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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.


Hire a Wood Refinisher? Because Pros Know

By Bernie Bottens Posted: 02/16/2012 11:05AM

Last week we talked with Krystal and Russell about how to proceed with adding another protective layer to their oak table. This week we discuss their options if they decide to take their table to a local refinisher.


Wood Finishing: The Devil is in the Details

By Bernie Bottens Posted: 02/09/2012 11:26AM

I received the following e-mail from Krystal and her husband Russell, and I thought it might be interesting to those who have found themselves facing this challenging finishing issue.


My Veneer Mistake: It Was a Doozy!

By Bernie Bottens Posted: 02/02/2012 11:15AM

I made a mistake involving veneer and it was a doozy, costing me time, money and a vacation day.


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