|Forum topic by Matt Przybylski||posted 03-30-2013 10:39 PM||764 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
03-30-2013 10:39 PM
So, I have an Earlex 5500 and I’m spraying General Finished water based poly (gloss white). I’ve sprayed this before with what I thought was success but it was on a VERY small project. Well today I am spraying a much larger project and I’m spraying it in the basement. I put up some thin plastic paper on the walls and tarp on the ground. It’s obviously not air tight but I thought, for the most part, it would be decent enough. I went to spray and here are my issues:
1) I don’t know if I’m not dialing in the gun properly or what, but because the turbine pushes air through the gun and out the nozzle at all times, I feel like I’m getting A LOT of overspray. I can see the white mist getting pushed out and onto the plastic. I had set the gun to basically “closed” from the front nozzle end and from the rear where you adjust the amount of paint and i only opened each relatively slightly and I’m using the round spray pattern as I’m spraying baby gates which have thin spindles so I thought it made sense.
2) There is a layer of white dust EVERYWHERE in my basement now. It settled VERY quickly and I’m going to have a ton of cleanup to do after I’m done spraying. How do I prevent this further aside from the obvious, spraying in a dedicated booth or outside.
Any insight as to how these issues are dealt with normally would be greatly appreciated. Spraying is relatively painless but if I have to deal with these issues each time I spray indoors I’m going to have to switch over to brushing as this is not ideal for my situation…
-- Matt, Illinois, http://www.reintroducing.com