Do I need Primer before Paint? – A Guide

If you are beginning a paint project, you will typically start evaluating which coating you may use and then learn more about applying the given coating and what if any paint application equipment makes sense.  One key step in determining a proper coating will be to determine if you need primer before paint or can you…

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The Pros and Cons of Automated Robotic Painting

Robotic painting solutions like Robotic paint arms offer a variety of potential beneficial solutions.  They also have downsides as well.  To properly evaluate if they are a good solution for your production process you should consider the benefits and drawbacks which will be covered in this article.  By doing so you can be better prepared…

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The Pros and Cons of Outsourcing Painting in Manufacturing

Many manufacturers require painting as a part of their manufacturing process. Paint is critical as it is often one of the first things that a customer sees when they receive a finished product. Additionally, paint can often be a source of headaches in your production as it is frequently an area where bottlenecks may occur,…

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Agile Manufacturing – A Guide

There are a lot of buzz words surrounding manufacturing today Lean Manufacturing, Agile Manufacturing, and Just In Time Manufacturing being some of the common ones today. Each of these methods of manufacturing have various points they emphasize and with them bring a variety of potential changes to your manufacturing process.  In this article we cover…

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10 Great Manufacturing Blogs to follow in 2016

Why You Should Follow Manufacturing Blogs Staying up to date with all the latest news in manufacturing is critical to know what trends are happening, how to continue to stay ahead of your career, and how to help your employer to be the best in manufacturing they can be.  By learning from others you can…

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Accelerating Water Borne Coatings Dry Time

Waterborne Paints have become increasingly prevalent in all industries from industrial to automotive applications as they help reduce environmental impact of painting processes.  Waterborne paints have a variety of unique things to consider when they are being sprayed.  This article will focus on cure time or dry time of waterborne paints and how you can…

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Wet Blasting VS Water Jetting Vs Pressure Washing

As a paint contractor you often will need to properly prepare your surface to ensure your coating adheres well and performs as well as the coating manufacturer states.  Choosing wet blasting, water jetting, or pressure washing will depend on your application and the desired preparation you are trying to achieve. Water Jetting Water Jetting is…

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Spraying Adhesives- A Complete Guide

Why Spray Adhesives? Spraying glue or adhesives is a common application for a variety of industries including woodworking, drywall manufacturing, and a variety of other applications. Spraying is by far quicker than hand applying. To be able to properly apply adhesive with a spray gun, you want to ensure that you select a proper type…

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Runs when Spraying Paint-Their Causes and How to Fix Them

If you are painting, runs in the finish can be a major problem. After all, runs will create a poor appearing end product.  In this article will cover how you can fix runs that have occurred as well as reduce the potential for runs to occur in future paint jobs, espeically when spraying your coating….

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