Online Publications

Deckmagazine.com picks up Ipe Help story

Deckmagazine.com picks up Ipe Help story

Launched just a couple of months ago, ipehelp.com is quickly becoming recognized by clients around the country as substantial and reliable source for ipe goodness. The site is also finding the attention of respected building industry publications, having recently been mentioned by Fine Homebuilding magazine, and more recently making the news at Professional Deck Builder’s […]

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Ipe Help on Fine Homebuilding Online

Ipe Help on Fine Homebuilding Online

Caring For Hardwood Decking There isn’t a decking made, except perhaps the extruded aluminum planks that hardly anyone uses, that doesn’t require some maintenance to keep that new-deck look. Even manufacturers of plastic decking are careful these days to say “low maintenance” instead of “no maintenance.” Click here to read the release in it’s entirety.

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Using Old Paint

Using Old Paint

 Ever Tried Touching Up with Old Paint? Sept. ’15: Scott takes on yet another reader question in this JLC Q&A.   Q.In a recent remodel, I needed to repaint a single wall. The client still had a half-gallon of good-quality paint in a can that had been opened and then resealed. The paint inside was […]

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This Old House Paint Expert Panel includes Scott Burt

This Old House Paint Expert Panel includes Scott Burt

Pros’ Tips for Cleaning and Storing Paint Tools Scott was honored in August 2015 to be asked by This Old House editor Elizabeth Lilly to be an expert contributor to an article Elizabeth was working on for TOH. Here is an excerpt: Cleaning after a project “Always clean your brushes and rollers immediately after your […]

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Topcoat Review Launches IPE Owner’s Site

IPE Book Scheduled for Release in August 2015 The long standing paint product and process site, Topcoat Review, has launched a new “member” site dedicated specifically to the topic of IPE deck finishing and maintenance. A recent release from the site explains: Due to the overwhelming response our ipe content has enjoyed on topcoatreview.com, the […]

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Tale of the Tape: 3M 2093 Edge Lock Test

Tale of the Tape: 3M 2093 Edge Lock Test

On the topic of tape, we don’t rely on it to make straight cut lines with paint. That said, we do understand that thousands of homeowners/DIY-ers do. Pros expect it to stay tight, hold its edges, not rip coming off the roll or fall off what we stick it on. Sounds easy enough, but tape […]

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Topcoat Makes September 2014 JLC Cover

Topcoat Makes September 2014 JLC Cover

Most of our clients know that we offer carpentry services, particularly in the areas of rot repair, trim replacement, siding repair, etc. But it was certainly an honor to see our carpentry program make the cover of the Journal of Light Construction for their September 2014 issue. The cover photo features Topcoat’s Todd Pudvar installing […]

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What’s Your Problem?

What’s Your Problem?

For years, I was an internet forum junkie. I think I have about 20,000 posts scattered across a few forums. Forums became less appealing for me when I realized that they have evolved as entertainment, but not as a consistently reliable format for professional dialogue. I may have finally kicked the habit. My opinion on […]

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Scott Burt Now a Featured Author at JLC Online

Scott Burt Now a Featured Author at JLC Online

  (Courtesy of bloggingpainters.com) Scott Burt Joins JLC Online as a Featured Author The Journal of Light Construction recently added Scott Burt to its 2014 Featured Blog Author lineup at JLC Online, the interactive online venue for construction and remodeling professionals. Scott Burt is a paint contractor and author of the popular “From the Field” column in American […]

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Sustainable Practices

Sustainable Practices

Topcoat’s Uncommon Sensibility Because we have been painting for more than a couple of decades, we have experienced just about everything that can be unhealthy about painting. We consider it our responsibility to create the healthiest experience for everyone who is involved in our business, which is the business of preparing surfaces for paint, and […]

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