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Hi would like to refinish my kitchen about 40 doors + some washroom cabinets, all are honey oak would like to tint lacquer to dark mahogany colour at that colour grain is a good thing, probably use the system maybe once a month for some minor other projects painting various item metal and wood is the Kremlin 10c-18 overkill? for my use should I look in to pressure pot system? or just bite the bulet and have a ultimate in the finishing system from what I have read on this and other sites Thanks in advance Paul BTW this is the end effect I would like to get
I do that sort of thing all the time with waterborne products and while I have 2 different AAA units,I prefer to use the turbine and Accuspray 10 GP gun for jobs like this. You get faster change overs, less waste,better control of the fan pattern and a flawless finish.
In that video they are throwing way too much product at the doors per pass and are not getting the color as even as I like.
Turbine vs airless. Your turbine is much more forgiving that airless......
Pot and gun will be more versatile, giving you more control then a pump when performing other tasks like staining, dyeing, shading/toning as well as applying finish coats. A good 2 gallon pot and gun can be had for less than 1/2 money...that is, if you have the compressor to power it all. if you don't a compressor a 4 or 5 stage turbine at half the money of a 10-18 will get your job done as well. Apollo (I believe they're owned by Kremlin) makes a very large selection of turbine models.
If somebody did that to my oak doors I'd shoot em. That is a conventional airless in the video not an air assisted airless and I wouldn't copy anything they are doing.
I've never seen anyone spray a door in that pattern? Also would not be thrilled with the blotchiness of the finished product. I agree with Ricků.looks pretty amateurish.
As far as the Kremlin goes it's not so much overkill as maybe not the best tool for your situation. Don't get me wrong, AAA setups are awesome for spraying. I just don't know if it's ideal for learning how to spray? They put out a LOT of finish very quickly. If you don't have previous experience spraying your going to need to plan on spraying a LOT of test pieces to get the hang of it.
Then there's trying to do shading lacquers with them. Again, probably not the best tool for the job. I'd be more inclined to go with a turbine or basic hvlp gun. With shading you want to lay down thin coats of color and have good control. A Kremlin is going to put down a lot of finish fast.
Ditto what Rick says. I want to know how there was any adhesion by spraying over a freshly wiped glaze. It seems to me you end up with a thin candy coating over a nice runny surface. FWIW Paul, if you are using that video as a primer on how to finish doors and you believe what you're seeing is correct, then save yourself some money and a whole lot of aggravation and out-source it to someone who has experience. A kitchen refinish is not a starter project by any means. Good luck!
A Kremlin Rexson AAA system is the best system you can buy for spraying lacquer. It has a transfer rate that is between 80-90% I believe, with very little over spray, they are a dream to use. I will agree with others that there is a learning curve to get good at using them. As for overkill for your application, I would definitely say yes. They are also expensive like others have mentioned. You would have to also spend time every so often to maintain them as they need to be used so seals don't dry out. You would have to talk to your dealer on how long that would be. The dealer in my area has demos that they let customers use, so maybe look into that option, they also sell the demos every year for less money.