What size air compressor do I need for HVLP?

What size air compressor do I need for HVLP?

HVLP guns require plenty of air, so you need to have a larger capacity compressor higher than those used for diy home works. In order to spray the full range of finishing products, however, you need at least a 21⁄2 to 3 HP compressor with a 75 liters (20 gallons) tank.

What CFM is needed for HVLP spray gun?

– An HVLP Spray Gun uses a lot of air and the more you have the better. However, you will typically always need at least 8 CFM for the lowest consuming air volume HVLP Spray Gun, we recommend a minimum of 30 CFM to prevent issues with the gun not atomizing well and changes in the fan pattern occurring.

How do you thin latex for HVLP?

Start by thinning the paint by adding 10 percent water and mixing thoroughly. If the paint is still too thick, add a small amount of water and mix again. Do not use more than 25 percent water in any paint. Excessive thinning reduces the paint’s ability to adhere to and cover a surface.

Can you paint a car with a 15 gallon compressor?

You can take a chance and paint the entire car at one shot if you can hear and feel the air pressure drop and adjust accordingly. When painting with a smaller tank like a 15-25 gallon …you’ll have to keep draining the tank every 2-3 passes around the car just to be safe.

What can I use to thin latex paint for spraying?

In general, thinning latex paint should be done at a minimum of 10% or 1 gallon of paint to quarter cup water. This is done if you are using anything besides the airless sprayer. However, if you are using an HVLP sprayer or handheld system, you might have to increase your water percentage to 20-30%.

Can you paint a car with a 5 gallon compressor?

It’s recommended to pick yourself up a 60 Gal tank with a 5-6 HP compressor that put’s out enough CFM that will supply your spray gun. YES, you can paint the car in steps (same day) with a smaller air compressor but you may run into problems with overspray on the clear coat stage.