|Review by Toolman61||posted 09-08-2008 05:01 AM||6105 views||0 times favorited||18 comments|
I purchased an Earlex 5000 when Woodcraft had them on sale. I have been frustrated with the newer fast drying brush type varnishes and enamels, so I broke down and bought a spray system. Best money I have spent in a long time. The first spray job was with Ben Moore semi gloss Aura which is a high end latex paint. I had to use bm 518 extender at the rate of 10 to 12 ounces per quart of paint, but the look is like glass. I sprayed 2 textured interior doors and the base and casing in a new room. Very little overspray, not a problem at all. I sprayed 2 coats waiting 3 hours between coats. The masking took 3 hours, but only 40 minutes per coat. Brushing would have been 3 hours per coat and not as good of finished. Today I sprayed Bin oil based primer on cabinets, and the results were the same. I am using the 2.0 MM needle whitch atomizes thined latex paint fine. This is so forgiving, there is no reason not to get a professional job. I would recommend this to anyone who paints trim and furniture.