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7 Questions to Ask Before Buying a Sprayer

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titan 440 commercial paint sprayer

In the market for an airless sprayer? Chris Noto, Director of Professional Products at Titan, recommends asking yourself these seven questions before you buy: 1. For what types of jobs will the airless sprayer be used? Think about the kind of work you do, and consider the size of your current and future crew. Be…

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The Best Coatings for Concrete in Cold Climates

in Concrete Solutions

In our story, Coating Concrete When It’s Cold: What You Need to Know, we outlined the key things every commercial painting contractor needs to consider when taking on a job that requires coating concrete at lower temperatures. Here is our guide to the products that will give you the best results in these conditions. In…

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Gloss and Sheen: Understanding Your Options

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illustration showing gloss is assessed at a 60 degree viewing angle; sheen at 85 degrees

Selecting or recommending the correct paint is about finding the coating with the right mix of functional and aesthetic properties. As a commercial contractor, it’s good to consider your customer’s knowledge of sheen and gloss, and how that may impact both the longevity and appearance of the finish. Factors to consider We all know, for…

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4 Tips for Maintaining Your Spray Equipment

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commercial sprayer pump replacement

Graco Senior Technical Product Trainer Joe May offers his top maintenance tips for keeping your spray equipment in optimal working condition. He recommends instituting these four practices: 1.Strain paint to prevent clogs Straining your paint is an easy way to prevent debris like sand, rock or paint skin from clogging spray tips or damaging your…

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