Posts Tagged ‘wood’

Should I use aerosol or brush-on when repainting my stove?

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

It is frequently assumed that spray paint will create an unmanageable overspray problem, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Our Stove Bright® High-Temp aerosols dry so fast that it is usually powder by the time the overspray reaches a surface. The Gas Vent Pipe Paint will “travel” a bit, particularly the lighter colors. Get a large, cheap plastic sheet from a paint or hardware store. Tape it behind and under the stove or drape it over nearby items, then just wrap it up and toss it away when you are done! We make 30 high temperature colors in aerosol compared to only 5 brush-on high temperature colors (Satin Black, Metallic Black, Charcoal, Metallic Brown and Goldenfire Brown). Professional fireplace and heating stove installers prefer the aerosol for its ease of use, excellent coverage and fine cured finish. Whether you choose aerosol or brush-on, please follow package instructions carefully. Refer to our User Guide for precautions and hints for best results.

special thanks to Lopi Stoves for the photo

Tips to refinish your deck

Monday, June 17th, 2013

Refinishing a deck can look and seem intimidating, but with the help of the right products, it doesn’t have to be. Forrest Paint Company has everything you need to refinish your deck from start to finish. Forget the idea that decks need to be sanded before refinishing, and forget the idea that pressure washing is a necessary step in deck preparation (this actually can damage the wood.) With the help of Forrest Paint’s “Exterior Finish Remover,” removing previous deck coatings is simple. Mop, roll, or brush the product on then simply wait 15-20 min. Light agitation with a deck brush will help speed up the process (tougher finishes may require a longer wait period) then rinse off with a garden hose and spray nozzle. Yes, it’s really that easy! If you don’t have a finish coat to remove, Forrest Paint’s “Deck Cleaner” will do the cleaning for you. Application is the same as the Exterior Finish Remover. Apply, wait, and rinse. To brighten the wood up, and bring back more of a natural look before coating, use Forrest Paint’s “Wood Brightener.”  For your topcoat, Forrest Paint’s Restore-X® Penetrating Deck Stain is a product designed to penetrate wood and provide excellent durability. Ideal application for this product is brushing but it can also be applied with a roller, pad or sprayer. If spraying, we recommend back brushing to help avoid applying too much product. Basically, refinishing a deck is only as difficult as you make it. Picking the right products and tools can turn the tedious job into a much more pleasant experience.

Mark D