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HVLP for the Win! The Bulkhead

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HVLP for the Win! The Bulkhead

You know, that wooden or big steel monstrosity with the rusty, peeling Bilco doors that swing up and open to your basement. As a residential painter, I usually find the bulkhead to be one of the ugliest items around the outside of my customer’s homes. So if you have one, here is how you can turn that big frown upside down. Here’s how I handle the steel monstrosity. The first key is to properly clean the bulkhead with a stiff brush. Maybe give it a good scrub down with damp rags. A quick scuff sand at 220 grit, and then remove...

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How do we win in the game of fine finishing?

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How do we win in the game of fine finishing?

My biggest inspiration is my 8 year old son. He has taught me to teach him that it's not whether you win or lose, but how you play the game. And if you play the game well, you win often. By  Scott Burt How do we win in the game of fine finishing? This is a discipline where we tend to drive ourselves to pretty high standards – little room for error.We start with good habits for efficiency, eliminating all that is irrelevant to the goal - a zen like ritualism in approach. Actually, we don’t start there. That is...

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