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Did not have much luck with this sprayer
on November 25, 2014
After reading the reviews, I thought I would take a chance on this sprayer even though most of the reviewers said it worked great with stains and oil based paints (I wanted this to spray latex) . When I received the sprayer, I noticed that the instructions only addressed thinning oil based paints and stains, and not latex paint, so I called Rockler technical support to confirm that I could use it for latex paint. He assured me I could and basically told me to try not to thin the paint too much. Armed with this less than technical information, I reviewed the few latex user reviews to glean any information I could about thinning latex paint, then proceeded to experiment with progressively thinner and thinner combinations of paint and water. After four failed attempts, I gave up. The first attempt was with 1 part water to 6 parts paint, but the paint wasn't thin enough to even come out. The next attempt I increased the water, and the sprayer did spray paint, but in large, spotty doses. The next two attempts I increased the water some more, but the sprayer continued spraying spotty patterns which got progressively more watery (because of the added water, I guess). I should mention that between each attempt, I thoroughly cleaned the sprayer, nozzle, cup, everything, so I don't think the problem was dirty or dried paint. I also used the nozzle with the larger hole. So, I returned the unit, but had to do so at my own expense since I told Rockler that I had used it.