Spraying lacquer with HVLP is a method of spraying lacquer that is relatively new to the field. (HVLP stands for high volume low pressure)
Through the years the quality of lacquer has improved greatly. Lacquers today are very durable and resistant to yellowing. The brands of lacquers today, can all be sprayed providing they are intended for spraying.
Cabinet Lacquer :- This lacquer is very durable as a catalyzed high build lacquer. It is resistant to yellowing.
General Lacquer:- This lacquer is used on most projects that don’t demand high wear.
Any lacquer should be thoroughly stirred to mix the solids with the lacquer which settle to the bottom of the can. These solids is what determines the sheen of the finish.
Once completely mixed, in order to spray the lacquer, you will have to thin it with lacquer thinner approximately 25%
It should also be thoroughly mixed and using a cone filter, filter the lacquer into your HVLP gun.
The settings on a spray gun can vary from one gun to another. The best way to set your gun is to spray test patterns on a piece of cardboard.
By adjusting the air valve and the liquid valve on your gun, you will be able to get the desired spray pattern.
The air supply to your gun for spraying is generally supplied by a small portable compressor. This can be a regular air compressor or a small compressor designed for spraying.