Stains—Part 1 Article by Bob Bein - 8/15/2014 4:00:00 PM
Hello again and welcome back. Today, I find myself once again addressing a subject that needs much more space than I am allotted: Wood stain. Staining wood to enhance its color and highlight its beau... Read More..
Closed Pore Finishes: Don’t Forget About Grain Filler Article by Bob Bein - 1/20/2014 2:10:18 PM
For small and medium sizes projects, consider using a sometimes forgotten solution— grain filler. Grain filler has been used in the wood finishing process, in some form, for more than one hundred year... Read More..
Testing Print Resistance (Part 1) Article by David Jackson - 8/30/2013 9:00:00 AM
Print resistance is the ability of a coating to resist being printed or “indented” by another material with pressure applied. Print resistance is important to prevent the surface indentations of pack... Read More..
Testing Gloss Article by David Jackson - 8/2/2013 9:00:00 PM
Gloss is a determination of the amount of direct light that reflects to the viewer. A mirror reflects light directly towards a viewer without scattering it. The more light that is directly reflected t... Read More..
Testing Viscosity Article by David Jackson - 5/27/2013 9:11:27 AM
The viscosity of the coatings you use is important to how it atomizes at the spray tip, flows out on the substrate, and dries and cures. Knowing if the viscosity is correct can improve your consistenc... Read More..
Test the Chemical Resistance of Your Finishes Article by David Jackson - 5/1/2013 12:07:34 PM
Many wood finishers need their finished products to be resistant to chemicals. The chemicals may vary from house hold chemicals such as mustard, ketchup, and juices to harsher chemicals such as aceton... Read More..
Testing Adhesions Article by David Jackson - 2/5/2013 10:00:00 AM
Adhesion of the coatings to each other and to the wood surface is critical because even the most durable coatings will not hold up without proper adhesion. Testing to verify that the processes and fin... Read More..
Racking & Masking Webinar Article by Powder Coating Institute - 1/31/2013 9:53:09 AM
The Powder Coating Institute offers a webinar on Racking & Masking, Feb. 7, 2013. John Seitz, Echo Engineering and Bruce Bryan, Mighty Hook, will present on the types and materials available with hook... Read More..
PCI Calls for Papers Article by Powder Coating Institute - 1/31/2013 9:36:27 AM
St. Louis -- Powder Coating Institute calls for paper submissions for presentations during the Powder Coating show in October. The topics should relate to the author's area of expertise and not be com... Read More..
Test Film Hardness Article by David Jackson - 1/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Film hardness is a critical quality for every finish. The finish’s durability will depend heavily on the final cured hardness of the finish. Every finish has a certain hardness it should reach that ma... Read More..