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5 Tips for Keeping a Paint Booth Clean

Posted: 03/10/2011 12:00AM

• Keep dust out
The simplest and most important way to prevent dust from entering a booth is to keep all booth doors closed. When opening the doors to bring in the object to be sprayed, be sure that the booth is on and running in order to draw any airborne contaminants into the exhaust filters.

Spray Gun Tips for Operators

Posted: 03/10/2011 12:00AM

The best way to achieve consistency is the spray gun application is to use equipment that allows you to record your settings and then return to them very easily. For instance, be sure to use regulators with accurate pressure gauges that are easy to read — and record the pressure settings used under different conditions and with different materials in a log book. Use a spray gun that allows you to identify the exact position of the needle (via the fluid control knob) and the fan control.

Picture This: Digital Printing on Demand

Posted: 03/10/2011 12:00AM

The digital age has hit the woodworking industry with a gusto, with digital printing for surface technologies now being used to a greater extent.

Do’s & Don’ts for Using ‘Super’ Coatings

Posted: 03/10/2011 12:00AM

In recent years, a number of so-called “super” high-performance coatings have been taking over the wood finishing industry. But what, exactly, are they? This will give you a quick overview, with some information about one of the most popular ones, conversion varnish.

A Polyester Primer

Posted: 03/10/2011 12:00AM

An underlying reason to use any of the polyester types is due to their ability to close grain quickly and give an extremely hard surface. While most of the other favorable polyester attributes can be obtained by using other, easier to apply, coatings systems, polyester is undoubtedly however the “king of coatings."

Favorite Woods 2011

Posted: 03/10/2011 12:00AM

The Appalachian Hardwood Manufacturers Inc.’s (AHMI) annual “Furniture Styles and Material Use Survey” provides a snapshot of the wood and veneer being used by furniture manufacturers. Administered by the AHMI since 1934, the analysis tracks wood species and design style trends in home furnishings at the High Point market.

Jasper Group Focuses on Finishing

Posted: 03/10/2011 12:00AM

Indiana-based furniture manufacturer Jasper Group recently acquired a new facility 30 miles from its plant, in Taylorsville, NC, to handle finishing. The former location of a Kincaid Furniture plant, it has 98,000 square feet and is big enough to handle future growth.

Smooth, Steady: New Strides for Drawer Slides

Posted: 03/10/2011 12:00AM

Besides the ease of installation, end-users also desire special features in their drawer slides, such as soft-closing capabilities or aspects related to aesthetics, such as concealed slides or inset drawer fronts without knobs.

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