|Forum topic by JSB||posted 702 days ago||2529 views||2 times favorited||17 replies|
702 days ago
1) I have very little knowledge of spray guns. Can I leave the gun loaded with whatever I am spraying inbetween coats or do I need to empty and clean out the gun? I have read some people leaving their spray guns loaded for an entire day and picking up where they left off. So far I have cleaned out the can and ran water through the gun in between every coat. Im not sure if it needs to be cleaned out during the same project but it only takes 15 minutes for a complete coat and cleaning.
2) Im looking for water based finish product suggestions. I like the fact that the Polycrylic dried super fast. The Waterbased poly went on a little thick for me. Is there a certain water based lacquer that someone would recommend? If I read correctly the lacquer would dry extremely fast, right? Again, sticking with something that cleans up with water.
3) Currently I clean out my shop after every completed project with a fan in the window and a shopvac blower. I do not make any sawdust until I am done finishing. I do keep the fan going as an exhaust fan during spraying. When spraying I use a disposable dust mask for ventilation as the fumes never get too bad. Is this enough or should I use a better mask? I dont want to sould like an idiot but like I said, Im new to spraying and as I see myself using it a lot more I do want to be safe.
Also, this lumberjocks community is amazing. A never ending amount of shared knowledge and info with wonderful people. So glad I stumbled upon this site :)