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Offline W_P_L

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Bought an Apollo Sprayer....
« on: May 01, 2017, 05:04 PM »
Well I took the plunge and bought an Apollo Precision-5 Sprayer.

I've been using airless sprayers for years, but I've decided to renovate my house which will include painting the kitchen cabinets in the main kitchen as well as in the basement suite, and paint the new doors and trim. I've read a good number of informative threads on the FOG that have given me some good direction on how to approach my projects.

I think my paint of choice will be BM Advance, unless there are recommendations otherwise.

The question(s) I have relate to shortening the learning curve using the Apollo sprayer, and using a new to me paint:
1. What have you all experienced to be the best needle/tip size to spray BM Advance?
2. When I use an airless sprayer I could spray unthinned latex on doors etc while vertical, are there issues spraying doors etc standing vertical using BM Advance?
3. I understand BM advance has a fairly long cure time, how long should I wait before between coats, and do I need to lighty sand between coats?

I appreciate any and all answers.




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Offline tjbnwi

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  • Cedar Tucky Indiana
Re: Bought an Apollo Sprayer....
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2017, 06:16 PM »
Well I took the plunge and bought an Apollo Precision-5 Sprayer.

I've been using airless sprayers for years, but I've decided to renovate my house which will include painting the kitchen cabinets in the main kitchen as well as in the basement suite, and paint the new doors and trim. I've read a good number of informative threads on the FOG that have given me some good direction on how to approach my projects.

I think my paint of choice will be BM Advance, unless there are recommendations otherwise.

The question(s) I have relate to shortening the learning curve using the Apollo sprayer, and using a new to me paint:
1. What have you all experienced to be the best needle/tip size to spray BM Advance?
2. When I use an airless sprayer I could spray unthinned latex on doors etc while vertical, are there issues spraying doors etc standing vertical using BM Advance?
3. I understand BM advance has a fairly long cure time, how long should I wait before between coats, and do I need to lighty sand between coats?

I appreciate any and all answers.

I have a Fuji Q4 so;
1) I use a 1.5 normally

2) Should not be, film thickness is dependent on the person spraying. To thick no matter how applied and it will run.

3) At least 12 hours, full coalesce is 28 days under perfect conditions.

Tom

Offline W_P_L

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Re: Bought an Apollo Sprayer....
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2017, 11:04 AM »
Tom,

Thanks for your reply.

I found an old door to practice on so I can dial in the technique.

Wayne

Offline Tim Raleigh

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    • Oakville Cabinetry
Re: Bought an Apollo Sprayer....
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2017, 12:17 PM »
1. What have you all experienced to be the best needle/tip size to spray BM Advance?
1.3- 1.5 Cut back the air to about 80% or so with you 5 stage and 10% thinned Advance as per @JCLP. This seems incorrect, but too much air in Advance produces a gritty surface.

2. When I use an airless sprayer I could spray unthinned latex on doors etc while vertical, are there issues spraying doors etc standing vertical using BM Advance?

You will need to thin it, so it will run and drip if you are too heavy. Distilled water works well.

3. I understand BM advance has a fairly long cure time, how long should I wait before between coats, and do I need to lightly sand between coats?


I usually wait 12-24 hours. Unless there is a problem, I sand very lightly with 320-400. Components can be rehung after 24hrs, but the paint is still soft and will dent around cabinet handles etc.
Tim

Offline W_P_L

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Re: Bought an Apollo Sprayer....
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2017, 12:47 AM »
Tim,

Thanks for details. I'm sure the contents in your post will shorten my learning curve.

Wayne