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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.

Every Wood Finisher Needs Versatility

By Bernie Bottens Posted: 02/23/2012 12:30PM

The economic environment has forced many companies to do new and different things to stay in business. So, versatility is needed in order to move in all the directions required to pull in finishing work from new customers.

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