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Mildew Resistance in Wood Coatings

By Bernie Bottens Posted: 04/03/2012 5:05PM

Wood coatings with mildew resistant additives are becoming increasingly popular within the industry and present many advantages, particularly in exterior architectural use.


Testing a New Water-borne Urethane

By Bernie Bottens Posted: 03/29/2012 10:23AM

For months I have asked that you stay tuned because I would report back when I had the opportunity to spray some new water-borne urethane products.


Testing Pre-Cats and Conversion Varnishes

By Bernie Bottens Posted: 03/22/2012 9:53AM

This is the first in a series of blogs about testing two new wood coatings, EnviroMax and EnviroVar. This series will give you a glimpse of what happens when you actually pick up the gun and spray.


Brush vs. Orbital Sanders: An In-depth Look at Uses, Capabilities

By Tim Middleton Posted: 03/09/2012 12:41PM

A comparison of brush and orbital sanding machines, and their growing popularity in the woodworking market.




Kimball’s ‘Pura’fect Finishing System

Posted: 03/09/2012 12:16PM

Just a couple years ago, Kimball Office made a significant leap in its process manufacturing, developing a proprietary UV-cured finish so durable it allows assembly of fully-finished engineered and solid wood components.


Color Matching for Small Wood Shops

By Bernie Bottens Posted: 03/09/2012 12:01PM

Color matching and finish system creation is like a chess game. What happens in step #1, #7, or #10 is going to have an impact on another step that follows.


Creating Crackle Finishes in the Wood Shop

By Mac Simmons Posted: 03/09/2012 11:51AM

I know of three different methods for “crackling” a finish: ready-to-use crackle coatings, “crackle mediums” and liquid hide glue, made from animal hides and bone renderings.


Air Pressure Settings for Widebelt Sanders

Posted: 03/09/2012 11:38AM

Listed are air pressure settings for widebelt sanders. These are an average and may vary slightly from manufacturer to manufacturer.


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