Spray Painting De-Mystified: Common Jargon in Plain English

Posted on 31 May 2016 Jake Martin


Welcome to our new blog! In these articles we are going to publish a wide range of information, tips and resources aimed at paint sprayers working in the automotive marketplace. We’ll be covering a variety of topics, spanning legislation and regulations, practical techniques, product reviews and theory – something for everybody.

In this article we’re going to kickstart our blog with an explanation of some of the common jargon used in the industry. These basic terms are used extensively by sprayers but are often mystifying for people who are new to the industry. We try as hard as possible to avoid ‘tradespeak’ whenever we can, but there is no getting away from a short list of elementary but informative phrases that we all use on a day-to-day basis.

Making Sense Of The European Paints Directive

Posted on 31 May 2016 Jake Martin


For paint sprayers, compliance with EU and British legislation is an important part of our professional lives. For the past twelve years the most influential document has been the European Paints Directive 2004/42/EC. The full text of the directive is available to download for free from the EUR-Lex website. However, interpreting the directive is often quite a different matter to simply reading!


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