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Using HVLP spray equipment for enamels, multicolor or metallic finishes
When using conventional or HVLP spray equipment for enamels, multicolor or metallic finishes, the problem has always been, how to keep the particles mixed without shaking the pot or buying an agitating model. Well, say hello once more to marbles. That's right, the same kind of marbles we all played around with as kids. Visit any hobby or children's toy store and buy yourself another bag of those colorful glass balls. Put a few in your pot after mixing or catalyzing your material. As you spray the marbles will roll around and keep the material agitated, offering improved results.
-- Chris Winters, Tacoma, WA
The carborundum disc quickly removes excess mortar from joints offering you a smoother surface for painting, free of bumps and joint defects.
Inherent with almost all CMU (block wall) application are excessive mortar crumbs on joints and the exposed surfaces of the walls. These imperfections can impede your ability to provide professional results with painting applications and may make these newly painted surfaces look like poorly prepared surfaces. To quickly eliminate these surface defects we suggest pole sanding.
At Slip Industries, Inc. they offer a replaceable 7-1/4" grinding disc on a sturdy 6' extension pole. An articulating and adjustable aluminum swivel allows for easy handling on smooth and/or rough surfaces. The carborundum disc quickly removes excess mortar from joints offering you a smoother surface for painting, free of bumps and joint defects. For product information please call Slip Industries, Inc. directly at (800) 722-8339, or visit the Slip Industries Web site.