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Posted on HVLP: how many sprayers do you have in your shop?

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#1 posted 08-06-2018 03:13 PM

If I were to be painting with heavy paints frequently, I’d consider buying a sprayer designed for the job. These typically are forced fluid driven (no air) to get good spread and volume. Of course there are low cost versions of these, but as with air sprayers, the low end stuff usually has machine quality and spray control issues.

Any forced air type sprayer that can deal with the viscosity will typically produce a minimal fan which really slows down the progress. I’d consider your shed to be about the largest thing I’d attempt with any HVLP, mainly due to the time it would take and the wear/tear on the turbine.

All in all, for a one-off project like this, I’d just use what I had that works, anything more I’d consider buying new. The issue then becomes getting something of quality (and $$$) that will last for many more projects or go cheap and hope the thing lasts long enough to maybe paint the house someday. If you are prepped to do the job in a single session, rental is always an option.

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