Originally Posted by chuck l
I sprayed some white latex this afternoon and got a pretty good finish and coverage, the best I've done so far. However the finish feels like a very fine sandpaper. I'm using a HVLP gun, the paint was two parts paint to one part water and a small amount of Floetrol. Valspar latex enamel, satin white. The spray pattern shows very fine/small dots of paint, but yet it takes 5-10 minutes for the paint to dry. I'm thinking the dots of paint need to be a little big. Any suggestions to avoid getting the sandpaper feel?
Chuck, my best result came from using the Behr Flat exclusively and thinning with denatured alcohol,, I didn't like the results with flotral. and the Valspar I tried didn't thin or spray as nicely as the Behr
It does sound like you have too much pressure at the tip and possibly didn't thin enough to spray easy. Guessing you need more pressure to push the paint,, that causes splatter.
I'd turn the pressure down at the compressor at try to find one of these to control flow,, Getting the paint thinned the right amount is the key.
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Being able to control the flow right at the gun males a big difference also
Originally Posted by TomCrump
House painters use airless sprayers. I wonder if they would work ?
An airless would shoot way too much paint at once for our model needs,, a HVLP touch up gun or Airbrush are what I've used with great results