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Paint Contractor Tool and Sprayer Videos

Written by on August 11, 2011 in Industry News, Publications, Uncategorized 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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Purdy Voice of the Pros

Written by on June 29, 2011 in Industry News, Publications, Uncategorized 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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Topcoatreview.com Contractor Blog Shootout Winners

Written by on June 16, 2011 in Industry News, Publications, Uncategorized with 21 Comments

The results are in, and a big thank you to Darren Slaughter for taking on the tough task of judging the entries. Here they are: Product Review Class Winner: Johnson Home Construction, Durham Door Refinishing with Minwax Polyurethane Prize: Earlex 5500 hvlp Spray Station Runner Up: Painting Annapolis, Stroking Wooster’s Chinex ftp Prize: FCI Radius […]

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Blog Shootout Update

Written by on June 15, 2011 in Industry News, Uncategorized with 4 Comments
Blog Shootout Update

Big thanks to all who entered our first blog competition. Today was the deadline, so the field is set. Darren Slaughter is busy reviewing the entries, and as the person administering the event, I think the quality of entries is very high.

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Contractor Blog Shootout!

Written by on May 15, 2011 in Industry News, Uncategorized with 4 Comments
Contractor Blog Shootout!

Announcement: Topcoat Review is pleased to formally launch our Contractor Blog Shootout, which will run until June 15. The Shootout is an opportunity for us to recognize, appreciate and honor the wealth of contractor blogs that are out there, some of which we probably havent even seen yet. We are very fortunate to have great […]

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American Painting Contractor – March 2011

Written by on March 23, 2011 in Industry News, Publications, Uncategorized with 0 Comments
American Painting Contractor – March 2011

Graco ProShot Fine Finish Review The March issue is out, and it is spring. My review of the new Graco ProShot Fine Finish appears on pages 8 and 9. If you have questions on this or any aspect of the ProShot line, or if you have had the chance to use the new Fine Finish, […]

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January/February 2011 American Painting Contractor

Written by on February 25, 2011 in Industry News, Publications, Uncategorized with 5 Comments

The January 2011 issue of American Painting Contractor magazine is now out in digital form. Lots of fresh new content, and in the From the Field column on page 8, there is my review of the Erecta-Rack drying rack system: Erecta-Rack: Rediscovering Legos

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HVLP Paint Sprayer Reviews

Written by on December 27, 2010 in HVLP, Industry News, Publications, Sprayers, Uncategorized with 2 Comments
HVLP Paint Sprayer Reviews

The topcoatreview.com gang goes deeper into testing new paint related tools and products to share on this site and in Scott Burt’s published column “From the Field”, which appears in each issue of American Painting Contractor Magazine. Since HVLP paint sprayer reviews are popular reading within our site, we thought we’d make it easier for […]

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The Topcoat Review

Written by on November 25, 2010 in Industry News, Publications, Uncategorized with 0 Comments

The Topcoat Review is administered by Scott Burt as an expansion of his work as a paint contractor/freelance writer/product tester. This site, and all pieces of print publication contained in it, are not sponsored by manufacturers or advertisers. All testing is performed in house and on projects contracted by Topcoat Finishes, Inc. Scott has a […]

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