By the time you purchase the sprayer and the accessories you need for the job, you might not have anything leftover for the paint, stain, or finish you want.
With the Rockler Finishing Sprayer , you receive a good combination of pricing and value.
Here’s why: this Rockler model is a spray system, which will let you spray paint if you make it the right viscosity. You receive a measurement cup, which lets you accurately thin down your paint.
It also works well for all water-based finishes, lacquer, or stains and the overspray received is comparable to other sprayers in the industry today.
Oil-based paints work much better than latex paints from our experience with this model.
Here Are Our Direct Observations of the Rockler HVLP Spray Gun
You also receive some flexibility within the spray pattern that is delivered. As with similar models, you receive a rounded flat spray, a horizontal spray, and a vertical spray.
There is very little tailing, although finding the right delivery pass for your preferred finish does take some practice.
We wish there was a bit of a better hose included with this particular spray kit.
It’s just 15 feet in length, which is fine for indoor projects, but can make it a bit difficult for some exterior work to be completed. The hose itself is fairly flexible, but it isn’t of the same quality that you’ll find with models that have a higher price point.
Users receive two needle sizes with this particular HVLP spray gun: 1.8mm and 0.9mm.
There are no additional options for needle sizes on the market right now for this Rockler model, so only specific applications can be met with this unit.
This issue is further enhanced by the fact that there are no air pressure controls equipped to this unit.
A Word of Advice For Oil-Based Users
If you run oil-based paints or finishes through the Rockler HVLP Spray Gun, then you won’t want to changeover to water-based components – ever.
The oils get into the sprayer and although you can clean it out pretty effectively, you won’t be able to get everything.
Since we’ve found it doesn’t spray water-based products very well anyway, you may just want to stick to the oil-based products if you purchase this machine for home use.
And a final piece of advice: if you’re working in close quarters with this machine, it will get quite loud.
One public reviewer mentions that it is like a “noisy vacuum cleaner.” That describes the pitch of the sound, but not the level.
In an enclosed room, we achieve a noise rating of 86 dB, which is loud enough to cause some users physical pain. Keep hearing protection nearby or your ears will be ringing.
For the price of this machine, the Rockler HVLP Spray Gun is a relatively good deal. It gives you a professional finish or the top coat you need with ease.
As long as you can manage the use of this machine and take care of it, we believe that it will be able to take care of your needs as well.
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