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  1. General Painting Discussion
    Hi, I'm looking to purchase some spray paint. I want the spray paint for painting plastics, metals, and occasionally wood. For now let's say i just want to spray paint in one colour. What type of spray paint should i use? Just paint? Individual cans of paint and primer? Or a can with the...
  2. Tools, Supplies and Equipment
    What does everyone use for painting at heights? I'm looking at either a boom lift or cherry picker that I can transport easily from site to site. Does anyone have any recommendations? Has anyone used or owned either this Haulotte HA12 CJ boom lift or the Haulotte HTA 13P cherry picker?
  3. Tools, Supplies and Equipment
    hi everybody SOMEONE has or had a airlessco 3200(MODEL)? REVIEWS, PROS AND CONS? thanks
  4. General Painting Discussion
    Hi all. I did this mural on a North facing exterior wall that does not ever get direct sunlight. Something has caused the smoothed-out colors (on the right) to "bleach" in spots, resulting in the current state (pictured on the left). They swear they have not treated the wall or powerwashed...
  5. General Painting Discussion
    Been reading articles on this site for some time now and finally needed to post. Here goes.... I am working on a large warehouse 80,000 sqft that used to be a part manufacturer. SO the walls, columns and corrugated ceiling are covered in grease that I will need to remove. I've used the...
  6. New Member Introductions
    Hello PT I have been Sandblasting and Spray painting for over 8+ years mainly in Shipyards across the USA. I am currently in the process of going on my own and becoming a SandBlast and Paint contractor starting in Washington St first then getting licensed in all states that have alot of...
  7. Surface Preparation and Application
    So after a few years after we finished repairing our home, I noticed that the paints are bulking out on the spots in-between the plywoods. We decided on repairing them, but how do we prevent this from happening again? Are there any tricks to prevent this from happening? Thank you in advance!
  8. General Painting Discussion
    We just completed a project which was a interior closet renovation. Please note we completed two other closets in this home about a month ago with no issues. The closet was custom built out of 3/4" birch plywood, sanded etc. This round we used Behr Paint and Primer in 1 - Interior Matte...
  9. General Painting Discussion
    I have been contracted to paint a wind turbine tail that will be installed 700 feet in the air. It needs to be totally bulletproof and withstand the elements for... ever, really. This is what the client wants. It is made of fiberglass and I'm looking for a paint that will hold up under the sun's...
  10. General Painting Discussion
    My BM rep told me that in January, BM will have a price increase of about two dollars a gallon. Has anybody else heard this, or could it just be a Massachusetts thing?
  11. Specialty Coatings
    Hi all, I would like to seek your sound expert advice on a suitable polymer that I could use to carry a mineral pigment (particle size 60u). I would like to create not-necessarily uniform aesthetic coats of 0.1-0.5 mm in thickness. The base material will be medium polished stone, and will be...
  12. General Painting Discussion
    Hi there! Doing a bit of research here - I'm a web designer investigating the origins of some named web colors. Turns out that many were named after Sinclair Paints swatches, and I discovered on this forum that they are extinct! Does anyone know where I could find images of these vintage...
  13. Surface Preparation and Application
    Generally I am used to painting exteriors of vehicles, however I have a friend that asked if I was able to paint his polyurethane dashboard for his vehicle. He bought it new, it's aftermarket. I question, even with an adhesion promoter, that it will start peeling. Has anyone painted polyurethane...
  14. General Painting Discussion
    TEAM Integrated Engineering (TEAM IE) is currently looking for an experienced Painter/Healthcare Facilities to perform assigned on-site facility and maintenance support tasks and functions with particular and primary emphasis on painting maintenance for medical facilities. Minimum...
  15. General Painting Discussion
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  16. General Painting Discussion
    Ok gang, here's my question for the day: If it was your house, new construction, what would you use/do: Paint 1930 sq ft + 9 ft ceilings, roughly 17 (counting double closet doors) and the woodwork to boot. There is a trayed ceiling running the entire kitchen/dining/living room, and a trayed...
  17. Workplace Safety
    First off, I just want to say that I have been gleaning information from you all for years now, but have never become a member. Love this forum. There is so much information here, it has helped me immensely. Thank you all so much. I have a great business because of you! That being said, I have...
  18. New Member Introductions
    Hi Everyone, I am so glad to join into the conversation. I have been a color consultant for over 20 years and work with painters daily. You can see my website for professional background, awards, etc. I appreciate connecting with people in the paint industry to share info and inspiration...
  19. General Painting Discussion
    I have never used tile grout paint before and none of it that I see for sale locally is the right color. Th floor I would be applying the paint too is a porcelain tile made to look like wood. Here is a link to the tile. This tile is a little bit lighter than most wood products with the name...
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