LumberJocks

Starterhvlp

  • Advertise with us

« back to Finishing forum

Forum topic by Pizzadave posted 12-15-2018 07:21 AM 481 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View Pizzadave's profile

Pizzadave

89 posts in 322 days


12-15-2018 07:21 AM

Topic tags/keywords: finishsprayer beginner recommendations question

Hi all. Any recommendations on a decent hvlp? I have an older gravity feed spray gun. Can I use that with my air compressor? I’ve never tried to spray finish before but I read and hear that it’s the way to go.

-- Dave, NY, It works-It really does!


10 replies so far

View AlaskaGuy's profile

AlaskaGuy

5000 posts in 2549 days


#1 posted 12-15-2018 08:34 AM

If your air compress is big enough to support you gravity feed gun you should be good to get started.

Now if you want some really good replies give much more information.

What spray gun do you have and what tip sizes do you have or can get for it?
How big is you air compressor and what is the CFM’s?
What material do you want to spray?
What kind to projects do you plan on finishing?
What is you spraying environment?

A true HVLP is a self contained unit or turbine that is self contained and needs no compressor. A gravity feed compressor run HVLP is called a conversion gun. I like and use a gravity feed conversion for most my stuff. Much depend on the answers to the question above and your budget.

I’m no expert but we do have some here and they are going to want to know the answers to the question I have asked.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

View Pizzadave's profile

Pizzadave

89 posts in 322 days


#2 posted 12-15-2018 05:18 PM

Ok. There’s a lot to it. I will have to research what I have and go from there. Thank you.

-- Dave, NY, It works-It really does!

View MSquared's profile

MSquared

144 posts in 154 days


#3 posted 12-15-2018 05:52 PM

Pizzadave: AG gave you a lot of food for thought. All good points. I, and I’m sure many on LJ, would like to learn about ‘spraying finishes for beginners’. This could be the start of a very informative thread! I’ll be watching!

-- Marty, Long Island, NY

View bandit571's profile

bandit571

22016 posts in 2923 days


#4 posted 12-15-2018 06:10 PM

Walk into Harbor Freight…..they seem to have decent ones…

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

View Phil Soper's profile

Phil Soper

20 posts in 41 days


#5 posted 12-17-2018 01:10 AM

Check out the Sprayit SP-33000. It is a LVLP requiring less than 4 cfm at 30 psi. Does a great job and comes with a variety of needle sizes.

View Pizzadave's profile

Pizzadave

89 posts in 322 days


#6 posted 12-17-2018 02:49 AM

Thanks! I will look into that. Any experience with the airless? Some seem really affordable with good reviews.

-- Dave, NY, It works-It really does!

View AlaskaGuy's profile

AlaskaGuy

5000 posts in 2549 days


#7 posted 12-17-2018 03:00 AM



Thanks! I will look into that. Any experience with the airless? Some seem really affordable with good reviews.

- Pizzadave

Like I said before. You have a gun and a compressor now. You many not have to buy anything depending on what you have and what material you what to spray. Airless sprayer can produce lot of over spray.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

View Pizzadave's profile

Pizzadave

89 posts in 322 days


#8 posted 12-17-2018 03:41 AM

This is what I have AG. Ingersol Rand 270G paint sprayer and a dewalt 4.5 gal. 200 Psi compressor. Want to spray finishes urethane, lacquer, shellac and sealers. Water and oil.

-- Dave, NY, It works-It really does!

View Bill Berklich's profile

Bill Berklich

504 posts in 628 days


#9 posted 12-17-2018 07:30 PM

I’ve been using an Eralex 5500 which has worked really well for everything I’ve done including refinishing 72 lineal feet of kitchen cabinets with primer and an oil based paint. I’ve also used it for varnish (oil and water borne), shellac, and latex. It is NOT for walls or fences, Barns, garage doors, cars, or decks. Ok, maybe you could do a set of car parts.

-- Bill - Rochester MI

View Pizzadave's profile

Pizzadave

89 posts in 322 days


#10 posted 12-17-2018 07:50 PM

Thanks Bill!&

-- Dave, NY, It works-It really does!

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com