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



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!


Expert Powder training  “Click here to start your registration”  

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 kforrest@forrestpaint.com 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, kforrest@forrestpaint.com.

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 kforrest@forrestpaint.com/541-342-1821 to let us know you will only be coming from 12:00-1:30 PM for the tour and lunch.


Customer Appreciation Luncheon Aug 25th

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

Forrest customer appreciation LuncheonContractor Appreciation Luncheon with Deep Discounts at the event.  Free gifts and drawings must be present to win. Lunch happens from 11 am to 2 pm. Enjoy SUPERSTAR PALLET DEALS at 2526 NW Yeon Ave. Portland, Oregon.  Come Joins us on Friday!

Powder instructions for Poor film build – Too Thin

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Forrest powder paintPoor Film Build, Too Thin:

  1. Marginalized ground

Recheck electrical continuity for the conveyer

Equipment suppliers have a resistance ohms limit for the line. Confirm you are below that limit high resistance gives the gun a varying voltage from beginning to end of spray

Poor ground shows up often as a pattern of poorly coated area on parts. Without proper ground parts build up charge so the effective charge of the gun is reduced.

  1. Use clean hooks with sharp contact to the part

Scrape clean as needed

High resistance

  1. No unused hooks through the spray booth

Coating unused hooks eliminates the ground by insulating the contact points

Improper Gun Settings for parts when spraying Powder

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Forrest powder paintImproper Gun Settings for parts:

  1. Powder Concentration too High

Reduce Powder Volume settings

The Gun charges the air in a corona between the gun tip and the grounded part. That corona in turn charges the powder. If the powder volume is excessive there in not the opportunity for the powder to get properly charged

  1. Air Volume too High

Slow down the Powder Delivery Velocity

Powder can be blown past the part before the electrostatic charge can take effect

  1. Air Moisture Level too High

Control the Spray room environment

Excessive moisture draws the charge out of the corona so the effect is like having too much powder or lowered voltage at the gun tip

  1. Control the plant air supply moisture level