Discussion in 'Spray Painting' started by Dan Baker, Apr 8, 2015.
From memory better with the yellow head but thin it quite a bit!
Many thanks will do !
Just tried the yellow head, I made a right mess with it. I know you're supposed to use the yellow head with emulsions but just tried the brown and it was fine . Think I might have got carried away with thinnig it and as the yellow head pin hole is wider it was just splurting out.
All good now tho
Love using xvlp for this. Absolute godsend for ornate plasterwork
I spray all my coving. With valspar trade white, if the viscosity cup is half empty in 60 seconds your good to go (I don't stand the full 2 minutes ) I found emulsions aren't such a fine spray nor do you need a fine spray but you don't want it splattering. I've also used to spray up wall corners and along skirting line if masked off. It's quick then roll walls / cutting the top if not masking.
Yellow head worked fine and have sprayed the ceiling but that is what killed it. It's not great pointing upwards. Tip. Unscrew pot as soon as you stop to release pressure...@crj
Which head you use mate
I sprayed valspar with yellow head
Ta I prob over thinned it tbf. Came out perfect in the brown head. Will just stick to the brown head for coving from now on as comes out plenty quick enough.
Does one have a viscosity cup? A bit of extender maybe, or water. I think warming it will just make it dry on the tip faster.
I did some ‘dental’ (because, I was told, it looks like teeth) cove in a big room last week. two coats by brush, = 4 hours and an ache in the shoulders... or two coats in 30 mins by hvlp and a longer tea break.
soz I didn’t notice the last page. Late to the party again.
I used to use one but ended up going by eye in the end. If the “worms” disappear almost immediately on contact, you should be good to go through xvlp.
I've got 4 ford viscosity cups. They come as stranded with most sprayers. The ford viscosity cup are silly money though and cheapest I can find is £5 .
They hold 100ml with 4mm ish hole I guess. I'd make one vs buying one but maybe most throw in bin when they get sprayer?
Yeah, yellow one, thinned out a fair bit by eye and not heated. Think I my have used brown head as well actually... Not a massive tech head when it comes to spraying! I just love how fast you can coat that horrible stuff up and get into the nooks and crannies, ooer Mrs, etc, etc....
Ha yeah im on it now . Gonna do the coving in every room with it ow I've already got it out
TBH Yellow or Brown as long as it works!
When I used mine RIP! Yellow was fencing and coving Brown was everything else!
I still think XVLP is a great system even thou I have upgraded it it would still be on the van if it still worked.
My only criticism is the turbine model is sold as a professional tool to my mind if it's not serviceable then its simply not for a professional trade, but saying that it has paid for itself many times over, I just hate products that are designed to throw away but are rather good.
Worms? Please explain
Say you use a sturing stick, lift the stick up and let the paint dribble back into the can. As it flows, paint that is too thick sits on top like little worms.
If they dissipate almost instantly and you can’t see anything, your paint is good to go.
Not sure what the technical term is
I like worms mate now you've explained it!
I never mess with viscosity cups you just get a feel for paint flow off a stirring stick, the disappearing worm is always my go to.
So the new technical term is "the disappearing worm"