A: Yes the HV5500 works very well with real lacquer. You should have the 1.5mm needle/nozzle set for fine finishing. It comes with this kit - https://www.homedepot.com/p/Earlex-Spray-Station-Paint-Sprayer-with-1-5-mm-Stainless-Steel-Needle-HV5500US2/204786850
A: The HV5500 itself is not different at different stores. But the package may be. All 5500's come with the 2mm needle in the gun. Some packages also include the 1.5mm needle set for fine finishing. Otherwise, they are all the same, get the best deal you can find. Call for more clarification at 1-888-783-2612.
A: Our HV5500 comes with a bleeder style gun, but for a non-bleeder gun look at our HV6003 sprayer https://www.homedepot.com/p/Earlex-Spray-Port-HVLP-Sprayer-with-Pressure-Feed-Gun-0HV6003PUS/205368881?keyword=earlex+hv6003&semanticToken=21300000111_20191122124955173116_9gd2+21300000111+%3E++cnn%3A%7B0%3A0%7D+cnr%3A%7B7%3A1%7D+cnd%3A%7B4%3A0%7D+cne%3A%7B8%3A0%7D+cnb%3A%7B9%3A1%7D+cns%3A%7B5%3A0%7D+cnx%3A%7B3%3A0%7D+st%3A%7Bearlex+hv6003%7D%3Ast+oos%3A%7B0%3A1%7D+br%3A%7Bearlex%7D%3Abr+rt%3A%7Bhv6003%7D%3Art+dln%3A%7B583954%7D+qu%3A%7Bearlex+hv6003%7D%3Aqu
A: A house painter would use the 2 mm that comes in the gun and they would thin as little as possible (5%), if at all. A finisher would use the 1.5 mm, thin the latex about 10%-20% with water. For more spraying and finishing tips, call us at 1-888-783-2612.
A: Not good for latex. Latex too thick. I tried had to thin it down a lot, then I had to put extra coats on to cover.