Check Out This Review Of The Best HVLP Spray Gun

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Painting is one of the most popular hobbies for people at the weekends, evenings and on holidays. The question people are starting to ask themselves more and more is how does painting with a paint sprayer compare with painting with a brush and roller.

Both methods work well in their own way. However, sometimes using a spray gun is the most efficient and quickest way to do a paint job.

The key thing to bear in mind is there will be overspray with a paint sprayer. Therefore, if this is an issue for you then you should probably stick to traditional brush and roller.

Is A Spray Gun Quicker Than Brush & Rollers?

In this article, we will discuss some of the advantages and disadvantages of using a paint sprayer over to traditional brush and roller and then move on to discuss HVLP spray gun reviews.

With a spray gun, you are usually able to reach areas that you would not be able to reach with the roller and brush. This is one of the main reasons why paint sprayers are quicker for painting. However, they usually require more preparation work because of overspray.

Masking areas that might accidentally get paint on them is crucial. On the other hand, with the roller and brush there is less likely to be accidental paint on other surfaces.

With a spray gun, you get a smooth even finish quickly whereas to achieve the same finish with a roller and brush you will have to have mastered the art of painting well and and you might have to apply more than one coat. Using good quality paint with roller and brush will help you go a long way with regards to avoiding brush marks.

Choose Your Sprayer Carefully

If you decide to go for a paint sprayer, small paint sprayers which costs under $200 are the most popular ones among people doing paint jobs around the house. One of the more popular types of paint sprayers is the HVLP sprayer which stands for High Volume Low Pressure.

However, there are both advantages and disadvantages to using this kind of paint sprayer. HVLP paint sprayer reviews have shown that you cannot use latex paints that have not been thinned with most brands.

On the other hand, they do not make as much noise as other paint sprayers and transfer a high proportion of the spray paint onto the painting surface causing less overspray when compared to other paint sprayers. Depending on the quality of the sprayer you decide to buy the spray pattern will vary.

HVLP sprayer reviews have shown that more expensive sprayers tend to spray very fine particles which results in a precise spray pattern whereas the less expensive sprayers tend to produce less precise spray patterns with foggy edges.

Check Out The Key Features First

Reviews done on some of the more expensive HVLP sprayers have also shown that you can spray latex paints that has not been thinned from them. Reviews also show that the best HVLP paint sprayers have brass needle and spray tips which are usually easy to remove, clean and replace if needed.

All HVLP paint sprayers have a nut or a lever that you can adjust to choose to either spray vertical or horizontal stripes or spray in a round pattern. They also have a stop near the trigger or an adjusting knob that allows you to control the amount of paint being used for spraying.

A lots of manufacturers will claim that they have the best HVLP spray gun because it is easy to clean. However, all paint sprayers will require complete disassembling before you are able to clean it properly.

An HVLP spray gun review usually contains a rating based on the power of the turbine in Watts. Higher powered turbines are believed to spray more atomized particles and give a better finish.

Find Out If You Need To Thin Paint

The other thing to bear in mind when reviewing HVLP paint sprayers is how easy it is to thin the paints. All sprayers will usually come with thinning instructions and a cup which will allow you to thin the paint using water.

Make sure you read the manufacturer’s recommendation on how to thin the paint before you choose which HVLP sprayer to buy. Reviews have also shown that when using paints that require thinning, you tend to apply more paint which causes runs.

One way to avoid this is to plan to apply a few thin coats as opposed to one thick coat. Reviews have also revealed that most HVLP guns are very easy to control which makes it ideal for people who do not have much experience with painting.

Hopefully, after reading this article, you have a good idea of the benefits and drawbacks of using an HVLP spray gun. However, whichever paint sprayer you decide to go for these days they usually come with comprehensive instruction manuals whether it is for setup, spraying techniques or cleaning.

The advice above will make it easy for you to get to grips with any paint sprayer and use it to achieve the finish you want.

 

 

Check Out This Review Of The Best HVLP Spray Gun was last modified: March 15th, 2015 by Jim Cross