I need advice on purchasing a spray gun setup.

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Forum topic by HarleySoftailDeuce posted 1796 days ago 952 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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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

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#1 posted 1796 days ago

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

-- Dave; Lansing, Kansas

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#2 posted 1796 days ago

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

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#3 posted 1796 days ago

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.

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#4 posted 1795 days ago

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.

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#5 posted 1785 days ago

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.

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