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Old 02-06-2012, 07:46 AM
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Originally Posted by matt1248
I realize this forum is intended for those that spray autos (being much larger than what I will spray), but seems a good place for advice.

Anyways, considering getting a middle end hvlp gun to spay clear on furniture, but my compressor is a small, portable one with 4 cfm @ 40 psi, 6 gal tank.

With a regulator on the gun and the compressor turned up to 120 psi would I even come close to enough air to spray furniture? (Most of what I build/refinish would take 1 to 2 minutes at most to spray).
For your system to operate properly, your compressor should be able to supply at least 1 - 1.5x the pressure/CFM requirement of your gun.
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