OK now, Mike. You're gonna get me in trouble.
All I have is my little Binks knockoff which you know about. BTW, as
an update on that, I have found it works quite well with 32 oz can
attached - no undue strain on the gun frame as you suspected. I went
down to HF when we were talking about it in an earlier thread, and lo
and behold, there was a teflon lined cup for $5. So I bought the cup,
a 1/4 union, and then a 1/4 to 3/8 male/male connector and Frankengun
was born. So back to the lab I go with all my parts. I was afraid
that the little gun wouldn't have enough siphon power to pull the paint
up the larger tube and shoot a consistent finish. Completely
unfounded. Worked like a champ and save me a lot of trips to fill the
can while finishing up the burglar bars.
Now I had to finish the metal doors on the house. Hmm.... all white.
I know white will show every little problem, but I would be shooting
the same coating as before, just another color. So I mixed up 16 oz of
paint with 1/2 oz of Japan drier, and 1/2 of thinner. And it worked so
well I was actually, honestly surprised. I put the big can on it,
adjusted the fan out to about 6", and held the gun out about 8", and
turned the pressure all the way down to about 42 lbs. Shot a few long
runs on a piece of the old well painted wood door to set the flow, and
off I went.
The finish is gorgeous, as good as I have seen in a long time.
Certainly not as good I have ever seen, but everything lined up right
on this one. I did have to recoat one of the doors on one side,
though. With the finish juiced with drier and thinner, I couldn't even
touch up my starting area (one damn corner) when I was only half way
down the door. The touch up just sat on top of the paint. It was sure
sticky; but man did it set up. I was able to handle the doors in two
hours, and they were dry to the touch in less than four. So as I had
hoped, I was able to shoot two coats in the same day and still hang the
door that night (late) without fear of the vinyl weatherstrip pulling
off the new paint.
What a joy for me to do this. I pull the doors down and screw some
handle on them. I sand lightly as needed, then degloss for prep.
Spray one door both sides, set it aside. Spray the other door, set
it it aside. It isn't even lunch yet. Do the wood repair on on the
house as needed. Go to lunch. Come back, spray both doors. Leaving
the job at 6:30, I hang the doors and put on the hardware. I have
never been able to get more than one coat hard enough to hang the door
back the same day as spraying when using latex unless it was the dead
of summer when the temps are around 100 here.
<<Blasphemy Robert! Urethane shoots so nicely. Come on - take a
Life is so short... >>
Come on... can't you see the feathers on my legs?
But Mike, I'll bite on your post. Do you think the little Binks will
shoot urethane successfully? I don't know how to set it up. I buy a
couple of cans for small projects and cabinet refinish repairs, but 20
cans for a couple of doors is too much. For flat doors and surfaces, I
thin the urethane down about 10% and pad it on. You cannot tell it
wasn't sprayed. But one of the doors I am putting up is an old 15
panel wood door, so there is no way to pad it.
And even though I thin the oil paint down pretty far to paint with it,
I still don't know how it matches up to urethane as far as viscosity
goes.. Thin it? Don't thin it? Will I be able to put the door back
on that evening? Like I said, the temptation is awful as she has a
studio, detached from the house that is empty that she said I could
I am thinking that it will take me about an hour each side to coat the
door and inside all fifteen little raised panels and their trim
corners, etc. OR I could spray BOTH sides and clean the gun in 30
minutes. I could have finish on both doors and clean the gun in one
But I'm feeling the wind blowing through my feathers...