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Rockler HVLP Finishing Sprayer

Works with anything from lacquer to latex, with minimal overspray—features Earlex® HVLP technology.
Item #
56405
Rating:
80% of 100

Designed with simplicity and versatility in mind, the Rockler Finishing Sprayer is the ideal solution for anyone wanting a smooth, professional-quality finish in very little time. It is capable of applying anything from lacquer finishes, varnishes and urethanes to unthinned latex paints. Thanks to Earlex® high-volume, low-pressure technology (HVLP), it does so with minimal overspray. The spray pattern is adjustable from 1'' to 12'' wide so you can tailor the output to your needs. The 13' flexible hose provides enough length so you can move around your project, while the 1 qt. paint cup provides plenty of capacity without excessive weight. 1.5mm and 2.5mm needles are included, along with complete instructions for operation and cleaning.


Sprays a wide variety of finishes, including:

  • Varnishes
  • Waterborne lacquer
  • Lacquers
  • Urethanes
  • Latex
  • Enamels
  • Stains
  • Water sealants
  • Wood treatments
(1) Rockler Finishing Sprayer
(1) Paint/Finish Cup
(1) 13' Air Hose
(1) 1.5mm Tip & Needle
(1) 2.5mm Tip & Needle
(1) Set of Operating Instructions
Rockler Protection Plan

With the Rockler Protection Plan, you'll get accidental damage coverage immediately upon purchase of your tool. Plus, we will extend the manufacturer's warranty for your choice of an additional 1 or 2 years. We'll take care of all parts and labor for any repairs, with no deductibles and no hassles. If your tool can not be repaired, we'll gladly replace it. Available in the US only. Click here to learn more.

Standard Manufacturer's Warranty: 1 year
More Information
Brand Rockler
Weight 8.0000
Tech Spec
  • Turbine: 700W; 2-stage
  • Hose Length: 13'
  • Cup Capacity: 1 quart
  • Included Tips/Needles: 1.5mm and 2.5mm
  • Spray Pattern Width: 1'' to 12''
  • Vendor Part Number: 529049
Cup Capacity 32 oz
Cord Length 13 ft
Style HVLP
4.0 / 5.0
119 Reviews
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Sprayed cedar boxes with polyurethane came out perfect the first time I used it.
January 15, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Bought this to spray poly on some cabinet doors, works great.
January 8, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Do it, you won't regret it...
Works great as a project sprayer. I used it for a mantle and to paint my cabinets as soon as I got it. Worked perfectly. Remember to rinse the gun out with water between coats. It will save you a lot of headache ??
December 22, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great for the money
December 1, 2019
Purchased
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
works well
I've used it twice, once spraying water based poly and once spraying deck stain.
It worked great for both
September 22, 2019
Purchased
10 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Great
Used twice now for applying polyurethane, and so far so good. Definitely a HUGE bang for buck. It has been easy to use and easy to clean. It disassembles for cleaning easily, all the bits that need to be cleaned are easy to access, and putting it back together is foolproof. I had another cheap HVLP that I used before this one that was such a pain to re-assemble. The parts weren't keyed, so it was easy to put it together wrong. But this Rockler one, all the pieces are keyed so you would be hard pressed to re-assemble it incorrectly.

With some tweaking of my technique my last project came out perfect. Some people mentioned issues with orange peel; I had the same result on my first attempt (with GF water based poly). The problem was putting on coats too thick. I would put on coats thick enough that I could clearly see coat. That's definitely too much. Second time around I lowered the volume on the sprayer, and made the coats thin enough that it's barely noticeable that they're even going on. It's a smart idea to have good lighting so you can see the slight shine.

At that level of coat, with three layers, the final result was smooth with no orange peel.

I also recommend getting a second cup with a lid. I keep clean water on hand in the second cup and just swap the cups after doing a spray to quickly purge the gun.

