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Vermont Natural Coatings to Offer Hemp oil for Wood Finishing in ’20

| December 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

Vermont Natural Coatings to Offer Hemp oil for Wood Finishing in ’20

New Products of Interest VNC is a local company to us here in Vermont. They are well known for their

Every Day Carries: Top Painting Tools Under $20

| December 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

Every Day Carries: Top Painting Tools Under $20

I’d bet that all of our toolboxes are loaded with disposable sundries and essential hand tools. The sundries include everything

On Further Review: Graco Handheld Sprayers

| December 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

On Further Review: Graco Handheld Sprayers

Painters Speak About Their Experiences with Graco Handheld Sprayers… [Full Review / 2017: Year of the Comeback for Handheld Sprayers?]

FCI Trigon 180 Sanding Tool

| December 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

FCI Trigon 180 Sanding Tool

A Sanding Solution You May Not Know About… The Trigon 180 Sanding Tool is an intriguing option for paint and

OLFA Knives

| November 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

OLFA Knives

I wrote about OLFA knives in my “From the Field” column about “Tools Under $20” in American Painting Contractor magazine

Pressure Treated Deck Maintenance with TWP – Total Wood Preservative

| November 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pressure Treated Deck Maintenance with TWP – Total Wood Preservative

Deck maintenance is a major part of my company’s annual workload. Most of the decks that we service are exotic

Benjamin Moore Waterborne Satin Impervo (314)

| December 16, 2018 | 1 Comment

Benjamin Moore Waterborne Satin Impervo (314)

While we grew up with the oil based formulation, Benjamin Moore Waterborne Satin Impervo has become like a favorite old

Insl-x Cabinet Coat Satin Finish

| December 9, 2018 | 18 Comments

Insl-x Cabinet Coat Satin Finish

More Robust than Standard Trim Paint Pro painters run into all sorts of cabinet finishing situations. It’s a broad category,

Purdy Parrot

| December 5, 2018 | 1 Comment

Purdy Parrot

To be a painter these days, one has to be able to create many types of finishes in a variety

Priming MDF for Trim or Cabinet Grade Finishing

| December 2, 2018 | 5 Comments

Priming MDF for Trim or Cabinet Grade Finishing

Oil-Based Primer: Still Necessary Sometimes Over the past decade, we have shifted heavily from oil based paints and primers to

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