The Ryobi Duet Paint System is a unique painting product. It provides an almost uncanny versatility in that you can use it as both a continuous roller and also as a finish sprayer. But it’s more than that. The system works such that two users can roll and do trim work simultaneously. I don’t know about you, but I always work with a partner when it comes to painting. It’s faster, and painting is more fun when you can both complain about the tedium. With Ryobi’s FLUID Technology you can place any standard 1 gallon container in the unit and the system will allow for continuous painting without refilling.
There are only about five more months until the new EPA-inspired lead paint regulations take effect. Even with the date, contractors, and particularly remodelers, are still facing a bit of confusion on what the new rules mean, how they will be enforced, and how they differ from former rules regarding lead paint removal. As always, the government has made things more costly under the guise of “protecting” us from ourselves. Let’s discuss what the April 22nd deadline will mean to your company and how the Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Program Rule will change the way you do business.
Wagner Spray Tech Recalls Control Spray Plus Paint Sprayers Due to Electrical Shock Hazard. These units were sold at major chain home centers and hardware stores nationwide from August 2007 through April 2009. Consumers should stop using the recalled products immediately and should contact the Wagner customer service. Name of Product: Wagner Paint Sprayers Hazard: […]
If you’re not happy with the look of your current garage floor, you might want to consider adding a coat of paint. Paint can dress up even the dullest and oldest looking floors. However, painting the garage floor just isn’t the same as painting other surfaces. For one, a garage is subject to a lot more abuse and traffic than a typical floor. It also must be able to withstand dirt and even grease, something an interior is unlikely to see. Follow these steps for painting floor surfaces in the garage.
There’s only so much you can say about a heat gun. Primarily, the concerns are focused on ergonomics and temperature flexibility. The problem with this is that, while you can certainly pay more for a heat gun that offers infinitely flexible temperature controls, you can also just back the thing off or move it closer to adjust your temperature as needed. Technique, in this case, trumps technology.
The challenge was to find the least expensive, gas powered pressure washer available to us locally. Since these tend to be a little on the heavy side of things, we opted to forgo an on-line deal because of the shipping cost and to fulfill our need for instant purchase gratification.The Troy Bilt 020292 Pressure Washer fit the bill.
If you don’t want to have to buy a paint brush every time you paint, then it’s important to take care of the brushes you purchase. Doing so, will ensure a long life and repeated use for years to come. One thing most people don’t realize is that the package your brush came in can be used to help the brush retain its shape. Consider this before throwing away that resealable plastic or paper wrapper (ever wonder why it was resealable?).
Anyone who has run out and bought the cheapest possible brushes for a paint job can testify that quality does matter. I can think of few worse feelings than being in a paint job and noticing streaks and/or bristle deposits all over my nice new project. When it comes time to pick up a paint brush, you should ask a few basic question to make sure you’re selecting the right tool (that’s right, we said “tool”).