I am looking at harbor freight website to buy a spray gun to paint exterior on shed in backyard.
the paint is latex .....
I have a hausfed brand 2 hp air compressor which has 2 tanks..
Am not sure if I should buy hvlp gun or lvlp gun or what?
also I have lots interior paint...can I use it outside like 5 layers or more?
or I must have exterior paint?
that compressor cost about $80-100, perhaps with one or two "free" nail guns, right?
not good enough for spray painting. there is a little toy spraygun that holds about a cup of paint that is better suited to well-diluted auto paint (usually a 3:1 or 5:1 dilution of paint by thinner in petroleum-solvent paints) than to latex housepaint. those units are maybe 1.5 to 2.25 CFM capacity, which won't budge the paint out of the gun.
first, get the correct gun, I think it's HVLP rated. then look at the specs for pressure and CFM needed. you will need at least that large a compressor, and if you're not doing burst painting a minute or two and fooling around up ladders and so forth to get to the next area, perhaps double that CFM rating.
I'm thinking you might be better off renting a suction type sprayer unit at the tool rental place. have everything ready to do the job in one fell swoop, and for a half-day or one-day rate about equal to buying the right gun, you have the right tool for precisely as long as you need it.This message has been edited. Last edited by: swschrad,
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