Air Assisted Airless

AAA guns and pumps. Including Kremlin Airmix.

New 2014 Product Launch: Graco Finish Pro II

Written by on February 3, 2014 in Air Assisted Airless, Sprayers with 10 Comments
New 2014 Product Launch: Graco Finish Pro II

2014 Graco Finish Pro II Graco has released their 2014 lineup 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 influence […]

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What is Air Assisted Spraying?

Written by on November 30, 2013 in Air Assisted Airless, Sprayers with 8 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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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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Titan 440 Multi Finish: Impact Player?

Written by on March 10, 2012 in Air Assisted Airless, Sprayers with 11 Comments

A Great Air Assisted Option We are currently working with a Titan 440 Multi Finish air assisted airless sprayer that was provided to us by Titan for testing and review in our third year of air assisted airless technology testing. [Read Scott's Review of the 440 in APC Oct '13] It is important to us to look at […]

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Kremlin Xcite Airmix

Written by on December 29, 2011 in Air Assisted Airless, Publications with 2 Comments
Kremlin Xcite Airmix

Check out our full review of the Kremlin Xcite Airmix spraygun as it appeared in the December 2011 issue of American Painting Contractor magazine. This is a gun that we spent all of 2011 with, and will continue to work with in 2012. We are also testing and will be writing about and sharing footage […]

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5+ Ways to Please your Graco 395/G40

Written by on November 16, 2011 in Air Assisted Airless, On Further Review..., Sprayers with 16 Comments
5+ Ways to Please your Graco 395/G40

**Updated 2/13 to include Graco 395 pump/compressor use recommendations** Graco 395 Finish Pro and G40 aaa Gun Update: The G40 gun on our Graco 395 Finish Pro keeps soldiering on, entering it’s fourth year of service with just one repack, after consistent use in both production and fine finish tasks in the shop and in […]

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Product of Interest: Titan Multi finish 440 Air Assisted Sprayer

Written by on October 24, 2011 in Air Assisted Airless, Products of Interest, Sprayers with 19 Comments

We have been reviewing air assisted pumps and guns pretty extensively in 2011 and look forward to integrating this rig into the test fleet for shop as well as field tasks

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Kremlin Xcite Airmix Spray Gun

Written by on September 10, 2011 in Air Assisted Airless, Products of Interest, Sprayers with 14 Comments

There are alot of questions among paint contractors about air assisted spraying, and particularly, Kremlin Xcite Airmix. The first answer regarding Kremlin Airmix is that it is not your traditional air assisted airless system. It is unique Kremlin technology, and bears no real functional resemblance to air assisted airless spraying as we see it on […]

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Product of Interest: Kremlin Xcite AIRMIX System Review

Written by on August 14, 2011 in Air Assisted Airless, Products of Interest, Sprayers with 7 Comments
Product of Interest: Kremlin Xcite AIRMIX System Review

Read our Kremlin system review! This is a system we spent a l0t of time getting to know, and the Kremlin has stuck around in our cabinet finishing shop since we reviewed it. In the spirit of raising the bar, and wanting dedicated equipment for different product types (solvents, waterbornes, etc.), we’ve been exploring this exciting […]

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Cabinet Finishing

Cabinet Finishing

Cabinet finishing is one of the most fun types of testing that we do at Topcoat because everything involved in the prep, product and material delivery system has to come together in harmony. And, the hands being laid on all of the above have to be, well, having a good day. Cabinet projects make ideal […]

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