More stories about Paints

  • Lowe’s to Pay Record $500K Penalty Over Subs’ Lead-Paint Rule Violations

    EPA cites job practice and recordkeeping infractions by contractors that Lowe's uses

  • Judge to Companies that Sold Lead Paint: Pay $1.1 Billion to Clean Up Your Mess

    A California judge ruled against three companies that sold lead paint prior to its being banned in 1978 and said they are liable for a portion of the mitigation costs in certain California counties.

  • Stirring Lid

    The Mixing Mate Paint Lid can be used to mix and store finishes such as paint, polyurethane, and stain.

  • Tools Up Close: Graco ProShot Paint Sprayer

    Last summer, my painting company added a new sprayer to its arsenal: the Graco ProShot. For those who missed the hoopla surrounding the introduction of this tool, it's a hoseless 2,000-psi piston pump sprayer that takes pro-style tips and is powered by an 18-volt battery. The ProShot is sold...

  • Product Watch: Mixing Paddle

    The task of mixing usually rolls down to the least experienced person on site, but it still has to be done correctly. While most mixing paddles only work with a single specified material, the uniquely flexible StirWhip – which looks like it's modeled after some rare sea creature – can be used with...

  • Buyer's Guide to HEPA Vacuums for RRP Work

    With the enactment last spring of the EPA's Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) rule, contractors are facing a number of new requirements, one of which is to use a HEPA vacuum for cleanup whenever lead-based paint is disturbed. The rule also says that HEPA vacs need to be used with tools that...

  • Metabo LF724 Paint Remover

    Last year one of my remodeling projects involved stripping the paint off a large area of wood siding.

  • High-Volume, Low-Pressure Paint Sprayers

    High-volume, low-pressure (HVLP) paint sprayers are light, mobile, and provide a finish far superior to even your nicest paintbrush. They also make the job go faster and are less tiring than painting by hand. As a cabinetmaker and on-site finisher, I've used HVLP sprayers for more than 15 years...

  • Painting Made Easier

    How to paint, even when you really don't want to.