Am in the midst of making new doors for kitchen.
Since I have a small compressor went out and bought a Porter & Cable spray
Compressor has very low SCFM, so does the gun.
Using SMART START primer, filtered right out of the can, have sprayed a
bunch of the doors. Got mixed results, the finish on the maple was
acceptable, the finish on the MDF wasn't. Very hard to get uniform coverage
and MDF requires extra sanding between coats due to raised hair effect.
Using a latex semigloss top coat, again just filtered from the can, have
applied sereral top costs. Am now totally discouraged as I am having a
number of different problems
a) fan pattern from spray gun is only, at best, about 2 inches high so there
is a lot of back and forth to try to cover the area (not too bad on rails &
styles but murder on the MDF)
b) inconsistent finish on maple - sometimes getting puddling due I guess to
the way that I am spraying, also with last coat applied today is not smooth
is quite bumpy - I guess it is what could almost be called a splatter finish
c) inconsistent finish on MDF - after trying several different methods have
found that doing a small circle motion seems to give best coverage but still
raising hairs on the MDF
Have looked for links for spray painting cupboards with paint rather than
varnish but can't seem to find anything, so if there are some links can you
please pass them along.
Also any suggestions re painting using a small sprayer, impact of thinning
paints, tips and techniques would be greatfully appreciated. Want to explore
some more before I toss in the towel and go back to brush and roller.