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Buffing and Polishing Water Based Finishes (Part 1)

With the right tools and a systematic approach to buffing and polishing water based finishes, you can get that gleaming finish of your dreams. Speaking of tools, here is what you’ll need: What You’ll Need As with all fine finishes, prep­aration is key. You simply cannot achieve a deep shine buffing and polishing water based …

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Fuji LX-20 Spray Gun Kit - December 2022 Special Offer

“Emtech Optimized” Fuji LX-20 HVLP Spray Gun – December 2022 Special Offer

If you’ve read any of my previous posts about spray finishing equipment, you know I’m a fan of the Fuji LX-20 HVLP Compressed Air Spray Gun. I like its atomization quality (particularly with Emtech finishes), overall gun design, and ergonomics. I’m not sure how they did it, but Fuji Spray managed to make a gun …

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Rodda Paint now stocking Emtech in select stores in the Pacific Northwest

Rodda Paint is Now Stocking Emtech Finishes in Select Stores

Rodda Paint is now stocking Emtech…and we’re celebrating ! 🍾 And if you’re based in Oregon, Washington, Idaho or Montana, you may be jumping for joy, too. Yes, Rodda Paint is now stocking Emtech water based finishes in select stores in OR, WA, ID and MT. Here is the contact info for the initial list …

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How to Make a Temporary Spray Finishing Area in Your Shop

Have you ever needed to set up a temporary spray finishing area in your shop? If you’ve read my previous Target Coatings blog posts and/or follow me on social media, you know I have a spray booth in my shop. But that wasn’t always the case. And based on discussions I’ve had with lots of …

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How to Apply Water Based Finish Over Oil Based Stain

The number one question I’m asked is… “Can I apply your water based finish over oil-based stain?” As you’ll see in the video above, the answer is… YES! And I’ll show you exactly how to do it. It’s not complicated, but there are some steps that must be performed in the right way… And in …

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How to Choose and Customize Your HVLP Turbine Spray Finishing System

One of the questions I’m asked, time and again, is how to go about choosing an HVLP turbine spray finishing system. So I’ve decided to give my spin on this important question – without resorting to too much technical detail – in the hopes that it’ll help those of you how are deciding which system …

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Special Effects: Wood Toning with Water Based Wood Finish

You know the drill: You’ve invested a lot of time designing and crafting what has the makings of one of the best pieces you’ve ever made. After finishing the entire piece, you realize all too late that some parts are lighter in color or have a different tone. Or perhaps one panel or even the …

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Celebrating Our 34th Year: Part 3 of the Target Coatings Timeline

This is the third and final installment covering the Target Coatings timeline up to 2022. We’re celebrating our 34th year exclusively making water based wood finishes, and I finally shot the much-requested videos on how we got started in this challenging but rewarding niche, and how we’ve been able to grow and maintain our loyal …

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