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  1. Surface Preparation and Application
    Our exterior season is fast winding down here in Minnesota. I'm curious about your techniques and thoughts on scraping. I had a client that asked a question that gave me a little pause a while back, namely, when scraping peeling paint, how do you know how much to scrape? I realized I didn't have...
  2. Tools, Supplies and Equipment
    I've tried searching the forums for a similar thread, which I'm sure exists, but to no avail. I have ute (what we call a utility truck) with a fibre glass canopy over the tray. It's a little squeezy but I can only have one vehicle for work and personal use so it's a compromise. I'm starting to...
  3. Tools, Supplies and Equipment
    If you are interested in giving your home a new lease of life with a little painting and decorating makeover there are a lot of new products on the market that can help your renovation and redecoration go more smoothly. From specially designed roller and bucket combinations, to laser measuring...
  4. Photos of Project and Equipment
    Hi all I was wondering if you agree, we can put some of our projects or even photos of tolls we've taken by ourselves here, and let the other members use them ( i.e. foe their websites, blogs, articles and...) All of us are using these marketing staff, and foe me happened a lot, when I want to...
  5. General Painting Discussion
    My name is Tom Stortz of John Stortz and Son. We have been supplying a wood handled, permanently secured blade paint scraper for decades. This is my first post on this forum and I'm looking for any type of feedback you may have to offer regarding the use or design of our tool ...
  6. Tools, Supplies and Equipment
    Hey all, check out this new product that really works. it's a plastic paint brush protector- it fits all standard brush sizes and Wooster brushes to! they only have the 2 and 1/2 inch size now--but all standard sizes will be available soon! check out the site--they work, as i have some of...
  7. General Painting Discussion
    What things do you need to do to get ready for the new year? Induspray touched on something I think is very important. Tracking your inventory I try and add things to a master list all year, never works. During the winter we lay out all the tools and make a list. I took pix last year, but my...
  8. Tools, Supplies and Equipment
    Could someone please give me some advice on electric spray painters? I can't decide between a Black and Decker or a Wagner. I will be spray painting (prime and 2 coats) wood window frames with latex semi-gloss. Anyone have any advice?
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