Select your gun, match it to the finish, and then practice the basic spray strokes
Synopsis: Lack of information is why so few woodworkers use spray finishing, says Jeff Jewitt. Makers of spray systems assume you’re already familiar with it, while manuals for entry-level equipment give only basics. Here are the main types of spray guns and how to match the gun to the finish. Different spray strokes will work best on each kind of surface. With this article, and its detail on how to spray various types of pieces, you’ll be finishing like the pros.
From Fine Woodworking #169
It’s a pity that so few woodworkers have taken the plunge and begun spray finishing. Lack of information is the main reason, and manufacturers bear much of the blame. Makers of professional spray systems assume you’re already familiar with spraying, while the manuals for entry-level equipment give only basic details, and instructions on cans of finish tell you to consult your spray-gun manual.