STOVE BRIGHT® at the #HPBEXPO 2017 BOOTH 1831

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

HPBExpo attracts thousands of distributors and retailers–your potential partners and customers–that live and breathe the indoor-outdoor lifestyle. Representing specialty to mass market, these professionals spend three days steeped in the newest products and trends that ultimately transform their passion into sales.

FORREST Technical Coatings has Restore-X Deck Products

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

RestoreX exterior finish remover RestoreX exterior wood brightenerFORREST Technical Coatings has Restore-X Deck Products.  The key to easy deck restoration projects & increased satisfaction.  We have Exterior Finish Remover and Exterior Wood Brightener, both are water based for easy clean-up and specially formulated for your safety.

http://forrestpaint.com/

FORREST Technical Coatings has Stove Bright Chimney & Roof Flashing Paint

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

Chimeny & Roof flashing paintChimney & Roof Flashing paint is specifically formulated to colorize roofing metals.  Flat coatings to match roof decor.  Temperature resistant to 350°F.  Tack free in 20 to 30 minutes.  Can be used on chimney flashing, roof flashing, piping, vents, and other properly prepared metal surfaces.  http://forrestpaint.com/

Portland, Oregon retail outlet

Monday, February 13th, 2017

Portland oregon outletIn our Portland, Oregon retail outlet, 2526 NW Yeon Ave • 800-228-0207

We have great people that have served the community since 1945. We are a pro-active, ecologically responsible, worldwide leader in the manufacturing of high performance coatings for use on wood, metal, plastics, and other substrates.

Prep your cement slab right

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

A shot blaster is a self-contained portable piece of equipment that shoots metal BBs onto the floor, roughening it and removing about 1/16 inch of concrete. The shot is collected in a rebound chamber and recirculated, while the concrete dust is sucked up by a vacuum connection.Cement shoot blaster

Most garage floors require a full day for prep and patching. The epoxy coating can be applied with brushes or rollers. A durable floor will require at least two coats of epoxy, which must cure overnight between coats. Once the final coat is down, it’s best to wait at least three days before allowing a vehicle into the garage; full curing can take up to two weeks.Applying epoxy

Prep your cement slab right

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

A new slab needs to cure for at least 28 days before a coating can be applied. The most important step in a successful epoxy job is slab preparation, which takes much longer than coating application. The adhesion won’t be there, and you can get delamination without correct prep.  But, if the floor has been prepped right, the concrete will fail before the bond. If the floor ever chips, the coating will pull up a piece of the concrete with it.Delamination of epoxy Cement shoot blaster

Prep your cement slab right   A smoothly troweled concrete slab needs to be roughed up by either acid washing or shot blasting. Acid washing (or etching) involves mopping a dilute solution of muriatic acid over the floor, then rinsing thoroughly. Because the procedure is fairly simple, it’s popular with many contractors. But most coatings specialists advise that abrasion with a shot blaster prepares a slab more thoroughly than acid washing.

Colors and Patterns on cement slab

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

Coating contractors know that the main reason for the growing popularity of epoxy flooring is the look. Epoxy contractors offer a wide palette of colors, as well as decorative patterns created by adding contrasting vinyl chips or colored quartz aggregate to the top epoxy layer.

Coating companies describe these options as speckled, terrazzo, marble-like, or granite-like expoxy. Some types of color chips do double duty by providing an anti-skid texture to the floor.

 

Do you want a urethane topcoat over your epoxy coating?

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

After two or three coats of epoxy have been applied, some contractors recommend a polyurethane top coat. A transparent urethane top coat is good for abrasion resistance. Urethanes can give a better resistance to solvents.

Many coatings experts say that urethane is unnecessary. Urethane is very good at UV light resistance, but if the coating is used indoors, you really don’t need it.

Polyurethanes are much harder than epoxy, and they will keep their gloss much longer. But a urethane top coat makes it hard to recoat with epoxy, because nothing sticks to it. That’s why we recommend just the epoxy. In five years, you can just wash the floor and recoat, and no screen sanding is necessary.