HVLP Sprayers

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Jim K

What are you thinking of doing with it?

For room-decoration, the professionals are using (industrial-grade)
airless sprayers rather than HVLP.

See:http://www.lionindustries.co.uk/
many moons ago some prefoessionals repainted the school using spray
gear - looked ok for a week then started chipping/peeling (and being
chipped and peeled ;>)) - after 3 months it looked worse than
before....

Jiim K
 
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Dave Plowman (News)

For room-decoration, the professionals are using (industrial-grade)
airless sprayers rather than HVLP.
IIRC, you need special and expensive paint. Otherwise you spend more time
clearing blockages than spraying.
 
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Dave Plowman (News)

I'll third it. Had an airless one years ago. I was thinking of a HVLP
with a blower.
Apollo were the 'king' of those some years ago. With all parts available
as spares. Mine cost about 200 quid. One major advantage over high
pressure is the whole thing is light and easily portable - unlike a
compressor type.
 
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fred

Apollo were the 'king' of those some years ago. With all parts available
as spares. Mine cost about 200 quid. One major advantage over high
pressure is the whole thing is light and easily portable - unlike a
compressor type.

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I think the O.P. referenced an Earlex HVLP unit. The link brought up
airless as well as HVLP.

Lot of rubbish being talked here. I have used airless for both fence
painting, (creosote) and workshop internal walls painting (emulsion).
When used correctly they are fine.

Some years back I switched to an Earlex HVLP unit and it is truly
excellent. I use it for fine finishing on furniture and it suits me
fine for that. Less wastage and less blow back. Google ' EarlexHVLP
reviews' and you'll find several positive reviews done on the other
side of the pond.

One of the advantages of the Earlex unit is the lack of adjustments. I
found fiddling with spray patterns, flow rates, cap sizes etc. utterly
confusing.

Paul Mc Cann
 
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Dave Plowman (News)

Lot of rubbish being talked here. I have used airless for both fence
painting, (creosote) and workshop internal walls painting (emulsion).
When used correctly they are fine.
They may be ok where just doing something a brush does as well.
Some years back I switched to an Earlex HVLP unit and it is truly
excellent.
Right. If the airless was so good why change? ;-)
I use it for fine finishing on furniture and it suits me
fine for that. Less wastage and less blow back. Google ' EarlexHVLP
reviews' and you'll find several positive reviews done on the other
side of the pond.
I've only experience of the Apollo. Can you get all spares for Earlex?
They appear to be more of a shed low cost tool. That's not to say they
don't work ok, though.
One of the advantages of the Earlex unit is the lack of adjustments. I
found fiddling with spray patterns, flow rates, cap sizes etc. utterly
confusing.
Paint mixture and flow rates etc are pretty critical for decent results
with many paints.
 
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Dave Plowman (News)

But faster, faster, faster
Maybe for very large jobs. But factor in preparation, cleaning up
afterwards and waiting for ideal weather conditions makes them simply not
worth the bother.
Because the HVLP was better. Why do you think ?
Indeed. Hence my comment.
 
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Man at B&Q

Maybe for very large jobs. But factor in preparation, cleaning up
afterwards and waiting for ideal weather conditions makes them simply not
worth the bother.  


Indeed. Hence my comment.
So anything less better is "rubbish" in your eyes.

MBQ
 
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Dave Plowman (News)

So anything less better is "rubbish" in your eyes.
Not only in my 'eyes' by the posts here. You're the only one defending
them. And lead free solder.

You might do better looking beyond what B&Q sell.
 

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