Let me start by saying that I although I have done a lot of DIY, I haven't done much painting at all in my life. Neither walls, nor art work, nor finishing. My usual finishes are white melamine
and Osmo PolyX for that reason. I really don't like clean up either.
Having said that, I believe I am about to embark on some projects that will require painting, so now could be the time to start on this skill, and I was thinking about spraying. I don't know much about finishes but seem to have picked up that I would need to spray laquer based and water based (easy clean up). I hear many people talking about latex but don't know much about this at all, and what benefits it has.
My projects are usually cabinets and furniture, and not a lot of them in a year. I don't think I will do that much staining. I think the coming projects are likely to fully built in joinery for bedrooms, an wall mounted entertainment unit and a modern formal dining wall buffet/serving area.
I like quality tools, and I know you get what you pay for but I would find it hard to justify spending more than $AUD600 ($USD450 ish), as I don't know how much I will really get into painting/finishing.
I've done a search and read through this subforum, and one or two Google searches, and it looks like the Graco TrueCoat Pro-X Fine Finish
seems to be recommended for my type of use but this is almost twice my budget. I have looked at the Wagner site and it looks like Wagner W670 FineSpray
found mixed reviews on the internet, and wonder if it would do the job.
Anyway, I would really appreciate any advice/options from the friendly members of FOG, bearing in mind not everything is available in Australia.
Thanks in advance.