Marty Schlosser – The Industry’s Go-To Expert

For nearly 50 years, Marty Schlosser has been a furniture designer and maker. Although he developed his passion for woodworking at a young age, his interest in spraying stemmed from his desire to finish furniture he created for his family and friends. In the early 90s, Marty’s wife bought him a hardware store quality spray gun to experiment with, and the rest is history! Through dedication, he taught himself the ins and outs of spraying and is now a go-to expert who is often sourced by professionals in the industry to share his knowledge. Marty’s goal is to “generate enthusiasm”

5 Steps To A Killer Finish: Part 1

In this two-part blog, I will share my 5 interdependent steps required to consistently produce quality finishes. Why not jam it all into one article, you ask? I wish I could, however, there is far too much material to cover on one blog. So, in this blog I will cover the first 3 steps: Spray equipment cleaned and lubricated Piece prepared Environment set for success (1st part) 1. Spray equipment cleaned and lubricated. The importance of a clean gun and air system cannot be overemphasized, as you cannot possibly achieve success unless you start out that way.  And by properly lubricating your

The Essential Balancing Act – Atomization

The Essential Balancing Act: Atomization Written by: Marty Schlosser In this article I’ll explain how to set up your gun to achieve professional quality finishes, every time.  And as you’ll soon see, it’s all about atomization.   So what exactly is atomization and what does it do? Atomization is the breaking down of the fluid stream, using pressurized air, into fine droplets which are then projected onto the target surface. Air cap Set Selection.  It all begins with mounting the correct air cap set (consists of a fluid nozzle, needle and air cap) for the finish you’re planning to use.  Simply stated, the higher the viscosity

Mini-Mite Platinum™ vs Q Platinum™

What is the difference between the Fuji Spray® Mini-Mite PLATINUM™ and Q PLATINUM™ turbine? Today we are going to answer this age-old question: The main difference between the Mini-Mite PLATINUM™ and Q PLATINUM™ turbines is – noise level. The Q PLATINUM™ series is designed with patented noise reduction technology that reduces the sound of the motor by eliminating all Direct Sound Paths found commonly on low to mid-priced HVLP turbines. While a comparable sound level to the Mini-Mite PLATINUM™ turbine is a standard shop vacuum system – the Q PLATINUM™ series will reduce those levels by 50%. For example, at 20ft away, the

The Holiday Gift Guide for the Advanced Sprayer

Gift giving is no easy feat this time of year, but if you or someone you know loves turbine driven spray finishing as much as we do, then we have the perfect gift guide for you! Here are our top 5 gift ideas for any spray enthusiast. 1. #5432 2 Qt. Pressure Pot Assembly Kit Got a complicated project that’ll make your head spin? With twice the material capacity of bottom feed spray guns, and over three times the capacity of gravity feed spray guns, our 2Qt Pressure Pot works easily with a 4 or 5-stage Fuji Spray® HVLP spray system. Its specially

3 Ways To Protect Yourself And Your Surroundings While Spraying

Like most projects that involve potentially hazardous materials, it’s important to take certain precautions while spraying. Even if the project is on a smaller scale and the risk is minimal, exposure and ingestion of toxic materials is possible, and can cause adverse effects on the lungs, skin and other tissues if left untreated. At Fuji Spray, we believe that it’s always better to be on the safe side, regardless of the scope of the project. Here are 3 ways we recommend protecting yourself and your surroundings during the spray process. 1 - Face Respirators Also known as a face mask or shield, these

Waterborne Finishes: Problem Or Solution? Our Expert Weighs In!

Fuji Spray isn’t just dedicated to creating incredible, innovative spray systems: we’re also dedicated to empowering our spray system users with the best education and resources related to our products. With all of the information out there regarding waterborne finishes, it’s natural that some of what you have read or heard may not be entirely true. If you’re new to woodworking, or even if you’re a pro, you may have encountered misleading information pertaining to your craft. This is why determining fact from fiction is crucial, as it will help you determine whether waterborne finishes are a viable solution for your

What Sets Fuji Spray Apart?

There’s never a shortage of fantastic spray products on the market. We know that our clients have a large range of spray guns and systems to choose from, and we’re always honoured that they choose us above the competition. So, what is it that makes Fuji Spray stand out from the rest? We offer a variety of spray system features that drastically improve your spray-painting experiences, helping you achieve a flawless finish every time. Here are some of the main reasons why Fuji Spray’s products are so unique, and what sets us apart from the rest of the spray products out

Four Ways You Can Enhance Your Spray Finishing Expertise Through Trade Shows

As a professional woodworker, a weekend warrior, or a DIY pro, you may be looking for different ways to improve your woodworking craft. The learning process is ongoing, especially when you have the opportunity to gain new knowledge directly from the experts. In terms of expanding your education, trade shows are an excellent source for all of your woodworking educational needs. Here are the top four reasons why you should consider attending trade shows, and how they are important for expanding your existing knowledge and expertise. You learn from the best Every woodworking trade show is packed with incredible guest speakers who have

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