Creative Tips to Grow Your Painting Business

Creative Tips to Grow Your Painting Business

Whether you’re a paint contractor, industrial job shop, powder coat job shop, or a commercial paint contractor growing your painting business can often be a goal that you want to achieve.  While a lot goes into growing your painting business one key area to consider is generating awareness of your company which will help you…

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Thoughts on the Potential PPG & Akzo Nobel Merger

Thoughts on the Potential PPG & Akzo Nobel Merger

The news has been reporting that a second offer by PPG to purchase Akzo Nobel was declined on March 20th.  There are a variety of concerns that Akzo mentioned, including whether the deal would be approved due to the potential merged company’s size, whether the deal would offer value above what Akzo can offer by…

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Airless Paint Sprayer Won’t Prime or Build Pressure

Airless sprayers are often the backbone of your painting work, especially for handling large volumes of painting quickly and efficiently .  There are a variety of common problems that you can encounter with an airless paint sprayer which are laid out here.  Another problem that can often occur with an airless paint sprayer is that…

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Prepping Log Cabins for Recoating – A Complete Guide

Log cabins last many years and have a rustic beauty to them.  Like any surface though they must properly protected so that over time the wood doesn’t wear and so they maintain their unique appearance.  Due to constant exposure to rain, sun light, and other natural weather log cabin paint often can need to be…

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How to Spray Interior Walls – A Complete Guide

You may have a large paint job that your dealing with or maybe you just hate using a brush and roller to paint interior walls.  Either way depending on the size of the area spraying interior walls can be a faster way to get the work done than brush and roll.  The practical steps include…

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Top Apps for Paint Contractors

Having the right information available can help you paint faster and more effectively.  From performing onsite cost estimations to getting critical information on your coating to getting paint equipment questions answered information can help you excel.  By having the following apps you can ensure you have information that is critical in the palm of your…

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Portable Paint Booths – What You Must Know

Being a company that helps a variety of customers with paint booth needs we get asked a lot of questions related to paint booths.  One of the more common questions is, is there such a thing as a portable paint booth.  The purpose of this article is to cover all aspects related to portable paint…

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All About Paint Primers

Paint primer has a variety of purposes from creating a suitable surface for a top coat of coating to adhere to, to helping cover up imperfections in a substrate.  Paint primer can also potentially help keep overall paint usage down as it may not absorb as much as a top coat of paint would into…

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Electrostatic Spray Gun Settings – What You Should Know

Electrostatic spray guns offer a variety of benefits over typical air spray guns.  The greatest benefit is the potential for increased transfer efficiency which reduces your paint waste.  There are a variety of other benefits and drawbacks to Electostatic spray guns which you can learn about here. This article will cover important things you need…

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Quick way To Degrease or Wash An Engine or Part

Whether you’re a radiator shop or manufacturer degreasing or part cleaning can be a critical and time consuming part of your work.  Being able to do it rapidly and effectively can help you improve your production which helps you earn more as a manufacturer.  Will cover a fast and efficient way to degrease an engine…

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Steel Grit Vs Coal Slag Blast Media

Steel Grit Vs Coal Slag Blast Media

You may be in the process of considering a blast media reclamation system when you have currently been using some version of coal slag.  With a blast media reclamation system the common blast medias you will consider are varied but often will be a steel grit type blast media.  This article will cover the benefits…

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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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