Earlex HV1900 HVLP Spray Kit 400W
Messy but Fast!
It takes longer to mask everything up, but once your ready to start spraying its very quick.
there is a learning curve to using this, and paint needs to be 'single cream' consistency.
at first I was worried by the 'spatter' of paint on the wall, instead of a fine spray like you get out of a spray can,
but don't panic, it dries fantastic without leaving any marks/blobs/lines on the wall.
I spray a wall quickly in horizontal lines, then vertical lines and jobs done.
I would NOT use this in a furnished house, too messy.
Perfect for mist coats on new plaster, /building projects where mess isn't a problem.
no cutting in required on mist coats, just spray ceiling/walls/window door reveals all in one go, very fast. make sure you filter lumps out of paint before filling the spray bottle.
21 Jun 2014
This sprayer performs well ,easy to use and clean and does a decent job..Only drawback is that the compressor is loud ,after about half an hour to an hour of spaying it gave me a right headache other than that ok.
19 May 2014
Ideal for serious DIY
HVLP spraying used to cost hundreds. This system does everything necessary for much less. The first project was a 14 foot square room with its ceiling. After 1/2 an hour of masking up, a coat took half an hour. Wait for an hour for the paint to dry and another coat went on. The room was completed in a morning and the effort was minimal. At my age, I normally feel shattered after painting a ceiling, but not with this.
The lack of overspray means that you can get to to within a couple of inches of the edge without even masking, you don't have to remove everything from the room before spraying.
Took about ten minutes to get the feel of using it.
Cleaning the gun after use takes about ten minutes.
I just wish I had found out about this years ago.
23 May 2008
Great Time Saver
This product seems to easily match the performance of an alternative more expensive, higher powered and heavier machine I had hired. I trialled both machines side by side with a colleague and the Earlex HV1900 performed well.
21 Mar 2008