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  1. General Painting Discussion
    ihave a cat x gravity fed spray gun im a fine finisher i use a peak AAA tech 14 to 1 pump at work i started a painting buisness recently i just enjoy finishing and painting but i want to do fine finishes also in my painting buisness trying to find the best option for a fine finishing rig either...
  2. General Painting Discussion
    Hi, We've recently acquired a few large contracts for commercial hallway repaints in apartment buildings for the end of year and Q1. It isn't my first rodeo but I am wondering if there are tips out there for efficiencies in these types of projects? I am wondering if spraying / back rolling...
  3. New Member Introductions
    I work for a company that makes all of the wood products for some fortune 500 companies out of recycled and FSC certified wood material. I do some automation programming, some systems and process engineering, some wrench turning, and some electrical work along with the maintenance and repairs...
  4. General Painting Discussion
    Hello, We are a small toy maker and one of our products contains painted wooden letters. The letters are 6" high with a bevelled edge on 1/2" thick pine and we paint them front and back. Currently, we hand paint our letters but as the business grows it is becoming far too time consuming to...
  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. Surface Preparation and Application
    When selling ceiling painting (usually orange peel or knock down) we tell clients that brush/roll yields a superior finish to spraying. Do you think that's true? Usually we do 1 coat of primer (123) and 1 coat of finish (ProMar 200 Zero). I'm a remodeling contractor, not a pro painter. Thank...
  7. Tools, Supplies and Equipment
    Currently have an sg3 on my graco. We finish all our crown, base, wainscoting, and coffered ceilings on our own. We're not the finish carpenter trying to paint, we paint with fine finish X tips and provide a professional finish. Anyways I was curious as to if their is a gun more suitable for...
  8. Tools, Supplies and Equipment
    We have a Titan 740ix and we have cleaned it thoroughly and changed all the filters. instead of a steady stream of fluid it pulses. It also appears to have low pressure. Any ideas on what the problem might be and how to repair it?
  9. Surface Preparation and Application
    Just wanted to share this with the community and see what kind of input I could get. I bought an air filter (Asturo SA3 5 micron) $108.00 filter from Spray Gun World last fall. http://www.spraygunworld.com/products/Asturo/Filter.html It has the reusable element that you clean with soap and...
  10. New Member Introductions
    Just a quick introduction to say hi !! I'm a UK based painting contractor that has been in the business for 20 years and have been lucky enough to work on some fantastic projects. I have specialised over the years in all aspects of the decorating field, but my strongest points have been Faux...
  11. General Painting Discussion
    Hi, i sprayed some cabinets yesterday with behr semi gloss/primer. But the finish appears to be flat. Anybody have any idea why this is? I sprayed three coats of paint but they still appear to be flat like primer. I think it might just be the paint? I did add water to the mixture but then i...
  12. Tools, Supplies and Equipment
    I just bought a 11/16 rac tip housing now I can use a filter rite behind my tip like I was using a flat tip. Im not used to using it in my gun handle its inconvienient. BTW whats up with those manifold filters what a drag seems like a crazy idea. I take em out, thinkn bout scrapn the housing...
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