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Before you meet your painter, you may wander a path of research seeking paint project advice. The journey starts with Googling around for a project you had in mind, or one you’ve started, stopped or fired someone from. Maybe something you saw on Pinterest. Whatever your topic, looking for paint project advice is a long […]
Did you know that there is a Festool Finish Line magazine/catalog (or “magalog”) for painters? It is free and you should check it out. This resource has been out for a couple of years now, and is really getting to be a fun one to read. The current Festool Finish Line is at Festoolpaint.com (click to […]
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 […]
Due to the overwhelming response our ipe content has enjoyed on topcoatreview.com, the topic now occupies it’s own chunk of online real estate. If you are a ipe deck owner (at any stage of ownership) in need of professional guidance, we invite you to join us there.
In 2014, some paint contractors moved. Others shook. Many did both. Here’s a six-pack of paint movers and shakers from 2014, in no particular order. ****Hover on the box below to activate slideshow controls, then arrow through… Which paint contractors did you enjoy following in 2014?
We’ll keep this one short and sweet. If you’re just getting here, check out the discussion going on in the Comment section below, thanks to the gracious input of contractors around the world. Here’s What it’s About: If you could only use one LINE of interior paint (Duration, Aura, etc.) for all of the ceilings, […]
For those who can’t get enough good reading about paint tools and strategies, here is a solid source, courtesy of the Paint Division at FestoolUSA. The Festool Finish Line Magalog is in it’s second year of production. In the previous edition, last fall, Topcoat’s Todd Pudvar wrote an article about decks. In the current Spring 2014 […]
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. […]
Tools that stop working are the most costly tools to have around. In 2013, for us, it wasn’t the expensive tools that stopped working. It was tools in the under $20 price range that bit us. Here is a run down on some of the disappointments of 2013. We suspect that you will see a […]