The ABC's of Spray Finishing with Mitch Kohanek August 11, 2019 (Sun)
*How spray systems work and how to adjust them
*Differences between HVLP, LVLP, and HVHP systems
*Gravity feed guns, suction feed guns and pressure pots
*Wet mil thickness and dry mil thickness
*Compressor verses Turbine
*Different fluid delivery choices
This class is for those who are thinking of getting a spray system or those who need help with their current spray system. Students will learn what’s important to know before purchasing spraying equipment and the information every sprayer has to know to master a perfect “off the gun” finish. Turbines and compressed air are the two main air sources, but there are several spray guns to consider. There are three sources of fluid delivery to consider. The viscosity of the material being sprayed needs to match up with the spray gun parts, fluid needles, fluid nozzles and air caps. How does one check for the viscosity of the material to be sprayed? Once spraying begins it is important to measure how thick or thin the coating is on the wood. Temperature and humidity greatly affects how well coatings will spray and cure, so a variety of coatings will be discussed. Gun maintenance will also be covered in detail. By the end of the day, participants will be much more confident in how to choose and use spraying equipment.
There is an annual, nonrefundable registration fee of $45.
This registration fee is not a part of the class fee and is not deducted from the final balance due. This is the financial binding that locks you into the class and starts the registration process. This fee does not apply to students who only take one single day workshop.