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Adhesion Failure – Paint Peeling From Brick and Masonry

By on April 27, 2014 in Solutions with 4 Comments
Adhesion Failure – Paint Peeling From Brick and Masonry

Not all buildings are created equal… Even though concrete structures have gained lot of popularity over the last decade, masonry and brick facilities still offer a lot of value. A time-tested material, masonry structures are easy to upkeep and maintain, while offering a lasting value and energy efficiency. These structures offer higher protection against fire, […]

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Adhesion Test – Coating EPDM Roof

By on March 3, 2012 in Solutions with 3 Comments
Adhesion Test – Coating EPDM Roof

ADHESION TESTING What is an adhesion test? In the paint and roof coatings industries, paint adhesion testing is often used to determine if the paint or coating will adhere properly to the substrates to which they are applied. This is a very important test to perform since no matter how good the coating may be […]

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Bio Zapp – The Odor Elimination Specialists

By on January 10, 2012 in Open Mike, Solutions with 6 Comments
Bio Zapp – The Odor Elimination Specialists

I met Mark Kitterage, director of refinishing sales from Bio Zapp Laboratories a few weeks ago on Paint Talk.com. Mark was talking up a product that I found interesting,

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Spray vs Brush?

By on November 24, 2011 in Solutions with 6 Comments
Spray vs Brush?

This seems to be a common question from home owners and  I hope I can help clarify what exactly it is you want from your painter in regards to spraying or brushing trim and doors.   Lets ask a few questions:      Why do I need to choose between one or the other?   There […]

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Who is responsible for paint failure?

By on October 5, 2011 in Solutions with 7 Comments

In a recent conversation over at Paint Talk, the subject of paint failure is a popular topic. At one time or another, we will all get the dreaded call, “the paint you applied is peeling” and we feel our hearts stop! We replay the whole job sequencing in our head and wonder, “did I miss […]

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Krud Kutter-Really good for cleaning brushes

By on June 30, 2011 in Products, Solutions with 7 Comments
Krud Kutter-Really good for cleaning brushes

Taking care of my investment in hand tools is often something I admit I overlook. It has been easy for me to say it isn’t worth the time it takes to properly clean a brush. Not to mention how hard it can be with certain coatings to even get them clean. Usually when I finish […]

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Chalking Paint

By on June 26, 2011 in Solutions with 3 Comments
Chalking Paint

This is a very important question, especially if you live in the hot arid areas. The first step is to understand how the chalking occurs so you can avoid it or prolong it as much as possible. Chalking is created when the binding agent in paint begins to deteriorate. In Venice Florida, the general causes […]

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It’s not the problem; it’s how you handled it

By on June 12, 2011 in Solutions with 2 Comments
It’s not the problem; it’s how you handled it

Life inevitably throws you a curveball. If you are in the painting industry and have not made a mistake, trust me, you will. Spilled paint, broken items or even applying the wrong color, it happens to everyone. Being on the front line means no matter who makes the mistake, you will be perceived as responsible.  […]

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