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#1 posted 12-08-2014 12:46 PM

HVLP can be used to spray latex and outdoor oil stain, but the spray tip needs to be the appropriate size for the fluid viscosity. I don’t spray much latex, but found HVLP better than airless because of more adjustability with the gun. Search for info about tip sizes and fluid viscosity, ford viscosity cups, and spraying latex. What HVLP gun are you using? Are different size tips available? If not, a gun with available tips is necessary to spray widely varying viscosities. A lot depends on what your expectations are for the final finish.

Clean up is about the same for HVLP vs a wagner type attached cup airless. Those type of airless are great for doing fences, barns, and houses, where it’s much easier to get 120v power vs lots of air.

If finishing for indoor use, I recommend Target Coatings EM6000 series, a waterborne lacquer in clear and tinted. When painting I typically use bulls eye primer, EM6000 tinted for color, then the clear to protect it. Target Coatings has an entire line of waterborne furniture and architectural coatings.

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