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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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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Mark from CT asks: I am going to install an Ipe porch. I live in CT, two thirds of the porch will be open and one third will be under roof but exposed to the open air. I would like your recommendation on the type of oil to use. After the initial application, what prep […]
Hey Scott I am a Paint Contractor down In Beverly Ma just N of Boston. I have emailed you before. Again I want to tell you I enjoy your site very much. Having been painting homes for over 20 years it is nice to see like minded tradesman who take what they do seriously. I am a big Festool […]
Jim asks: I’m a mostly woodworker that is moving into spraying finishes from the brushing/wiping world. Enjoy your reviews, but I’m confused about what, as a non-contractor, types of sprayers I need. I wouldn’t mind being able to spray latex or oil, and other family members could borrow the sprayer when they needed to paint. But […]
JG asks: Have you heard how the Benjamin Moore super spec concrete pre treatment and etch (BJMP85001) performs? And how if the recommended Oil/Grease Emulsifier (BJMP83001)- recommended by BM to use after performs? Any tips in applying the stuff? Thanks. Scott says: We have not used these specific products for concrete prep. For application, I […]