|Forum topic by jtm||posted 157 days ago||521 views||0 times favorited||12 replies|
157 days ago
I’m trying to spray some General Finishes dye stain. Here’s the problem….
I have the HF turbine HVLP kit. Everyone says it’s identical to the Rockler version. But here’s the problem. The HF kit comes with 1.4/1.8/2.0 tips. The Rockler comes with 0.9/1.8 tips.
I need a 0.75 tip for dye stains according to the General Finishes website. The Rockler would be close at 0.9, but there’s no way I’m going to spend another $150 on their machine to get just one tip. I’ll see if I can order just the tip at Rockler tomorrow, but from what I’ve read online, I’m not sure I’ll be able to.
So I tried spraying the dye stain with the 1.4 tip (on a test piece). It comes out very heavy with lots of pools of droplets on the workpiece (“splattery” I guess, for lack of a better word).
Is there any way to hand wipe a dye stain and get sprayed results? I’m using cherry, so needless to say, it’s very blotchy. Won’t a wash coat impede the ability of the dye to penetrate the wood?
Any other suggestions? This is very frustrating.