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Old 04-08-2008, 10:46 AM   #1
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Multispec Spraying??


Anyone have any experience with multi spec and want to give some advice? What is the best rig for spraying it?
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Old 04-08-2008, 05:56 PM   #2
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Re: Multispec Spraying??


You need to use an HVLP... preferably using the pressure pot and finish gun... not the cup... I dont remember what size tip... I want to say 2 but I am not 100% sure... You will have to do a few test runs to get it to where it works for you...

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It can be sprayed with an airless! Just pull all your filters, fairly large tip, and when you think you have good coverage, paint some more, that stuff really shrinks.

But I agree that an hvlp and pressure pot is the preferred way to go.
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Re: Multispec Spraying??


what exactly is this stuff? Purpose?
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Watch your pressure if it is too high your multi spec will spyder web out. I would also suggest an inline pas through style pressure gauge on your airless that way if you dont finish job in a day or have to touch up you can set to exact pressure you previously used. Multi spec is a talent to spray properly many people dont do such a great job with it.
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what exactly is this stuff? Purpose?
Its a type of industrial paint, you see it quite often in like doctor offices and such. usually whitish paint with like red,blue,black specs in it about the size of a pencil point. Just an expensive decorative paint instead of the usual flat 1 color paint
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There are different types of Muti Spec... I believe the ONLY one that you can use an airless with is called Multi Spec / Fine Fleck....

DO NOT USE an airless for any other type of Muti Spec...

There is A LOT to learn about Multi Spec it is not the same as conventional spraying you may be used to doing where you just plop the sprayer into a bucket and go for it... There are many options... many applications...

It has been awhile since I have done a Mutli Spec project but I have done a handful of them and I only know bits of info that I can remember...

I suggest doing some other forms of research to get more in depth info on it...
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do not mix it agresivley.m i x i t g e n t l e y.spray it hvlp turbine biggest projector set, v e r t i c a l & h o r i z a n t a l pass patterns.dont pay more than 50 bucks a gallon.dont over pressurize or u will get tails.apply clear coat to areas that will get a lot of use and abuse.thats my two pesos.
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Re: Multispec Spraying??


I use a 2 gallon peressure pot and gun. My dealer had special tips for the those type of paints. Back when Aqua-Flek was still around, thay had a low pressure fan pattern tip for conventional guns that sprayed a nice wide, flat pattern (Aqua-Flek has some products that had rather large particles in them) still works great for the Multi-Spec's products too. At approx 18" from the wall it sprays a pattern about 1" to 2" wide by 14" to 16" tall.
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anyone ever heard of using mutlispec on a floor then clearing it?
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Multi-spec is a beautiful oil/latex base finish. Yes, both oil and water paint based material spray only.
Excellent institutional / commercial corridor finish for schools ,offices etc..
I did a ton of it a few years back . Very expensive material. Drys like a rock. Many , many 2,3 and even 4 colors at one shot. I see that they make a water base only material too. It's been a while.
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so it'd work on flooring? I used some multistone from midwest chem. and it worked great. They say it can be used on floors. I was just curious if sherwins multispec was comparable.
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Re: Multispec Spraying??


best way and equipment to use is as follows;

1. Binks 2100 gun.

2. 68 ss fluid tip.

3. 68 22 air nozzel.

4. 568 needle.

5. Dual regulater 2.5 gallon pressure pot.

6. 3 to 5 horse power, 25 gallon air compressor.

7. Fluid pressure 45 to 55 psi.

8. Air pressure 40 to 50 lbs.

Adjust fluid and air as needed. Cross hatch method is best with 20 to 24 inch distance from spray area.

More air pressure smaller the particles. Less air larger the particles.

Have fun.
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I agree with post #1 , use a pressure pot *best*.....I did apply it with an HVLP and large cup gun with a #3 tip......It was not too far off from the product supplied sample the customer had , However it was off and not exact. The only thing that saved me was that the owner of my company had set it up so that he would not guarantee an exact match. I think we could have gotten it closer had we used a pressure pot. She was very happy anyway. I made long light sweeps , let it set up a little , then went over it medium/heavy.....the work was in all the masking.
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Re: Multispec Spraying??


I used it 15 years ago or so... I went one way on a hall with a new hvlp, and another guy started in the other direction with a binks gun and pot. When we met up around the building mine matched the sample and his was way off. The binks gun broke up the particles way too much, but the hvlp layed them on more evenly. The Binks gun was faster, but depends on which your wanting.

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