Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Dickinson, Tx. / Somerville, TX
A typical wood finish would be lacquer.
I had an Earlex 5000 Spray Station about 8 years ago when I sold my shop. It was around $325 at the time. It is a totally self contained unit - no air compressor required. It is an HVLP set-up which is a tremendous savings on lacquer and yours and your shops health.
I would definitely recommend it and it's replacement the 5500.
It came with a teflon coated can and it eventually started losing the coating. I called the manufacturer and they replaced it free of charge with an unlined can. Apparently, over time, lacquer thinner would disolve the Teflon coating.
It's a great unit and would serve your purposes just fine.
To make a short story long - this is a true story. Not even a week after my purchase I received a call at my shop.
A local woodworking hobbyist had built his cabinets and asked if I could spray lacquer finish on them for him and did I have a way of picking them up. I said yes, I had an 18 foot box truck. We arranged a date and time. He called a few hours later and asked if there was any way possible, I could spray at his premises. I told him to clear the garage, have a floor fan handy and 4 saw horses. I wanted $60/hour plus materials and since he only only lived 20 minutes away, I tack my driving time onto the job total. he gladly agreed. The next morning I showed up and it was a perfect day for spraying. I sprayed the upper and lower unit and the doors and drawer faces and whatever else there was. In less than 3 hours, everything had 3 coats and I was gone.
BTW, the $60/Hr. was not a special spray price, that was my going rate.
Retired woodworker, amongst other things, Sold full time cruising boat and now full time cruising in RV. Currently in Somerville, Tx