Murphy Bed #8: No Action Today

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Blog entry by Gene47 posted 04-21-2009 05:06 AM 1443 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 7: Cutting, Installing Molding, Staining Face Part 8 of Murphy Bed series Part 9: Misc chores and things »

Well today was kind of slow but I did accomplish a few things just not in the shop.

My new HVLP spray gun arrived this morning, and I have to say that those guys from GleemPaint are on the ball.
Ordered the gun Friday and arrived on Monday with standard shipping now that is the way to do business.

I had decided to finish this bed with lacquer and it was recommended by a fellow LJ member that a good product for a rookie such as myself would be a pre-cat lacquer that is fast drying and would keep my finish contamination to a minimum.

The only paint outlet that I have here in Forrest City is a Sherwin Williams store and when I inquired about the product I wanted found out that I could only get 5 gallons at a time. That would be ok but the shelf life after the catalyst is added is only about 4 months and I am not sure I could use 5 gallon of lacquer in less than 4 months. With the cost at $35.00 a gallon pluse another $48 for the catalyst that was just a little steep for me.

So after some research and other inquiries I found a product that I can get in 1 gallon quantities at a time that is also less expensive and would you believe it, made by Sherwin Williams but you can’t buy it at their retail stores. It is ML Campbell and they have their own distributors with one being located in Memphis. So I took a road trip this afternoon to get a couple of gallons. I have seen some good reviews on this product for use on furniture by some other fellow woodworkers on another forum I belong to so I thought I would give it a try and see how it goes.

I am a noob when it comes to doing any spray finishing as I have only done a couple of projects and then only spraying polyurethane on my porch swings.

Stay tuned and keep watch here and I will let everyone know how things turn out with both the spraying and the finish itself.

Thank you all for the warm welcome on LJ and all the nice comments on my projects and this one as well.

I have a Doctor’s visit in the morning, to get the ole hearing checked out then about 2 acres of grass to mow before I can get back in the shop.

-- Gene Miller - it only took me 3 days 9 hours and 28 minutes to get that top flat!

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#1 posted 04-21-2009 07:22 AM

Hope that the HVLP spray gun works out for you. I have heard all sorts of praises of them. I have never used one though I have used a Wagner power sprayer with mixed results. When I was a young guy, I had a lot of car accidents with my dad’s car. We, being a dyi family did the bodywork ourselves. I have to say that after the 7th accident in a year I was starting get the hang of the High pressure paint sprayer. I haven’t used that tool in a long time, actually got to be a lot better driver.

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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