Sprayers

Paint Sprayer Reviews and articles from in the field use by Scott Burt and the Topcoat Review Team.

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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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, 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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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 7 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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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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Tool of the Week: Graco Ultra 395 Airless Sprayer

Written by on September 4, 2011 in Airless, Sprayers, Tool of the Week with 16 Comments

Click here for a more recent update from the field on the 395 Ultra As we continue to explore dedicated tools for specific repetitive aspects of the painting process, one of the easiest components that requires spreading the largest quantity of materials is walls and ceilings – drywall or otherwise – which necessitates finding a […]

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Spraying BM Arborcoat with a ProShot Fine Finish

Benjamin Moore Arborcoat stain is getting lots of application time with our crew on the log home restoration project we have been working on, and in this episode we run it through a Graco ProShot Fine Finish. In the spirit of two birds, one stone, I have been wanting to check Arborcoat through a sprayer […]

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Tools of the Trade Magazine: 2011 Graco ProShot Review

Tools of the Trade Magazine: 2011 Graco ProShot Review

On Further Review: ProShot, a year later… Here’s a Graco ProShot review that was featured in the fall 2011 issue of Tools of the Trade magazine in the “Tools up Close” category. This article includes information on: typical applications for the tool; cost of ownership analysis; accessories; bottom line recommendation; and tool specifications, including pricing. This […]

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