wikiHow to Powder Coat

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

Great article about Powder Coating

Two Methods:Applying the Powder CoatThermosets v. ThermoplasticsCommunity Q&A

Powder coating is a process of coating metal with a plastic finish applied in powder form and baked to a fluid state to bond it to the metal surface. Powder coating has many advantages over traditional liquid coating: It’s better for the environment, applies thicker without running, and is easy to style with. Although certain aspects of powder coating can be tricky, it’s certainly not difficult, especially for an enterprising soul. Proper cleaning and tools can be the difference between an amateur and a good powder coating job  Read more …

How to Apply Epoxy Floor Paint to Your Garage

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Achieve auto showroom brilliance in one long weekend for less than $500

Transform a dull garage floor into a brilliantly colored auto showroom in one long weekend with a durable, professional quality epoxy floor finish.

Epoxy Paint or Epoxy Coating; Do you Know the Difference?

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

epoxy paint or epoxy coatings

There is an abundance of confusion today from homeowners looking to apply and epoxy coating to their garage floor. Should it be epoxy paint or an epoxy coating? Is there a difference? If so, which is best? The easiest way to figure this out is to learn the difference between paint, epoxy paint, and epoxy coatings, in order to eliminate all the confusion and be able to make an informed decision.  Read the complete article…

High Temperature Powder Coatings

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

Our heat resistant powder products bake at lower temperatures and are stable in the box.

Process of powder coating wheels in workshop

Our heat resistant powder products bake at lower temperatures and are chemically stable in the box when stored as directed.

Using the latest resins and chemistry, Stove Bright® High Temperature powder coat is compliant with even the strictest European environmental standards for coating; making Stove Bright® the environmentally responsible solution to your high temperature coating needs.

High Temperature Powder Coatings

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

Our heat resistant powder products bake at lower temperatures and are stable in the box.

Forrest Powder CostingsStove Bright® High Temperature powder coatings are proven to work at temperatures up to 650°C and have been used for more than a decade.  These heat resistant powder coats are backed by experienced chemists that are constantly improving formulations.

Stove Bright® High Temperature powder coatings have been used on heating appliances such as wood stoves, pellet stoves and gas fireplaces, but they also work on Mufflers and other uses, which require good rust resistance and temperature shock resistance in service.


Thursday, September 7th, 2017

traffic sphalt glueAdhesive specifically formulated for:

• Traffic markers (RPM’s)

• Surface mount traffic indicators

• Safety Posts


Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

traffic marker glueTraffic Marker Adhesive specifically formulated for:

  • Traffic markers (RPM’s)
  • Surface mount traffic indicators
  • Safety Posts

Clean, efficient, and easy to use adhesive system

traffic marker adhesiveFEATURES:

Re-usable cartridge / simply uncap and attach new mixing tip

Solid steel gun construction  with easy grip handle

Quick and easy installation of  cartridges

Versatile gun with 1:1 and 2:1 ratio capabilities

Easy changeable mixing tips for each use



No mixing of part A and part B / Mixes in tip

Easy clean up with  no waste of product

No odor (mixes in tip)

Saves money and unnecessary waste of product

Nitrogen filled packaging for extended shelf life

Lab certified AASHTO M237 specification



WOW, One Day Painting Blog -Great info

Monday, August 28th, 2017

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2017 Best Exterior House Color Schemes


Is the outside of your house ready for an update? When it’s time to paint your home’s exterior, it can be tempting to stick to the status quo. But what’s the fun in that? It’s important to keep in mind that most people only paint the outside of their homes once every 10 years or so, which is a pretty long time to live with just one look. So when you’re ready to change things up and give your home a fresh new look, there are a few things you should consider.

7 Exterior Color Schemes That Will Refresh Your Home

1. The classics

If you know you’ll need your next paint job to last for awhile, going with neutrals is your best bet. Experiment with variations on tones of beige, sand, and white to create a truly timeless look that will never look dated or out of place. It also makes it easy to make quick style updates throughout the years—you can easily change up your accent colors on doors and shutters without changing the base color of your home. To make this color palette a little more modern and exciting, choose two or three shades of the same color as accents.

Oct 12th Powder Coating Training

Thursday, August 24th, 2017

REGISTER for our Oct 12th Powder Coating Training and the Grand Opening of our expanded powder facility!


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Join expert trainer Rodger Talbert for an advanced training hosted by FORREST Technical Coatings in Eugene, Oregon. Includes lunch and Grand Opening tour of FORREST’s newly renovated and expanded powder R&D lab and production facility.

 Date and Time: Thu, October 12, 2017 • 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM PDT

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Location: Eugene Builder’s Exchange • 2460 West 11th Avenue • Eugene, OR 97402

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This one-day training is designed with job shop and OEM applicators in mind and provides an detailed overview of effective powder coating methods and a chance to workshop problems and ask your questions alongside your industry peers. Topics to be covered include;

  • part preparation
  • powder application
  • curing, racking and fixtures
  • powder materials
  • color matching theory
  • powder performance
  • troubleshooting
  • testing and quality control

This course is accessible for those new to powder coating technology as well as beneficial for more advanced applicators.

Entry includes 6 hours of training, including a hands-on opportunity, a tour of Forrest Technical Coatings’ powder coating newly renovated production facility, a certificate of completion, and lunch. Classroom instruction will take place at the Eugene Builder’s Exchange building, close by Forrest Technical Coatings’ production facility.

ABOUT THE TRAINER: Forrest Powder Trainer Talbert

Rodger Talbert is a nationally recognized trainer and consultant with over forty years of diverse experience in the rapidly changing field of powder coatings application and technology. He most recently served as Technical Director and then Executive Director of the Powder Coating Institute (PCI), a national non-profit that delivers technical education to powder coaters and promotes the powder coating industry. Rodger’s roles prior to PCI included leading sales and marketing teams for industry players, as well as a fifteen year independent consulting career, in which he partnered with clients to develop successful powder operations. Since his departure from PCI in 2012, Rodger has continued to serve as a technical expert, consultant, trainer, and mentor for powder coaters nationwide. Read more about Rodger here on PF Finishing and here on LinkedIn.

Early Bird Price: $110/pp or $99/pp with registration of 2 or more from the same business (Prior to Sept 1)

Regular Price: $125/pp or $112.50 with registration of 2 or more from the same business (Sept 1st and After)

SPACE IS LIMITED AND PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Registration will close on Tuesday, October 10th.


What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Parking is plentiful and free. For specific parking and travel information please contact the event organizer.

What are my lodging options for the event?

For our out of town guests, we recommend making reservations at the Valley River Inn. Please contact Kim at or 541-342-1821 to inquire about a potential group rate. VRI is located at 1000 Valley River Way, Eugene, OR. Phone 541-743-1000.

Another recommended option is the Hampton Inn Eugene at: 3780 W 11th Ave, Eugene, OR 97402, Phone: (541) 431-1225

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please contact Kim Forrest at 541-342-1821,

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Once you register, you will be on our registration list. There is no need to bring your ticket to the event.

Can I come for just the tour and the Grand Opening?

Absolutely, please RSVP to to let us know you will only be coming from 12:00-1:30 PM for the tour and lunch.