I need advice on purchasing a spray gun setup.

  • Advertise with us

« back to Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories forum

Forum topic by HarleySoftailDeuce posted 08-21-2009 07:58 PM 1311 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View HarleySoftailDeuce's profile


320 posts in 3445 days

08-21-2009 07:58 PM

Hi All,
I want to purchase a spray gun for my finishing, and have no clue what to buy. I’d appreciate any help from the experienced finisher. Thanks as always beforehand.

-- Paul, Bristol,Rhode Island

5 replies so far

View FirehouseWoodworking's profile


708 posts in 3299 days

#1 posted 08-21-2009 08:01 PM

What type(s) of finish are you planning on spraying?

-- Dave; Lansing, Kansas

View a1Jim's profile (online now)


117117 posts in 3602 days

#2 posted 08-22-2009 04:17 AM

woodcraft sells some inexspesive HVLPs that work pretty well for low cost.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

View Chris Wright's profile

Chris Wright

540 posts in 3507 days

#3 posted 08-22-2009 07:08 AM

I have used several different types of systems. A good one that will do everything is the Eralex Spray Station Pro HVLP system. It’s easy to use and clean. No need for an air compressor. The only down side I found is that it’s a little noisy and the hose is awkward to handle.

-- "At its best, life is completely unpredictable." - Christopher Walken

View huff's profile


2828 posts in 3310 days

#4 posted 08-23-2009 02:19 AM

Paul, I’ve used both conventional spray guns with a compressor and HVLP. HVLP is a nice way to go. Small, easy to use, no need for an air compressor and less overspray. Something worth checking into. I still use both, but if I was to set up with only one, it would be HVLP.

-- John @

View davidpettinger's profile


661 posts in 3226 days

#5 posted 09-02-2009 03:27 PM

Huff, I have to agree. I have used HVLP and now prefer it over high pressure. High pressure has its place, but I think it is HVLP hands down. It is just amazing finishing stair parts and not having to worry about monumental overspray.

-- Methods are many,Principles are few.Methods change often,Principles never do.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics