Originally Posted by Lynkage
Very nice work you have done here! Maybe someday when my wife and I visit, we can see it in person! (She's an Aussie!)
You never know bro....You'll have to give it a good year though as once I've finished this project I've got an outdoor undercover area that backs onto this room which is next on the hit-list (you can sometimes see the start of it thru the back glass doors)....No point coming over for a "BO-PEEP" if we can't throw a swimp on the BBQ.
Originally Posted by Lynkage
May I ask what kind of paint are you spraying? Tip size? I have a few gravity fed HVLP's but if you are spraying latex the tip really needs to be large. I am not an expert by any means so I am just asking. Finishes can be extremely challenging and you have done a wonderful job!
Have an ale on me if you are ever state side!
I'm also sorry to read about Buzz R.I P.
Thx Shane...he was a great Fur-Baby. I miss his personality & little licks.
Regarding paint, I used "Water-Based" as the over-spray dries instantly once it hits the air.
I just watered the paint down around about 4 parts paint, 1 part water. I didn't measure it due to my background experience. I just simply gave it a good stir & watched the consistency of the paint falling off the paint stick until it looked right in my eyes.
The "TIP size" (I'll have to wait until I get home) off memory I think it's 1.2....I'll get back to you as it could be 1.5
Quick tip if you haven't used a spray-gun before -
1. Always stir your paint thoroughly.
2. Always "Strain" your paint. Go to your local automotive shop & buy a box of 100 paper strainers. Yeah sure....you won't use more than a dozen at a time but they come in handy for other jobs & they're cheaper in bulk than buying multiple packs of 6.
3. Clean your paint-cap in-between coats. It takes 5 seconds using an old toothbrush in a bucket of water.
4. Make sure the "Breather-Hole" situated at the top of your pot remains unblocked at all time. Use a thin piece of wire &/or toothbrush too clean.
5. Don't have your air-pressure turned up too high (Controller usually found on base on gun). You want the paint to go on softly, not thrown on.
6. Make sure you adjust your PAINT-NEEDLE (usually the 2nd controller on the gun). You don't want the paint going on dry as it will end up looking like 180 grit sand-paper. You don't want the paint going on to wet as the paint will run like the local water fountain. As a guide I usually whined the needle out 3 full-turns & adjust in or out as I go.
7. Make sure your "FAN" (usually the top controller) is set right. This is most important. For beginners try practising with a pot full of water first. Adjust the fan all the way in & you will notice it will spray like a garden-hose if your look for distance. Start adjusting the fan OUT & you will notice it will spray like a garden-hose with a mist. So what I do to get the fan right is adjust the fan right-out & then adjust it back-in until you see the fan start closing slightly. You'll notice at this time the fan will have an even spray throughout. As I said before, beginners use a pot full of water first so you don't waste product.
8. Keep a steady arm. As a general rule if you're Right-Handed like me....Hold the gun in your right hand & the spray-hose in your left. This will provide a steady arm throughout.
9. Make sure you've got plenty of refreshments in the fridge.