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Re: HVLP to spray latex?

To: (Chris Kantarjiev)
Subject: Re: HVLP to spray latex?
From: Roland Wilhelmy <>
Date: Thu, 14 Oct 1999 21:58:22 -0700
Can you get different needles and orifices for your gun?  My Wagner
Capspray gun takes five different sets, depending on whether I am
spraying lacquer, alkyd enamel, latex paints or glue.  There is quite
a bit of latitude with a particular orifice set, depending on the
degree of thinning, but trying to put rocks thru a fine seive is going
to take time, no matter what reducer is used :-)


On Thu, 14 Oct 1999 12:31:38 -0700, you wrote:

:: I've just bought a cheapy HVLP "conversion gun" (gravity fed,
:: compressor run) and the first job I intend to use it on is painting the
:: beams of my under-construction garage (with semi-gloss latex paint).
:: Unfortunately, the gun didn't come with any detailed instructions about
:: how much to thin different kinds of materials ... anyone have
:: experience? I'm talking specifics here, using a drip cup to determine
:: viscosity.
:: The paint cans I've looked at all say "see the gun instructions for
:: details when spraying HVLP"...
:: I've poked at various websites with no luck. Except that I've found a
:: few that claim that it will take forever to spray latex with an HVLP
:: gun, and I really should be using an airless unit... :-(
:: Thanks.

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