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TCR initiates Titan FlexSpray Handheld Sprayer testing

Written by on November 28, 2015 in Uncategorized with 4 Comments

Product of Interest: Titan FlexSpray Handheld The Titan FlexSpray is a new handheld sprayer, recently submitted to us by the manufacturer for assessment. We have just begun to check it out, and will spend a few months running it through various typical handheld tasks as we compile feedback to share. For a glimpse of the […]

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Tips for Painting Furniture

Written by on September 7, 2013 in Uncategorized with 6 Comments

New Instructional Painting Video Series In this video, Todd shares some small project finishing basics for painting furniture or other types of small projects. This is the second in an instructional video series that we are working on with Graco, in partnership with our own Prep to Finish paint industry education program. Recently, the first […]

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#1 Paint Emergency: Water damage repair

Written by on March 19, 2013 in Home Improvement, Uncategorized with 10 Comments
#1 Paint Emergency: Water damage repair

A Primer on Water Damage Repair Yes, there are such things as “paint emergencies”. They can be time based emergencies, such as: “our daughter is getting married in the dining room next month and we need to get it painted, decorated and refurnished.” Or, they can be the uglier flavor requiring  water damage repair on […]

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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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Surfix Review

  This write up is intended to allow readers to see the Festool Surfix oil kit through the eyes of professional finishers who have used it in some depth. The written aspect of this review serves as an overview of the Surfix system as a whole, while the two accompanying videos specifically feature the application […]

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On the Road with Painters in Vegas

Written by on February 24, 2012 in Uncategorized with 2 Comments
On the Road with Painters in Vegas

Todd and I just got back from the 2012 PDCA Expo where we were guest contractors in the Festool USA booth, and had the opportunity to do many tool demos and chat with hundreds of paint contractors. Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas was a great venue for the show, because it provided plenty of space for the […]

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See you in Vegas!

Written by on February 13, 2012 in Uncategorized with 6 Comments
See you in Vegas!

Well, it is almost here. Next week, Planet Hollywood in Vegas will roll out the red carpet for the heavy hitters of the paint industry at the PDCA Expo 2012. Just wanted to take a moment to salute the PDCA for putting together this gigantic event, and especially all of the contractors, manufacturers and industry […]

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APC to Honor Top 10 Contractor Videos

Written by on January 22, 2012 in Uncategorized with 8 Comments

Looking to get your videos out to a broader audience? Let’s face it, if you are taking the time to make videos, it is much more rewarding when you know that people are watching them. The magazine that I write my monthly print column in, American Painting Contractor, has launched a new program for 2012 […]

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Teambuilding Question in Michigan

Written by on December 10, 2011 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Teambuilding Question in Michigan

JAH asks: I am looking for some words of wisdom from a painting contractor that obviously is doing something right. I also have a painting company in Michigan and I have to tell you that I have hired and fired 30 guys over the past year. Good help is so hard to find. What would […]

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Top 3 Windshield Time Sightings: Trucks without Racks

Written by on June 8, 2011 in Uncategorized with 5 Comments
Top 3 Windshield Time Sightings: Trucks without Racks

I drive alot. We currently have 3-5 projects happening, sometimes on the same day and within at least a 50 mile radius. When I am on the road between projects, I can’t help but notice other projects and even other contractors on the way to their projects. Here are 3 from the past 48 hours:

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