an extension of Scott's publication work, and he encourages readers to leave comments and questions about articles published here. Hope to hear from you!
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In case you missed it, our sister site, Blogging Painters, announced recently that paint junkies can now get their fix of Topcoat Review on JLC Online. Here is the formal announcement from BP: JLC adds a Blogging Painter to Lineup. This is a direct link to our little apartment over at JLC: Scott Burt’s Blog. […]
It is an ego thing…the discussion of size. How many guys you got? It really means nothing. In the corner to my left, you have superheroes who can do the work of 15 men by themselves. And in the corner to my right, you have the fat businesses with 25 employees, whose workload could likely […]
Ever wonder how paint manufacturers communicated with customers in the past? You know, the old days of slow cars, rotary phones and typewriters… They sent postcards. A far cry from today’s high paced cloud based tricks. It turns out that my wife’s grandfather was a Sherwin Williams paint sales rep in Billings, Montana in the […]
The First Cut is NOT the Deepest! Ok, I confess. I have been asked for advice on cutting straight lines a lot over the years. I’ve offered many canned answers: “Stare at the line. Until you see 3 lines. Cut the line in the middle…” Or… “Tape.” Or… “It’s the brush…” Or… “I was taught […]
Tools that stop working are the most costly tools to have around. In 2013, for us, it wasn’t the expensive tools that stopped working. It was tools in the under $20 price range that bit us. Here is a run down on some of the disappointments of 2013. We suspect that you will see a […]