Products to Keep You on Task and at Pace
Whether you run five projects a month or turn 50 units in a week, the last thing you need are tools that keep you from getting to the next one. In this issue we take a look at two products that actually help you get more done in less time.
Graco® TrueCoat Pro II Sprayer: a professional-quality sprayer that fits in the palm of your hand
Every Pro knows that it’s the small jobs—forgotten doors and trim, spot touchups—that take the most time. It was precisely with those types of jobs in mind that Graco developed the TrueCoat Pro II airless sprayer. Available in both cordless and electric models, this product is the only handheld sprayer that delivers a professional-grade airless finish.
“The beauty of this tool,” says Graco Product Manager Dan Johnson, “is that it allows the Pro to tackle small projects without dragging out their large airless.”
The first-of-its-kind airless sprayer with Pro-spray technology, the TrueCoat Pro II delivers pressure up to 2,000 psi.
“The finish you get with this sprayer is the exact same finish you would achieve with a larger airless sprayer. One to the next, they’re seamless. Plus, the TrueCoat Pro II is easy—to considerably easier—to set up and is quick to clean, meaning you get on and off a job faster.”
Johnson also notes that Graco’s Tilt-N-Spray pendulum suction tube allows you to spray at any angle.
“One of the biggest issues Pros had with handhelds in the past was that it was difficult to do ceilings, or under and around railings. The suction tube solves that. Now you can spray up, down, sideways, however you want. You’ll get an even coat and you won’t leave any material in the bottom of the cup.”
To learn more, visit Graco.com to find your local Graco distributor.
KILZ PRO-X® 100 Series Paint: the fast, affordable solution for high-turnover properties
For high-turnover properties and low-wear surfaces, you want a paint that offers great hide and performs well in high-production environments. Recently reformulated KILZ PRO-X 100 Series paint does that and more.
According to Tim O’Reilly, manager, Professional Products & Services at Masterchem Brands, the 100 Series paint was developed with the needs of property managers and professional painters in mind.
“We’re constantly tweaking our formulas to give Pros the type of performance they need to do the job,” says O’Reilly. “The latest 100 Series reformulation improves application performance whether brushing, rolling or spraying—and that includes the smallest airless rigs.” He adds, “And because hide is so critical, in many cases the new formula can get the job done in a single coat. Plus it dries to touch in one hour and to recoat in two hours, so you can get in, get out, and feel confident the job is done right.”
Available in flat, eggshell and semi-gloss finishes, this product line is proving itself to be a great value for production paint projects. “The 100 Series paint lets you get the job done faster,” says O’Reilly, “which, at end the of the job, leaves more money in your pocket.”
For TDSs, visit BehrPro.com or the Pro Desk at your nearest Home Depot.