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  1. Interior Wood Finishing
    Hello all, just wanted to know what everyone uses for cabinets. Why do you prefer the one or the other? Pros and cons of enamel vs lacquer for cabinets. Durability and protection are mainly at what I’m curious about.
  2. General Painting Discussion
    I recently purchased a Graco 395 for spraying interior. I was trying to use a 412 FFLP tip spraying SW pro-block primer but could not get a good spray patter no matter what pressure i set it at. The tip had a large finger directly in the middle of the spray patter. I had to switch to a 515 RacX...
  3. General Painting Discussion
    Hello ladies and gentlemen, Today I primed an entire house, walls and ceilings with two coats, primarily because the first coat was sprayed with little pressure and there was overlap marks showing. Turned up the pressure and did a second run to fix the problem. Took a lunch break while the...
  4. General Painting Discussion
    Hi. I just picked up Graco 395 without a gun. I mostly hand paint or roll everything, it has been my main market so far. I am familiar with spraying, however, it has not been much. I might be getting into some spraying, like exteriors, interiors, trim, cabinets etc. I need a gun that is...
  5. General Painting Discussion
    Hey Guys, I'm coming up to a fire restoration job where I'll be using a full face respirator. The government contractor is setting up negative air ventilation to assist with keeping vapors to a safe level. My concern is the overspray while doing the deck. Will rinsing and rubbing with...
  6. Surface Preparation and Application
    Hey guys. Just sprayed my first exposed steel lid with Sherwin acrylic dry-fall ;). It went well, but there's always room for improvement as any painter knows. It was dirty existing for 20+ years. I blasted off dust with compressed air. I covered up the floor with tarps to ease amount of...
  7. 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...
  8. Workplace Safety
    Is this a triple Osha fine?
  9. Surface Preparation and Application
    Just got my first HVLP - Graco 9.0 4-stage turbine. Totally used to airless & not having to thin my product. For those of you that spray with an HVLP, what needle size do you typically use for oil enamels and how much do you thin them? Do you use straight thinner, or Penetrol as well? Thanks...
  10. General Painting Discussion
    I'm a color/design consultant, working for a client on an 18,000 sf home; we have selected about ten colors for the walls, two colors for the ceilings--pretty straightforward stuff. The hang-up is this: the clients had the contractor prime the walls, stating that they wanted to live in the...
  11. Surface Preparation and Application
    Does anyone have any experience using Paint Sprayers with Semi-Gloss? I have been told that it is not good for the sprayer, but I do not believe this too be true. Any advice would be appreciated as I need to quickly paint kitchens and baths with Semi-Gloss.
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