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  • Prep to Finish Student Workshop: Spray & Backroll Finish

    Students are taught ceiling spray/backroll methods using air assisted airless spray technology, HVLP rated guns, and 18" roller gear.

  • Door-Bottom Brush

    The Painting Pal is a skinny brush that makes it possible to seal a bottom edge on a swinging door.

  • Hyde 14-in-1 Painter's Multi-Tool

    Handy 14-in-1 tool for painters

  • JLC Report

    Ever since the EPA's Repair, Remodeling, and Painting (RRP) rule took effect in April 2010, remodelers around the country have been waiting expectantly for the agency to begin enforcement action against violators of its strict work-safety and record-keeping requirements.

  • How to Hide Rough Drywall Finish Showing Through Paint

    Q: A recent customer wanted to do his own painting and used an airless sprayer to apply primer to the bare drywall. He then rolled on the finish paint, but now he's complaining that the surface is rough wherever the drywall finisher sanded. He is blaming the drywall contractor, but I'm not sure...

  • Better Paint Bucket

    Bercom’s Handy Paint Pail offers a couple of advantages over painting right out of the can.

  • Painting Composite Trim

    Does composite trim have to be prepped and primed like wood, or can it simply be painted? And what kind of paint should I use?

  • Letters

    Safe installation of basement water heaters; galvanized pipe for gas; painting old porch floors

  • Painting With Light

    Renzo Piano's Modern Wing at the Art Institute of Chicago provides a luminous setting to celebrate art

  • Using Checklists to Eliminate the Punch List

    In 2001 my Atlanta remodeling company, SawHorse, launched a “zero punch” program, which sought to eliminate the final punch list on all jobs. Since we had five or six project managers on the payroll at any given time, as well as working relationships with a couple of dozen subcontractors, the...