Refurbishing old furniture can preserve heritage, and can give a great deal of creative pleasure. Thus, it becomes imperative for you to become familiar with the inside out of every type of paint sprayer. All the spray guns have an adjustable flow control to change the amount of material being sprayed. I was pleasantly surprised that after the coats were applied and the paint dried, the finish on the furniture appeared smooth! Spray painting should not be done when it is above 75 degrees or 45 degrees below. Now I know how to paint the whole shebang and we will still have HIS table and chairs in our home.
You’re able to work in environments that are slightly humid and still not need to worry about sucking particulates into your paint that is being atomized. Pre Sealing : Soft woods such as Pine and Aspen absorb stain at an uneven rate and may respond better to staining if the wood bas been pre-sealed. It will continue to turn on and off as long as you are using it continuously (like when you use a paint gun).
The small particles of paint that are emitted from the nozzle can make painting small corners, slats in a fence or any other tiny spaces almost impossible to do when using a roller. Unless you have a dedicated spray booth you’ll need to set up an area to work in. Use canvas drop clothes set on both the floor and as a backdrop to help stop overspray from getting where you don’t want it. To get the spray gun perfectly clean, paint thinners were a must and the cleaning process was frustrating. Super easy to just add it right to the material canister full of lacquer and spray away!
Again practice before letting loose on your piece!Â I also wind it in a long way when using the spot spray pattern (the side dial all the way to the right) as the paint flow is more concentrated in the spot pattern so comes out faster. Small jobs seldom justify the tedium of cleaning them (sometimes a simple can of spray paint will do), and a brush is better at giving you control where neatness counts. I spent a lot ofÂ time and many hours of frustration trying to work out why my spray paint was coming out so painfully slowly.
So far I have spray painted successfully with a variety of furniture paints including Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, Websters Chalk Paint Powder in a variety of paint brands and colours, Resene Lustacryl (semi-glosswater based enamel) and standard water based primers. For furniture that will get considerable wear, I like spraying with Sherwin Williams All Surface Enamel. Incidentally…here’s the first dining setting I spray painted that cemented the need for a sprayer to me. The white was dry brushed on by hand. Conventional Pressure Guns – conventional, older style guns are simply high pressure spray guns.
You can use either latex or oil paint on furniture but for a lifetime, trouble free finish, we use oil based paint and then finish it with paste wax. Many woodworkers stay away from using a HVLP sprayer to stain wood because it seems too difficult to get a good finish. Hi Joanne – Since you are in the UK, I am not sure what brands of paint you have.
After I berate someone for not already owning a spray gun and then tell them over and over again to buy one, the next question they ask is usually, Which one should I buy?” My answer is simple, Not a cheap one.” I have used several different high-quality, name-brand HVLP spray systems, and all of them did a good job. Disassemble everything in the flow path that will come in contact with the paint – including the needle and clean them.
When using both Dulux Weathershield, and Wash n Wear all you need to do is dilute your paint with approximately 10% water. All the spray guns have a shield on the tip that can be adjusted to spray a vertical stripe, horizontal stripe or round pattern. Paint all of these objects separately and reassemble the furniture when all the parts are dry. If you don’t want the seat to be painted you can mask it off with newspaper and masking tape before spray painting. And then the air compressor blows air out of the gun looking part and sprays the atomized paint coming out of the pencil-looking part.
Bare in mind that this wasn’t a new compressor….but it served it’s purpose in convincing me that I needed a BIG compressor if I was seriously going to spray paint. Some of the HVLP guns I mention didn’t work for me, but I want to include them so that it might help you find the best tools to start spraying furniture too! The compact airless electric spray gun is the new kid on the block of spray guns. Even, individuals without any experience of utilizing furnishings paint sprayer discover it is so easy to use as well as easy painting gadget. I would highly suggest using latex unless you have a very good reason to use an oil based paint.
A scattered size of 6 or 8 inches is quite a good choice for narrow or smaller surfaces (fences, railings, cabinets, furniture etc) while a wider scattering of 10 to 12 inches is the best choice for large surfaces (walls, ceilings). There must be 10 to 12 inches distance from the surface, and the gun should be held perpendicular to it. If the nozzle is too near the surface, it will apply too much paint and always remember never to tilt the sprayer upward or downward as this will result in splitting and uneven paint coats.
With a built-in filter right in the gun and easy-to-use pressure controls, you’ll find that this lightweight spraying option can help you get the job done pretty effectively. Fill the spray cup about 1/4 of the way with paint thinner, slosh it around, and spray it through the sprayer until it comes out clear. I followed all the directions meticulously, thinning the paint as directed on the conditioner bottle. No disrespect to the great Annie Sloan, but I am madly in love with Americana decor chalky finish paint and Folk Art Home decor chalk paint.
This way, whether I shoot lacquer, pre-cat or C-V, I never have to change my gun settings. If you sand in between coats, even using flat paint you can get a wonderfully smooth finish (you will still want clear top coat because flat paint is a bear to clean). It is a great idea to practice spray painting on a scrap object or piece of cardboard before you paint your wood furniture, especially if it has been a while since your last spray painting project. Because it is already so thin, your cup will empty a lot quicker than with paint.
This affordable HVLP bleeder style turbine gun from QualSpray will work with any turbine system out there. Screw the lid onto your paint pot and hold the trigger of your spray gun all the way in. Your gun is not yet attached to the compressor hose. After performing this work I again had to thoroughly clean the gun again – although this time I had the opportunity to play with the control(s) of the Gun while loaded with some paint, with noticeable improvements of the sensitivity and smoothness of the control knobs.