Refrigerant vs Desiccant Air Dryers

Refrigerant vs Desiccant Air Dryers

Why You Need a Dryer on Your Compressor If you are in the process of purchasing a compressor for your plant, auto body shop, or wood working facility you will want to evaluate the way you remove moisture from your compressed air.  Moisture is a natural by product of using an air compressor that when…

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How to Finish Wood

How to Finish Wood

Why the coating and its application matters The finish you apply to your wood is one of the first things you notice.  A great finish applied right will bring your hard work on your project to life.  However if the finish is not applied well you will notice immediately.  Additionally a properly applied finish will…

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EPA Compliant Spray Guns- What You Should Know

EPA Compliant Spray Guns- What You Should Know

Spray Guns and EPA Compliance – Why it matters If you are a manufacturer considering implementing a painting process or increasing the amount of paint you do, there are a variety of things to consider.  One key aspect is ensuring you meet guidelines specified by the Environmental Protection Agency in relation to the amount of…

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Air Assisted Airless Versus HVLP

Air Assisted Airless Versus HVLP

HVLP and AIr Assist Airless share a lot of similar benefits but they also have unique challenges and differences.  This article will highlight both the benefits and drawbacks.  This will help you decide if Air Assist Airless or HVLP Spray technology is a better solution for your surface coating needs. You can also learn how…

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How to Use a Wet Film Gauge

A wet film gauge is one of the most important tools in coating application work.  Being able to use it properly to know the wet film thickness of the coating you applied will allow you to achieve a desired dry film.  To calculate the wet film thickness, dry film thickness, and the amount of coating…

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Pigment Stain vs Dye Stain vs Pigment Dye Stain Combos

Pigment Stain vs Dye Stain vs Pigment Dye Stain Combos

When it comes to stains for woodworking there are two types of colorant used:  pigments and dyes.  Pigment is made up of earth both natural and artificially made.   Dye on the other hand is a chemical that dissolves in liquid. (Flexner, 2005).  Each have there benefits and drawbacks.  Will cover the benefits and drawbacks…

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Spray Gun Compressed Air Filter Guide

Clean air for your spray guns is critical in achieving the finish you desire.  Contamination in you filter air can result in fish eyes, dust in your finish, adhesion problems, poor gloss, and poor coating performance.  These issues cost both time and money in your painting and are critical to reduce and eliminate.  Fortunately with proper…

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