Spraying Zinsser Bullseye 123

25 Oct 2014
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United Kingdom
I was wondering if anyone has experience spraying Zinsser Bullseye 123 primer with an HVLP?

I just repainted an internal door at the weekend, first priming it using BIN with a foam roller and then spraying scuff x with a HVLP. There was clear orange peel effect after the BIN. The result is ok after 2 topcoats but there is some orange peel showing through in parts.

I was thinking next time spraying the primer and using Bullseye 123 instead as it's WB so easier to cleanup in the sprayer?
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I have never used 123.

Back in the days when hand painting cabinets was my bread and butter, I once tried BIN as a primer for a 4m bookcase. Previously, I used acrylic primer and then expected to spend 8 hours sanding the finish (read; MDF grain raise) flat. The BIN was applied with a mini roller, it took about 13 hours to sand it flat and I used about 3 times more abrasives.

I am impressed that you managed to use a foam roller. The first time that I used BIN with a foam rad roller, after a couple of hours, the roller extended to twice its original length and just became floppy.

I have only ever sprayed BIN in the aerosol cans. The nozzles clog pretty quickly though.

I only ever use my HVLP for 2K and (occasionally) oil based paints. It is an old 3 stage Fuji unit- not really up to spraying waterbased unless I add loads of Floetrol.

If your unit is happy to spray BM Scuff X, I don't see why you would have a problem with 123.

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