Paint Spray Gun
Can you spray Fusion Mineral Paint?
Painting an older table & chair set is a great way to update your decor at a lower price point. When upcycling an older table and chair set, painting chairs can be labor intensive. Investing in a paint sprayer will make your chair painting project so much easier!
Critter Spray Gun
The Critter Spray Siphon Gun paint sprayer is a very affordable option (*if you already own an air compressor). This spray gun is $41 on Amazon.com You need a 3/4 hp air compressor to run this spray gun. Many DIYers already own a compressor, so this product is a valuable addition to their tool inventory.
What I like about the Critter Spray Gun
*Easy learning curve. You can figure this one out pretty quickly.
*Easy clean up. The paint is poured into a mason jar. The mason jar is attached to the siphon gun. When you are done, label & use the mason jar to store your paint. You only have to clean the siphon gun!
*Minimal over spray. Minimal over spray equals less paint wasting.
*No need to thin Fusion Mineral Paint. Just pour and spray. No thinning means less time figuring out paint to water ratio.
*Great for smaller projects.
Chairs are one of the items that I paint a lot and I always reach for my Critter Sprayer when painting chairs. Chairs are very labor intensive to paint, especially when painting them by hand. A paint sprayer will save you a huge amount of time when painting chairs. Chairs have so many tiny spindles, nooks and crevices that are often hard to reach with larger spray guns.The Critter Spray gun is smaller, allowing it to fit into smaller areas and angles when doing chairs. When I use my larger spray gun for chairs, I waste more paint due to over spray and I find I tend to miss some of the finer details in the chair. TIP… when spraying your chair, start with the chair upside down. This will allow you to perfect your spray technique in a more inconspicuous area while also getting some of the parts you often forget need to be painted.
You can spray Fusion Mineral Paint
Fusion Mineral Paint sprays beautifully. The self leveling properties of this paint allow you to create a gorgeous finish when using a paint sprayer. I do not thin Fusion when using it in my Critter Spray Gun or in any of my larger paint sprayers. No thinning means less time figuring out paint to water ratio. I just pour the paint in and spray. It is advisable, especially when using a previously opened paint container, to use a paint strainer to make sure there are no particles in your paint that will clog up your spray gun. Just put your paint strainer over your mason jar, pour the paint in, let the paint run through the strainer into your container and then spray. Always wear a respirator when spraying any type of product.
The biggest disadvantage is the Critter has a non adjustable, smaller spray area. Spraying large, flat surfaces with the Critter will take you longer than it will with some larger adjustable paint sprayers.
*I have not been paid in any way, by any company, to write this review.*
I have a quick question for you. I heard vertical tank air compressors are better than horizontal tank compressors. Is that true? I was told that the vertical tank compressors can handle higher PSI. That doesn’t seem right though… Thank you in advance for your answer.
The vertical air compressor has a smaller footprint and is usually meant to be stationary in the workshop. As it is stationary, most vertical air compressor usually has a higher CFM and thus able to handle a higher PSI. A horizontal air compressor takes up more space in the workshop but is easier to move around. Therefore, the horizontal air compressors are meant to be portable. The horizontal air compressor tends to have a lower CFM to make it smaller and easier to move. This does not apply to every air compressor across the board. The CFM is the rating that will tell you how much PSI your compressor can handle. Pay attention to the CFM rating to determine the air compressors PSI ability. Usually choosing a vertical or horizontal air compressor is just a matter of choice in style and size.
Hi Shauna, question regarding PSI. What PSI do you use to spray Fusion Mineral? And does the color make a difference when setting the PSI (for example, Coal Black vs Raw Silk)? Thanks!
I don’t know why this is just showing me your comment now. So very sorry for the late response. I use a PSI of 40-45 and it stays the same no matter what color of FMP I am using. I hope this helps!