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What is Air Assisted Spraying?

Written by on November 30, 2013 in Industry News with 9 Comments
What is Air Assisted Spraying?

This is a question that seems to be a bit misunderstood in the paint industry. Most painters come from an airless spraying background, which is geared for production and not so much for the delicacy of finer finishes and transfer efficiency. Airless, in my opinion, is great for spraying large, wide open surfaces, and that […]

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Paintervention: Reality Based Project Support

Written by on July 9, 2013 in Industry News with 0 Comments
Paintervention: Reality Based Project Support

Much More Effective than: “What to do if…” Earlier this year, I had the honor of serving as the professional paint expert for the inaugural KILZ Paintervention contest. With Paintervention, KILZ launched an innovative way to reach out across various social media platforms to find the worst rooms and walls in America. The purpose of […]

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Topcoat Finishes Launches 802paint.com

Written by on June 2, 2013 in Industry News with 4 Comments
Topcoat Finishes Launches 802paint.com

Topcoat Finishes Restructures Topcoatreview.com readers know that we operate as the happiest little satellite to Topcoat Finishes, Inc., our paint contracting mothership business. As the Topcoat brand has grown considerably in the past few years, it now encompasses a network that includes more digital components than ever. We will continue promotion and sharing of info […]

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Paint Industry Education: Takin’ it to the Streets.

Written by on February 17, 2013 in Industry News with 14 Comments
Paint Industry Education: Takin’ it to the Streets.

Prep to Finish training… [Click HERE to learn about PtF Contractor/Advanced Hobbyist Workshops] Like most paint contractors who are still paint contractors, we have been paint contractors in three different decades now. It is no secret that one of the biggest flaws our industry has allowed is the continued decline in young people entering the […]

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News: Kremlin and Apollo Join Forces

News: Kremlin and Apollo Join Forces

Kremlin Rexson and Apollo Sprayers have formed a relationship: Kremlin (Exel) is perhaps most famous in the paint industry and residential finishing sector for their classic 10.14 pump and the gold Xcite Airmix gun. Their recently launched EOS pump, which we are in the process of testing for future review, is expected by some in […]

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This Just In: Festool Extractors Full Unit Hepa Certified

Written by on September 30, 2011 in Industry News, Sanding and Dust Collection with 3 Comments
This Just In: Festool Extractors Full Unit Hepa Certified

Well its about time! This has been a topic for…just about too long. Here’s the deal (from Festool): RRP Full Unit Certified HEPA Vacuums Only a Full Unit Certified HEPA dust extractor meets the EPA RRP regulation guidelines, protecting you from expensive fines! All current Festool CT Dust Extractor models have been independently tested and […]

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Abrasive Selection: Experience to Extremes

Written by on August 28, 2011 in Abrasives, Industry News, Sanding and Dust Collection with 1 Comment

The most effective measure of an abrasive technology is how the wood takes finish. On paint grade, it’s more about adhesion, while on stain grade its that but with a deeper visual aesthetic. The abrasive can’t take all of the credit. The dust extraction system is exerting significant influence in the rich, crisp look of […]

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Take that, “to do” list!

Take that, “to do” list!

Festool Systems for Organization One of the most stressful aspects of managing multiple paint projects simultaneously is that empty feeling when you arrive on a job and realize that you have forgotten something. There is always something. But we are gaining on it. Giving every system a little scrubdown, or in some cases a major […]

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Paint Contractor Tool and Sprayer Videos

Written by on August 11, 2011 in Industry News, Publications with 2 Comments
Paint Contractor Tool and Sprayer Videos

Just a quick update, I have had a few messages from readers and colleagues asking about the videos we archive during the testing phases of product reviews. We have a YouTube Video Channel where much of our test footage ends up. We do this for our own documentation during the months of testing, but it […]

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Purdy Voice of the Pros

Written by on June 29, 2011 in Industry News, Publications with 2 Comments
Purdy Voice of the Pros

We like Purdy brushes and we like the Voice of the Pros series that they have been running. The topics are interesting and relevant to paint contracting. Check it out and enter the poll for a chance to win. I was happy to be the guest voice on this months topic.

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