Abrasive Blasting –  A Complete Guide

Abrasive Blasting –  A Complete Guide

You may wonder what abrasive blasting is, what it is used for, the equipment required, safety considerations and more related to abrasive blasting.  Fortunately this complete guide to abrasive blasting will cover all of this and more links within the article go into further depth on each topic mentioned. What Abrasive Blasting Is abrasive blasting…

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How Emissions from painting are Determined & How to Calculate VOCS (Includes Calculators)

How Emissions from painting are Determined & How to Calculate VOCS (Includes Calculators)

How Emissions from painting are Determined (Includes Calculator) One common area of concern for a manufacturer to ensure they are meeting proper regulatory requirements is the degree of emissions they are producing.  While there are a variety of sources of emissions, we will focus on emissions related to painting in this article.  We will cover…

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How to Blast and Paint Pipe –  A Complete Guide

How to Blast and Paint Pipe –  A Complete Guide

Whether your in Pennsylvania working on Natural Gas pipelines in the Marcellus shale region or in Louisiana working on oil well lines properly painting and blasting pipe is critical to ensure you properly protect the pipe from elements.  Typically clients who choose to work with you on oil and gas pipe will want to ensure…

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Sanding Primer Before Painting Wood –  A Complete Guide

Sanding Primer Before Painting Wood –  A Complete Guide

Primer can be an important part of painting a product as it can help improve adhesion, cover up existing coatings, and more which we cover in our article on paint primer. However after applying primer there are often still a lot of questions like should I sand after applying primer.  This is especially true when…

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United States Breathing Air Standards –  A Complete Guide

United States Breathing Air Standards –  A Complete Guide

Whether you are getting started working as a contractor, construction worker, or taking over a new role in safety you may come across references that list requirements for breathing air.  For example sandblast hood respirators when fed by a  compressor are required to have atleast air of Grade D quality.  This standards can be confusing…

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Waterborne Automotive Paints – A Complete Guide

Waterborne Automotive Paints –  A Complete Guide

Whether you are an auto body shop, manufacturer, or wood worker you may see that companies are moving to waterborne paints more and more often.  You also may have heard horror stories associated with waterborne automotive paints where the finish doesn’t adhere and comes off while a driver is driving or that it is impossible…

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Silica Sand & Sandblasting: Risks & Safety Suggestions

Silica Sand & Sandblasting: Risks & Safety Suggestions

A question that is often asked is whether you can sandblast with silica sand.  While some countries may not have legal rules against it many do and it is highly restricted in the United States and is not considered a very safe blast media.  Silica sand whether beach sand, play sand, or any type of…

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Powder Coating Wood – A Complete Guide

Powder Coating Wood – A Complete Guide

Powder coating has a variety of benefits compared to liquid coating which you can learn about here. One limitation that use to exist was being able to powder coat wood which use to be primarily due to temperature requirements that powder coating is cured at but advances in powder coating has helped to eliminate that…

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