American Painting Contractor

Scott Burt has published “From the Field” in APC since 2007

Reviewing Your Product

Reviewing Your Product

“From the Field” Welcome to the first installment of From the Field. In each issue of APC, this column will reflect on products and processes that are helping paint contractors to become more successful in the field. So far, the forecast for ’09 is not great for the trades in general, so paint contractors are […]

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Hybrid Coatings

Hybrid Coatings

“The Future is Almost Here” The auto industry isn’t the only one experimenting with hybrid technology – it’s a transitional time right now in the paint world as well. Many of the changes taking place are driven by tighter regulations that government is placing on manufacturers to create products that are lower in VOC s […]

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What are You Doing to Better Your Business Today?

What are You Doing to Better Your Business Today?

Complacency Kills: A Narrative Well, we are cruising into the fourth quarter of 2009, which corresponds with the end of my first full year as a columnist for APC. A big thanks to the readers, contractors and manufacturers from around the country who have contacted me throughout the year in response to this column. I […]

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The “F” in Festool

The “F” in Festool

  A Scott Burt “From the Field” Column Inspired by the need to maximize our efficiency during the prep stages for painting, both interior and exterior, my paint contracting company launched a round of field process upgrades in mid-2011. We started with the question of how prep work was being done, and we quickly identified […]

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