Publications

Topcoat Review On JLC Online.

Written by on January 2, 2014 in Industry News, Publications with 2 Comments
Topcoat Review On JLC Online.

In case you missed it, our sister site, Blogging Painters, announced recently that paint junkies can now get their fix of Topcoat Review on JLC Online. Here is the formal announcement from BP: JLC adds a Blogging Painter to Lineup. This is a direct link to our little apartment over at JLC: Scott Burt’s Blog. […]

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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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Blaklader Tough Guy Painter Pants Review

Written by on October 28, 2011 in Product Reviews, Publications, Tools, Workwear with 3 Comments
Blaklader Tough Guy Painter Pants Review

Those of you who know me know that I am historically not a huge fan of painters whites. That all changed last year when I tested and reviewed Armed Workwear painters pants in APC. That was my first experience using pants with insertable kneepads. I quickly became an advocate of this concept and am now […]

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Dust Never Sleeps

Dust Never Sleeps

Providing a clean workspace is a matter of procedure at Topcoat Finishes, and as a homeowner, husband and father, I try hard to hold myself to the same habits and standards at home when we are in project mode, which has been often over the years. So, I have come to think of protecting noses, […]

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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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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,┬áincluding pricing. This […]

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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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July 2011 American Painting Contractor magazine

Written by on July 31, 2011 in Ladders, Publications, Tools with 2 Comments
July 2011 American Painting Contractor magazine

The July issue of American Painting Contractor magazine is now out. On pages 8-9, check out my review of a handy new telescoping extension ladder system that fits in the extra cab of my truck. Also, APC has been in the process of upgrading the magazine’s website, and it is looking great.

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Do Manufacturers Listen to Paint Contractors?

Do Manufacturers Listen to Paint Contractors?

Topcoat Review can’t really speak for anyone else, but we sure do hear plenty of scuttle butt around the internet about how manufacturers in the paint industry don’t care what contractors think about their products. You can’t hardly throw a dart in a paint forum these days without bullseyeing on yet another down on his […]

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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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