IF YOU’VE EVER CONSIDERED SPRAYING YOUR FURNITURE FOR A FLAWLESS FINISH, THEN THIS POST IS FOR YOU!
I get asked about my furniture paint spraying tools every week! So I thought it would be helpful to share my favorite paint gun and accessories and link to all my spraying resources in one place. I hope you find this helpful. And if you’re on the fence, I hope this post inspires you to give a spray-painted finish a try! 🤗
Oh, and I haven’t forgotten about you if you’re not into spraying… I’ve included a roundup of gorgeous spray-painted furniture for eye candy.👁 🍭
MY PAINT GUN
I’ve been using this same Husky Paint Gun since 2013 and it still works amazing! It’s an HVLP Gravity Feed Pneumatic Paint Gun. It’s not a high-end or expensive sprayer (sells for around $80 at Home Depot) yet it still provides a perfectly flawless finish with all my paints and topcoats.
GRAVITY FEED GUN – What does it mean?
A gravity feed paint gun means the paint cup is mounted on top of the gun. This allows the paint to naturally and easily flow down (with gravity) into the gun for spraying.
HVLP PAINT GUN – What does it mean?
HVLP stands for High Volume Low Pressure. Reduced pressure means less overspray and less overspray means less wasted paint. HVLP paint guns are often used by contractors when speed, accuracy, and smooth finishes are required on smaller and more detailed projects like cupboards, trim, and furniture.
PNEUMATIC PAINT GUN – What does it mean?
Pneumatic paint guns use compressed air to atomize and apply the paint to a surface. This means a compressor is required to operate my paint gun. When buying a paint gun, the compressor is not included – it needs to be purchased separately and it is an investment. That said, I LOVE my compressor and it’s a fabulous ‘tool’ to have for my business. It allows me to use my paint gun plus other pneumatic tools effortlessly — like a pin nailer, upholstery gun, etc.
However, if you’re not quite ready to invest in a compressor for your business, I’ve included some electric paint guns below.
MY PAINT GUN + ACCESSORIES
ELECTRIC PAINT SPRAYERS
Full disclosure, back in 2013 I did use an electric paint sprayer. I wrote a full review of my experience on the Wagner Paint Sprayer here. I wasn’t at all happy and ended up returning it to Home Depot. That said, that was many years ago and the electric sprayers I’ve listed above come highly recommended by many of my talented colleagues in the furniture painting community.
I use my paint spraying equipment A LOT but I still love brushing my furniture as well. A paint sprayer is not mandatory to a successful furniture painting business because you can still get a super smooth brush-free finish using other methods as well. That said, if you think you’d like to do spray finishes, I hope this has helped you decide if a pneumatic paint gun is right for you.
And now for some flawless sprayed finishes, I’ve created with my Husky Paint Gun. I’ve included the link to the full tutorial in the title of the pieces if you’d like to check out the step-by-step tutorials. Enjoy and feel free to PIN! 🙂
THANKS SO MUCH FOR JOINING ME TODAY AND FEEL FREE TO ASK ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE… I ALWAYS LOVE HEARING FROM YOU. IT MAKES MY DAY! 🙂
Happy furniture spraying friends!
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