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Springtime Spray Equipment Rewards

Get up to $200 in rebates or $300 in Titan goods through May 31, 2017!
It is your choice of rewards with the Titan Get RED Sales event – Choose between cash back or Titan accessories when you purchase new TITAN painting equipment. Get a selection of TR1 spray tips or factory rebate with the purchase of any airless paint sprayer, linestriper or RX-Pro Gun. Painters choosing an HVLP fine finish sprayer get to choose between an additional Maxum II or Elite spray gun or a $50 rebate.
All rewards are provided by Titan when you send in the rewards coupon form and a copy of your invoice.
This offer is good through May 31, 2017 CLICK HERE for your rewards form

Finish First with Graco and get FREE TIPS or ACCESSORIES with the purchase of a new GRACO paint or texture sprayer! Whether you need a small light duty compact sprayer or a roof rig you can get valuable tips including the new FineFinish LOW PRESSURE Tips. Values up to $990 for selected sprayers, stripers, fine finish sprayers and scarifiers! Rewards provided factory direct from Graco when you send in your completed redemption form and copy of invoice.  CLICK HERE for the Finish 1st  redemption form.

Graco finally has responded to the call for using standard tips with their handheld sprayers. New for 2017, the ULTRA airless handhelds powered by DeWalt. To help painters to update to the new units, Graco is offering purchasers of the new ULTRA Handheld units FREE FINE FINISH LOW PRESSURE TIPS until June 30, 2017.  CLICK HERE for the FREE TIPS redemption form

Trade in your old Graco TrueCoat Sprayer when upgrading to the new ULTRA HandHeld Airless Sprayer and you can choose Cash Back or Graco Bucks to select from their offered accessories. All rewards and cash back will be provided direct from Graco when you send in a copy of the redemption form and a copy of your invoice. Offer ends May 31 CLICK HERE for the Ultra Trade In redemption form

Bungalow 47 Chalk Paint

bungalow-47Bungalow 47 Chalk Paint is a water based paint made for painting and re-purposing old items such as furniture and crafts. It adheres to most surfaces such as wood, metal and stone. Bungalow 47 Chalk Paint dries fast and is available in 47 designer colors. Worn and aged appearances can be given new life and updated style with these lush colors.

Bungalow 47’s website and Facebook pages have a wealth of creative, fun ideas for unleashing your imagination. They also have popular pinterest and Instagram sites with lots of pictures of  tables, dressers and chairs as well as walls, cabinetry, signs and more.

Along with the quarts of Bungalow 47 chalk paint there is also clear primer and clear finish for prepping and protecting your new surfaces. See them here  We also stock all the other things you’ll need including brushes, sandpaper, wax, and the complete list of painting sundries to make your project a success.

Cutek Extreme is Good for Wood

Cutek Extreme is a clear synthetic High Performance Wood Oil manufactured in Australia and now imported to the USA. It has proven itself for over 30 years in Australia as an excellent wood stabilizer and preservative as well as a decorative stain. Based on copper technology, Cutek Extreme offers enhanced protection on all exterior wood surfaces including decking, fences, beams, plywood, engineered wood, and furniture.  It was a top pick in Professional Deck Builder Magazine.   Click to download a copy of the article.

Cutek works by diffusing deep into wood where it prevents the moisture cycling of swelling and shrinking. The copper component acts as an effective biocide to prevent rot and decay.  This picture below shows two planks of southern yellow pine with only six months of exposure. The top piece is untreated and the bottom has 2 coats of Cutek Extreme Clear.

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Surfaces treated with the clear will silver with exposure. To prevent this effect add a container of Colourtone to the gallon. These are transoxide pigments for long lasting color retention.

