Archive for December, 2015

Working with Rotex Sanders

Written by on December 27, 2015 in Sanding and Dust Collection with 0 Comments
Working with Rotex Sanders

Smart Sanders seek Smarter Users Rotex sanders learn how we work as much as we learn how they work. I’m talking after hours of regular use. If we pay attention, we learn how the sander wants to move, and it begins to recognize the repetitive patterns in our work. An understanding develops between tool and […]

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Graco HVLP Gravity Cup Gun

Written by on December 26, 2015 in Ask the Topcoat Team! with 0 Comments

Kevin Asks: “In a YouTube video your are using a GRACO HVLP with a top feed gun with a plastic top feed cup I do a lot of high end work myself and have all GRACO equipment and I was wondering if I could get your gun info so I could purchase the same set […]

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Help Painting Stairs!

Written by on December 26, 2015 in Ask the Topcoat Team! with 0 Comments
Help Painting Stairs!

Ed asks: Hi Pros! “The stair risers in my home haven’t been painted since construction in 1996. Scuffed, yellowed & highly trafficked; it’s time. Original paint unknown – do I prime first & w/ what? Then the biggie: waterborne acrylic enamel in semigloss or something else? Which brand for this non-pro working vertically w/ stained […]

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Psychology of Low Grit Sanding

Written by on December 26, 2015 in Prep, Sanding and Dust Collection with 6 Comments
Psychology of Low Grit Sanding

What grit do you sand at most in the type of work you do? Regardless of where your project sanding “wheelhouse” is, you likely start with low grit sanding and work up. Whatever “low” is for you, lower grits can often go pretty fast because it’s the rough work and gets smoothed out at the […]

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8 Often Disappearing Interior Painting Products Under $12

Written by on December 26, 2015 in Interior Products with 11 Comments
8 Often Disappearing Interior Painting Products Under $12

We have been saying it for years – “it’s not the elephants that will kill you, it’s the mosquitoes”. This means that usually it is not the bigger issues that cause the most problems. In the world of interior painting products, it is the smaller, seemingly innocuous issues that really sting. And the cumulative effects […]

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9 FREE Online Resources for Paint Contractors

Written by on December 20, 2015 in Contractor education, Industry News with 0 Comments
9 FREE Online Resources for Paint Contractors

What do WE Read? As much as we write articles/reviews and produce video content here at TCR and Prep to Finish, we also invest time in seeking out and reading (and even contributing to) other online resources for paint contractors. Whether it is over morning coffee or on long flights, we are always on the […]

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Top 2 Production Mistakes and How to Eliminate Them

Written by on December 19, 2015 in Contractor education, Interior Products with 5 Comments
Top 2 Production Mistakes and How to Eliminate Them

Here is a quick look at 2 paint production mistakes that can spread through paint companies in a subtle way, leaving owners wondering why profits were low, in spite of selling high estimates.   **Hover Over Gallery Below and Use Arrows to Navigate** Leave us a note in the comment section below!

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