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Old 01-03-2015, 10:54 AM   #1
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Just got a kitchen cabinet job, so a bought a Fuji Q4 Gold G-XPC gravity gun sprayer. I've never used one so I'm wondering how many gallons of primer and paint to get, I'll be using SW ProClassic. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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Old 01-03-2015, 11:06 AM   #2
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Just got a kitchen cabinet job, so a bought a Fuji Q4 Gold G-XPC gravity gun sprayer. I've never used one so I'm wondering how many gallons of primer and paint to get, I'll be using SW ProClassic. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
I did a galley kitchen a few years ago. Went through a gallon and a half of primer, and a gallon and a half of finish
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I would start with 1 gallon each you could always buy more.
Don't forget you have to thin the product look at the thinning ratio.
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How big is the kitchen?
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Surface SF is around 1680sf, doors, drawer fronts and inside, shelves and inside cabinets, everything. I would spray 2coats primer and finish.
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Just a suggestion spray 1 coat primer with your Fugi and then try 1 coat with your airless.

Having to work with the cup and hose has a tendency to give the operator more fatigue than just a hose and airless gun.

Sounds like a large cabinet job considering it will be over 6K ft after 4 coats of paint.

I agree with the OP a gallon at a time I'm just spit balling but I'll say 4-6 gallons total.
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I picked up 2gal of each, will see how it goes. I picked up the HVLP so I wouldn't have so much over spray since the customers are living there and I might have to do it in sections because she has so much crap in the cabinets.
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I picked up 2gal of each, will see how it goes. I picked up the HVLP so I wouldn't have so much over spray since the customers are living there and I might have to do it in sections because she has so much crap in the cabinets.


This sounds like a nightmare in the making.
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My next sales pitch would be your favorite take out, delivery & dining out restaurants, hole in wall dive bars in the area.

Just PM Richmond he'll know where there at. Lol
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I picked up 2gal of each, will see how it goes. I picked up the HVLP so I wouldn't have so much over spray since the customers are living there and I might have to do it in sections because she has so much crap in the cabinets.
If your not painting the inside of the cabinets just tape it all off and spray no need to remove stuff. Give her a gift certificates to a cheap take out.
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The gravity cup gun will be a pita to maneuver inside the cabinets, that's a lot of weight to hold at a lot of weird angles. Since the inside will be the hard part I'd almost think using the airless inside then swap to the cup gun for all the exterior parts for that smooth finish. I'm not an airless pro so get some more opinions on that. My thinking is that a lot of the overspray from the airless would be contained inside, and the gun can fully rotate for all the angles.

The good news is you'll save time not having to mask all the openings. If you include 2 coats of paint on the kitchen walls you could save some of the time and hassle on some of the exterior masking as well. What is your choice of primer? And what is the existing finish? Are you taking the doors offsite?

Get her to put all her crap in laundry baskets or totes with lids in another room. Take out the fridge and stove if possible. Setup a zip wall, cover the floors, counter and tiles. Run a filter covered fan (or 2) to remove fogging and away you go.

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Making headway, she is getting the stuff out slowly but surely. She does want insides painted because some of the cabinet doors have glass. Wall are not getting painted, but there is crown molding that is.

The house has settled, so I'm having to sand door top and bottom edges and adjust drawer tracks so everything fits physically and visually into the skewed cabinet frames. Now she wants new hinges, which will change hole location. I told her she needs to get those before I do any painting so I can relocate new hinges and fill old holes.

They have heated garage, so thats where I am setup. Thank god for that because as of now, I don't have a heated off site location and its been single digit temps w/25 mph winds. On the plus side, this is a time and materials job. The more stuff she throws at me, the more she pays.
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I also have a Fiji Q4.

Make sure you practice a fair amount on scrap. When using that particular HVLP and spraying latex it can be a real challenge getting the product thinned enough to spray well AND cover enough at the same time. Personally, I would use my airless for this over my Fuji.
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