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As The Distressed Fleur De Lis commented, "#GeneralFinishes Milk Paint can be used in a sprayer so I thought I would give it a try.

Orange Peel while Spraying

The 2.0 tip is too large for the gloss sheen when working with the Earlex 5500 sprayer. We recommend that you use a 1.5mm tip instead. 

One of the causes of orange peel is the application of too  much fluid and not enough atomization to break the product up into smaller droplets. It's similar to putting your finger over the end of a garden hose.

Gloss is going to be the most finicky of the all the sheens to spray. Both Critter and the Earlex devices are suitable but atomization can only be increased with smaller fluid tips or larger spray units.


Get the Look: Corinth Blue Milk Paint glaz

You can rub down the finish with 0000 steel wool and Orange Oil to lower the sheen.

Pro Tip: GF does not recommend using steel wool with water based finishes because the particles can become embedded and rust.


ANSWER: You can rub down the finish with 0000 steel wool and

Doug Parsons of D A Parsons Construction of Chesapeake, VA constructed a walk in closet and bathroom addition from cherry wood.

ANSWER: You can design your own custom glazes, washes and varnishes with General Finishes intermixable water based products. See tips and recipes below:

GF Tip: For all of the following mixes, GF recommends the following two steps:

FAQ Category

Although we spray product all the time in our workshop, with several sprayers ranging from airless to HVLP, we do not consider ourselves to be spray gun experts.

To get the latest information, we recommend you contact Jeff Jewitt and/or Paint Sprayers Plus for the best advice:

Between these two resources, you should get the information you need.

The following gun was used in our spray demo videos:

General Finishes water-based products can be sprayed through compressed air, HVLP, airless or C.A.S. units.

Surface Preparation: All surfaces should be clean and free from dirt and oil and sanded. Spray Application of General Finishes Water Based Finishes

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