For years I held out … I really love a  hand rubbed oil finish… but when I was at the Maryborough Woodshow a while back … a woman wanted to know why my Lazy Larrys were not smooth and shiny like that other bloke’s stuff at the next stand..

So I went through the whole rigamarole of how I hand rub the oil finish and how it brings out the grains etc etc… well “If I am going to pay that sort of money, I want it smooth and really shiny!”

I then realised that it is not really about what I like at this stage but what others would like..so I brought out the Earlex HVLP 5000 spray unit.. ostensibly it was purchased  for a production run of cabinet doors for the Catamaran Galley refit…

While testing it out… getting acquainted with how to use it… never used a spray gun before.. I thought I would just spray one of my LLs… 15 seconds later.. OMG… what a difference.. the grain popped, the colours jumped and it was smooth shiny and oh so nice..

I then spent the rest of the morning spraying everything that I have in inventory…

I will still keep with the oil finish when required but as far as time saved… I am now a huge fan of spraying..

I could not believe how easy the Earlex is… and you can see the reflections in the other boards…

About Lazy Larry

Just a woodworker sharing some of the things learnt the hard way... so you don't make the same mistakes...
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2 Responses to Spraying.

  1. Bill says:

    Wow, what are you spraying on?
    Those LLs and boards look fantastic and are an inspiration to us all!

  2. Jean says:

    What are you spraying. Is it an oil finish?

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