New Powder Clean labs at FORREST

Monday, March 6th, 2017

Scott & Ceil Forrest on TourTour of the new Powder Labs, Phase 1 of 3 to upgrade the department’s work area and production.  Great Job guys.

About 1980 we built the aerosol building and installed the aerosol filling line.  This was a major investment that required committing and prioritizing resources to open a new line of business.  To accommodate greater need for space, we built phase one of the back warehouse (raw materials) in 1985 and followed that with phase two (finished goods shipping) in 1990.  In 1995, we built the “new” Eugene store and original powder facility.  Around 2000, we added on to that facility for additional powder warehousing and also completely renovated water based paint making with new mezzanines and equipment to increase production capacity and efficiency.  In 2005, we started planning an extensive new building at the 990 McKinley site, and (in retrospect) wisely decided the timing was not good for such a major investment on the eve of the great recession.  Instead, we were able to purchase the Broadway annex in 2012 and connected that to our liquid production facility to create a new dedicated receiving warehouse.


Ribbon Cutting Phase 1 completion

Saturday, March 4th, 2017

Forrest Powder upgradeFORREST Technical Coatings first ribbon-cutting event in its history.  We have had many remodel upgrades over the years, but not to the extent of the remodel of our Powder facility.  This represents the completion of stage 1 of 3 stages.  We are not adding to the building square footage, just redesigning the use of the current areas.  The remodeled area houses a new clean area for the Powder chemists.  This should fine-tune the research and development process.  Great job, to all that have worked on the project.


Friday, March 3rd, 2017
Mark Forrest

President of FORREST

They converge to see, smell, taste, and touch the products that come to life here–crackling flames, billowing smoke, sizzling food, soothing warmth–all complimented by an array of lifestyle products that facilitate everything from relaxation to entertaining. There’s simply no better way to showcase your offerings. Capture imaginations, breathe vitality into your brand, and secure the deals that dreams are made of.  Our Sales Reps of STOVE BRIGHT® at the #HPBEXPO 2017 BOOTH 1831

George V. Ardalino

GEORGE ARDOLINO- sales rep in the northeast USA

Garret Nehl – the Product Manager Garret Nehl

Sylvia Null

Silvia Null Marketing & Sales

Heath Banry – Director of Marketing 

Pete BouchardPete Bouchard aka Mr. Stove Bright -Consumer Products Manager

Brad May – Northwest Sales Rep Brad May


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.

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.

Portland, Oregon retail outlet is a PPG dealer

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

In our Portland, Oregon retail outlet, 2526 NW Yeon Ave • 800-228-0207.   We are a certified dealer of PPG PPG paintproducts. We carry a wide range of PPG Architectural paints, Industrial Coatings, Protective & Marine coatings for use on wood, metal, plastics, and other substrates.

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.