I didn't want to buy a sprayer and tank of adhesive to put down laminate for
a counter top
Has anyone used a quart paint spray gun to apply the contact adhesive
instead of rolling it on
Would the same spray tips work or a larger one be needed.Any thoughts from
someone who works
in a top shop would be appreciated.
I don't fit the last criterion, but for "a" counter top I'd not even
consider the logistics of spraying contact cement -- by the time
you're set up and got it working, you'd be done w/ the roller, and
then you still have cleanup to go. Plus, unless you're building the
cabinet in the shop and have containment of overspray and mist, you've
got to cover everything else and mask the wall behind, etc., to
control the overspray. Just not worth the effort, imo.
What's the incentive to spray instead of roll other than a desire/
curiousity to do so?
I work in a shop building custom closets and we occasionally make tops
and we spray the contact cement with a pressurized bottle of glue and a
gun, We use cardboard to collect the overspray, Have found it to be a good
and not really a lot of waste, but it is expensive and I did not want to put
amount of money into something for using at home if a paint type spray gun
Why don't you want to roll it with some thing like this?
I see spraying making quite a mess with a ton of waste.
Also, how are you going to handle the fumes? The flammable stuff is well
flammable and the nonflammable stuff I think is toxic.
There are several available but as far as I know, MSDS for them all
indicate either active ventilation or respiratory protection. Don't
think any are really highly toxic or carcinogenic, but spraying in
open environment wouldn't be a wise operation, even for the water-
based. (And, as noted before, I can't even imagine the mess to clean
Thanks for all the thoughts. I may go ahead and try to use my spray gun,
I'll check with
my local paint supplier and see if they have some advise on a nozzle to try
and see if it works.
have a cheap gun that I haven't used and will advise here how it went.
that I don't use and
Soon as weather warms up I want to begin making new cabinets and
counter tops for kitchen along two walls, and also make a craft
center for wife with cabinets and counter top in spare bedroom.
I expect to be doing a lot of laminate work for this project.
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