I'm wondering if those high volume low pressure paint equipment can be
used for house painting.
I realize the tank only hold a pint, but the work would be a lot
easier, and there is less overspray so the pint would go a lot
So, would the equipment handle alkyd, acrylic and latex?
Anything is possible, however unless you are using professional
equipment (they are not limited to quarts) you are going to be working a
very long time to do your home.
There is a good reason most professional painters use rollers and
I just finished painting my 2 car garage with an HVLP gun from Harbor
As long as you use "Floetrol" to thin the paint, you won't have any
problems. I sprayed exterior Latex.
I just did it, so nobody can tell me otherwise.
Funny, I said nothing that indicated the OP should hire a pro. In fact
I would guess the OP should not.
However I did recommend that the equipment he was asking about was not
likely the best tool for the job. Of the four responses, three agree and
one offers a different opinion. I don't see where anyone recommended a
professional for this job.
I did it with this HVLP gun because it was all I could afford.
I have used Wagner electric sprayers before, and they are COMPLETE
CRAP designed by someone who wants to overthrow the United States.
Anything with the Wagner name on it has to be a POS, speaking from
I did one wall a day with the HVLP, 2 coats/wall. And it looks
_nice_. If I do say so myself.
If you're doing this commercially, or are in a big f*ing hurry, by all
means, spend $900 on a professional grade electric pump/gun.
My house is brick. My garage is the only thing that needed the
complete *paint job.* It was doable, doing 1 wall/day. Then again,
as I said, I wasn't in any rush.
probably can but don't know why you would want to.
Airless is much more efficient both in coverage rates and in reduced
overspray for heavier house paints.
On Fri, 30 Sep 2005 04:02:11 +0100, nocaff
Yup, you could use hvlp or you could use an artists brush. Go with a 1/2"
wide brush and you can paint twice as fast as a 1/4" brush! (GRIN)
We own and use several spray systems - hvlp professional, hvlp homeowner,
Airless professional, Airless homeowner, Conventional homeowner.
You would be better off renting an airless sprayer or using brush and
roller. HVLP would work but would be painfully slow. A homeowner quality
hvlp like the Harbor Freight or the Wagner Control Spray would be even
slower than a professional hvlp system.
I love our hvlp sprayers including our Wagner Control Spray, but we only use
them on small projects like painting doors, spraying car parts, and
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