simon1138 Posted May 26, 2021 Report Share Posted May 26, 2021 Hello, I bought an electric HVLP spray gun and am trying to learn to spray with it. I have an oak body that I am trying to spray. I have managed to grain fill it now painting. I thought that emulsion would be a good option as it is cheap and would maybe work as a primer. Also read somewhere that it can fill small cracks and dents. I tried spraying it on and it seemed ok. I thought that I would do a second coat and that cracked on drying. I have just tried to fill the cracks with a third coat and that seems to have done nothing. I am trying to make do with low cost products. I have managed to spray some wood and get a fairly flat finish, nice and smooth. I think that first crack is the issue. I just dont want to keep going back and forth with sanding and then painting all the time. I tried a coloured lacquer on another body that I have and that is sticky? I have no idea why my lacquer (spray can, lidl £2.99) is always sticky. Three days drying. Yet I sprayed onto a test piece and that dried quick and not sticky? I do plan to do a red and black crackle effect on my oak body. Red first and while that is drying spray on the black. Problem is spraying water based paint onto emulsion and I am guessing that it will crackle but not how I want. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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