Choosing & Using a Viscosity Cup- A Complete Guide

Why Get a Viscosity Cup Viscosity cups like Ford and Zahn Cups are handy tools at as a painter.  Whether your spraying wood finishes, industrial enamels, or anything in between a paint viscosity cup allows you to know just how thin your paint is.  Additionally knowing the viscosity of your paint allows you to have…

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Painting Radiators a Complete Guide

Painting Radiators a Complete Guide

Radiators can be difficult to spray paint on as they have a variety of unique considerations from fins that block the internals of the radiator to concerns about paint bridging across the radiator fins blocking proper air flow across the radiator.  I spent my day this previous week helping a radiator repair shop achieve success…

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Paint Booth Floor Coverings – A Complete Guide

Paint Booth Floor Coverings – A Complete Guide

As a manufacturer, auto body shop, or wood worker the state of your paint booth can often be critical.  Keeping a paint booth clean is often critical to ensuring your finish of your painted product is kept as clean as possible.  One critical part of keeping a paint booth clean can be keeping the paint…

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HVLP Spray Gun Troubleshooting A Complete Guide

There are a variety of benefits to HVLP over Conventional Spray Guns like reduced paint waste and when applicable being approved when emissions reduction is a concern.  However HVLP can also take a little more getting use to as it is not quite as simple as continuing to turn the air pressure higher until you…

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Spraying Contact Adhesive – A Guide

Contact adhesive can be difficult.  It is not easy to clean up can easily create a mess and can ruin spray equipment if it is prematurely exposed to air.  However spraying contact adhesive allows for faster production and a uniform application of the contact adhesive.  While it can be challenging spraying contact adhesive it can…

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Important Things To Know About Paint Curing

Paint Curing is important for a variety of reasons.  It can determine the speed at which you can move product through a manufacturing facility and can also impact the type of spray equipment you use.  Faster curing allows for higher production rates while slower curing is easier for a painter to work with.  The following…

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Common Paint Booth Safety Violations

As a manufacturer safety is always a top priority. One area that can often be a source of safety problems is your paint department and in particular your paint booth.  The following are common areas of potential violation of paint booth safety. Common Paint Booth Safety Violation # 1 – Electrical Equipment NFPA 33 is…

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