Painting is an easy and economical way to refresh your home inside and out but the process can be very messy, take forever to complete and in many cases it results with errors and doesn’t give the desired finish you were hoping for.
There is new technology for painting, the so called spray painting. There are High-Volume/Low-Pressure (HVLP) spray painting systems that make the job easier, faster, more precise and definitely more controlled than the old traditional way.
The HVLP systems use an electric gun or a compressor system. This method is friendlier and more enjoyable due to its efficiency in application and no prior spraying experience is required.
This method is found to be cost efficient. The famous European HVLP system from Earlex, Inc and others, use a third less paint to do the job, because paint is transferred efficiently and there is minimal over spray and almost no bounce back or waste.
With the gun or compressor you can easily spray paint any surface from sides to decks, to doors, ceilings, furniture, fences, bathroom tiles and even flower pots. The gun very rarely clogs up and is easier to clean.
The best HVLP systems are the ones that have lightweight guns which don’t vibrate and are quiet and easy to use. All HVLP systems are paint friendly and can use all paint structures, such as oils, latex, varnish, acrylic, polyurethane, shellac and even automobile paint.
Before you start spray painting a proper protective clothing, such as a face mask and eye mask, are recommended. Now let’s see how it works. After you fill the spray gun with paint, connect the hose and turn the gun on. If you have the Earlex system, there is a turbine motor which pumps air through the gun at low pressure, which then forces the paint from the container to the nozzle where it’s atomized into fine particles. The air jacket around the paints ensures minimal overspray and gives you optimum control.
With the Earlex and most systems, the paint volume is adjustable with spray patterns from 3 cm to 30 cm. For best results spray 25-30 cm from the object with first a horizontal and then a vertical pattern. Some, but not all systems, also have round spray patterns available which can be used and are practical, but not absolutely necessary.
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