Hi Dave - I've sprayed Behr Ultra Premium Plus gloss paint to finish up some trim when I painted the house last summer. I did most of the house with a Spraytech airless but had a few feet of trim around one porch to finis so I thought I'd try it.
I did have to thin it quite a bit. I was at about 5% or so with Floetrol for the airless so I added some more floetrol and then bottled water until I got good atomization. May have been up around 20% + diluted. That thin I did have to go back over it several times, maybe 5 or 6 but ended up with a very nice finish. Rather than risk runs, I just sprayed it on and if it covered OK, if not, OK too. When I got to the end I just went back and did it again. Small area, about 30 ft of window sills and trim, It flashed off and was ready for recoat in about 5 minutes so recoating wasn't a big deal. I think I will be planning an upgrade to the unit though, definitely not up into the $1000 - $1500 range, way to rich for my blood.
I've heard a lot of good things about the Fuji Mini-Mite, 3 stage for $550 or so.
DAVID CZUPRYN said:
Hey, John!! That's what's stopping me too. You're exactly right. A five stage Titan is about $1600.00 or so,as is Graco's five stage. Add some accesories, and round about you're at $2000.00 bucks !! I can't justify the cost. A three stage goes for about $700.00 or so. That's not as bad. I might be ok with that, provided I stay away from heavy latex. What are your thoughts about that? Thanks,Dave