Purdy PRO-EXTRA Quick-Release Adaptor is for use with Pro-Extra cageless roller frames. Works with all Acme threaded extension poles. Works with both 1 3/4” and 1 1/2” diameter models. The two screws you see on the lower right of the package are for snugging up if necessary on the threading of some acme extension poles. $20 retail
Dec 23, 2009
Dec 22, 2009
This is what happens when you run paint thinner through a pump that was recently used to shoot latex wall paint. That whole latex and oil thing you always heard about, this is the result. This manifold filter is packed with sludge.
So why would you run paint thinner through the pump? The guy said he uses thinner because it wont freeze sitting in his truck over night in the freezing cold.
What you can do is pull the manifold and gun filter out, clean them in water and leave them out and then run thinner through the hose for over night. You have to take extra time to flush thinner out in the morning to shoot latex again. I don't recommend it.
Dec 12, 2009
Something new in the works not currently talked about or covered on this blog.
Its hard to believe its been almost 15 years now that I’ve been posting about painting on the Internet. My intent has always been to share what I know and what works for me. Everything posted here on the Jack Pauhl Blog is what I like to consider [STANDARDS] in our industry. They are the basics of painting but now I am turning my focus on going beyond the basics and will most likely put the Jack Pauhl Blog on the back burner and focus on the logistics that drive profitable healthy businesses in this economy. So, I look forward to developing and publishing solutions that make profitable efficient paint contractors based on product knowledge and my own tried and true systems.
Coming Soon - Painting Logistics
I will be taking all aspects of painting to the extreme looking at such seemingly minor things like (if and when) you should:
1) apply masking tape over outlet hardware
No matter what the task, there is an efficient way of doing it and I will show you the differences and where time is wasted.
Also in the LAB: Can a $16 product save you $426 the first 2 hours you use it? I’ll tell you what it is and how it can save you HUGE money in labor and there really isn't a painter that shouldn't have one.
And… how much the wrong masking tape for a specific job can cost you thousands in lost labor. I’ll explain how a $1.80 per roll masking tape (our cost) can cost you thousands to use. Who’s saving? This study is so alarming – you wont want to miss it.
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Dec 10, 2009
FROGTAPE DELICATE SURFACE for freshly painted surfaces with 60 Day clean removal.
I first wrote about how I was impressed with the 6.7mil thick CP-99 masking tape from Shurtape back in March. Here again we have another very impressive product from Shurtape for the absolute best clean lines on freshly painted surfaces. Yep. Its pricy and worth it. I applied the yellow FROGTAPE without problem on sound walls only a couple hours old to achieve a sharp line for an accent wall. It worked beautifully.
If you apply certain wall paints over new bare drywall without a good drywall sealer, this tape has enough adhesion to pull the paint away from the drywall paper or mud. Just so ya know.
|Milwaukee M12 Cordless 3/8” Drill/Driver 12V Kit 2410-22 |
1) Compact and Lightweight at 7-3/8” length, 2.5 lbs.
2) 2-Speed Metal Gearbox: 0-1,500/0-400 RPM
3) Adjustable Clutch: 20 settings for driving different types of screws in different materials.
4) Powerful Motor: Delivers 250 in/lbs of torque
5) 3/8” Metal Single Sleeve Ratcheting Chuck: Maximum Durability and Grip
6) On-Board Fuel Gauge: Displays Remaining Run-Time
7) Built-in LED Light: Location is above trigger. Illuminates Work Surface. The trigger is designed to allow a gentle squeeze to turn the LED on without engaging the clutch. Nice.
8) Contains: (2) 12v Lithium-Ion Battery Packs, 30-Minute Charger and durable plastic Carrying Case.
Need a reason to consider buying one?
Todd Englund from Milwaukee Tool shows us the Milwaukee 2410-22 Cordless 3/8" Drill Driver
Dec 9, 2009
|New VIDEO of the 3M TA20 Hand-Masker found at HOME DEPOT applying masking tape on the side of door casings. For now, view it on YouTube. Then read up more on the 3M TA20 Hand-Masker.|
|Here is a sample of how clean, sharp and straight the lines are made with a 3M TA20 Hand-Masker. You simply cant do that better with a roll of masking tape.|
Dec 7, 2009
Unlike other ONLINE REVIEW SITES for PAINTS based solely on someone's written experiences, we show you what to expect with photos and videos of the wet paint applied and dry appearance of the paints so you have a better idea of what to expect rather than someone's “word” on it. We apply hundreds of gallons of product across various jobs, surfaces, etc. before we review it – not just a couple of gallons in a lab.
