Homax 4610 Pneumatic Ll Spray Texture Gun
- Sprays a variety of patterns and texture materials
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A texture gun requiring a power source such as an air compressor. Uses less air than hopper guns. Designed for use with a 3/4 HP or larger air compressor (minimum 2.7 cfm at 40 P.S.I.). It is also compatible for use with HVLP spray systems (minimum 80 cfm). Sprays fast and is easy to use. Very versatile. Sprays as many as 16 different texture patterns. Uses Homax premixed (model
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At first I thought about just getting one of the other hopper guns but I search the web some more and almost decided to get the homax texture that gets added to paint. I did some more searches and thought about using the orange peal cans that homax sells, then I saw this texure sprayer.
I'm writing this review because I did not see any here at amazon. I think this is an excellent texture gun. It's light and the optional 3 liter hopper can has a lid. That'll be very useful when you're doing ceilings, especially vaulted ones where you have to keep your other hand on the ladder.
I did not use my 3 liter hopper can on my latest project. I ended up getting the pre-mixed mud jugs for one of my rooms that had to be finished at the time. It did not clog on me using their pre-mixed texture mud.
Anyway, this thing was a blast to use. I sure am looking forward to using this thing again on the other rooms, though I'd probably mix my own mud when the time comes (its a lot cheaper). Taping sucked. Sanding sucks. But using this gun to texture was quite fun. Cleaning was easy too, just run it through water while using a brush and you're all set.
I'm glad I got this thing. :-) Now I need to paint. BTW, aside from the texture cans, this is the only texture gun I tried and used.
The pre-mixed containers do not cover very much area, and are wickedly expensive. I'd recommend getting the 3L container and mixing your own. Purchase a container or box of topping compound and thin to the consistency somewhere between pancake batter and sour cream is the recommendation I was given and seems to work well.
Later, I purchased a real hopper gun and like it much better when doing larger areas, because the hopper lasts so much longer. After getting the hopper gun, I nearly chucked this gun because of it's cheap plastic feel until I realized that it fills the gap nicely between areas that are too large to use the aerosol cans of texture (very small patches), but too small to pull out a big hopper gun (much larger mess to clean up). A good area to use this gun on is a walk-in closet or similar sized area where it's smaller size (relative to a hopper gun) is an advantage.
I had to practice a little on an old scrap piece of drywall a few times. I tested the psi on my compressor, nozzle adjustments, and spacing from the drywall to the gun tip. I would practice and then scrape it off with a 12 inch knife, then try again. I ended up using the 3C setting with about 40 psi and it worked fine. The spray was a little messy at first, but after turning up the psi to 40 it sprayed "cleaner". Cleanup was easy and I got about 3 rooms done in a few hours. Word to the wise, don't fill the hopper up all the way because when you tilt it to shoot the ceiling it will spill on your head. A good little sprayer considering it was going to cost me $45 to rent a sprayer at the local rental store and I got it for a few dollars more. I used mine on my finished basement and it worked out great. I recommend it to any DIY'er!