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Nicely-Priced HVLP Rockledge FL

Overall I was able to get a reasonably good finish from the Earlex 3000. It wasn't perfect, but spraying a finish is much quicker than brushing. If you're interested in trying out HVLP finishes, this unit is a good starting point.

The Home Depot
(321)453-5855
200 N Courtenay Pkwy
Merritt Island, FL
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

The Home Depot
(321)728-1900
2829 W New Haven Ave
West Melbourne, FL
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

Lowe's
(321) 631-0696
3790 Fiske Blvd.
Rockledge, FL
Hours
M-TH 6 am - 9 pm
FRI 6 am - 10 pm
SA 7 am - 9 pm
SU 8 am - 8 pm

Number 300 Merritt Sq Mall
(321) 455-6255
777 E Merritt Island Cswy
Merritt Is, FL
Store Hours
Sears Stores
Store Type
Sears Stores
Hours
Mon:10-21
Tue:10-21
Wed:10-21
Thu:10-21
Fri:10-21
Sat:10-21
Sun:12-18
Store Features
Mon:10-21
Tue:10-21
Wed:10-21
Thu:10-21
Fri:10-21
Sat:10-21
Sun:12-18

Ace Hardware At Pineda Inc
(321) 254-2346
5970 N Wickham Rd
Melbourne, FL
 
The Home Depot
(321)242-4607
5100 N Wickham Road
Melbourne, FL
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

The Home Depot
(321)383-8334
3373 Ronald McNair Way
Titusville, FL
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

LOWE'S OF ROCKLEDGE, FL
321 631-0696
3790 FISKE BLVD. ROCKLEDGE, FL, 32955
Rockledge, FL
 
Ace Hardware of Merritt Island
(321) 452-3484
1005 N Courtenay Pkwy
Merritt Island, FL
 
Ace Handiman Hardware
(321) 783-1030
705 N Atlantic Ave
Cocoa Beach, FL
 

Nicely-Priced HVLP

Nicely-Priced HVLP

    

You can spend plenty of dough on an HVLP (high volume low pressure) spray system, so I was surprised to see the price on the Earlex HVLP 3000.  At $120, it looked like it might be too good to be true.  Now that I've run lots of finish through the unit, I'm impressed. I covered the gamut with this unit, spraying solvent-based shellac, lacquer, and polyurethane, as well as water-based polyurethane. Low viscosity products, like shellac and some water-based polys, will spray better if you get a needle kit specifically designed for them.  This adds $25 to the price. The Earlex 3000 does have some compromises compared to higher-end units.  Airflow is either on or off, not adjustable.  This means you can't finesse the droplet size as the finish comes out of the gun, which can affect the look of the finished product. And at 9-ft. 6-in., the hose is quite short.  I nearly pulled the turbine off my bench when I stretched the hose too far. Overall I was able to get a reasonably good finish from the Earlex 3000.  It wasn't perfect, but spraying a finish is much quicker than brushing. If you're interested in trying out HVLP finishes, this unit is a good starting point.

Source
Earlex,(888) 783-2612, www.earlex.com, Earlex HVLP 3000, $120. Thin Finish needle kit, HVACC10R, $24.99.


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