|Forum topic by HandyFrank||posted 10-19-2015 12:54 PM||3674 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
10-19-2015 12:54 PM
I am painting dark finished oak kitchen cabinets and from what I’ve read, it seems an HVLP is more ideal than an Airless so I will talk HVLP, unless someone recommends otherwise.
I want to invest in a nice small hvlp type sprayer that i can use on this cabinet repainting project, and in other DIY projects around the house. I was hoping some of you guys coul share some recommendations or opinoins on an HVLP setup that will successfully spray Insl-X Cabinet Coat Enamel paint. I am redoing my kitchen and I brushed the boxes and it has taken a lot of time going over the dark finish on my oak cabinets. I don’t mind the wood grain (No filler) and it all covered reasonably well after 3 coats of primer, and 1 or 2 coats of paint. I want to speed the job up and use a sprayer.
Here is the paint for reference:
Seems like there are 3 levels of HVLP’s. The $100-$175 Wagner’s, the $120-$300 Earlex, or the $400 and up Fuji. Not sure if I should go with a lower end system, or stick in the middle with the earlex. Thinking the Fuji may be overkill for what I need?
I’m leaning towards the Earlex which seems capable of almost anything in the future, but if I can spend less than half on one of the lower end units listen below i’m all about it.
All feedback appreciated!
Earlex HV5500 Spray Station
Fuji 2202 Semi-PRO 2 HVLP Spray System
Lower End Units all seem to be comparable:
Earlex 0HV2901PUS Spray Station Precision
HomeRight C800850 Max Pro Sprayer, Fine Finish