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    Do you need a Graco mk5 or can it be done with a smaller machine?

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    Depends on what your using, My graco 490max low boy easy sprays some of the liquid level 5 products in the paint bucket, In fact those claims they make on size of sprayer and pressure needed and size of tips is crazy, I used mine at the recommended pressure and tip and OMG what a mess, FAR to much, I backed it of to about 1900psi from 2500psi and dropped the tip size and it worked fine, The stated machine sizes are only to cover there arse, BUT, if your doing a lot of it then go a bigger machine. Personally i feel those level 5 spray products are a waste of time, One heavy coat of standard sealer/primer sprayed will do the same thing and your level four needs to be perfect, It wont fill scratches chips etc, A true level five is AP mud, thinned, then rolled on the wall with a big lambs wool roller then troweled flat, IMO This fills and covers everything and is so flat and smooth, But agian, it all depends on size of jobs and if your a crew or not. If you want to spray mud then a graco M5 is needed for that.

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    I have never been convinced that just a sprayed finish of mud is 'good enough.' IMO it needs to be flat as Cazna says.

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    So just a normal tape job and spray finish with Sealer or Tuff Hide (or is it both?) would be good enough??

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    There is many ways, You could just roll one coat of sealer, light check, Sand smooth, Then roll another coat of sealer to get the build up, Then two top coats, Thats prob as good as one sprayed coat, and faster if you take masking and clean up into it, Or roll mud and trowel smooth, Or just skim it, Thats all level 5, Those sprayed products arnt that good really, Its just thick paint, I can build up and cross hatch normal sealer to do the same thing.

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    Cheers for that Caz

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian S View Post
    Cheers for that Caz
    Let us know what your upto and how it goes brian, Hope that helped.

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    the mark 4 does apretty good job - or even the Aristospray QP025 - half the price of a mark 5

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