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Applying Scuff Sanding Correctly

By Bernie Bottens Posted: 04/25/2012 3:40PM

The second part in a series on scuff sanding discussing the art form, its importance and providing basic tips to ensure a smooth wood finish.


Why & How Do You Scuff Sand?

By Bernie Bottens Posted: 04/19/2012 9:48AM

The first part in a series on scuff sanding discussing the art form, its importance and providing basic tips to ensure a smooth wood finish.


After the Final Wood Coating

By Bernie Bottens Posted: 04/12/2012 12:58PM

This is the final installment of a series on new products that I recently tested.


Wood Coatings: Two PCVs and a Post-Cat Primer

By Bernie Bottens Posted: 04/05/2012 8:59AM

This is the third installment of a series on new products that I recently tested. Pigmented conversion varnish is our subject for this week.




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.


Mildew Resistance in Wood Coatings

By Bernie Bottens Posted: 03/08/2012 10:00AM

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


Antimicrobial Cabinet Hardware

By Bernie Bottens Posted: 03/01/2012 8:21AM

Antimicrobial is the latest buzz word in the cabinet hardware industry, so if you haven't heard about it yet, I thought I'd share a few tips on the new hardware and mildew resistant coatings.


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