Archive for June, 2011
We like Purdy brushes and we like the Voice of the Pros series that they have been running. The topics are interesting and relevant to paint contracting. Check it out and enter the poll for a chance to win. I was happy to be the guest voice on this months topic.
Wood finishing is misunderstood. Rightly so. Every species has its own traits that affect product and process to be used on it. The best way to learn about wood is to work with it, on as large a scale as possible. The wood will teach you. Pattern Recognition I remember finishing an antique heart pine floor […]
Can’t say it enough…pressure washing is such a cool service to integrate into a paint contracting company. Today, we brought back to life a rather tired old tongue and groove porch floor in Burlington. We will be restoring this porch over the course of the next week. It’s beginning to feel a lot like […]
The results are in, and a big thank you to Darren Slaughter for taking on the tough task of judging the entries. Here they are: Product Review Class Winner: Johnson Home Construction, Durham Door Refinishing with Minwax Polyurethane Prize: Earlex 5500 hvlp Spray Station Runner Up: Painting Annapolis, Stroking Wooster’s Chinex ftp Prize: FCI Radius […]
The results are in on our ProShot kitchen cabinet spraying project. The prime coat laid down so nicely out of the ProShot that we decided to run it on the finish coats as well. The ProShot will work for this type of task, and there is definitely a gain in efficiency because you have no […]
Quick tutorial by Scott Burt on sprayer selection for small shop or on site projects, with emphasis on the differences between the Graco ProShot and the ProShot Fine Finish Unit. Footage shows a batch of kitchen cabinet doors and shelving being primed with unthinned acrylic primer through the ProShot. Feedback and questions are welcome, as […]
True Story about Customer Service This is another archive piece, published last year but just now hitting the blog. Sometimes when focusing on bringing customers the best possible experience, I have to remind myself of the worst experiences I’ve had as a consumer. This one ranks right up there, and it is especially explosive because […]