Archive for September, 2011

This Just In: Festool Extractors Full Unit Hepa Certified

Written by on September 30, 2011 in Industry News, Sanding and Dust Collection with 3 Comments
This Just In: Festool Extractors Full Unit Hepa Certified

Well its about time! This has been a topic for…just about too long. Here’s the deal (from Festool): RRP Full Unit Certified HEPA Vacuums Only a Full Unit Certified HEPA dust extractor meets the EPA RRP regulation guidelines, protecting you from expensive fines! All current Festool CT Dust Extractor models have been independently tested and […]

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Turbinaire 1235gtx Review in August/September 2011 APC

Written by on September 30, 2011 in HVLP, Product Reviews, Publications, Sprayers with 0 Comments
Turbinaire 1235gtx Review in August/September 2011 APC

The August/September issue of American Painting Contractor magazine is now out. Check out our review of the Turbinaire 1235gtx hvlp system on pages 10-11. I hope everyone is having a great Fall season!

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3 Production Tips that make Erecta-Rack a Prefinishing Solution…

Written by on September 30, 2011 in Drying Racks, Shop Solutions, Tools with 0 Comments
3 Production Tips that make Erecta-Rack a Prefinishing Solution…

Erecta-Rack…because space matters… The Erecta-Rack system has been a solid solution for us both in the shop and in the field when it comes to racking small, medium or large quantities of stock for drying and curing. We have pushed the system beyond the manufacturers recommended load capacities, and there are a few techniques that […]

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Product of Interest: C2 SAP Sandable Acrylic Primer

Written by on September 25, 2011 in Products of Interest with 10 Comments
Product of Interest: C2 SAP Sandable Acrylic Primer

The fun (literally) never ends. Big thanks to Dan Frost of Frost Painting in Concord MA for hand delivering this to our shop last week. We are always interested in good primers. We’ll take it for a spin. Thanks Dan.

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Blaklader Tough Guy Painters Pants

Written by on September 23, 2011 in Product Reviews, Workwear with 6 Comments
Blaklader Tough Guy Painters Pants

We have been trying all summer to kill these and stop wearing them. No luck on either end. Find out how and why in an upcoming issue of American Painting Contractor.   Editor’s note, see review here, Blaklader Pants Review.

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Product of Interest: Festool SysLite LED AccuLamp

Written by on September 22, 2011 in Lighting, Products of Interest with 4 Comments

[Update Jan ’13: Click here to read our comprehensive review of this light] Syslite: Illumination Solution Now comes the Festool Syslite…18 watts of portable 180* of portable LED light on battery or plugged in power. Lighting falls among those systems that often frustrates us in the field. Over the years, painters have used them all…halogen […]

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Earlex SprayStation 5500 hvlp

Written by on September 19, 2011 in HVLP, Products of Interest, Sprayers with 7 Comments

Earlex SprayStation 5500 HVLP System Well, if there is one thing we love, it is the connectedness of things. We have been testing the Benjamin Moore Arborcoat stain system on a recent exterior project. Arborcoat is a two step finish – stain and clear coats. This is a two step application, so we decided to do […]

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Kremlin Xcite Airmix Spray Gun

Written by on September 10, 2011 in Air Assisted Airless, Products of Interest, Sprayers with 14 Comments

There are alot of questions among paint contractors about air assisted spraying, and particularly, Kremlin Xcite Airmix. The first answer regarding Kremlin Airmix is that it is not your traditional air assisted airless system. It is unique Kremlin technology, and bears no real functional resemblance to air assisted airless spraying as we see it on […]

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Tool of the Week: Graco Ultra 395 Airless Sprayer

Written by on September 4, 2011 in Airless, Sprayers, Tool of the Week with 16 Comments

Click here for a more recent update from the field on the 395 Ultra As we continue to explore dedicated tools for specific repetitive aspects of the painting process, one of the easiest components that requires spreading the largest quantity of materials is walls and ceilings – drywall or otherwise – which necessitates finding a […]

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