Get Started with Spray Finishing
Learn the basics, and get a high-quality finish fast—you may never pick up a brush again
Synopsis: Spraying is a fast path to a great furniture finish, and new HVLP spraying systems come at a price that puts this finishing method within budget for many home shops. There is a learning curve involved, but it is not steep. Finishing expert Teri Masaschi tells you everything you need to know to get great results from these turbine-powered systems, from learning how to operate and adjust the spray gun’s controls to proper spraying technique for different furniture parts.
As a professional finisher, I enjoy my work. But let’s be honest. Not all woodworkers embrace finishing. That’s because the job of brushing or wiping on a finish is time consuming and labor intensive. A faster path to a great-looking finish is to spray it. But the high price of equipment once limited the use of sprayers to commercial shops. Not anymore.
Recently, manufacturers have been rolling…