Watch this tutorial on how to properly use a HVLP sprayer to apply your General Finishes top coat on your wood projects.
In the shop we use the 3M model HG18. It comes with a medium sized fluid tip and has a disposable air cap that you can use several times before replacing.
For this video we sprayed High Performance Topcoat using a self contained system, the Earl X Model 5500. It also comes with a medium sized fluid tip.
Although High Performance can be sprayed straight from the can, the best practice is to strain through a fine mesh filter before spraying.
Practice on a piece of cardboard to become familiar with the gun and how it sprays. Every gun sprays differently.
Fluid Control = determines how much material comes out.
Tip Sizes = Changes the size of the spraying pattern.
Always use a respirator when spraying. No one should breath in the fumes.
Start at a 90 degree angle and spray about 6-8 inches of fan pattern.
If any runs or drips occur, take a foam brush and lightly brush it out.
It will take about 1-2 hours for the finish to dry.
Water based finishes dry faster in hot and dry climates. Add 10-20% Extender to slow the dry time.
GENERAL FINISHES PRODUCT LINKS:
Chalk Style Paint → http://bit.ly/1X0R5OO
Milk Paint → http://bit.ly/1g8FB8G
Glaze Effects → http://bit.ly/1Jig7kr
Pearl Effects → http://bit.ly/1Ko0fhI
Oil Based Gel Stains → http://bit.ly/1gRtXzc
High Performance Topcoat → http://bit.ly/1vQEYQE
Flat Out Flat Topcoat → http://bit.ly/1IlKDci
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