holy cow aaron kinda like asking who makes the best car.......
hvlp is really good technology, it`ll save you material over conventional spray equipment but will use slightly more material than brushing.
there are two different ways i`m aware of to get hvlp......a conversion gun(which i use) and a turbine set-up.
if you have a good (10+cfm@90psi) compressor then maybe a conversion gun is the answer?
if you don`t have a suitable compressor and don`t intend to buy one then a turbine would be the option.
spraying really isn`t dificult but don`t expect a mirror finish first time out, it does take practice and learning to use your equipment with the finish of your choice.
i`ve sprayed all my finishes for years and swear by it, i think that it`s the only way to achieve an even consistant finish on most surfaces, but again your finish material and equipment will play a major role in both your learning curve and finish quality.
i`ve rambled on about hvlp on sawmill creek quite a bit so please read those one fingered tomes too.......tod
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