I have used both conventional and HVLP, much less overspray with HVLP,
but it is not eliminated. I recently bought a DeVilbiss Finishline II
gravity feed HVLP spray gun (http://www.devilbiss.com/Finshline.html).
I'm very happy with it, although I have only used for auto primer and
wood finishes, I haven't tried any auto paint (really need a booth for
that anyway). The gun is mostly plastic but high quality and light
weight. DeVilbiss has a cup liner system that is really great, uses a
plastic bag (about 50 cents each) that saves lots of time on clean-up. I
bought the gun at a local auto paint supply for about $170, but I have
since seen the same gun at Sears under the Craftsman brand for about
$140. A word of caution if you send for info from Devilbiss, they will
put you on all kinds of junk mail lists (I used Devilbiss as my first
name so I know who the source is).
San Jose, CA
Daniel E McHatton wrote:
> Anyone out there have advice on HVLP Spray Guns. I bought a cheapy spray
> gun (non-HVLP) when I first bought my air compressor three years ago, but
> was really disgusted with the mess I made of my garage with all the
> overspray. I had plastic hung everywhere, but I still made a huge mess.
> I haven't used it much since then.
> I'm thinking about buying an HVLP spray gun, since they're supposed to
> put out a lot less overspray. I know they're not cheap ($140 - $400).
> I'm thinking about a $200 -$250 Sharpe gun.