Airless Or Compressor On Flat Doors

Old 07-12-04, 11:48 PM
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Question Airless Or Compressor On Flat Doors

I normally use an airless when shooting flat doors, but it seems they always seem to orangepeel no matter how much paint is applied at different psi's. Now the doors turn out looking fine, but I still notice it and was curious if a compressor would put on a more even coat, or if anyone could suggest a different method.
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try a spray tip with a smaller hole.ask at the store,there are recomendations for specific paints.thin latex paint with floetrol and some water.for a smoother finish use an oil based paint.thin it with penatrol and some thinner.dont forget to thin your primers.a tip for setting the pressure for the airless is when you are pumping the paint through the line, start low and work up so that you set it right at the point where the paint stream doesnt surge,meaning the stream coming out doesnt lessen then surge higher when the piston pumps but maintains that perfect costant stream between pumps.set the pressure just at that point and no higher,thats the sweet doing that with all your paints after you spray a few samples you can see if you need to thin the paint more and start again pumping the paint through the line and reajusting the pressure just enough to get the steady constant stream,do this until you get that smooth finish you desire.good luck...

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