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Old 10-29-2013, 07:37 PM   #1
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HVLP Paint Sprayer with Aura paint

I am painting cabients and have been using a HVLP sprayer to apply primer. I was told by the Benjamen Moore person that Aura Latex paint was the best to use on cabients, if you do not want to use Oil base. Just as I was about to start using it, I noticed on the paint can it stated not to thin with water. In order to use a HVLP sprayer the paint has to run threw a cup at a certain speed. 180 seconds. If not, you have to thin it out. Has anyone used this expensive Aura paint with a HVLP sprayer.


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Old 10-29-2013, 08:36 PM   #2
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Sounds like you have a Graco 2900 or 3900 spray station. I have not used Aura but I did spray SW pro classic where it had to be thinned the same 180 seconds and it completely screwed up the paint. The paint would not level right the water screwed up the levelers already in the paint. Plus the hot air from the gun made the paint dry too quick and made it look streaked. I also tried thinning with Flotrol same results. Changed to airless with FF tip, no more thinning, no more problems. Paint companies put those warning on there for a reason and Aura is too expensive to have to do a do-over.


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Old 11-03-2013, 12:49 AM   #3
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HVLP Experience

I am NOT an expert but the link below details my experiences while going through alot of trial and error to get an acceptable finish with my HVLP sprayer.

I also don't know how BM Aura compares to Muralo, except that I'm paying over $60 per gallon for the satin.

I am about half way done with my remodel at this point, and am very satisfied with the product and the HVLP method.

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Old 11-05-2013, 01:37 PM   #4
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Some high end HVLP units have larger orifice sizes (air caps) and projection sets to handle thick (viscous) latex products. Otherwise, thinning is required, which compromises transfer efficiency and coverage.
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