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Spraying clear Zinsser Bulls Eye Shellec

by SweetTea
posted 12-01-2016 01:51 PM


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bbasiaga

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#1 posted 12-01-2016 03:14 PM

I spray that with a HVLP system with no issues. You can clean your rig by running denatured alcohol through it, or soaking the parts in it afterwards. I’m not familiar with airless systems, but my HVLP has sat full overnight and still cleans up fine.

Brian

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SweetTea

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#2 posted 12-01-2016 03:53 PM



I spray that with a HVLP system with no issues. You can clean your rig by running denatured alcohol through it, or soaking the parts in it afterwards. I m not familiar with airless systems, but my HVLP has sat full overnight and still cleans up fine.

Brian

- bbasiaga

That is what I thought. I just wasn’t sure that the shellec would be safe shooting through my Gracco airless sprayer.

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DrDirt

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#3 posted 12-01-2016 04:46 PM

I use a harbor freight HVLP conversion gun (so driven off my compressor).
Works great.

Shellac is easy to clean (as is lacquer) as you just need Denatured Alcohol and it will dissolve out any dried finish.

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shampeon

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#4 posted 12-01-2016 05:00 PM

The only thing I’ll add to the above is that you’ll need to adjust the pressure and volume to keep the shellac from drying in the air between the gun and the piece. Lower pressure is the biggest factor. If you’re seeing an uneven, speckled surface, you need to lower the pressure and/or up the volume. Practicing on scrap is always a good idea.

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firefighterontheside

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#5 posted 12-01-2016 05:09 PM

I too have sprayed shellac with my HVLP with great success. As has been said, it cleans up very easily with denatured alcohol. Will this be your final product or will you use a different topcoat. I used dewaxed shellac over pine and then poly over that.

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bonesbr549

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#6 posted 12-01-2016 05:16 PM



Ok guys, I have a set of cabinets and doors made out of knotty Alder that I would like to spray with shellec. I am using clear Zinsser Bulls Eye brand shellec. Only thing is, I have never sprayed shellec. I don t actually have much experience with shellec period. Any tips or advice would be appreciated.

Thinking about using my airless spray rig to shoot this stuff on. Do you guys see any problem with that? I am really good at using an airless with a narrow spray tip. I just want to make sure that the Shellec won t mess up my rig. I attached a pic of one of the doors I built for this set. It was 19 cabinets and 32 doors not including drawer fronts. Any advice or things that I should know before I get started?

- SweetTea

I have an hvlp (good one) and thats the best. However for 1 or two small items, I keep a spay can of zinzer on the shelf. I think its just as good and don’t have to break the gun down to clean. Just hold the can upside down and spay till its clear and put it back on the shelf.

Spraying is just a learned skill you just have to do it. Set up a piece of mdf or cardboard and just get an even flow going with no runs and replicate on your piece.

I can lay it down just the same either way just takes a little practice.

If you going to be doing a lot of finishing it is worth investing in an hvlp (non bleeder) gun/system.

Good luck

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Fred Hargis

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#7 posted 12-01-2016 05:47 PM

I think you’ll have trouble spraying it with an airless gun, but that’s not based on experience. I’d be interested in hearing how it works. Like the others, I’ve sprayed it with an HVLP (both conversion and turbine) and it’s really worked well. BTW, when cleaning, don’t use the DNA. It only dissolves the shellac, leaving some behind after numerous attempts. Use household ammonia. It absolutely destroys the stuff, and then you only have to rinse the gun.

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SweetTea

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#8 posted 12-01-2016 06:22 PM



I think you ll have trouble spraying it with an airless gun, but that s not based on experience. I d be interested in hearing how it works. Like the others, I ve sprayed it with an HVLP (both conversion and turbine) and it s really worked well. BTW, when cleaning, don t use the DNA. It only dissolves the shellac, leaving some behind after numerous attempts. Use household ammonia. It absolutely destroys the stuff, and then you only have to rinse the gun.

- Fred Hargis

I have several HVLP cup guns from Harbor Freight that I keep around for spraying stains and such, so I could use one of those. I just prefer the atomization that you get from an airless. I am way better with an airless than I am with a cup gun. Mostly because I use the airless so much more. My cup gun I can run off my big compressor.

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SweetTea

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#9 posted 12-01-2016 06:23 PM

This is what I will be spraying:

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Fred Hargis

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#10 posted 12-01-2016 07:41 PM

That will give you a fall back routine if the airless doesn’t work. Let us know!

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