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Why Overlap in Coating is Essential

By Bernie Bottens Posted: 08/09/2013 2:55PM

Overlap is a very important part of laying down a consistent coating. It goes hand in hand with the size and shape of a correctly adjusted spray pattern. Without defining that size and shape, one is only guessing about how much overlap from one pass to the next is necessary.

The Yoda of Moulding

By Bernie Bottens Posted: 08/07/2013 1:43PM

Sheldon Smith from Cut N Crown moulding shares his wisdom with AWFS Fair 2013 attendees.

Quality Finish? Speed and Distance Are Critical

By Bernie Bottens Posted: 07/11/2013 10:33AM

When it comes to getting the best wood finish, spray gun speed and distance are critical.

Fine Tuning Spray Gun Technique

By Bernie Bottens Posted: 07/02/2013 9:00AM

When you pick up the spray gun, you need to concentrate on correct habits, concentrate on your hand-eye coordination, and continue to do so long after muscle memory kicks in.

Tips to Optimize Spray Gun Finishing

By Bernie Bottens Posted: 06/20/2013 10:58AM

Woodworkers, to improve transfer efficiency in spray gun finishing think like a finisher. Builders often build pieces that difficult to spray.

Wood Finishing: What is Transfer Efficiency?

By Bernie Bottens Posted: 06/13/2013 10:29AM

Transfer efficiency, T.E., is the amount of wood coating that actually lands on the item that you are spraying. See what factors affect the T.E. number.

Finishing Challenges: Goobers in the Woodgrain

By Bernie Bottens Posted: 06/03/2013 8:59AM

We've been discussing how to make repairs to woodgrain and my buddy Kevin Kamberg, an expert on this, shared a few tips on how to repair lacquer that has floating debris.

Woodgrain Repair Tips

By Bernie Bottens Posted: 05/24/2013 9:19AM

More tips from my buddy Kevin Kamberg on how to repair wood finishes.

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