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Old 02-28-2011, 03:02 AM   #1
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Do I need to use a hopper ..cuz I heard I could just use a roller ..

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Old 02-28-2011, 06:21 AM   #2
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As cheap as they are, you can TRY a roller. But they really don't do a very good job if you are looking for that distinctive 'texture' separation. They sort of roll on a lumpy grunge that simulates texture.

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How big of a compressor do I need ?

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7CFM @ 25psi. should keep you working happily. Of course bigger is always better.
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i have mine set at 90 psi. then again i only use it for small patches
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I don't think he is asking for pressure settings, but rather how inexpensive a compressor he may get away with investing in to use one of the little handheld hoppers.

Jedi, almost any little compressor will give you much more pressure than you will find you need for those $65 Home Depot hoppers. They typically need from 12 to 40 pounds. BUT the problem is in buying a compressor that will steadily maintain the desired pressure setting at a constant rate (Cubic Feet per Minute: CFM) that won't drop off while you empty the air tank, and won't burn up a tiny, cheap compressor.

Stay away from the little round 'pancake' compressors. As my father-in-law used to say: "They are only made to sell." Get one - while you are investing - that will also run nail guns and air tools. (air tools take a lot of CPM) Just buying one to spray with is a pure waste of money.
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Thanx guys this has been really helpful

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