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RPM Acquires Morrells Woodfinishes Ltd., UK's Largest

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 04/19/2015 9:49AM

RPM International acquired Morrells Woodfinishes Ltd.. The United Kingdom's largest manufacturer of high-performance wood finishes produces various coatings that make wood fire resistant, antimocrobial, and provide mirror gloss surfaces.


How to Handle Shou Sugi Ban Char-Finished Western Cedar

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 03/21/2015 1:26PM

CharredWood.com sells shou sugi ban finished Western Red Cedar siding, a very traditional West Coast cladding, which is naturally resistant to damage from UV and weather, insects, rot, decay, and fire due to its high tannin content and scorched surface.


Water and Wood: Raising the Grain

By Bernie Bottens Posted: 03/09/2015 9:54PM

I will be discussing applying water to the wood’s surface in the course of the finishing process. In some instances, that can amount to quite a bit of water.


N-Hance Wood Renewal Cabinet Refacing Adds 96 Franchises

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 03/06/2015 8:33PM

Home Depot's cabinet refacing partner N-Hance Wood Renewal says its opened 96 new franchises 2014. The company uses a proprietary chemical abrasion and refinishing technique that requires no sanding.




How to Create Perfect Bonds on Wood Surfaces

By Bernie Bottens Posted: 01/27/2015 4:41PM

Bernie Bottens discusses the many factors that impact coating and gluing bonds on wood surfaces.


Gluing Joints: It's A Surface Thing

By Bernie Bottons Posted: 01/15/2015 6:02PM

"In coatings, we preach the need to get the coating onto the wood as soon after the final sanding is completed as is absolutely possible. Obviously, as wood is a material that is susceptible to humidity and temperature change, one can see the logic in that concept."


Ceruse Glaze Reflects a Trend in Brown Tones Mixed With Grey

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 12/08/2014 1:56PM

Ceruse Glaze, a dry glaze that is sprayed on the whole door, accentuates the grain, particularly in quarter cut and rift cut oak. It blends modern grey colors with a rustic touch where the glaze hangs up in the grain and pores of the wood.


Can Localized Sawdust Capture Clean Air Better Than Baghouses?

Posted: 12/01/2014 1:43PM

Servair says its self-clean wood sanding booths for furniture and kitchen cabinetry plants captures sawdust from sanding, routing and cutting stations – all applications generating large amounts of airborne dust - better than baghouses.


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