Archive for January, 2012

Psychology of HVLP

Written by on January 28, 2012 in Cutting Room Floor, HVLP, Sprayers with 26 Comments
Psychology of HVLP

  We have been running the Graco 9.5, our first HVLP, pretty hard in the shop and field for years. We also run HVLP systems by Apollo, Titan, Earlex and Turbinaire. The 9.5 is the one we mobilize the most for miscellaneous cabinetry on projects requiring oil primer and oil based enamel paint. It is […]

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Apollo hvlp 1050vr: Function and Form

Written by on January 27, 2012 in HVLP, Sprayers with 41 Comments

Editors Note: Apollo Review in APC ’12 In our ongoing quest to make sure that the paint industry fully understands that there is much more to spraying than straight up airless blasting in the 3-4000 psi range, Topcoat Review has pushed further into HVLP spray technologies by initiating testing on Apollo hvlp equipment. We have […]

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Prime Time for Latex Primers

Written by on January 27, 2012 in Exterior Products, Interior Products, Primers with 13 Comments
Prime Time for Latex Primers

Will the Contenders Please Step Forward… I know I am not the only one who likes oil primer performance on new trim but has lost that lovin’ feeling about using them. The odor, the dry time, the silica dust, and the thinner cleanup for starters, make me want to see more latex primers. There are, […]

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APC to Honor Top 10 Contractor Videos

Written by on January 22, 2012 in Uncategorized with 8 Comments

Looking to get your videos out to a broader audience? Let’s face it, if you are taking the time to make videos, it is much more rewarding when you know that people are watching them. The magazine that I write my monthly print column in, American Painting Contractor, has launched a new program for 2012 […]

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Mailbag: HVLP Questions

Written by on January 21, 2012 in Ask the Topcoat Team! with 0 Comments
Mailbag: HVLP Questions

Scott, I thoroughly enjoy all your articles in APC. I finally decided to see if you would be willing to provide some advice and came to this site to contact you. Lo and behold another treasure trove for information which is now favorite placed. My question. Does HVLP do a good job spraying our interior semi gloss? Ben Moore […]

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