When it comes to applying stains and topcoats to your woodworking projects, HVLP sprayers work great. But what about those projects you plan to paint? Master woodworker George Vondriska shows you why airless sprayers are probably your best bet. A WoodWorkers Guild of America (WWGOA) original video.
Is there an airless sprayer that would be good for paint and poly/lacquer? I’m sure having two different sprayers is the way to go, but if you’re on a budget, and one is more feasible than two. Any recommendations?
I’m not aware of one. I use an HVLP turbine sprayer for both paint and poly.
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What was make and model number? What about over spray?
Hi B D,
The gun used was a Wagner Power Painter Plus http://amzn.to/2n8c7wc A gun like this will have more overspray than an HVLP, so you’ll need to take some precautions to not have overspray where you don’t want it.
I would have liked if he had discussed if paint needs thinning any and a good way to clean up sprayer after using. Also when paint is throwing splatter onto the project , what to do ?
Agree that thinning should have been discussed as its a key constrain of spraying paint with these small airless sprayers. I have a Wagner Control Spray Max, and can attest that thinning latex paint is a must. For my particular sprayer, this guy wrote a great overview of what’s required for spraying latex. https://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-reviews/R7CRQ0Q5C4SH4/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B003PGQI48