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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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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