|Forum topic by grelcar||posted 89 days ago||685 views||1 time favorited||11 replies|
89 days ago
I am seriously thinking about picking up an Earlex Spray Station. It seems to me that I am spending more time finishing a project than it take to build it. I also find finishing to be the least enjoyable.
My shop is in an attached 1-1/2 car garage. All the big tools are mobile and are stores around the perimeter of the shop. Believe it or not I can still pull a car in when everything is in the stored position but rarely do. I have a located in the garage which keeps it at a reasonable temperature throughout the winter.
I’m sure that most of the hobbyist woodworkers don’t have a dedicated finishing room of spray booth. Does anyone spray in a garage with just drop cloths on the floor? I will be spraying furniture items like living room tables, bookcases, cabinets and doors as well as smaller craft projects. What sort of problems will I have with overspray with 8-10’ of open space all around the piece if I am spraying without some sort of spray booth? Keep in mind this is not a production shop.
Also what is the lowest temperature you would consider spraying in? I do more large woodworking projects during the colder months as the weather keeps me off thee motorcycle and out of the boat.
I currently use Transtint dye in alcohol or water, Sealcoat shellac, and a water based poly topcoat. Will these products work well with a spray unit?
I work primarily with Oak and Maple. I am currently working on four living room tables and two bookcases in oak and want the finish to match as much as possible. I plan to build all of the pieces and finish them at the same time.