Where many “so called best paints” fail in coverage, ICI DULUX FORTIS (now called Glidden Professional FORTIS 450 Exterior) excels in easy application and coverage providing enough working time to apply the paint and work it into a nice finish.
Here is ICI DULUX FORTIS 6403 Accent Tint Base mixed in a very difficult to cover red color.
Fortis gives me more than enough working time to get through a door nicely, but I do panel by panel because I like to spend the time and get each section covered. It takes me about 20-25 minutes to do a solid coat of red on this fiberglass door vs an easy color in 7-8 minutes with a brush.
The other guys at work do these white fiberglass doors in 6 coats with a brush and roller combination. I use only a brush and do them in 3 coats.
Because this is one of those hard to cover reds, a black satin undercoat was used --then 2 top coats of FORTIS mixed in Classic Burgundy. A grey primer can be used BUT this red dries dark and deep, so I like to use black to get to that depth of color quicker because I'm all about getting things done the quickest way possible.
Above you see one coat of FORTIS mixed in Classic Burgundy over a black undercoat. It goes on very bright red.
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Dec 3, 2009
Some of the items not seen so easily are:
5 gallon paint strainers, rags, spare drill battery, bits, pocket knife, break-away blades, nail set and spring set, one 2” super flex putty knife, one 1 1/4” super flex putty knife, RAC IV, RAC V and RAC X guards, 8” philips screw driver, 4” regular screw driver, Sharpie King Size Marker, ink pen, 2 oz. Jig-a-Loo, 1 brass cap for airless hose for gun removal, Purdy Comb, Pliers, ladder hook, scissors, 2 Crescent Wrenches for sprayer, M. Grumbacher 4720 B 1/2” brush, XL Pocket Roller, Milwaukee M12 2410-22 driver, Purdy Clearcut 3” flat Duster, 1 1/2” nylon, poly brush, Purdy Cageless, Wooster 50/50 nine, 3M M3000 Hand-Masker, Wooster Alpha 4231, 4234, two Benjamin Moore 65125’s, Benjamin Moore 65330, Dripless SI300, NR4000 caulk, 3M TA20 Hand-Masker, Wooster Jumbo Koter paired with a 6” pro doo z, spinner, Wooster extension pole, Graco Contractor II with a 210FFT, 311, AWP knee pads, Full Circle International Flex Edge Head, Iron Clad GRIPWORX gloves, CP99 Shurtape, A2 pads, White Color Putty Brand, tube of DAP CrackShot, 3M Pro-Pad, Benjamin Moore 66325 white china, Porter Cable 19.2v xenon flash light. The AWP bag kinda speaks for itself.
| ALSO SEE: Cleaning out the trunk. |
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Dec 2, 2009
Unlike other ONLINE REVIEW SITES for PAINTS based solely on someone's written experiences, we show you what to expect with photos and videos of the wet paint applied and dry appearance of the paints so you have a better idea of what to expect rather than someone's “word” on it. We apply hundreds of gallons of product across various jobs, surfaces etc. before we review it – not just a couple gallons in a lab.
ICI DULUX 2402 is now called GLIDDEN PROFESSIONAL FORTIS 350
ICI Dulux 2402 100% Acrylic Satin Black is nice paint to work with as is 2402-xx. Coverage is great as you can see below on a white smooth fiberglass door. (blue and black colors). In the 2402 line, I am typically able to apply no more than 3 coats on difficult colors, even reds. I suggest on dark reds to use a dark grey or this stock black, then apply two top coats.
The working time is good and dries fairly quick after completion in cooler temps. As with any door, I always suggest a strategic approach as to not rework any area too much.
TIP: Solid coverage is important when applying undercoat colors. For example, if your door is some difficult red, don't think a fast coat of a grey primer is going to save you time. That grey undercoat needs to be SOLID and you are better off doing two coats of grey if you need to. Otherwise you will be recoating the red trying to build solids like the photo below without the undercoat so you can see better.
Take a glance at How to Avoid 4-5 coats of paint.
Coming soon: ICI DULUX FORTIS Satin Exterior and Sherwin Williams Exterior Satin SuperPaint with Advanced Resin Technology but how well does it cover and apply?