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Old 04-10-2008, 10:47 AM   #1
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I have a pneumatically powered spray gun that I want to use to paint some kitchen cabinets. I plan to take the doors off and spray them, but roll or brush the frame of the cabinets.

The gun is gravity fed so the paint sits above the gun itself, so I have to hold it vertically to actually use it. I can't lay the doors flat to paint them. If I hang them vertically on some kind of rig the paint may run and drip (or maybe not, I'm not sure).

I'm using white latex paint.

Can anyone offer any suggestions to allow me to hold the gun upright but also prevent dripping and get an even coat?

Thanks!

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I do not believe you have the correct equipment for this project
There aren't really any gravity fed pneumatic guns that shoot latex paint well
...that I know of anyway

You really, really, want to use an "airless" for this project

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I spent quite a bit of money on this gun. It has done well on other projects. Is a Wagner Power Painter an "airless" gun?

I'd prefer to use this one. Any other suggestions?

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Airless sprayer
http://store.spraymallstore.com/grpasp.html


siphon cup gun
http://www.antonline.com/p_DH5300-GP_345406.htm


HVLP gravity fed


http://www.etoolcart.com/index.asp?P...OD&ProdID=5184

Wagner Power sprayer
http://www.wagnerspraytech.com/porta...46009,747.html

As already posted by Slickshift" Airless sprayer would be the best choice for your application. Rent one by the day or week.Money well spent.
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Would an oil based paint be suitable for use with such a gun? I don't know, only asking.
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The gun itself can handle oil paints, according to the manual. Would oil-based be less likely to drip? Why do you ask?
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Airless sprayer
http://store.spraymallstore.com/grpasp.html


siphon cup gun
http://www.antonline.com/p_DH5300-GP_345406.htm


HVLP gravity fed


http://www.etoolcart.com/index.asp?P...OD&ProdID=5184

Wagner Power sprayer
http://www.wagnerspraytech.com/porta...46009,747.html

As already posted by Slickshift" Airless sprayer would be the best choice for your application. Rent one by the day or week.Money well spent.
Airless looks nice, but for $2000 I'll install new cabinets! Sticking with what I've got for now...
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...it's not that it's "not the best kind", it's that it's "the wrong kind"
Maybe you can get it to work for you
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The gravity-fed guns are usually designed for things like automotive finishes. House paint is a completely different consistency, and unlikely to atomize properly with a pneumatic gun without an unacceptably large amount of thinning.

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To use the gun you have you would need to thin the paint way to much and you would end up putting on 4 to 5 coats and more than likely get alot of runs in the process. Save your money and don't waste it on a Wagner, they will only cause you problems look at a Graco Magnum dx.




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I have a pneumatically powered spray gun that I want to use to paint some kitchen cabinets. I plan to take the doors off and spray them, but roll or brush the frame of the cabinets.

The gun is gravity fed so the paint sits above the gun itself, so I have to hold it vertically to actually use it. I can't lay the doors flat to paint them. If I hang them vertically on some kind of rig the paint may run and drip (or maybe not, I'm not sure).

I'm using white latex paint.

Can anyone offer any suggestions to allow me to hold the gun upright but also prevent dripping and get an even coat?

Thanks!


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