Spraying Shellac
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  Re: RE: Spraying Shellac by museumguy (Interesting topic. A...)
(02-10-2019, 08:26 PM)museumguy Wrote: Interesting topic. Anyone use one of these to spay shellac ?  https://www.harborfreight.com/20-fl-oz-h...62300.html

They come on sale for $9.99 once in a while.

It is my understanding that they have a 2.0mm needle/nozzle or thereabouts.  Maybe 1.8mm.  At any rate, that's generally a bit big for shellac.  I use 1.3mm for 2# cut in a 4-stage HVLP turbine.  You could use 1.0mm too, but I usually leave the 1.3mm installed because that works pretty well for most clear finishes I use.
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  Re: Spraying Shellac by Peter Tremblay (I’ve got some small ...)
(02-10-2019, 08:26 PM)museumguy Wrote: Interesting topic. Anyone use one of these to spay shellac ?  https://www.harborfreight.com/20-fl-oz-h...62300.html

They come on sale for $9.99 once in a while.

Yes, those will spray shellac just fine. They have a general purpose 1.5 tip and shellac flows and shoots fine through them. Shellac is super easy to spray depending on the "cut". My typical routine is to shoot 4-5 thin coats of shellac and after allowing it to fully dry, I rub it out with furniture wax and a synthetic abrasive polishing pad.  Wink
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  Re: RE: Spraying Shellac by Rob Young ([quote='museumguy' p...)
(02-10-2019, 11:31 PM)Rob Young Wrote: It is my understanding that they have a 2.0mm needle/nozzle or thereabouts.  Maybe 1.8mm.  At any rate, that's generally a bit big for shellac.  I use 1.3mm for 2# cut in a 4-stage HVLP turbine.  You could use 1.0mm too, but I usually leave the 1.3mm installed because that works pretty well for most clear finishes I use.

The HF purple guns have a 1.4 mm needle and are perfect for spraying shellac, dyes, etc.  They are an incredible bargain for $10.    

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