Affordable, multi-function HVLP

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This article is from Issue 86 of Woodcraft Magazine.

HomeRight Super Max HVLP Sprayer

I started using HomeRight’s Finish Max HVLP (high volume, low pressure) sprayer about a year ago and am happy to report that the little gun is still getting the job done. Thanks to my shop time with it, I got hooked on the speed and quality of HVLP. However, I found myself wanting a more powerful sprayer to deliver paint more quickly. HomeRight must be tapping my phone, because their new “Super” version is just what I was looking for, and for only $30 more than the smaller gun. 

The two sprayers look similar, but there are some key differences. The Super sports a larger motor (450 watt vs. 400 watt), a larger cup (40 oz. vs. 27 oz.), plus six needle/tip sets to accommodate different types of finish. (The Finish Max is simply equipped with a 2.0mm needle/tip set.) The three needle/tip sets included with the gun covered the range of the materials that I use (3 additional sets can be purchased separately) without needing to thin the more viscous products. 

I love that clean-up is a cinch. After rinsing out the cup, you simply spray solvent through the gun, and then unscrew the nozzle and brush it off. Although the plastic parts might not hold up under a tough production setting, the gun is well-suited for weekend woodworkers. 

The Super hasn’t totally replaced my smaller HomeRight gun, but it has become my first choice when using heavier-bodied latex paint, and when finishing larger projects. 

—Tester, Joe Hurst-Wajszczuk

Overview

  • An integral 450-watt motor eliminates need for a compressor or turbine.
  • Volume control knob adjusts spray pattern from 1" to 12"-dia.
  • Easy to clean
  • Kit includes 1.5 mm, 2.0 mm, and 4.0 mm interchangeable tips, for $99.99.

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