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Apollo Sprayers Blow Off Tool

Apollo Sprayers Blow Off Tool

Apollo Sprayers offers its Turbine Blow Off Tool. A handy air tool that runs from a user’s turbine system, directing warm, dry turbine air to blow work areas clean. The Apollo Turbine Blow Off Tool can replace any blow off tool used with  air compressors. The Apollo...

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Finishing the Deckrail

Finishing the Deckrail

For those with decks that have spindle rail systems…you would probably rather have root canal than brush those spindles out with stain. (See the above before photo.) Here is another case where a quick scuff and vac gets your ready to roll out the HVLP and save...

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TIP: Dry Spray When Spraying Insides of Cabinets

TIP: Dry Spray When Spraying Insides of Cabinets

If you have ever sprayed the inside of a cabinet with a fast-drying finish such as lacquer or catalyzed lacquer, you have surely experienced dry spray settling on the surface and causing it to feel rough. The bounce back and turbulence created by the force of the...

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John and Apollo 700s, named for the Space Capsule

John and Apollo 700s, named for the Space Capsule

In 1984 John brilliantly submitted independent laboratory tests to SCAQMD demonstrating that Apollo’s turbine system could produce over 80 percent transfer efficiency, which meant that 80% of the coating stayed on the work surface. Far less solvent blew out into the...

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Step Up to Spray Finishing

Step Up to Spray Finishing

The vast majority of hobbyist woodworkers, and quite a few professional woodworkers - who might only complete a project or two a month - do their finishing with brush or rag. However, as you begin to undertake more projects, or you move to larger carcass work, it's...

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Spray Finishing in a Small Shop – You Bet!

Spray Finishing in a Small Shop – You Bet!

If you work in a small shop you might think that spraying is out of the question. However, that's not the case. A knock-down spray booth will enable you to spray waterborne finishes easily and safely. Use a Waterborne Finish Waterborne finishes are ideal for the home...

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We Are All Reluctant Finishers

While I am a professional finisher, I am a hobbyist woodworker. That mix makes me a wood snob. I love working with wood in any capacity. Because my head and hands are in finishing all week long, I tend to do as little of it as possible in my personal life, but I still...

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Fine Finish Spraying: Not a High Pressure Situation

Sprayer selection for finishing projects is really a simple matter, which has only become complicated by the fantasy of having one type of tool technology that can do it all. This dream doesn’t just apply to sprayers, but all tool types in general. Everyone wants to...

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