Rain, rain, go away 🌧🌧👎
It’s been a bit damp here in the panhandle lately, so I set up a “spray booth” in the rickety old detached garage on this rental property. Notice the lack of Dexter-ish plastic set up - the walls are now a lot less wood toned than they used to be!
#pantry #prefinish #spray #paintsprayer #spraybooth
Fairly short learning curve on my new Earlex 5500 Sprayer. Been grinding for two straight weeks - I’ll be glad to get this four chair+one table order wrapped up.
#adirondackchair #woodworking #earlex5500
Spent the afternoon spraying the bases for the kitchen table - gave my Earlex Spraystation HVLP sprayer a workout!
I don’t have a good place to spray, so had to wait for a nice weather day to haul everything out to the shady spot in the backyard. Once that was all set up, filter the paint into the bucket, and start spraying. That easy! Cleanup’s a breeze, too.
#paintsprayer #hvlp #earlex5500 #earlexspraystation #kitchentable
I’ve been extremely happy with this tiny Earlex hvlp system. It’s the 5500 and it’s incredible. Learning to spray has been a blast, and I truly feel it gives my clients a piece with a tough, durable, and smooth finish. Final coat of color will be sprayed on the table legs and apron tonight. #customwoodcraft #earlex5500 #keepcraftalive #harrisburgmade
By special request I made this custom peg board and painted it Snow White with @generalfinishes #milkpaint. This took about 3 times as long as my standard cherry pegrails I finish with osmo and wax. Partly due to learning curve spraying this finish with my #earlex5500 and partly from some unfortunate mishaps including a broken peg that had to be drilled out and replaced. This one is maple since it was to be painted. Glad to have this one off my bench. #shakerpegrail #painted #shakerfurniture #shakerstyle
It’s the art in the craft that keeps me coming back. The Earlex 5500 performs but not without a slight learning curve. It’s climbing that learning curve , reaching the top and getting the results you’re after which brings the satisfaction! #earlex5500 spraying #sherwinwilliams snapdry enamel paint on my new vanity doors! Last step will be #targetcoatings EM6000 clear coat!
After many missteps on stripping and sanding our back door, I finally was able to put my 1.5 mm needle in my Earlex 5500 HVLP sprayer and repaint it with an acrylic water based paint. I’ve spent far to many hours on this project but I did I learn a lot about preparing a steel door with plastic detail. Word of caution: When the can of stripper says safe to use with plastics, they are not.
The #earlex5500 made the job look good no matter how many missteps I made. #earlex #handstripping #painting #paintingvideo #door #steeldoor #acrylicpaint #finnishing #craftsmanship
Cleaning up this Earlex spray system is quick and easy. After spraying shellac a quick rinse and scrub with denatured alcohol is all it takes. Easy cleaning and easy setup make for a good spray system for me! #earlex5500
This Earlex HVLP sprayer is fantastic! Haven’t had a chance to use it on an actual project yet, but we did hit this random piece of scrap panel with some paint last week. Everything you want in an HVLP unit!
Going to be spraying all the finishes!
#HVLP #sprayer #earlex5500 #myhashtaggameisweak
As much as I despise finishing I really do enjoy spraying. This Earlex HVLP system has been a game changer for me. When spraying do your best to maintain a constant distance from the work piece and move at a constant speed. Keep the gun perpendicular to the work and spray past the edge then release the trigger. When changing direction pull the trigger then move over the piece. This will help prevent build up on the edges. Let me know if you have any questions about spraying!
Well this turned out amazing! The Pottery Barn coffee table was an investment piece for my client, but it was nicked & chipped from use, and the baby-proofing strips left an adhesive residue. Could it be saved I was up for the challenge! Lots of cleaning, hand sanding, priming, and my incredible paint sprayer makes it look like new. #furniturerehab #paintsprayer #earlex5500 #beforeandafter #potterybarn #generalfinishes #madisonwi
Today has been all about spraying the shellac top coat on the dresser. I'm using an Earlex HV5500 system and absolutely love it. I'm able to spray the @zinsser clear shellac right out of the can and get a glassy smooth surface. The show surfaces will all have three coats when I'm done. Then I will rub out the sheen with steel wool and paste wax for a smooth matte finish.
#stateoftheshopsaturday it feels great to be back in the shop and I'm on the home stretch of this dresser build. I've finished the grain raising and final sanding steps on all of the drawer fronts and the dresser top. I'll be staining tonight and then clean and convert my shop to a finishing room to spray shellac tomorrow. Certainly would be nice to have a finishing room or a @homerightps tent! .
How and where do you spray Or do you spray
What can we do in about three hours, some paint, and 2 paint guns A lot! We had a neighborhood paint party and a couple of my neighbors brought out some of their furniture that they’ve been wanting to paint for a while. In about three hours all of this was completed. We are often asked which paint gun do we recommend and our favorite hands-down is the HVLP units from Earlex. The two models used today are the HVLP 5500 and the HVLP 2950.
Both these ladies are first time paint spray gun users. It’s easy folks!
#chalkychicks #chalkychicksfurniturepaint #chalkfinishpaint
Here is #stateoftheshopsunday, all cleaned up, cleared out, and draped with covering to convert into a finishing room. I've got all four pieces of the crib propped up and spraying @zinsser shellac seal coat today. I'm excited to finally wrap up this crib project and move onto the next!
Spraying the vanity in the shop. Like most of my shop, I need to figure out a more efficient spray area and setup. One day..... In reality, if, 10 years ago, I saw the tools and shop space I had (in my own backyard no less) I'd have said it was a dream come true. It's hard to remember how it used to be, but looking back sure does have a way of putting things in perspective. For now, it's bed time.
Spraying with my #earlex5500 with @benjaminmoore Fresh Start Primer followed by Advance Waterborne Alkyd in a Semi-Gloss White for some sheen and durability. Looking forward to seeing this unit done and installed.
#madeincanada #madeinbc #madeinvancouver #vancouver #madeineastvan #east van #earlex5500 #earlex #hvlp #make #latenightsintheshop
Any tips on spraying @zinsser shellac This is another first for me as I plan to finish the crib with shellac and a coat of wax. I've sprayed latex paints with the earlex hvlp system, but never shellac. Converting the shop to a finishing room tonight in preparation.
Look at that finish! Every flag I clear, I use a Earlex HV5500. I got from @rockler_woodworking . For so long I was using brushes and having to sand to get the glass finish I wanted so my wife surprised me with the #earlex5500. Every painting project, staining project, and clear coat I use this spray station it's Amazing!! All metal gun and pretty quiet for a electric sprayer because the compressor part is at the base and the gun is separate and connected with a hose. I have had this for a couple years now and use it a couple times a week!! I stained my decision with it and painted my garage door and front door with this thing!! I wanted to thank @sherwinwilliams for there amazing products that I use daily!! http://www.rockler.com/earlex-spray-station-5500-with-15mm-fluid-tip-needle