If you are looking for a nice, tidy, reliable paint spraying (spray gun) system capable of professional finish, look no further.
NO compressor required.
This electric Turbine power unit delivers a huge quantity of air at only 5 or 6 psi. (Compressors deliver small volume of air but at huge pressure - hence overspray - see notes)
The Rigo HVLP (high volume low pressure) system, available in two price levels, is very portable and is suitable for spraying all kinds of furniture, cabinets, woodwork, on or off site, doors, skirtings, vintage tractors, cars, machinery, in fact anything that needs to be painted with a fine finish.
Accepts most paint types including oil based, emulsions, cellulose, two packs, lacquers etc.
HVLP means low pressure spraying which means no massive clouds of overspray, uses about half the paint a compressor gun uses, no moisture in the warm air, quicker drying, precision finish.
Unlike the little electric spray guns which have own inbuilt motor, this unit has tons of steady, consistent power to ensure continuous air supply with minimum thinning etc.
Take a look at the video which will show you how little overspray this produces and observe the finish.
This machine delivers a finish second to none. (after a little practice of course!)
This unit is capable of a professional finish to the highest standards.
Comes with cup gun and hose ready to spray. (230 volt)
HVLP means high volume low pressure... to atomise paint properly, you need either the traditional method, compressor = little air but at high pressure / up to 50 p.s.i. or the modern system HVLP which delivers about 10 times more air than a compressor but at low pressure = up to 6 p.s.i High pressure (conventional cpmpressor) is what makes overspray and waste of paint. HVLP delivers up to 90% of paint to the surface being painted with the remainder being minimal overspray. HVLP on average uses 50% of the paint compared with compressor spraying.
What is the difference between this unit and the more expensive TMR140?
Basically, the difference is motor size. The TMR140 is a more powerful motor which means it acheives more output with less effort (running speed) and if you have a lot of work to do, the more powerful unit will last longer. Both models have the variable speed control for maximum air flow adjustment.
Is it easy to use?
Yes, but we always recommend that you practice on some scrap material to get a feel for how it works. We have vast experience using HVLP on almost every imaginable type of application and we are here to give you the top tips to get you spraying like a pro in minimum time.
Whats the difference between HVLP sprayers and Airless?
No comparison whatsoever. Airless sprayers work in a similar way to high pressure washers... they take paint into the pump and it is forced out at the gun at up to 3000 p.s.i. high pressure. Airless are generally used for big work - fast. Example... Painting contractors use them a lot for applying paint to ceilings, walls, interior and exterior. Some painters use them also for woodwork with fine tips fitted to reduce paint output. Other application for Airless are farm sheds and big machinery.
On the other hand, HVLP sprayers are designed for smaller 'fine finish work'. HVLP, while capable of spraying large areas also, would be much slower and you would need regular refills of the cupgun which is not practical. You get fantastic control with the HVLP. You can adjust the tip to even spray narrow lines.
Can I expect my HVLP sprayer to last long?
Looked after properly, you can expect it to last twenty + years. We sold HVLP initially back in 1993 and many of those are still running today. The unit is so simple to maintain, keep the two intake air filters clean and replaced regularly. That's about it. Obviously you wash the spray gun properly after use.
(This sprayer replaces the turbinare mini pro 1235 hvlp which we have distributed in the past.)