Archive for February, 2014

All Our Yesterdays…

Written by on February 24, 2014 in Cutting Room Floor with 1 Comment
All Our Yesterdays…

Ever wonder how paint manufacturers communicated with customers in the past? You know, the old days of slow cars, rotary phones and typewriters… They sent postcards. A far cry from today’s high paced cloud based tricks. It turns out that my wife’s grandfather was a Sherwin Williams paint sales rep in Billings, Montana in the […]

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Reader Question: Drywall Finishing

Written by on February 9, 2014 in Ask the Topcoat Team! with 0 Comments
Reader Question: Drywall Finishing

Drywall Finishing Question I have a room I’m going to put up sheet rock, finish and then paint. Finishing the sheet rock is tough. I’ve done it before but are there new tools out there besides a pan and knife to help me do it better and easier? And the sanding part, always dust anywhere, […]

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Reader Question About Wood Prep

Written by on February 8, 2014 in Ask the Topcoat Team! with 7 Comments
Reader Question About Wood Prep

Dave from Canada asks: Scott, I’ve been searching for someone like yourself to help me out for quite some time. Thanks for the information and time you spend on educating people in this extremely complex coatings industry. I’ve been dealing with this issue over quite some time now. A few years actually. And it’s been […]

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Graco 395 Finish Pro II

Written by on February 3, 2014 in Air Assisted Airless, Sprayers with 23 Comments

Graco 395 Finish Pro II In 2014, Graco released an improved line of fine finish sprayers, which includes improved 395 and 595 versions of the legendary Finish Pro air assisted sprayers. Topcoat began testing the 395 Finish Pro II several months prior to its release, and we were able to provide some practical input to […]

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