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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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Psychology of HVLP

Written by on January 28, 2012 in Cutting Room Floor, HVLP, Sprayers with 26 Comments
Psychology of HVLP

  We have been running the Graco 9.5, our first HVLP, pretty hard in the shop and field for years. We also run HVLP systems by Apollo, Titan, Earlex and Turbinaire. The 9.5 is the one we mobilize the most for miscellaneous cabinetry on projects requiring oil primer and oil based enamel paint. It is […]

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Apollo hvlp 1050vr: Function and Form

Written by on January 27, 2012 in HVLP, Sprayers with 41 Comments

Editors Note: Apollo Review in APC ’12 In our ongoing quest to make sure that the paint industry fully understands that there is much more to spraying than straight up airless blasting in the 3-4000 psi range, Topcoat Review has pushed further into HVLP spray technologies by initiating testing on Apollo hvlp equipment. We have […]

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Turbinaire 1235gtx Review in August/September 2011 APC

Written by on September 30, 2011 in HVLP, Product Reviews, Publications, Sprayers with 0 Comments
Turbinaire 1235gtx Review in August/September 2011 APC

The August/September issue of American Painting Contractor magazine is now out. Check out our review of the Turbinaire 1235gtx hvlp system on pages 10-11. I hope everyone is having a great Fall season!

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Earlex SprayStation 5500 hvlp

Written by on September 19, 2011 in HVLP, Products of Interest, Sprayers with 8 Comments

Earlex SprayStation 5500 HVLP System Well, if there is one thing we love, it is the connectedness of things. We have been testing the Benjamin Moore Arborcoat stain system on a recent exterior project. Arborcoat is a two step finish – stain and clear coats. This is a two step application, so we decided to do […]

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Graco 9.5 HVLP

Written by on August 12, 2011 in HVLP, On Further Review..., Product Reviews, Sprayers with 21 Comments
Graco 9.5 HVLP

Graco 9.5 HVLP In a previous post, I discussed a recent spray shop project and why I chose to use the Graco 9.5 HVLP instead of the cordless ProShot Fine Finish. The proof on sprayed finishes is in the pudding, and the pudding is how the sprayed items integrate into the finish scheme of the […]

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ProShot Fine Finish or 9.5 Turboforce HVLP?

Written by on August 10, 2011 in Handheld/Cordless, HVLP, Products of Interest, Sprayers with 23 Comments

Depends on the situation. Often, it is the typical late afternoon dash from the jobsite to the shop to bang out a small project, such as spraying about a dozen shelves (with attached wooden brackets) with oil paint. Usually, the decision making process involves running through the set up and finishing process in my head. […]

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Turbinaire 1235 GTX hvlp Sprayer Testing

Written by on August 4, 2011 in HVLP, Products of Interest, Sprayers with 0 Comments
Turbinaire 1235 GTX hvlp Sprayer Testing

The Turbinaire has jumped through the final hoop of our testing phase: spraying marine brushing varnish unthinned. Check. We have been using this unit since January. With the testing phase complete, my review will be compiled for an upcoming issue of American Painting Contractor magazine, at which point more of the testing footage, in both […]

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Cabinet Finishing

Cabinet Finishing

Cabinet finishing is one of the most fun types of project 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 – every day. Cabinet […]

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Graco 9.5 hvlp sprayer

Written by on January 7, 2011 in HVLP, Sprayers with 18 Comments

  Graco 9.5 HVLP with gravity cup conversion. Video kind of says it all. Comments?

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