HVLP Sprayers - Need Advice

verbverb Posts: 6,262
Hello my esteemed Polkies. I'm in the middle of finishing up putting wood flooring in the upstairs bedrooms, and need to refinish the painted baseboards. I filled all the nail holes and imperfections, sanded em, now I need to paint.

I don't like the stipple of a roller for them, and the paint brush always leaves a bit of brush mark. So I would like to spray em.

Any experience or recommendations? Thanks in advance! :smile:
Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Cary SLP-05 Pre, Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport, Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC, Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cable, Marantz SA-14 SACD, McIntosh MC300 Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Pangea Power Cables, Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's, MIT Shotgun S3 IC's, MIT Shotgun S1 Bi-Wire speaker cables
Office: PC, Marantz CD-1, Marantz AMP-1, Denon UDR-F10 Cassette, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, SVS SB12 Plus Subwoofer, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable, Groneberg Quatro Reference IC's
Spare Room: , Antique Sound Labs Wave AV-8 Monoblocks, Tisbury Mini Passive Pre, Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38), Analysis Plus Oval 9's, Zu Jumpers, AudioEngine B1 Streamer, Klipsch RB-61 v2, SVS PB1000 su, Blue Jeans RCA IC's
Living Room: Pioneer SX-N30 Network Receiver, Pioneer PD10AE CD Player, Furman M8-LX Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi Subwoofer

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  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 3,478
    Get the hand held Graco, I love my airless.
  • verbverb Posts: 6,262
    I read about them. What model number do you have?
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Cary SLP-05 Pre, Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport, Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC, Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cable, Marantz SA-14 SACD, McIntosh MC300 Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Pangea Power Cables, Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's, MIT Shotgun S3 IC's, MIT Shotgun S1 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, Marantz CD-1, Marantz AMP-1, Denon UDR-F10 Cassette, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, SVS SB12 Plus Subwoofer, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable, Groneberg Quatro Reference IC's
    Spare Room: , Antique Sound Labs Wave AV-8 Monoblocks, Tisbury Mini Passive Pre, Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38), Analysis Plus Oval 9's, Zu Jumpers, AudioEngine B1 Streamer, Klipsch RB-61 v2, SVS PB1000 su, Blue Jeans RCA IC's
    Living Room: Pioneer SX-N30 Network Receiver, Pioneer PD10AE CD Player, Furman M8-LX Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi Subwoofer
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 3,478
    I have the mid sized magnum x5 like unit from a few years ago. It's easy to use and overbuilt enough to spray my entire barn with ease.
  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 12,994
    Thin the paint a little bit and clean it up real good after done. Use yellow FROG tape and tuck regular masking tape inbetween the carpet and trim as best you can, using construction paper to mask the walls and flooring.

    Test the HVLP sprayer on a piece of wood you don't care about. Once it's good to go, rock on with it. Don't put more than a 2mil paint layer on or you will introduce drips.

    Any HVLP sprayer and an air compressor will do. Even the el-cheapo's. One continuous run is better than stopping and going again, as they will tend to spit when engaging and releasing.

    Tom
    In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

    The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction.
  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 10,320
    treitz3 wrote: »
    Thin the paint a little bit and clean it up real good after done. Use yellow FROG tape and tuck regular masking tape inbetween the carpet and trim as best you can, using construction paper to mask the walls and flooring.

    Test the HVLP sprayer on a piece of wood you don't care about. Once it's good to go, rock on with it. Don't put more than a 2mil paint layer on or you will introduce drips.

    Any HVLP sprayer and an air compressor will do. Even the el-cheapo's. One continuous run is better than stopping and going again, as they will tend to spit when engaging and releasing.

    Tom

    And this dude knows paint.... I've seen his work. Immaculate.
  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 12,994
    Russ, don't spread that kind of thing. People may get the wrong impression man.

    Tom
    In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

    The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction.
  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 10,320
    ;)
  • polrbehrpolrbehr Posts: 2,299
    treitz3 wrote: »
    Russ, don't spread that kind of thing. People may get the wrong impression man.

    Tom
    What makes you say that? :)

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    So, are you willing to put forth a little effort or are you happy sitting in your skeptical poo pile?


    http://audiomilitia.proboards.com/
  • verbverb Posts: 6,262
    So I settled on the Graco TC Pro corded version. BNIB on CL for 1/2 price! Sprayed latex primer on the baseboards. So far, so good. Works great!
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    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Cary SLP-05 Pre, Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport, Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC, Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cable, Marantz SA-14 SACD, McIntosh MC300 Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Pangea Power Cables, Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's, MIT Shotgun S3 IC's, MIT Shotgun S1 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, Marantz CD-1, Marantz AMP-1, Denon UDR-F10 Cassette, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, SVS SB12 Plus Subwoofer, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable, Groneberg Quatro Reference IC's
    Spare Room: , Antique Sound Labs Wave AV-8 Monoblocks, Tisbury Mini Passive Pre, Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38), Analysis Plus Oval 9's, Zu Jumpers, AudioEngine B1 Streamer, Klipsch RB-61 v2, SVS PB1000 su, Blue Jeans RCA IC's
    Living Room: Pioneer SX-N30 Network Receiver, Pioneer PD10AE CD Player, Furman M8-LX Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi Subwoofer
  • DollarDaveDollarDave Posts: 2,589
    edited June 2018
    verb wrote: »
    So I settled on the Graco TC Pro corded version. BNIB on CL for 1/2 price! Sprayed latex primer on the baseboards. So far, so good. Works great!
    21hvf1c0y73p.png

    I also have that model...love it for project work. I use a larger grayco for fences and other larger projects,
  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 12,994
    Oh yeah, that'll get the job done......and a few hundred more too.

    Tom
    In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

    The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction.
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