|Forum topic by Brian89||posted 01-08-2016 12:27 AM||617 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
01-08-2016 12:27 AM
Just wanted to make a quick post to pass along my experience and tips spraying General Finishes milk paint with my HVLP. I just finished building a crib for my first child. The wife wanted it painted so I used 6/4 poplar and so far it looks great. I’ll post project once I’m done.
I used my cheap but useful HF Sprayer(#94572) and 60 Gallon compressor. Although it says you can spray straight from the can this paint is very thick. I even called GF support to make sure it wasn’t a bad can because it was so thick. Per their recommendation I thinned 10% (3.2 oz) with water, however it didn’t help and clogged my gun instantly. I called support again and was told I could thin it up to 20% and I should be using a 1.8mm tip instead of the 1.4mm I originally tried. They also recommended a higher pressure.
Ultimately I ended up using these settings:
It sprayed great with no runs. I would recommend buying a larger sealable container so you can thin the paint. I would also recommend priming first. I used 2 coats of Bin Shellac primer with a 1.4mm tip and 25psi sanding with 220 between coats
Hope this helps