Archive for January, 2014

Reader Question: Priming Crown Molding

Written by on January 11, 2014 in Ask the Topcoat Team! with 2 Comments
Reader Question: Priming Crown Molding

Scott, I have newly installed, 3-piece crown molding system installed (poplar wood). I anticipate movement in the joints as time passes. I’m looking for the best primer to tolerate the movement as well as to cover any poplar issues. The SW Premium Wall and Wood Primer you recommended looks very interesting but I couldn’t find […]

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Reader Question: Paint Prices

Written by on January 4, 2014 in Ask the Topcoat Team! with 8 Comments
Reader Question: Paint Prices

Scott, I was at my local paint store today pricing some paint, and I simply can’t justify any chemical mixture in a can that costs $50 a gallon. But I did notice that Super Spec is half the price. Is it really half the paint? Thanks,  Elliot Scott’s Response: Elliot, That’s a really good question. Paint […]

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Ask the Pros!

Written by on January 3, 2014 in Ask the Topcoat Team! with 7 Comments
Ask the Pros!

Have a question about a product? Want to know more about a tool? Want to share a project or problem you have tackled? We love to hear from our readers! You can fill out the form here or leave a comment below and add a photo. We will respond as soon as possible in our […]

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Reader Question: Festool Toolboxes for Painters

Written by on January 3, 2014 in Ask the Topcoat Team! with 2 Comments
Reader Question: Festool Toolboxes for Painters

Chris from Massachusetts asks: Scott Does festool sell organization carriers like I saw on one of your posts? I hope all is well Chris O Scott’s Response: Hi Chris Good eye spy. For 2014, there is indeed a new generation of Festool toolboxes for painters. You can see in the photo that the one on […]

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Reader Question: Norman Patton’s Formulas

Written by on January 3, 2014 in Ask the Topcoat Team! with 4 Comments
Reader Question: Norman Patton’s Formulas

In response to Scott’s December 2013 APC “From the Field” Column: Reflecting Back and Looking Forward Mike from Iowa asks: Hi Scott I just read you’re APC column “Reflecting Back and Looking Forward”. After the letter by Norman Patton you mentioned he had attached a formula for blacking and how to rub off a varnish […]

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Topcoat Review On JLC Online.

Written by on January 2, 2014 in Industry News, Publications with 2 Comments
Topcoat Review On JLC Online.

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. […]

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