After buying a Duralast 2 gun set (from Autozone), the instructions state t
he guns are to be used for oil based paints, not thin applications, so I se
arched again. Another thing I discovered, didn't like about these guns, th
e lid of the tank just laid in place, it didn't screw on, hence, if I wante
d to lay the gun down, between sprayings, I'd need to empty the tank. *I'l
l return the Duralast guns.
I found this review: http://www.paintspraypro.com/best-spray-gun-for-lacqu
Don't know how reliable these reviewers are, but the Kawasaki gun ($30) app
ears to be a reasonable choice, for the low price, despite it being a sipho
n feed. I had initially thought, maybe, a gravity feed might be an upgrad
e to my previous (limited) spraying experience.
If this gun lasts a year, then it should be worth the little investment, bu
t I think it'll serve my needs for longer than that.
I hope the local Walmart has the gun in stock. I want to spray a rustic
cypress bench, today, so I may have a follow-up review. I'll be spraying
water based Varathane, on the bench. I brushed on the first coat. This
bench will go with the cypress trestle table, I made recently. I have som
e chairs, in mind, to build, also.
For any hobbyist/DIYers, who may have considered purchasing (minimal) spray
ing equipment (upgrading? from their previous brushing or wiping on a finis
h), maybe my pending review may help them decide, without having to invest
in more expensive equipment, for good results. I recall, long ago, when I
first thought to start spraying, I was intimidated about spraying. I dis
covered it's easier and have better results (vs brushing/wiping), than I th
ought, so maybe my review will help someone, else, decide to try spraying..
.. seeing as how the investment can be somewhat minimal, these days.