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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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!
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]