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Applying High Solids Coatings with Short Pot Life
Italian sandblasting and coatings specialist, Civardi, was looking for a solution to apply high-solids coatings with a short pot-life
Automatic Internal and External Pipe Coating
A key to Italian Industrial Agency's (IIA) success in offering of automatic internal and external coatings was to strike a balance between cost effectiveness and productivity.
New Plural-Component Sprayers Deliver High-Flow Capabilities
Learn how the latest sprayer technology is driving labor savings, reduced maintenance, and improved overall quality
Spraying vs Brushing or Rolling
The amount of material and time needed to complete either job can vary. So, what application method uses more paint – brushing/rolling or spraying?
How to Get Consistent Drywall Texture Finishes
Achieving a consistent texture pattern is based on three main elements: Material Consistency, Air Pressure Consistency, and Application Technique
Choosing the Right Texture Hopper Gun
Choosing the right hopper gun is critical to minimizing time spent on the job and achieving a consistent texture finish throughout the application.
Intro to Airless Paint Spraying
By applying paint in an even, consistent manner, airless spraying allows you to achieve professional results faster and easier than using a brush or roller.
Abrasive Blasting with ARMEX Soda
Soda blasting has been successfully used for a variety of abrasive blasting applications since the 1980's
Silica Dust and Wet Abrasive Blasting
Innovation in abrasive blasting technology being driven by the need to control silica dust
Curb Masters Nicollet Mall Sidewalk Stencil
Curb Masters uses Graco’s EcoQuip to add stencil design to Nicollet Mall sidewalks in downtown Minneapolis
True Dustless Blasting is a Myth
Know the facts: there is no such thing as dustless or dust-free blasting in surface prep
How to Choose the Right Blast Nozzle for Wet Abrasive Blasting
What you need to know to choose the right nozzle for your abrasive blasting application
Cleaning Polyurethane Foam On Concrete
Polyurethane foam is difficult to scrape, sand, or chemically remove from concrete - vapor abrasive blasting does this easily, and require no harsh chemicals
How to Choose the Right Blasting Abrasive
What to consider when selecting abrasive media for wet or dry blasting
How to Blast Softer Substrates
Safely clean and restore wood, concrete, brick, stone and even soft surfaces without damage
What Sets EcoQuip 2 Apart from the Competition
Alternate to dry blasting, wet abrasive blasting has been developed in recent years to address health, safety, and environmental issues.
How to Mix Drywall Mud for Texture Spraying
It's important to understand the dynamics of material consistency when mixing drywall mud to help set yourself up for success before texture spraying.
How to Clean Up a Paint Sprayer
Making sure your paint sprayer is properly cleaned will help deliver a consistent, professional finish and a solid return on your investment.
How to Start Up a Paint Sprayer
Proper start up of your paint sprayer is an important step to keep it running at maximum performance and efficiency, year after year.
Understanding and applying these basic spraying techniques will be the difference between a sloppy looking paint job and a professional one.
Airless Sprayer Safety
In order to ensure a safe working environment and avoid serious injuries, make sure you completely understand all elements of airless sprayer safety.
Components of an Airless Paint Sprayer
Before spraying, understand how the primary components of a Graco airless paint sprayer work together to create a perfect finish with unmatched performance.
Choosing and Understanding Spray Tips
To help determine how thick of a coating you’ll be able to spray, it's important to understand the fan-width and orifice-size of a spray tip.
Concrete Surface Prep Part 1: Unsound Concrete
How does the blaster know when he’s achieved the specified surface profile on concrete?
Abrasive Blaster's Guide to Rust Prevention
Different types of rust and how to avoid them - a comprehensive guide for abrasive blasters
Detecting & Identifying Defects in Steel During Surface Preparation
Finding and reporting defects is not only important, but is a good way to distinguish yourself from the competition
How Hydraulic Spray Foam Machines Work
Learning how hydraulic spray foam machines work will help you understand the pros, cons, and if hydraulic is right for you.
Reducing SLU Scheduling Issues
With SLU pumping, scheduling challenges can be greatly reduced. Placement can generally be completed faster with fewer people. Since larger rooms do not necessarily require additional workers, these resources can be applied elsewhere.
Four Tips for Mixing and Pumping Field-Mixed Stucco Basecoats
When preparing to pump stucco basecoats, the right mix can make all the difference. Fiber reinforced cement basecoat consists of an 80 pound (lb.) bag of concentrated cement mixed with 200-240 lbs. of washed sand certified to American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standard C897 or C144, a...