On April.29,2010 The First PBRA UV University Class was held in Saginaw Michigan. Almost 20 Refinishing Companies were present to witness the unveiling of three new exciting UV Refinishing products.
Also Present and witness to this event was Rich Mandrich of JELIGHT CORPORATION to Demonstrate UV Products plus Rich kicked off the event with the most important aspect of UV Bathtub, Tile, and Counter top refinishing. Safety! Safety! Safety!
Rich Mandrich was our guest speaker and we thank him for attending. His vast knowledge regarding UV coatings and uv lighting safety were well received and we extremely glad for his attendance because of his close ties to the UV bathtub and Tile Refinishing industry. Rich has sold over 200 UV lights to those in the UV Tub and Tile Refinishing industry so those reading this should value his extremely favorable opinion to what he witnessed .
Take time to review his Letter sent to the PBRA for as his description pretty much sums up this unprecedented event.
“Simply Prepare the surface, spray the coating, then cure”
Regarding the Jelight unit: I have to admit that while we always thought the unit was to heavy for this industry and would restrict portability the power and dependability makes the weight of the unit worth the extra effort.
Kevin Spencer of New Finish Technologies hosted the PBRA event and unveiled one the most innovative UV Refinishing Counter Top Products to date. Kevin has developed a 100 % UV Stain system for almost any hard surface. The product is completely roll-able or brush-able making it Refinisher Friendly with minimal masking almost zero fumes or odor. The Natural look and feel of these shimmering stains are almost beyond belief. The color combination’s are limited only by your imagination.
All present had the opportunity to use three types of UV lights. HID’s MAKO, JELIGHT, the Adastra Starlet.
With all the new UV products and techniques featured the one that seems to be getting all the attention is our UV bathtub and Tile refinishing Coating.
We have worked Full time tirelessly on this product for over 18 Months with one of the most renowned UV coatings manufactures in the industry to ensure the success of this UV bathtub and Tile Refinishing Coating System.
We know many have had negative results with other products from other distributors or manufactures giving UV refinishing a negative impression.
This is why the PBRA UV Bathtub and Tile refinishing coating system was tested vigorously prior to any release to our members.
It is also important to note that we would not not allow our UV bathtub and tile refinishing coating to be sold to any member until PBRA Members had the opportunity to witness in person and in real time from start to finish the actual refinishing of the bathtub in this video.
This Clawfoot Bathtub was sprayed by Nathan Oettinger of The Painted Otter Refinishers a company featured in the New York Times and Phil Simmons of Maryland Tub and Tile.
A few of the Attendees and witnesses to this event are as follows.
Jonathan Gleason of Porcelain Patch and Glaze since 1936
Tim, Miracle Solutions Las Vegas Nevada
Jim, Resuface Pros Chicago Illinois
Dennis, All Bright Refinishing Tennessee
Phil Simmons, Maryland Tub & Tile
Peter, Robbins Tub Repair Ashville North Carolina
Lyle, Innovative Counter-top Resurfacing New Mexico
Don, The Tub Wizard Pittsburgh PA
Chris, The Tub Wizard
Scott , Surface Solutions Detroit Michigan
Chris, Glaze Pro South Carolina
Mark Smith, Go Green Reglazing
Nate & Jessica, Painted Otter
Mike Berterand, Bathtub Solutions
Mark, Fitzgerald Creative Coatings
Al Perez, Global Refinishing
Mike Maddocks Tubdoctor Utah
Christopher Titus of Custom Tub and Tile Maryland
In closing we wish to thank all our members who attended and a special thanks to Rich Mandrich of Jelight Corporation for attending. We also Thank HID for providing us the Mako unit, and Adastra for their tireless efforts to improve the smallest and most powerful light available. The PBRA has discovered that the choice of UV lights for the bathtub refinishing industry is like choosing a spray gun. Many Refinishes have a spray gun for primers, one for topcoats, and one for multicolor paints. It’s the same with lights. Some are better suited for different tasks.
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Post time: 04-21-2017