According to Critter the site you linked, you are correct. Specifically,
it says the gun needs 3.0 CFM at 90 psi.
According to the HF page you linked, the compressor delivers 0.6 CFM @ 90
I may be going way out on a limb here but I'm saying the HF compressor
won't work for your Critter.
BTW I would never spray at 90psi.
For most lacquer based, about 35psi it was with conventional binks gun.
For oil based it depends but somewhere around 35-45. using hvlp
For shellac about 40 using hvlp conversion
Too much pressure and most of it goes to the atmosphere. You want to
atomize it, but keep it flowing.
If I want a dry coat, I'll put higher pressure and less material. But a
normal or gloss coat, requires less pressure and more material.
It all depends on what you are doing.
You may be right. I am still reading and gleaning info on the
compressor and critter specifically. I like the mason jar usage of the
critter, as paint storage (a.k.a 'strage') is very limited for me.
I am not familiar with most spray guns except airbrushes.
I will be using either an acrylic paint or some type of water based
clear/sealant. I have tried (once) to stain my (tiny) deck with a
handheld bug sprayer. I could not get the mix (water-based) to come
out in any way that was useful. Either it didn't come out at all or it
was so watery it simple ran and dried.
Basically, I am looking to paint a fence. Water-based, inexpensively,
with the compressor I already have. I may (rarely) use it to spray a
clear coat or other color acrylic coat.
I have tried some Wagner products in the past. I have found them
annoying. They clog, are a pain to get the mix right to spray and take
forever to clean up. I once tried their paint roller. I let the other
guy use it. He got one wall and a mess to clean up while I did three
walls with a manual roller and was cleaned up in under ten minutes.
If I were making furniture, custom built-ins, or other similar things,
I would look into buying a better pro paint system. But I'm not doing
those things, have no plans to, and have no room to store things I
will only use once every 3-5 years or less.
Your input is appreciated.
Not a regular painter myself, but with acrylic type paint I have used
a spray gun which has a pressurized pot and about 45 PSI works best.
I have tried a gravity feed hvlp but it did poorly. This is like the
one I use for this type of spraying.
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