Earlex SprayStation 5500 HVLP System
Well, if there is one thing we love, it is the connectedness of things. We have been testing the Benjamin Moore Arborcoat stain system on a recent exterior project. Arborcoat is a two step finish – stain and clear coats. This is a two step application, so we decided to do some spraying in the second step with the Earlex SprayStation 5500 HVLP system.
We sprayed the Arborcoat stain on the extensive wrap around deck rail system using the Graco ProShot Fine Finish. The production rate was very impressive with this combination of tool and product.
When the time came to spray the clear coat, rather than stick with what worked really well, we thought it would be fun to go at the rail system with an entirely different spray technology: Earlex SprayStation 5500 HVLP.
The SprayStation is all about bang for buck. It is a great entry level HVLP unit. We work with several systems that are higher tech, with better quality components and more sophisticated features, but for occasional use, the 5500 is a great and economical way to get into HVLP spraying. We have also used it on small shop projects, such as bookcases and shelving, and it does quite well in that situation as well.
If you are a paint contractor and considering entry into HVLP spraying, we do alot of testing of all different levels and technologies within the HVLP umbrella, so please feel free to ask questions in the reply section below. We would be happy to answer any questions that you may have about HVLP in general, or the Earlex SprayStation 5500 HVLP in particular. We have been using this unit for a couple of years now in different types of occasional use situations, and, as always, we are happy to share what we have learned about it.