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What is the difference between HVLP and airless sprayers?

What is the difference between HVLP and airless sprayers?

In an HVLP (which stands for “high volume, low pressure”), air pumped from an air compressor or turbine atomizes paint. In an airless sprayer, a piston pressurizes the material, which sprays out of an orifice smaller than that found on an HVLP nozzle. The high pressure and tight squeeze shear the paint into particles.

What is the advantage of a HVLP spray gun?

The benefits of HVLP sprayers are that they can atomize paint faster, more accurately, and at a lower pressure than traditional paint guns, creating a softer, more even spray—so you can cover larger areas faster without as many touchups. Plus, the lower pressure also minimizes air pollution.

Is Earlex and HomeRight the same company?

Wagner SprayTech Acquires HomeRight | Earlex.

What is the best size nozzle for spray gun?

A general rule of thumb is:

  • Heavy-bodied primers and primer surfacers work best when you use a nozzle size of 1.7 to 2.2.
  • Basecoats should be sprayed with a 1.4 to 1.6 nozzle.
  • Clearcoats should be sprayed with a 1.3 to 1.7 nozzle.
  • Sealers and single-stage urethanes should be sprayed with 1.4 to 1.6 nozzles.

What type of paint sprayer do professionals use?

With the hardworking contractor in mind, HVLP paint sprayers (sometimes called turbo-sprayers) are professional paint-spraying equipment ideal for use on trim, finish work, furniture staining, cabinet painting, and any detailed applications where high-accuracy, speed, and a smooth finish are needed.

Who makes Earlex sprayers?

Wagner SprayTech Corp.
Earlex brand is operated by Minneapolis-based Wagner SprayTech Corp., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Wagner Holding, Inc., is a market leader in advanced paint applicators. It develops and markets a wide array of painting and decorating products used in home improvement, commercial painting and industrial fine finishing.

What is the Earlex spray station 5500?

See how you can get free standard shipping. Spraying water and oil-based coatings is so much easier and convenient with the Earlex Spray Station 5500—and you get a quality spray-on finish! This semi-pro paint spray station is designed for the light contractor, woodworker, and serious DIY enthusiast.

Which fluid tip needle should I use with my Earlex spray station?

Get the best finish when spraying with your Earlex Spray Station (#56736, sold separately) by using the right Fluid Tip Needle for the job! Larger needles are ideal for higher viscosity, thicker materials where the finish is less important.

Is the Earlex 5500 any good?

The Earlex 5500 is typical of the brand in that it offers excellent performance at a sensible price, yet you also get the guaranteed quality that this respected name promises. This model has a number of excellent features, some of which are as follows:

How much does an Earlex sprayer cost?

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