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Start spray finishing for under $100

HomeRight - Start spray finishing for under $100

The CommandMax HVLP Sprayer is lightweight and can handle multiple finishes.

$90 (As of 6/2/2011)

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Editor's Review: Spray-Gun Choices

by Peter Gedrys

review date: June 2, 2011

I was taught not to judge a book by its cover, but I broke that rule when the CommandMax HVLP sprayer arrived. This small, lightweight unit didn’t look very promising. But after using it for a couple of weeks with a variety of finishes, I was pleasantly surprised by its performance.

I first sprayed a waterborne finish and then shellac. The waterborne finish required a little thinning, but the shellac (SealCoat) needed none at all. Both materials laid down very nicely.

The aircap has positive stops when rotated from horizontal to vertical to conical patterns, a feature common on more expensive sprayers. Although the fan pattern is small, only about 3 in. to 4 in., I was able to spray a small table and chair. Overspray was easy to reduce by adjusting the fluid control.

Make no mistake: This is not the tool to spray dining-room tables with. However, for smaller projects you’ll be impressed with its balance, performance, and versatility. Plus, you can’t beat the price.

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Manufacturer Specifications

Manufacturer HomeRight
Manufacturer's Web Site http://www.homeright.com
Manufacturer's Phone Number 800-264-5442
Temperature N/A
Air Pressure N/A
Air Output N/A
Transfer Efficiancy N/A
Atomization N/A
Overspray N/A

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