Apollo ECO HVLP Spray Systems
Apollo HVLP produces powerful and efficient spraying tools that allow you to easily finish your projects with stain or paint without leaving brush strokes or an uneven finish. The Eco HVLP series spray systems are designed for smaller shops or hobbyists. These spray systems feature the capabilities and quality of their larger industrial cousins.
Apollo ECO HVLP Spray System Comparison Resources
Understanding and Using your Apollo H.V.L.P. Gravity Feed Spray Gun
Understanding and Using your Apollo H.V.L.P. Spray Gun
Apollo ECO HVLP Spray System Information
What is HVLP?
HVLP stands for “High Volume Low Pressure”, and refers to a type of spray-painting machine. The spray gun requires a lower pressure (LP) than conventional spray guns that use an air compressor. They also use a higher volume (HV) of air to propel the paint. This combination results in more paint or finish reaching the target surface and in reduced overspray. HVLP sprayers are generally credited with consuming less material and reducing air pollution.
Bleeder HVLP Spray Guns VS Non Bleeder HVLP Spray Guns
Woodworkers in general find using a bleed or non-bleeder a matter of preference. You’ll find strong defenders of both types, but in the end the difference between the guns themselves is pretty simple.
With Bleeder HVLP spray guns, air flows continuously through the gun's cap when the turbine is on. Don’t fret, though – the paint or finish won’t come out unless you pull the trigger. But the air will flow as long as the turbine is on.
Non-Bleeder HVLP spray guns, on the other hand, have a trigger that opens air flow and allows the paint or finish to be sprayed. Non-Bleeder systems allow you to have the turbine running without the air passing through the gun.
We do recommend that you purchase a system designed for your spray gun because Non-Bleeder turbines require an air relief valve to help prevent a buildup of pressure in the turbine that could damage the motor.
What are the benefits of using a Apollo ECO HVLP Spray System?
Those who have used a spray system are aware of the quality difference between a sprayed finish and a brushed finish. A sprayed finish takes less time to apply, generally drys faster, produces less mess, reaches areas that brush painting would find challenging and results in a stroke-less smoother finish. Overall, the finish appears more professional and makes complicated painting projects (such as shutters) much more achievable.
High Level of Accuracy
One of the complaints about sprayers in the past has been that they waste too much paint. Apollo’s HVLP Spray Systems allow you to control the spray strength and spray shape for a very high level of control. This higher level of accuracy not only reduces overspray but also greatly reduces wasted material (paint or finish) and makes the painting process that much more enjoyable.
Dual Air Filtration
The ECO line from Apollo features an efficient air-flow design as well as Dual Air Filtration with QT™ Quiet Technology. The result is a tool that is not only better for your health than other spray systems but also is better for the environment.
All of the HVLP Spray Systems in the Apollo ECO line are light enough to be easily transported, allowing you to work both in your shop and onsite. In addition to weighing 20 lbs. or less, each turbine features a handle, a docking area for you to place your spray gun and a lightweight hose.