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Old 10-22-2008, 11:10 PM   #1
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Anyone use one?....Obviously the benefits are low overspray,less waste,less cleaning....The negatives are they don't work well with latex paint unless you really thin it.....Anyone use the 2.8 MM orifice size for latex? My rep today said that it was too big...He recommended the 2.0 MM....I found that a little small and had to thin it to a soupy mixture of 30-40% water...
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Old 10-23-2008, 12:37 AM   #2
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I have a capspray 5 stage. I love it.I use it mostly for front doors. Even with the 5 stage power you still have to thin the paint, but don't let that worry you because it lays the paint out so smooth that it makes you want to slap your grandma.
Took a lot of money out of the old wallet but worth it. there is a learning curve with thining the paint. I have it down to just stirring the paint and I know if it will work or not now.
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HVLP's can save you a lot of time on trim and doors, I have used a 4-stage capspray for years spraying stain and polyurethane on wood trim and doors. It works well with latex, but if you thin about 15% Floetrol and 15% water, it works very nicely. Works great for cabinets and radiators too!
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Yeah, it's one of those tools you kind of hate the first time you use it, but as you learn how it works you find yourself looking for things to use it on.You can turn the nozzle to paint a two inch strip if you need it to.
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I bought a cheap one prob $80 from Home Depot to hook it up to my compressor just for S's and giggles. My neighbor asked me to stain his jungle gym set. I brought it over and it did a fantastic job. Don't know much about them but it worked well and not much cleanup.
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