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How Cabinetmakers Can Market Coatings

By Bernie Bottens Posted: 05/05/2011 2:00AM

Many a cabinetmaker has based his marketing plan upon his conversion varnish because, with its wonderful protective qualities and its non-yellowing properties, it’s as good as you can get from a “lacquer-based” coating.


Reactive and Non-reactive Wood Coatings

By Bernie Bottens Posted: 04/29/2011 2:00AM

Reactive and non-reactive wood coatings: following a silent explosion in the field of resin technology,   we will see advances soon that will lift the performance standards of water-borne coatings even higher.


Calculating Wood Coating Thickness

By Bernie Bottens Posted: 04/22/2011 2:00AM

How are you going to measure wood coating thickness?


Mad Chemist? A Finishing Chemical Primer

By Bernie Bottens Posted: 04/08/2011 2:00AM

Improve wood finish quality by learning what chemicals are in the manufacturer blends so you'll know when to use certain thinners to your advantage.




What Chemicals are in Your Lacquer Thinner?

By Bernie Bottens Posted: 04/01/2011 2:00AM

Let’s look at lacquer thinner and see what those chemicals might be and how different combinations or proportions of chemicals affect the drying time of the coating.


Not All Lacquer Thinners are Created Equal

By Bernie Bottens Posted: 03/25/2011 2:00AM

If all lacquer thinners were the same, adding a little bit more would be easy. But, it’s not.


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