Originally Posted by Arialis
Thank you this is exactly the information I was looking for..
I bought this projector to use the CIH feature of the auto lens adjust... Was not sure of the size I was going with yet..
A few questions if you don't mind.
I have a gallon of the Bulls Eye primer.. Will I have to do anything to the primer before I spray besides mixing it well...
The Bulls Eye come fairly thin, but you will probably want to thin it further to the amount of 20% Water added to actual Primer volume.
Pay particular attention to the drywall finished areas. Be sure any areas floated out from a seam or over a Screw are extended well out and feather sanded smooth. Look closely for any scratches or Pin Holes, as these will transfer through even 3-4 coats of primer and 3-4 coats of finish pains. 6-8 coats may seem thick...but in reality the HVLP Gun is laying all that paint down in a overall thickness of "less than" 4-5 microns
Ive never sprayed before so I figured I was going to get a test piece going in the garage before hand.. Any tips on its use would be most appreciated..
Watch my videos.
Essentially, practice does indeed make perfect.
You should maintain a distance of at least 14" -16", and the paint should be flowing freely...no sputtering. At that distance the Fan pattern should be approx 12" tall. Keeping your hand level and straight plumb to the surface is important...as is maintaining a consistent speed across the surface.
1st tip...always try to start at least 4" outside your desired screen area, and run past the other end the same amount before dropping the Gun about 4" and starting back. Do this in as complete a motion as possible.
It is best to apply a Duster coat (or two) initially when either priming or applying the finish paint.
A "Duster" means the gun is traveling at 3' sec across the surface (normal walking speed) Practice a sideways shuffle, and hold the Hose behind and to the side with your arm extended out a bit. You don't want to step on the air supply hose while painting.
A Normal coat is done at 1/2 the speed of a Duster.
Do not stop in the middle of a Row. Do not attempt to patch any weak area unless you have mastered the art of feathering in. That is to say, holding the Gun sideways to the surface then turning on (trigger) and rotating you hand so the paint gradually merges onto the area at it's edge and you then rotate back off at the other edge.
Practice....absolutely. Applying the Primer is a safe method to employ such practicing...and start out dusting...evem if it seems to go slowly.
Ill post pics as I make progress.. Today I was finishing up outside wall to the theater running elec and such..