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Earlex Viscosity Cup (Ford #4)

Measures the viscosity of your coating, helping to ensure a flawless finish.
Item #
55842
Rating:
100% of 100

This viscosity cup from Earlex is used to measure the viscosity of paints and finishes prior to spraying. Just submerge it in your coating, lift it out, and time how long it takes to drain. Add the appropriate thinner until you reach the correct drain time for your spray needle. This simple process is an invaluable step toward ensuring a flawless finish. Compatible with all Earlex spray station models.

(1) Earlex SG243 Viscosity Cup (Ford #4)
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Brand Earlex
Manufacturer Part Number 0153165
Weight 0.0500
Tech Spec
  • Type: Ford #4
5.0 / 5.0
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Good viscosity cup
Great product! Works well to help me thin paint properly.
October 31, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
perfect item to go with my new Earlex spayer
Jarred S on Dec 9, 2019
the right flow is very important for nice finish
Patrick E on Nov 13, 2019
perfect item to go with my new Earlex spayer
Jarred S on Dec 9, 2019
To make sure the paint I am spraying isn't to thick
John B on Dec 7, 2019
the right flow is very important for nice finish
Patrick E on Nov 13, 2019
Purchased to complete my order of the Earlex HVLP sprayer. BEST PRICE on internet
Mike H on Oct 24, 2019
For paint thinning
Donald T on Oct 15, 2019
Husband said to get it
Brenda P on Oct 4, 2019
A QC check if the material was right
Michael B on Sep 29, 2019
needed
Terry S on Aug 24, 2019
I need to make sure that the Viscosity is right for the sprayer.
Michael C on Jul 8, 2019
to paint accurately
Brian F on Jun 20, 2019
It didn't come with my sprayer
Bruce S on Jun 4, 2019
Was recommended
Ronald N on May 25, 2019
Measure powder flow
Bret P on May 19, 2019
helps get the thickness of the material thin enough for the sprayer
JonEMax on May 18, 2019
Because the HomeRight Super HVLP doesn't come with it for some odd reason
Jerzsubbie on May 12, 2019
Supposed to make getting the paint thinned to the right viscosity a lot easier.
Peter T on May 3, 2019
Bought Paint Sprayer
Ben L on Apr 8, 2019
need it
John B on Mar 19, 2019
need it for homeright paint sprayer
David B on Feb 10, 2019
Needed one & no home improvement or paint stores in my area carry them.
H A on Feb 2, 2019
For use with my HomeRight HPLV sprayer, for proper viscosity measurement.
Sally C on Dec 6, 2018
spray paint viscosity is the number 2 most critical attribute of high quality paint spray
STEVE I on Nov 27, 2018
accurate thinning of paint
Panos F on Nov 26, 2018
we need to adjust our paint sprayer for sherwin williams lacquer paint, we need to know the paint viscosity. The paint is showing bubbles on the wood.
Amy B on Aug 8, 2018
To make sure the paint I am spraying isn't to thick
John B on Dec 7, 2019
Purchased to complete my order of the Earlex HVLP sprayer. BEST PRICE on internet
Mike H on Oct 24, 2019
What is the correct time for both the 1.5 & 2.5 Earlex tips?
Paul W on Feb 5, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Almost all furniture/cabinet finishes are thin enough to spray with most equipment. The need for thinning mostly depends on the environmental situation you are spraying in, to correct for blush or orange peel.
For materials that require thinning to spray properly, check the can to see if there is a suggested viscosity for HVLP, if not, it's up to you to find. There are many charts online that will give you a range of viscosity for different materials, but the truth is, your situation is different than mine.
If I'm at 80F degrees, 5 stage turbine with a .08mm needle set. My viscosity will need to be different than yours at 68F degrees, 3 stage turbine, 1.5mm needle. But let's not turn this into rocket science. Try spraying without thinning, doesn't work? Thin 5% until it does. Use the viscosity cup to record the thickness until you get it right, then you'll always know your target.
I'll be more specific. Latex paint with the 2.5 should spray, but will leave a roller like texture, with the 1.5 you should thin latex 5-10% with water and it will leave a nicer finish. For a fine finish with latex, also add a flow agent.
Is this similar to Din4 flow cup 53 211?
iwsss1995 on May 2, 2019
BEST ANSWER: No, it's nothing like a Ford #4 cup and any of our suggestions about viscosity are based on the Ford #4 cup that comes with our sprayer or is available separately. You might find a conversion chart on-line that would work for you, if you already have a Din 4.