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How to Choose An Airless Unit To Meet Your Painting Needs

How to Choose An Airless Unit To Meet Your Painting Needs

By on November 8, 2015 in Equipment with 0 Comments

Airless sprayers are the perfect tool for high production needs. They are often used in large scale commercial painting and for good reason. They will allow you to paint a large building in less time. While they are a great resource for commercial painting, they are often a large expense and it is critical that […]

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Getting Started With Floor Grinding

Getting Started With Floor Grinding

By on August 30, 2015 in Equipment, How do I?, Random Thoughts with 8 Comments

Where to Begin? Getting started in concrete coatings can be somewhat daunting, especially when considering the price of a floor grinder and vacuum system that can run $7,000 – $12,000.  If you are just starting out in concrete coatings, this startup expense can be a turn off. Thankfully, there are systems out there that will […]

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Surface preparation for floor coatings

Surface preparation for floor coatings

By on June 18, 2015 in Equipment, How do I?, Random Thoughts with 1 Comment

What are the most commonly used methods? Surface preparation is the single most important stage when executing an epoxy flooring project. Poor surface preparation can lead to significant problems such as the coating cracking, or detaching itself from the substrate. These problems may not appear straight away, but could show up after a few months. […]

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What’s in your toolbox?

What’s in your toolbox?

By on May 1, 2012 in Equipment with 5 Comments

Painters have “stuff” As we are heading full force into the exterior season I am sure there are guys (like my husband Rob) who are digging thru toolboxes and finding tools in all sorts of buckets and places they don’t belong! Some guys have a pretty good system of organizing their tools, like Scott showed […]

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Using Festool to Extract Higher Profits

Using Festool to Extract Higher Profits

By on March 18, 2012 in Equipment, When We Try It with 0 Comments

This year Warline Painting invested in the Festool line of sanders and dust extractors. Our goal was to offer our clients a dust-free solution for painting and give ourselves and edge over the competition. Being dust-free would also be better for the health of our customers, their families and our own crew. We just finished […]

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Cyclone Mixing Paddles

Cyclone Mixing Paddles

The development of a new product I first met Rick Hardman on Drywalltalk when I replied to an old thread where he was requesting tool testers. These paddles were the tools that he wanted to get other professionals opinions’ on. Rick Hardman grew up in the drywall trade from his father and took over some of […]

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Say goodbye to drywall dust!

Say goodbye to drywall dust!

We build plastic rooms, cover furniture, tape over duct work and cover the floor all in an effort to keep the jobsite (and self) clean. Especially hard to manage in an occupied space.

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Festool Extractors Full Unit Hepa Certified-RRP Vacuum

Festool Extractors Full Unit Hepa Certified-RRP Vacuum

By on September 30, 2011 in Equipment, Lead Paint with 7 Comments

Here at Blogging Painters we try and keep our readers informed of the latest changes in the industry. We would not be able to do that without the group of contractors we network with on a daily basis. Many of our contributors also maintain their own blogs where they share their expertise.   Scott Burt […]

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Armed Work Wear-Easy on the knees

Armed Work Wear-Easy on the knees

By on August 16, 2011 in Equipment with 0 Comments

One of the fringe benefits of a having your wife and business partner involved in the paint industry online is the opportunity to learn about and try new products. I am still using and enjoying the new Purdy products I received and wrote about here. I’m sure I would have bought them when they reached […]

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The Paint Jack-Not your average bucket hook.

The Paint Jack-Not your average bucket hook.

By on July 27, 2011 in Equipment with 4 Comments

Several months ago I had the pleasure of meeting Dave of DJLTools online at painttalk.com. He humbly introduced himself, and wanted to get his new product into the hands of some pros and get some feedback. Shortly after that introduction, I and several other painting contractors got one of his latest products, The Paint Jack. […]

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Drying Rack Options

Drying Rack Options

By on June 25, 2011 in Equipment with 4 Comments

Drying Rack Systems When a paint contractor is working on a finishing project in the shop, whether trim pieces, windows, cabinet doors, shelves, or anything else, a big part of getting the job done efficiently is the racking system you use for all the parts. Like most contractors, shop space is at a premium and […]

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A Man and His Tools

A Man and His Tools

By on June 13, 2011 in Equipment with 2 Comments

As a painter for over thirty years,  I have used just about every type of brush and roller out there. I have always felt an experienced painter can do a job well with just about any tool. The difference is how much easier, enjoyable and productive a particular tool can make a given task. So […]

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Graco ProShot, on Further Review

Graco ProShot, on Further Review

By on June 12, 2011 in Equipment with 2 Comments

Here is some new footage I shot this morning on the Graco ProShot. The intent is to help contractors determine where and how they would use the tool, by showing situations where we use the tool most effectively. I have reviewed the original 2000 psi ProShot as well as the Fine Finish Unit for publication in […]

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The Erecta Rack

By on July 23, 2010 in Equipment with 1 Comment

We recently had the opportunity to try the Erecta Rack System. This allowed us to stack the doors in one central area in a space no larger than one door.

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Using the right equipment.

By on July 23, 2010 in Equipment with 1 Comment

How to protect bathtubs during home construction

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