Well actually not as large of a compressor as one would imagine. I used a
Harborfreight one that called for something like 11cfm. I used a Craftsman
5hp oilesss that probably is really only about 3 hp and puts out 9cfm. The
gun worked great. Yes the compressor ran a lot but it didn't hurt the
finish one bit. I have since bought another Harbor Freight one that uses
about 9cfm. Haven't used it yet but I'm sure it will work just as well.
Using a HVLP gun you can get away with 2 quarts or less of paint to do an
On Mon, 4 Oct 1999, Eric J Russell wrote:
> One thing to keep in mind is that there are two distinct HVLP systems.
> 1. Turbine powered HVLP. Uses a High Volume Low Pressure turbine to
> provide air for the gun. These are available in 1-3 stage units. They
> run off 110 volts.
> 2. Conversion HVLP. Uses compressed air (Low Volume High Pressure) and
> converts it into HVLP. Does not require a turbine air supply but does
> require a *very* large output air compressor to meet its needs
> (typically 15+ HP).
> Be wary of comparing apples to oranges...
> On Sun, 03 Oct 1999 07:29:22 -0700 charlie kish <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> >Has anyone on the list had any experience with the HVLP type of paint
> >spraying system? I am wondering how it compares to the old style of
> >spray gun. I have seen these advertised and they talk of very little
> >overspray and large material savings. I am wondering how the finish
> >looks and goes on, any help?