Comments for The Blogging Painters http://bloggingpainters.com The Online Resource for the Painting Industry Wed, 07 Jun 2017 07:14:42 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8 Comment on Should I be creating web content to market my painting business? by bathrooms sheffield http://bloggingpainters.com/creating-web-content-market-painting-business/#comment-42074 Wed, 07 Jun 2017 07:14:42 +0000 http://bloggingpainters.com/?p=12701#comment-42074 It’s all about the content for sure, great content rocks!!

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Comment on FieldPulse Software by Skynell Info http://bloggingpainters.com/field-pulse-software/#comment-42067 Tue, 06 Jun 2017 11:12:06 +0000 http://bloggingpainters.com/?p=11414#comment-42067 I have been using the fieldpulse (http://fieldpulse.grsm.io/e/6aX) and fairly with it. Price it is less expensive that others and as far as quality and speed

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Comment on Wagner FLEXiO 990 by Chris Haught http://bloggingpainters.com/wagner-flexio-990/#comment-42015 Fri, 02 Jun 2017 20:54:21 +0000 http://bloggingpainters.com/?p=8923#comment-42015 Thanks David for that very thorough recap, good information for our readers.

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Comment on Wagner FLEXiO 990 by David http://bloggingpainters.com/wagner-flexio-990/#comment-41904 Sun, 21 May 2017 18:45:48 +0000 http://bloggingpainters.com/?p=8923#comment-41904 Just bought a Wagner Flexio 990. It consists of a sprayer head, air handler, a paint pumping unit and an owners manual. I used it to stain a deck. The job consisted of applying two coats of Behr Waterproofing Stain and Sealer tinted Padre Brown to my recently repaired deck. The two coats used up 6 buckets of stain (4.5 gallons each). The weather started in the lower 70’s in the morning and climbed into the middle 90’s during the afternoon (North Florida). Luckily there was no rain and the relative humidity was a low 50%. Comments on the Flexio. 1) If everything is prepped and you are working on a flat wall and do not stop for anything, you probably would put out the 9.0 gallons per hour stated on the box. With the deck I was working on, 2 gallons per hour was good progress. 2) When it was new, out of the box, the sprayer worked wonderfully. By the time gallon #4 was being used, the sprayer started to clog. Partially cleaning the nozzle worked somewhat. Eventually, it would take a full cleaning. 3) By the end of the day (gallon 6 or 7) there was stain leaking out of the handle (this was not due to a crack in the sprayer, it was from back pressure from the sprayer forcing stain through the trigger mechanism) and it was too hot to continue. 4) The owners manual says that you can use either 1 gallon or 5 gallons buckets of paint. I used the 4.5 gallon bucket that resembles the standard 5 gallon. There was difficulty getting the suction nozzle into the 4.5 gallon bucket. It was necessary to remove the lid, remove the screen from the suction tube, insert the suction tube into the spout of the paint can and then reattaching the screen over the suction tube and then the attaching the lid to the bucket. This makes it a very messy operation to change buckets. The design should have considered this limitation. 5) The Flexio has a pump unit to send paint from the bucket to the nozzle. The actual pump works very well and starts and stops as needed. The owners manual says that the pump is designed to hang from the paint bucket and have the suction tube thread through retaining slots to maintain its position inside the paint can. While it may work on a 1 gallon can, it works poorly on a 4.5 gallon bucket. The retaining slots do not reach to the spout of the 4.5 gallon bucket, which makes it difficult to attach the suction tube to clips. These retaining slots are supposed to keep the suction tube at the bottom of the bucket. This resulted in having to change buckets when there is still a gallon of stain in the bottom of the bucket. 5) The owners manual is deceptively thick, (it is written in English, French and Spanish). It did not cover how to clean the trigger, did not give any weather limitations and only lightly covered the trouble shooting problems I encountered.

Overall, the Wagner Flexio 990 has several pros and cons. Pro: By being able to suck paint out of the paint can, it saved me enough time for the sprayer to pay for itself in this one project. When spraying stain well, it was a joy to use. Cons: The pump unit needs to be designed to fit onto and into a 4.5 gallon bucket better. I am not sure if the clogging issue was a design flaw of the paint sprayer or a limitation in the stain. I do know that when the clogging started, covering more deck went from simple to increasingly difficult.

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Comment on Titan FlexSpray Handheld by Francisco http://bloggingpainters.com/titan-flexspray-handheld/#comment-41889 Sat, 20 May 2017 04:51:29 +0000 http://bloggingpainters.com/?p=8849#comment-41889 Piece of garbage. I bought the Titan Flexspray handheld and Totally DON’T recommend it. Don’t waste your money.

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Comment on EmeraldĀ® Interior/Exterior Waterbased Urethane Trim Enamel by sean http://bloggingpainters.com/emerald-interiorexterior-waterbased-urethane-trim-enamel/#comment-41869 Wed, 17 May 2017 16:02:54 +0000 http://bloggingpainters.com/?p=12464#comment-41869 Shelf price?????

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Comment on Benjamin Moore Arborcoat Review Update by rob http://bloggingpainters.com/benjamin-moore-arborcoat-review-update/#comment-41706 Mon, 01 May 2017 02:55:41 +0000 http://bloggingpainters.com/?p=3087#comment-41706 make sure to kill any mildew(believe me,it’s there) first and powerwash clean. One coat only,less is more. Wipe off excess.

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Comment on Benjamin Moore Arborcoat Review Update by Don http://bloggingpainters.com/benjamin-moore-arborcoat-review-update/#comment-41702 Sun, 30 Apr 2017 17:37:45 +0000 http://bloggingpainters.com/?p=3087#comment-41702 Considering using Benjamin Moore Arborcoat Classic Oil Finish on my weathered/unstained green pressure treated deck. Thoughts?

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Comment on Painting Business Owner: Home Office Tax Deduction by Painting contractors http://bloggingpainters.com/home-office-deduction/#comment-41589 Tue, 18 Apr 2017 07:38:29 +0000 http://bloggingpainters.com/?p=11539#comment-41589 Hello Daniel, nice post to share. Thank you so much for sharing this painting information. We are thankful to you for your hard work. keep it up in the future as well.

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Comment on Benjamin Moore Arborcoat Review Update by Rob http://bloggingpainters.com/benjamin-moore-arborcoat-review-update/#comment-41587 Mon, 17 Apr 2017 22:10:04 +0000 http://bloggingpainters.com/?p=3087#comment-41587 Benjamin Moore makes a big mistake by selling a solid latex stain as a decking material. It would probably only hold up in a perfect scenario, a very textured super absorbent deck one coat only. At best it will still only last for a while but maybe it won’t peel in that situation. Going over any previously stained deck with a solid latex topcoat is a recipe for disaster. I use Arborcoat all the time and it is a great product for vertical surfaces. I know of no other product that is solid latex that would hold up on a deck anyway so it’s not just a Benjamin Moore problem. Oil based only on decks but nothing will look great for very long anyway.

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