Archive for March, 2012

Proform Picasso “the Bull” 2.0 brush

Written by on March 27, 2012 in Applicators, Brushes and Rollers, Tools with 31 Comments

Update 10/12: On further review, these brushes have not held up as well over time as other pro level brushes that we use. They are good as long as they hold together, but when they are done, they are done. Not typical of professional quality brushes. Picasso paint brushes have been getting a good bit […]

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5 Tips for Sanding Spindles

Written by on March 13, 2012 in Prep with 3 Comments

Good habits become muscle memory. Especially on those tedious, repetitive tasks. 5 Tips for Sanding Spindles: 1. Don’t sand them manually (use a power tool) 2. Don’t sand one spindle at a time. 3. Sand in one orientation at a time 4. There are 8 surfaces per spindle: 4 faces and 4 edges 5. Think […]

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Titan 440 Multi Finish: Impact Player?

Written by on March 10, 2012 in Air Assisted Airless, Sprayers with 15 Comments

Life With Less Overspray: Titan 440 Multi Finish In recent years, tool manufacturers have made it easier for painting contractors to get our hands on more sophisticated equipment that make it possible for us to use one tool to complete many typical tasks. More specifically, the leaders in different paint tool categories have established very […]

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Rack and Roll…Here to Stay?

Written by on March 6, 2012 in Drying Racks with 4 Comments
Rack and Roll…Here to Stay?

We have been experimenting with a mobile base for the Erecta-Rack, which was provided to us by the manufacturer as a pre-production prototype for the purposes of testing and feedback. The concept of the mobile base is to allow for moving the drying rack system around. This could be from one finishing bench to another, […]

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Fresh Powder: Waterborne Primers that Sand

Written by on March 3, 2012 in Interior Products, Primers with 24 Comments
Fresh Powder: Waterborne Primers that Sand

Waterborne Primers No, we aren’t going to start writing about snowboarding here. This is about the new generation of waterborne primers for wood.┬áThese primers are different from their oil based counterparts that most of us have used for decades. Different in process, that is, but waterborne primers can be used to accelerate through the prep/prime […]

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