|Forum topic by RandyTsuch||posted 11-15-2013 08:40 PM||844 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
11-15-2013 08:40 PM
So here is another what spray gun/rig to buy thread.
I have recently been bitten by the woodworking bug, still working on building my project, but looking towards how to finish it. For this project, I am using curly maple.
Have already played with shellacs and wiping varnish, and I think I can get decent results if I go that way, but I would like to try spraying, if I can get a rig at a reasonable cost.
My projects are small, current project is a 12” x 12” x 6” box, and future projects will likely be of similar size.
I have considered compressors+detail guns, air brushes and other low priced HVLP’s, including the HF/Rockler one.
I can get a reconditioned Graco 2900 for a pretty low price. Figuring I would also need a 1.5mm tip.
So I am just wondering if the 2900 will work OK for spraying water based lacquer, or maybe some other type of clear finish that needs to be sprayed, for small projects.
Since this is for small projects, and not many of them (I work very slowly), I don’t expect to use this too often and don’t want to spend alot of money on it.
Thanks for any advice you can give.
EDIT: BTW, I live in So. Cal if that makes a difference. Fairly dry climate. I would be spraying outside.
-- Randy, Los Angeles/Brentwood, Ca