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Posted: 8/14/2011 9:59:46 AM EDT
I want to refinish the cabinets in my kitchen. I need to purchase a budget friendly HVLP gun. I have a compressor that I will use with the gun. Does anyone know of a good budget friendly HVLP gun that would be good for spraying cabinets?
Link Posted: 8/14/2011 10:00:42 AM EDT
One time use?



Cheap Harbor Freight gun.  Use it and throw it away.
Link Posted: 8/14/2011 10:01:25 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/14/2011 10:02:38 AM EDT




Originally Posted By VacaDuck:

One time use?



Cheap Harbor Freight gun. Use it and throw it away.




+1





 Dollar-for-dollar Harbor Freight is decent stuff. We don't buy alot of their stuff because there are better options for heavy-duty tools that will take a beating every day but for what you're doing, I agree with VacaDuck.
Link Posted: 8/14/2011 10:04:18 AM EDT
HVLP guns take a ton of air.  Whatever you buy, be sure to check the consumption of the gun against the output of your compressor or you won't get good performance from any gun.
Link Posted: 8/14/2011 10:10:21 AM EDT
I will be using this with a Husky 60 gal 135 psi max compressor. I hope that will be big enough to do the job effectively. Also, I wouldn't say just one time use only. I would like to be able to use this gun down the road to occasionally use it for applying finish to guns, stain to wood stocks, and maybe a little furniture painting. I guess I just want something that is a versatile sprayer and provides the best bang for the buck.
Link Posted: 8/14/2011 10:21:09 AM EDT
I would look into renting a quality gun.  You won't be happy with the results from a cheap one.  I spray trim and cabinets with a commercial airless sprayer with the pressure turned down and fine point tips.  Works for me.
Link Posted: 8/14/2011 10:29:27 AM EDT
Originally Posted By esob64:
I would look into renting a quality gun.  You won't be happy with the results from a cheap one.  I spray trim and cabinets with a commercial airless sprayer with the pressure turned down and fine point tips.  Works for me.


How much does a quality gun cost to buy? Granted sometimes it makes sense to rent but I usually prefer to buy something instead.
Link Posted: 8/14/2011 10:44:17 AM EDT
Originally Posted By rssc:
Originally Posted By esob64:
I would look into renting a quality gun.  You won't be happy with the results from a cheap one.  I spray trim and cabinets with a commercial airless sprayer with the pressure turned down and fine point tips.  Works for me.


How much does a quality gun cost to buy? Granted sometimes it makes sense to rent but I usually prefer to buy something instead.


About $300 for the gun.
Link Posted: 8/14/2011 10:51:16 AM EDT
Originally Posted By esob64:
Originally Posted By rssc:
Originally Posted By esob64:
I would look into renting a quality gun.  You won't be happy with the results from a cheap one.  I spray trim and cabinets with a commercial airless sprayer with the pressure turned down and fine point tips.  Works for me.


How much does a quality gun cost to buy? Granted sometimes it makes sense to rent but I usually prefer to buy something instead.


About $300 for the gun.


Thanks do you have any recommendations as far as which to get? I'll check out rental rates and see which options makes sesne... thanks!
Link Posted: 8/14/2011 1:26:03 PM EDT
Can you thin down the mix for what you're doing enough to use an automotive quality gun like a SATA?





Link Posted: 8/14/2011 1:36:55 PM EDT
Originally Posted By rssc:
I want to refinish the cabinets in my kitchen. I need to purchase a budget friendly HVLP gun. I have a compressor that I will use with the gun. Does anyone know of a good budget friendly HVLP gun that would be good for spraying cabinets?


I got the DeWalt HVLP sprayer, which does not need a seperate compressor. I used it to refinish my kitchen cabinets, which went from an old, stained solid cherry to studio white with glass panes.

I had never refinished anything, but the DeWalt gave an absolutely flawless finish. I used Ben Moore paint, three coats, sanded very lightly between coats, and thinned the paint with roughly 10% water.

I would buy another one in a second, as I have gotten compliments from every single person who views my kitchen remod for the first time. Have patience, and you'll be rewarded with a showroom kitchen.
Link Posted: 8/14/2011 1:39:43 PM EDT
I use the sponge rollers and have had great results. Just as long as you sand in between to get rid of the highs to even it out with the lows.

I also have the sprayer from harbor freight. Take it apart after you use it, clean it thoroughly and it will last a long time.

Just be sure to experiment by thinning out your paint and seeing what works. Don't want to practice on your finished project.

Good luck.
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