Water-Based Finish Tips

Finishing Open Grained Woods with Water Based Grain Filler

“To Fill or Not to Fill… That is the Question.” This article walks you through how to work with grain filler.  When I was making furniture for a living, nearly every one of my clients had their own idea of what constituted “finely finished” furniture.   That enabled (or should I say “forced”) me to develop …

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Ultimate Furniture Finish

How to Get the Ultimate Furniture Finish with Water Based Finishes – Part 2

How to Get the Ultimate Furniture Finish – Part 2. By Marty Schlosser In Part 1 of this article, I shared my first three “pro tips” for getting the ultimate furniture finish… 1. Understanding Objectives 2. Selecting Finishing Materials & Equipment 3. Preparation Today, I’m going to share tips #4 through #7. So, let’s pick …

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How to Get the Ultimate Furniture Finish with Water Based Finishes – Part 1

How to Get the Ultimate Furniture Finish – Part 1. By Marty Schlosser There’s no denying the key role finishing plays in any successful piece of furniture or set of cabinets. Even an exciting design, meticulously crafted with the most appropriate materials will fall flat if the furniture finish is poorly conceived and executed. The …

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2K Polyurethanes: What Wood Finishers Should Know – Part 1

Have you noticed “2K polyurethanes” or simply “2K urethanes” are “having a moment” on social media lately? I certainly have, and I must admit, I have some concerns about what is being said (or not said) about these products, particularly the ones being marketed as “safer” because they are water based. If you haven’t heard …

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Using the right spray gun air cap size is critical

The Right Spray Gun Air Cap Size Can Make All the Difference

When we shop for spray equipment (including a spray gun air cap set), we’re flooded with all sorts of technical information that, at times, makes the waters a bit muddy in trying to make a final purchase. Do we want a turbine unit? Do we want a compressed air gun? Is my compressor the right …

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Air Compressor Spray Guns

My “Go To” Compressed Air Spray Guns

Not sure if you saw it, but Doug F., posed a great question about CFM capacity for hobbyists vs. pros on Marty Schlosser’s article on “Choosing the Best Air Compressors for Your Shop.” You can find Marty’s informative answer down in the comments section, here. And speaking of questions… I received a number of them …

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Marty Schlosser air compressor tips

Key Factors When Choosing an Air Compressor for Your Wood Finishing Spray Gun

A source of reliable, clean air for your spray guns is one of the main elements needed to get the professional finishing results we all want. In this post, I’ll focus on air compressors (we’ll cover turbines in future posts) and show you the factors I consider most important when selecting one. So let’s jump …

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Marty Schlosser

Wood Finishing Expert Marty Schlosser Joins Target Coatings Community

You are in for a real treat this year. The man many call, “The industry’s go to expert,” Marty Schlosser, is joining the Target Coatings community to provide handy advice, guidance and answers to your wood finishing questions (which you can ask in the comments section below). Marty probably needs no introduction, but if you …

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