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Old 03-11-2014, 06:53 PM   #1
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Great site, guys know your stuff!

I grew up on the automotive and aerospace side of painting. Finally started my own company and need to learn a little ( a lot! ) more about the airless side of painting and all of the painting processes that fall into the contractor category.

Look forward to learning from you guys!
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Old 03-11-2014, 07:17 PM   #2
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Welcome from MA. Contact your local paint store that sells spraying equipment. Weather it Graco or Titan, ask them to have a rep come to either the store or a place you can meet them and go over your rig options. Most will give you a demonstration on how to use and clean the sprayer and how to care for it.

Honestly I would start with a cheap Home Depot Graco or Titan for a few hundred bucks. Get used to it then spend the money on a good one. I had a cheap $200.00 Titan that lasted me almost 4 years, that's a good amount of time for a cheap one to last.

Care for your sprayer like it's your baby and it will last for a very long time.
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Great site, guys know your stuff!

I grew up on the automotive and aerospace side of painting. Finally started my own company and need to learn a little ( a lot! ) more about the airless side of painting and all of the painting processes that fall into the contractor category.

Look forward to learning from you guys!
Welcome Klucas!

I really doubt you'll need to learn much about paint applications here at PT, given your background. However, you will learn a great deal about work ethics, getting old, and tips on BBQ'ing, from the sunny California coast to the shark infested waters of Australia.
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welcome to PT. In spite of what CAPainter says there is a lot to learn in all of the threads here.
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welcome to PT. In spite of what CAPainter says there is a lot to learn in all of the threads here.
Given Klucas's back ground in aerospace and automotive painting, I'm confident it wouldn't take a whole lot of PT searches to understand residential applications, or how to use an airless. I'm certain he had much greater challenges adapting to the equipment required in the other industries he described.

But I'm in agreement with you. Klucas will find a whole lot of information at PT concerning, paint products, marketing, getting old, business management, spelling and grammar, web design, graphic arts, BBQ'ing, safety, personal conduct, job site logistics, clothing styles, work ethics, specialty applications (faux/wallcovering), politics, employee relations, business growth, public relations, and a whole lot of fun!
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Given Klucas's back ground in aerospace and automotive painting, I'm confident it wouldn't take a whole lot of PT searches to understand residential applications, or how to use an airless. I'm certain he had much greater challenges adapting to the equipment required in the other industries he described.

But I'm in agreement with you. Klucas will find a whole lot of information at PT concerning, paint products, marketing, getting old, business management, spelling and grammar, web design, graphic arts, BBQ'ing, safety, personal conduct, job site logistics, clothing styles, work ethics, specialty applications (faux/wallcovering), politics, employee relations, business growth, public relations, and a whole lot of fun!
You forgot the most important thing he will learn about. BACON
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