Cutek Colourtones

Make a long lasting stain with Colourtones

It is recommended that a coat of Cutek be applied prior to assembly and another coat added afterward. Unlike many linseed oil based stains, multiple coats are encouraged, especially on thick cuts. Cutek Extreme has a cumulative effect on wood and the more product absorbed, the longer it will last. It doesn’t form a surface film so there is nothing to peel off as with a paint or varnish. Maintenance coats are easy as well.cutekdiffusesSuccessful coating of hardwoods in exterior applications utilizes penetrating oil stain type finishes. Cutek’s penetrating finish is especially recommended for hard woods like Ipe and Cumaru. These exotic hardwoods have a nearly impenetrable hard surface and the oil contained in the cells prevents good penetration by most stains. There are only a few products on the market that are compatible with these surface conditions. Film forming products such as varnishes and paints will usually peel off.

Preparation is simple, the wood should be clean and dry without other coatings or sealers on the surface. Sanded wood will absorb Cutek faster but it isn’t necessary. Cutek is easy to apply with any type of applicator.  It can be applied to fresh cut wood without waiting, drying or seasoning. It doesn’t need to be wiped off like other oils but the colors should be applied evenly for appearances sake. For thick cuts apply clear first then color coats unless you want deeper tones and more sun protection.

Ben Moore Stain on TV

Here’s a very watchable video about prepping and staining exterior wood decks.
Sharon Grech and Cityline show prep products and talk about how to stain wood right.

FESTOOL Portable HEPA Vac

Festool has come up with a walkabout vac that is fully HEPA certified. Easy to transport, it connects into the standard systainer footprint making it the easily fit in within the system. Capacity is only about 3 liters so it fits perfectly for touch up sanding and final cleanup.

Is it still paint?

Benjamin Moore’s paints question the assumptions consumers have about house paints. With new technology comes new features and benefits that were not possible 10 or 20 years ago. It is still paint, it just isn’t the paint you remember.

Graco Safety Alert

Graco has issued a safety alert for their 18v Slimline batteries found on their cordless handheld sprayers.The batteries can over heat resulting in melting, fire or explosion.

This recall is only for the 16G610 battery model for the TrueCoat Pro Fine Finish (16h240), ProShot Fine Finish (16F887), and SlimLine Battery Kit from March 2011 – March 2015.

Call 1-844-241-9499 option 1 between 7:30 am – 5:30 pm CST along with your part number and serial number. If your batteries are affected you will be shipped a replacement at no charge.

Please dispose of old batteries in accordance with local regulations or visit www.call2recycle.org for a recycling center.

Epoxy Floor Coating Problem Solving Guide by Simiron

Simiron, makers of RokRezPro epoxy floor coating has put together a nice guide for learning how to recognize and treat common epoxy floor issues . Download for HERE

Epoxy Floor Coating Problem Solving Guide topics include

  • Color Differential,
  • Fish Eye
  • Milky or Cloudy Coatings
  • Orange Peel
  • Peeling or Delamination
  • Delamination between Coats
  • Pinholes/Bubbling
  • Product Settling
  • Not Drying/Slow
  • Stains/Tire Marks
  • Sticky or Uncured Coating
  • Uneven Flake/Chip Application
  • Yellowing

New Tools for December Festool TXS Drill & Installer Set

Festool is coming out with some new tools this December. Included is the new TXS compact 10.8v drill driver and a limited time Centrotec installer kit. Like the CXS drill and all Festool products, the quality is top notch. The TXS drill is a new iteration of their CXS drill with a traditional T handle design. Advanced features like LED illumination, fuel gauge, bit storage, and removable & reversible belt clip offer everything you expect from a full-sized drill in a compact package weighing in at less than 2 lbs. The TXS is available as a basic unit or set that includes the right angle chuck.

The Festool Centrotec® System is the standard-bearer for problem-solving, precision drilling/driving solutions. This all-new 89-piece version features Robertson-style square-drive, all-new imperial brad point drill bits, socket adapters and much more.

A Quick Video of NEW Festool Sanders

Festool has some really high tech new random orbit sanders coming out October first. These are a new design with brushless motors, smart electronics and improved ergonomics. Get a glance with this video released in the UK.

 

Come see them in and try them out September 24th at the Bird Road Pro Show! from 10-2. With Festool your hands will be clean enough to grab some lunch.