Spray Finishing Made Simple by Jeff Jewitt

By Jeff Jewitt

Woodworking finishes could make an outstanding venture nice. Spray completing deals specialist effects a long way more suitable to brushing or different hand-applied tools. Now that domestic woodworkers have entry to the really good instruments and completing items that have been as soon as used simply through specialist finishers, all they wish is path. input Jeff Jewitt, a well known authority on completing who combines his tremendous wisdom of the topic with the newest know-how to provide this built-in publication and DVD set, the 1st in Taunton’s “Woodworking Made easy” sequence. Jewitt explains how you can decide upon apparatus and demystifies the spray-finishing technique. via this detailed multimedia technique, such as specific step by step directions, photographs, and how-to video, readers study the place to soundly spray finishes and the way to troubleshoot and clear up spray-finishing difficulties. either the publication and DVD hide various spray structures, solvents, and waterborne completing items.

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Air through. orkS m art When setti ng the air pressure fo r your g un , alw ays p ull th e tri gger j ust enough to get air flowing thro ugh the gun . This w ill insure that yo u d up licate what the g un is using in air flow when spraying finish. SETUP 29 o matter which turbine system you get, the basic setup is pretty straightforward. Other than making sure you have the right nozzle setup for the finish you're using, there's not a lot that can go wrong for first-time turbine spray users. However, there are a few things you need to get right so the system works correctly.

It's fine to use the gun strainers w ith stains and clear finishes. With thicker finishes and paints , gun strainers A gun strainer for a bottom-cup gun . tend to clo g quickly and ca n really slow the fluid output down, or stop it compl etely. A gun strainer for a gravity gun. 44 S P R AY FINISHI NG M A D E SIM PLE A wet mil gauge will tell you how much finish you're putting down expressed in mils-or 111,OOOth of an inch . Putting down the proper thickness of finish insures that it will flow out correctly.

Ideally, the gun should spray parallel with the surface at about a 6 in. distance. Orient your piece so it's at a comfortable height (about waist-high). Before you pull the trigger, move the gun to the far end of the piece, holding the air hose with your free hand. By chec king in ad vance, you know that you will be able to reach the far end comfortably. Lock your wrist and forearm and move the gun in a s traight line. Don 't arc the gun. The gun sho uld always be parallel to th e surface, about 5 in.

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