American Painting Contractor Magazine

May 2013

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Product Roundup Surface Prep Premium Series Pressure Washer Mi-T-M Corporation's CW Premium Series cold water, belt-driven gasoline pressure washer is coined the "Workhorse" by loyal Mi-T-M customers. The robust CW Premium Series is specially designed with a 1/4-inch steel baseplate – unlike any other unit on the market! This series offers a heavy-duty dual-cogged belt-drive system and a hefty General Pump that comes with a 10-year warranty. Six CW Premium Series models are available and are powered by a Honda 389cc OHV, Subaru 404cc OHC or Vanguard 480cc OHV engine. Offering cleaning power of 2,500 to 4,000 psi, the CW Premium Series is built for industrial cleaning jobs. roller trays, giving you a foolproof magnetic brush holder that's always handy. But that's not all: This tool works as a paint can opener, brush and roller cleaner, belt hook and garage tool hanger and even has a built-in putty knife/scraper. Painter's Assistant retail: $6.00. For more information, visit www.hydetools.com. better sealed surfaces and won't raise the wood grain like water-base primers can. It offers legendary Zinsser adhesion to stick to all surfaces without sanding. For more information, visit www.rustoleum.com/CBGProduct.asp?pid=420. PrimeRx Peel Bonding Primer Tape For more information, visit www.mitm.com. FrogTape brand painter's tape is known for delivering sharp, crisp paint lines for professional results. The tape is treated with patented PaintBlock Technology, which is a superabsorbent polymer that reacts with the water in latex paint and seals the edges of the tape, preventing paint bleed. FrogTape is available in Multi-Surface and Delicate Surface grades to accommodate many different patterns, designs and paint projects. Retail price: $6-$10. Hinge Mask Hinge Mask is a patented hinge cover that replaces sticky masking tape or taking hinges off with a drill. They easily snap on tight and are reusable. A job that previously took three to four hours to mask only takes five to 10 minutes with the Hinge Mask. This USA-made product is sold in eight different sizes. For more information, visit www.propaintingproducts.com. Painter's Assistant This handy new tool from HYDE has 101 uses. The new Painter's Assistant works as a carrying handle for both 1- and 2-quart containers and also clips to 22 • May 2013 APC For more information, visit www.frogtape.com. Zinsser Smart Prime Zinsser Smart Prime gives you all the benefits of a oil-based primer in a water-based formula. Featuring advanced water-base technology, it effectively blocks all stains – even common water stains – with a fast-dry, low-odor formula that offers superior flow and leveling and exterior flexibility. LEED-compliant Smart Prime penetrates deeply for Painting contractors can get excellent results – even when dealing with alligatored or peeling coatings – with SherwinWilliams new PrimeRx Peel Bonding Primer, which seals and bonds tightly to sound, marginally prepared or peeling surfaces. PrimeRx Peel Bonding Primer helps painters complete a job with less sanding and scraping, allowing for topquality work delivery while also saving time and money. With high build, excellent filling and bonding characteristics, PrimeRx Peel Bonding Primer is an ideal application for weathered or peeling exteriors, resulting in a more even finish after topcoating compared to traditional primers. PrimeRx Peel Bonding Primer meets the most stringent VOC regulations. Retail price: $45.99 per gallon. For more information, visit www.sherwin-williams.com. Primer Benjamin Moore Fresh Start Premium Primers ensure the best possible finish coat adhesion and appearance by providing the proper foundation for every type continued on page 24

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