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


Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Our goal is to remain an environmentally conscious company, committed to manufacturing premium quality products.  We are based in Eugene, Oregon with our manufacturing plant and a contractor outlet.  We are certified dealers of FORREST Industrial coatings, PPG Industrial products ,  Jotun International products, and Imperial Paint products.

Working together at ForrestOutlet Locations:

990 McKinley Street – Eugene, Oregon 541-868-1222

2526 Northwest Yeon Ave – Portland, Oregon 503-228-0207

1741 South Central Ave – Kent, Washington  253-854-6372

3808 North Sullivan Road, Bldg. N-17 – Spokane, Washington 509-924-3785


Manufacturing Plant:

1011 McKinley Street – Eugene, Oregon 541-342-1821

Stove Bright® on display

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

stove bright swagThe Stove Bright® brand is the flag ship brand for FORREST Technical Coatings

Powder poor film, too thick instructions

Saturday, March 11th, 2017

Forrest powder paintPoor Film Build, Too Thick:

  1. Excessive film build , uneven

Reduce Voltage

Set voltage down 20% from normal settings

Excess Voltage causes the electrostatic properties of Ferriday cage and the opposite to overcome the applicators attempt to control the film build

  1. Increase gun to part distance

Maintain 8 inches between gun and parts closer guns leave pattern spray and overpower electrostatic support

  1. Reduce powder cloud density

Set feed powder volume lower

High cloud density leads to high corona charge and low powder voltage charge. The worst combination for faraday charge areas.

  1. Reduce Powder Air velocity

Turn powder support or conveying air down

High conveying air can blow powder away from inside corners

  1. Control external air movement

Block baffle or enclose the spray area from external air movement

Transient air movement will make the part uneven with thinnest areas on the windward thickest the lee of air movement

Stove Bright® wins an award at the HPAEXPO 2017

Friday, March 10th, 2017

The FORREST team at the HPBA Hearth Trade Show 2017. Team Forrest FORREST won an award for 35 years at the trade show.FORREST Trade show 2017 award

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.