Join Festool at PDCA 2014 in Reno

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 | Reader Comments | Festool Events | Paint

PDCA 2014

 

We are only a few days away from the 2014 Painting and Decorating Expo, taking place March 12-15, 2014 at the Grande Sierra Resort in Reno. 

Festool would like to invite you and your colleagues to visit us at the 2014 PDCA Trade Show for FREE on Friday, March 14, 2014 from 2:00pm – 5:00pm. Please download or print the free pass for our Trade Show on Friday, March 14, 2014.  All you need to do is bring this pass with you to the PDCA registration desk and you will have access to a vibrant trade show floor featuring over 50 exhibitors and live demonstrations, including Festool Power Tools for Professional Painters.

Of course, access to the full event is still available. You can learn more at www.paintinganddecoratingexpo.com

Be sure to stop by booth #417 and see how Festool can completely transform how you do surface preparation!

 

 

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PLANEX: The Popcorn Un-Maker.

Friday, February 21, 2014 | Reader Comments | Paint | Sanders

Planex Popcorn Removal

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Check out this video from Scott Montgomery, a drywall professional in Canada, as he uses thePLANEX Drywall Sander as an "popcorn un-maker", removing a textured ceiling. The PLANEX makes a task that's usually messy and labor intensive into an easy process. Even better, you don't have to wait for the ceiling to dry before you can refinish it like you would if you were scraping off the popcorn using a wet method.

Please note: Always test popcorn textures for asbestos and use best practices for safe removal.

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Precision Taping: Drywall Rock Stars.

Friday, February 21, 2014 | Reader Comments | Paint | Sanders

Brian Kitchin

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I've always wondered why painters wear white. After all, they'll get paint on themselves which will stand out against the white, right? By the same logic, you'd think it'd be crazy for a drywall installer to wear dark colors since they'll end up looking like a powdered donut by the end of the day... Mmmm, donuts. Well, with the Planex Drywall Sander, you and your clients' residence or business won't end up coated in fine drywall dust. It's like magical German dust evaporating technology.

The guys at Precision Taping are at the top of their trade when it comes to drywall and vinyl trim installation. Just check out some of their YouTube videos and you'll quickly see that you need to brush up on your drywall skills. They achieve exceptional finishes by using smart, efficient, time saving tools like the PLANEX. There's no question why they get to work on high end residences with the quality of work they do. Granted, there's no substitute for experience and skill, but the right tools will certainly amplify your capabilities and productivity.

Check out these guys in action with the PLANEX and you'll see what we mean...

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Now you can achieve a Level 6 Finish!

Friday, February 21, 2014 | Reader Comments | Paint | Sanders

PLANEX Level 6

According to the Gypsum Association's GA 214-10 publication regarding the Recommended Levels of Gypsum Board Finish, the best finish that you can achieve is a Level 5 finish. Well, upgrade to the PLANEX Drywall Sander and CT AutoClean Dust Extractor to take your finishes to a "6".

Ok, so admittedly there's no such thing as a level 6 finish, but if there was you'd be able to achieve it quickly, easily and virtually dust free with the PLANEX Drywall Sander. Experience drywall finishing at level 6 with the PLANEX today. Try it risk-free for yourself for up to 30 days to see if the PLANEX lives up to the hype with our money-back guarantee.

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Dorothy: Canada's Oldest Sailboat

Friday, February 7, 2014 | Reader Comments | Dust Extractors | Paint | Sanders

 

Tony Grove has been a shipwright for more than 30 years specializing in wooden boat restoration. He has also been teaching boat building for about six years. Over the course of his career, he has had experience with a variety of brands and quality of tools and seen various advancements. With that wisdom, he has learned the importance of investing in quality tools.

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Topcoat Finishes and Festool

Thursday, February 6, 2014 | Reader Comments | Paint

 

Scott Burt and Todd Pudvar of Topcoat Finishes, a residential painting company of 20 years, share their experiences using Festool sanders and HEPA dust extractors. The use of tools in the paint industry has remained largely unchanged for decades, but professional painters now have a way to produce faster, superior results without creating a mess using Festool. Historically, painters had come to expect that surface preparation was at least half the job, but Festool sanders combined with Granat abrasives excels at turning this tedious task into quick work. Festool HEPA Dust Extractors are the key ingredient to allow you to work virtually dust free without the need erecting barriers, which is time consuming and unprofitable. The most important testament to the benefits of Festool come in the form of satisfied clients that are eager to create additional business in the form of referrals. Being open to change the way you work is critical to advancing as a company. Festool is your partner to rise above the competition and take your business to the next level.

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Educating the next generation of pro painters

Thursday, February 6, 2014 | Reader Comments | Paint

 

Scott Burt and Todd Pudvar share a passion for creating beautiful finishes with their experience as educators and have created a program to teach young tradespeople about the tools and techniques for success. They, along with Festool, are working to fill a void in education programs for the paint and drywall trades. The Festool PLANEX Drywall Sander and Dust Extraction system enables these apprentices to quickly produce exceptional finishes with drywall. Making what has traditionally been a dreaded and filthy task of drywall sanding a clean, virtually dust free experience, it exposes them to a new way of advancing their skills. Festool is proud to be a part of this program advancing the way we raise the next generation of painters, drywallers and tradespeople.

Learn more about the Prep-to-Finish program at http://preptofinish.com/.

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Save 10% Instantly on the Planex!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014 | Reader Comments | Paint

PLANEX Drywall Sander

Now even more incentive to leave your competition in the dust!

During the month of February 2014, save 10% instantly when you purchase the Festool PLANEX Drywall Sander and related accessories. Get your 10% off coupon code now!

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With the PLANEX LHS 225 Drywall Sander, you can sand walls and ceilings in a fraction of the time it takes with other tools or methods. In addition, you'll save countless hours on prep work and cleanup, since the PLANEX and CT 36 AC Dust Extractor will capture and contain virtually all the dust and mess. Stop sanding by hand or with some other poorly designed solution, and upgrade to a system designed to help you achieve the ultimate in finished surfaces, with minimal dust and no down time. Benefit from smart accessories that help you work smarter, not harder.

The Planex Drywall Sander is not only ready to tackle your toughest challenges, but is built to withstand the abuse that comes from daily jobsite use. And if that's not enough, Festool backs it up with a 30-day no hassle guarantee and a full 3-year warranty.

This offer is valid only in the United States and Canada during the promotion period from February 1st, 2014 through February 28th, 2014. See website for a list of eligible products. Customers must submit name, address, phone number and email address to be eligible. Some restrictions apply. Available on at participating Festool authorized dealers.

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