Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 34
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by engr4you I was a bit skeptical about buying a spray gun from anyone but the biggest and oldest names in the business since I had used those guns for painting cars decades ago. This little gun worked quite well for spraying something called pre-cat lacquer on kitchen cabinet doors--about three dozen of them. The adjustments worked well along with the 1.4 mm nozzle to get a well atomized finish the came out near perfect. I used it with both a slightly thinned (10%) lacquer and with the full strength product for final coating. Folks who have seen the cabinets thought they were factory finished.
This is the first time I used an HVLP gun and it seems like the overspray is much less than with traditional syphon feed guns. Make sure you have a big enough compressor to keep up with the spraying. I had a 3.5 HP compressor with an 11 gallon reserve tank and the compressor was on about 25-35% of the time when I used a fairly wide pattern requiring more air. I used about 32-34 psi at the compressor, which would be slightly less at the gun given the 50 feet of hose. I probably should have bought a regulator to use at the gun along with a final filter but I got lucky and everything sprayed beautifully with no contamination, orange peel effect, sags or runs. Great little gun for the money for the DIY person. Just be sure to get familiar with all three adjustments BEFORE you spray on your first pieces. That's what the Pros always do. P.S. I used Verathane Briarwood stain (see picture) from The Home Depot after sanding off the old finish down to bare wood with 5 grades of sand paper.
October 25, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Guyfurnitureguy Outstanding Spray Gun for an Amazing Price
I build custom furniture and use this gun to death. I have used it almost daily for two years. I have shot water based poly, oil based poly, water based pre catalyzed lacquer, catalyzed two part marine varnish, stain, shellac based primer, water based latex paint, and enamel.
Yep, it did it all with the original 1.4 tip. The gun has several settings that let me shoot virtually anything. There is an adjustment for air volume, an adjustment for needle position and an adjustment for pattern. I keep the gun clean by taking it apart after EVERY use.
I did not thin the Behr latex paint, it has better cling and flow out at full viscosity. The only things I have needed to thin was the marine varnish and the Rustoleum enamel.
I am replacing this gun with the same model. I was cleaning it and I dropped it, damaging the threads that attach the cup. It broke my heart but not my wallet.
October 20, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Arthur Very good f
Used it to tuch paint my car,works great.
Would definitely recommend
October 25, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by THC Made our work much easier.
October 25, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by ER Need better description on package
I cannot rate this product based on performance due to the fact that I had to return it before using it. I bought this to use with latex paint, which upon opening the box there was a warning that stated the product could not be used with latex paint. It would have been good to have this on the outside of the package so I would have not purchased it to begin with.
October 10, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Thomasray Wouldn't spray
Spent only 5mins reading instructions and hooking it up to compressor. Seemed simple.
Even though the compressor was delivering air to the coupler, the gun would not produce a spray pattern. Only came out the end like a weak dribble.
Spent 60mins taking it apart and checking all the o rings, springs, valves, etc. Can't see anything missing or defective. Will be returned today.
Might be last Husky purchase - at the very least for a spray gun.
May 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mcarter76 Great Buy!
I purchased this a few weeks ago with the intention of spraying the large metal gate to my driveway. I made an earlier attempt with rattle cans and gotten bad results and flaking. I sanded again and applied the primer with the gun today and got excellent results with no previous experience. I used a cardboard box to spray test patterns and make adjustments. My Kobalt 8 gallon was keeping up just fine and on an extension cord too. Clean up wasn't bad, but keep in mind the fitting you unscrew after the nozzle is actually reverse threaded so it's something to be aware of and not documented in the manual.
February 6, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by alakazam Good, but poorly documented
I purchased this spray gun and used it a few times until one time I was unable to clean the paint out of it. After an entire weekend of lost work trying to clean the paint out, I decided to start disassembling it further. After consulting every last word of disassembly instructions in the manual (hint: there isn't any), and looking over the replacement part breakout diagram, I started by removing the needle, the air cap, the nozzle, then moved on to the nozzle bushing.
However, the nozzle bushing would not give, which I thought was probably due to dried paint and possibly internal corrosion. Using the tool that came with the gun, I attempted to rotate it both ways (just in case) without success. I then tried taking it off with my 40 ft*lbs impact driver with no success. I then used a socket wrench and applied a great deal of force until it budged, at which point it became evident that it was reverse-threaded.
On a device where every single thing is using standard threading, and without a single mention of this anywhere in the documentation, you put a reverse-threaded piece on the spray gun. Because of this, I now have a broken spray gun and will be far more hesitant to purchase Husky products in the future.
June 27, 2014