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#1 posted 02-21-2013 07:36 PM

I use an Earlex 5500 HVLP system and open ended tent/booth for spraying using 2mil plastic sheeting, I also use a fan to push air into the tent and exhaust it outside, it’s not optimal (i wish I had room for a dedicated booth) but I don’t spray for hours at a a time ether. I’ve heard people state huge CFM numbers (5400cfm, which is huge for an 8×10 room) for air circulation but that just seemed nuts to me, half of your finish is being swept away with that kind of flow. I use about 300CFM in 6’ x 8’ tent. But make sure the visible over spray mist is being exhausted, if it’s getting behind the fan it could go boom!

The beauty of spraying Shellac is that it’s such a quick process and the clean up is easy and it;s much less dangerous than lacquer. I spray lacquer too but only outside when the weather is nice and it’s not windy.

-- Gary - Carson City, NV - "Every man looks upon his wood pile with a sort of affection." — Henry David Thoreau

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