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Scott Burt

Scott Burt

Scott Burt owns Topcoat Finishes, a high end residential paint company in Jericho, Vt. He is the author of the popular "From the Field" column in American Painting Contractor magazine

Scott Burt's Posts

Take the Misery out of Drywall Sanding Take the Misery out of Drywall Sanding

Sometimes evolution is slow, but right at the end takes a big leap. Drywall sanding is one of those fortunate beneficiaries of the "finally!" phenomenon. Read more

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How to Power Sand Crown Molding and Custom Trim Prep How to Power Sand Crown Molding and Custom Trim Prep

No sanders that we had looked at could tackle custom profiles effectively because their shapes simply could not conform to the trim stock. Read more

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Hand Sanding: Necessary Evil Made Tolerable Hand Sanding: Necessary Evil Made Tolerable

At times, power sanding is impractical and we need high level manual options for small scale sanding. Read more

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Hand Tools that Broke Hand Tools that Broke

Tools that stop working are the most costly tools to have around. Read more

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What is Air Assisted Spraying? What is Air Assisted Spraying?

Most painters come from an airless spraying background, which is geared for production and not so much for the delicacy of finer finishes and transfer efficiency. Read more

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