|Forum topic by GeminiMonkeyWorkshop||posted 06-20-2016 12:19 PM||540 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
06-20-2016 12:19 PM
Hoping ‘Earlextech’ sees this – I can’t message him directly because of the 5 post minimum requirement and this is my first post.
I recently purchased the Earlex 5500 HVLP, have never sprayed before, and have not had much practice time with this unit. I did search and have read many older posts but I still feel the need to ask about my particular situation.I have a prospective customer whom would like me to build a 48” dresser with 3 drawers and 1 cabinet door – due by July 30. She states “I like the smooth white lacquered look…”. Funds are very limited (if not depleted already for testing) and in my hasty research I purchased from Menards & Sherwin-Williams:
In practicing and playing around I likely have screwed up the Zinsser WB primer with possible over thinning and/or Floetrol. I tried spraying the Zinsser SB primer and greatly disliked the cleanup required. Returning to a roller for the Zinsser SB primer worked absolutely fine.
Going forward I’d like to know recommended needle, thinning, number or coats, realistic dry time between coats, etc. for the GF products when using the E5500. The wood will likely be raw Pine or Poplar or even Maple. (She does not want any plywood.) Initial plan is to sand raw wood to 150 grit, roll on & sand SB primer (multiple coats) to 320 grit and everything else to your recommendation. I have researched polishing the top coat if that becomes necessary.
Note that current weather here in the Chicago area has my garage workshop on average at 90F & 70% humidity for the majority of the day. I do have ample fans for air flow as needed and I do have most/all the tips/caps; 1.0, 1.5. 2.0, 2.5.
Again, hoping to from Earlextech but all other comments/recommendations greatly welcomed as well.
-- Jeff, http://www.GeminiMonkeyWorkshop.com