Is this spray gun with poly OK to use on bookcases, desks etc. that I have
just built? I went through all the sanding phases and ended with 220 grit.
What PSI on my compressor should I use the gun with? When I can afford it I
want to get a HVLP sprayer. Also, what PSI would I use for poly on that gun?
Thanks for your help.
I don't know about poly, but with latex paint and/or primer, I used
much higher pressure than the 'normal' recommended in the
manual/leaflet. I go about 90psi, and get a much smoother finish than
at lower pressures.
That was my experience with latex paint as well. After thinning and using
Flowtrol, 85 - 90 PSI was required to produce a good finish. At that
pressure, you tend to bounce a lot of paint, so use of tarps and adequate
ventilation is definitely a must.
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I don't have one of these guns but it must come with instructions. You'd
use a lower pressure than for paint. However...
DO NOT USE IT ON YOUR BOOKCASES UNTIL YOU'VE TRIED IT ON CARDBOARD AND A PIECE
OF SCRAP!!!! SAND THE SCRAP THE SAME AS THE BOOKCASE. STAIN IT AS WELL IF THE
BOOKCASES ARE STAINED.
This will, of course, deprive us of the secret relief felt when we hear that
someone other than ourselves has screwed up a project at the last instant.
You'll only have to feel bad until the next guy comes along and messes up.
I can find no modern furniture that is as well designed and emotionally
satisfying as that made by the Arts and Crafts movement in the early years
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