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Forum topic by MLK posted 05-02-2013 06:49 PM 829 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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05-02-2013 06:49 PM

I have an Earlex HVLP spray gun I use it for spraying mostly paint, stains and polly. It does a great job on parts 3 or 4” wide. The problem I have is spraying wide parts such as table topes, sides of cabinets etc. It seems like I get a heaver deposit of material in the center of the pattern and a lighter deposit of material on the edges of the spray pattern resulting in a streaking appearance. I spray vertical then horizontal, I tried both increasing and decreasing the with of the spray pattern with out much luck. I was wondering if anyone had a similar problem or has a fix for this problem.


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#1 posted 05-03-2013 01:49 PM

are you using the smaller needle? that might help. how clean is your gun? what is your room temp?

maybe you are depending on the outside spray pattern too much and need to tighten your overlaps.

I’m spraying my own cherry kitchen today with the same gun so, I hear your pain.

The first set of doors had some spots that didn’t cover the same, so I will be spraying a 4th coat on all of them so they stay the same sheen. God, I hate sanding poly!

I still suck at this bit found that if I start with a spare pc. of plywood and practice once, it helps.

Good luck!

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