Originally Posted by TMcG
OK, I did a bunch of reading and watched some YouTube videos. That Fuji Q4 Gold seems like the trick...but it should be at $1100 delivered. I also think I may have been asking for the HPLV to do too much with spraying large amounts of primer and paint because there is only a 1 qt. reservoir and no ability to draw directly from a larger container like some of the painting pros use.
HVLP is great for oil paints, clears, and stains. Not so great for high volume latex spraying... you are better off with a GRACO or something for that sort of thing. I would not paint a room, or my house with an HVLP. I would paint a car, or a pair of speakers, or some nice wood working projects. It's more of a finesse tool.
BTW is it HVLP and not HPLV. It's HIGH VELOCITY and LOW PRESSURE.
You can do some really great work with them, but again it's a finesse kind of thing, not a volume thing. You don't want to paint rooms and your exterior of your house.
I have this: http://www.zoro.com/i/G5159691/?utm_...FbPm7Aodli0ASQ
Or one of the million models they make like it.
This is what I would use to spray and prime walls in your home, or paint something like an outdoor tool shed or fence.
I would use the HVLP to paint a show car, or spray some clear or stain on some trim work in the garage.
Different tools. I could not justify spending $1200 on a paint sprayer for a single use. It's just easier to hire someone to paint for you at that point.
A high end HVLP gun is like this one: http://www.amazon.com/DeVilbiss-GTI6...ef=pd_sxp_f_pt
There is a million youtube videos compare paint guns but generally for HVLP the Devil Bliss or the Iwata
are considered the best. Professional guys use these daily to paint cars, and all sorts of stuff with very expensive paints and delicate finishes.
Way beyond your capability or need ^ You'd need a years worth of practice to really make it matter. That $69 kit I linked you is the one to buy.
But again, that is great for stain and trim. Not quite so great for latex and painting a room. I guess you could, but it would not be my choice. I've sprayed a lot of latex with mine, the 1.4 tip requires thinning or it will clog, and use only new fresh paint. The 1.8mm tip is a much better choice, I won't try to use the 1.4 tip anymore.
But back to my original premise, for $1200 you can buy a really kick ass air compressor, which I could see myself justify $800 buying that, and having it for other stuff, than $1200 for a paint machine I might use only once or twice.
If you are just doing stains and clears or auto paint, the HVLP is perfect. But if you want to paint rooms with latex, you probably need to reconsider.