So yeah, for polyurethane this is working great and worth every penny.
August 3, 2019
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
It's working above my expectations and easily adjusted for the viscosity of the polyurethane I have been working with. The finish lays on smooth and consistent with quicker drying time, a huge plus! I have already told a few woodworking friends about it.
August 2, 2019
Purchased
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Works very well
July 30, 2019
Purchased
6 months ago
Awesome Sprayer and Easy To Use
After looking at all the good reviews I went ahead and ordered this finishing sprayer. My first project was to strip and refinish our kitchen cabinets. This sprayer worked so smoothly. and it is so lite that you can keep working for a long time easily. The clean up was easy. Beside coming apart and going back together quickly the plastic materials cleaned up easier than my previous metal unit. I would recommend this to anyone starting out or if you are a seasoned finisher.
July 26, 2019
Purchased
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
good first sprayer
Bought to try on a large project I was doing. It worked extremely well although the instruction book is minimal at best
July 25, 2019
Purchased
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
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Why did you choose this?
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I chose this one because of all the great reviews. I will leave a review of my own when I receive it and try it for myself.
Miguel on Dec 29, 2019
I've been interested in using a HVLP Finishing Sprayer and seeing this Rockler HVLP Finishing Sprayer on sale made it a no brainier.
Roussant M on Dec 20, 2019
I chose this one because of all the great reviews. I will leave a review of my own when I receive it and try it for myself.
Miguel on Dec 29, 2019
sale, want to give spray finishing a try
PETER D on Dec 29, 2019
I've been interested in using a HVLP Finishing Sprayer and seeing this Rockler HVLP Finishing Sprayer on sale made it a no brainier.
Roussant M on Dec 20, 2019
Have the old one
harvest a on Dec 20, 2019
going to refinish kitchen and read the reviews. The sale pushed me to try it hope it works for me.Thanks
Edwin D on Dec 20, 2019
Because of the reviews I read
JOHNNY on Dec 15, 2019
well i have not got it yet but it looks great and will save me from buying the huge sprayers also save me money
bernardo d on Dec 15, 2019
A gift for my woodworking son for Christmas, all reviews appeared to be a good product
Kathy B on Dec 15, 2019
Good reviews and price.
Glenn J on Dec 14, 2019
it is well-rated and some projects now in the pipeline need a good affordable sprayer.
Paul H on Dec 14, 2019
To make applying coats of paint, urethane, and stains on multiple items easier.
Timothy V on Dec 14, 2019
Trying to step up my game on finishing
Thomas J M on Dec 13, 2019
Excellent finish in less time
Charles S on Dec 12, 2019
Because Rockler COMPLETLY screwed up my order for their previous (less expensive) on-sale HVLP sprayer. Now, 2.5 weeks later and after a 20% mark-up, we'll see if they will actually deliver a product.
David G on Dec 11, 2019
Best price and ratings for item of quality range I was looking for.
David L on Dec 11, 2019
It's the right price point for me and Rockler has always been my first choice
Kimberly A on Dec 11, 2019
highly recommended, good sale price
David S on Dec 8, 2019
Borrowed a friend's rockler HVLP 1000w sprayer and it worked great. I could not find the exact 1000w sprayer, so I chose what I thought was the closest similar product.
Sean G on Dec 7, 2019
I need spray the ceiling with this sprayer I hear this kind of spray do the work, do the work pretty Well I hope I would let you know later How it came thanks
Danilo A on Dec 2, 2019
Recommended by Wagner chat person
S M on Dec 2, 2019
Your youtube video "How to Paint Cabinet Doors Using an HVLP Sprayer | Rogue Engineer Project"
Donald R on Dec 2, 2019
Great price, has good reviews.
JACOB J. P on Dec 1, 2019
Christmas gift
M A on Dec 1, 2019
on sale need to paint cabinets try this instead of paint brush
Richard M on Dec 1, 2019
I wanted to always try this type of finish on my projects. I just can't seem to eliminate brush strokes and am thinking this is just what I need. Thinking this is the time to purchase and the price is great at this time.
Kris A on Dec 1, 2019
On grandson's Christmas list!
Susan U on Dec 1, 2019
Good reviews
CHARLES E D on Dec 1, 2019
The price was great and all Rockler products I have purchased have been great.
joseph m on Nov 30, 2019
I have been wanting to try spraying finishes & this seems like a good chance without a large investment.
Roland G on Nov 30, 2019
Good reviews, decent price.
Anthony C on Nov 30, 2019
Present for son-in-law
Tom B on Nov 29, 2019
Sounds like it should simple to use with all materials. Good price.
Manfred W on Nov 29, 2019
Seems like a reasonable price to get started with spray finishing projects
DAVID M on Nov 29, 2019
Looking for an easy to use and clean sprayer for small home projects. Great price as well.
Robert J on Nov 29, 2019
Great price. Earlex technology ( compared to 339.00 lowest price of earlex) and reviews.
Neil O on Nov 28, 2019
This is my second one. Had the first one for several years and got fantastic service from it. Finally wore it out, replaced with like kind.
Dwight W on Oct 30, 2019
Price, Covers my needs to apply poly
John Glinn G on Oct 28, 2019
best deal for quality finish
Carrie B on Oct 12, 2019
Read reviews and watched videos , decided to buy.
Geraldine E on Oct 12, 2019
Friend recommended it for a large outdoor bench: using water-based polyurethane.
Lawrence S on Sep 22, 2019
Recommended for DIY projection screen painting
Mengste Thomas L on Sep 20, 2019
recommended by a friend
Dawn B on Sep 18, 2019
Previous customer reviews
Terry S on Aug 24, 2019
Heard very good things about this finish sprayer
kevin on Aug 3, 2019
Recommended by my sister, she loves hers.
Karen C on Jul 18, 2019
Looking for a moderate cost paint system to get started. Trusted other reviews and comments.
Ron N on Jul 16, 2019
Sprays lacquer
Mike S on Jul 10, 2019
Good price and reviews. Looking for a sprayer that I can paint cabinets with
Dan D on Jul 10, 2019
Online reviews were very good.
Aaron S on Jul 9, 2019
recommended by a friend
donovan r on Jul 4, 2019
sale, want to give spray finishing a try
PETER D on Dec 29, 2019
Have the old one
harvest a on Dec 20, 2019
Which tip is best for spraying poleurathane?
John C on Apr 14, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The fine finish needle is the 1.5mm, it should give you better atomization, the 2.5 will also spray urethane, but a much thicker application too. As a cabinetmaker I use the 1.5 for my fine finishing, no matter what the material I am spraying.
will this spray epoxy paint?
Myron K on Apr 26, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It sure will, we sell a lot of these to tub refinishers. Clean the gun out quickly when you're done.
Will it spray latex without thinning?
Jman56 on Apr 26, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It will spray any liquid up to and including the viscosity of latex paints and epoxies.
Will it spray shellac?
James F on Apr 26, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Easy. Use the 1.5mm needle.
Does enamle paint require thinning prior to spraying?
donmar on Nov 23, 2017
About ease of cleanup for the Rockler HVLP Finishing Sprayer?
Mike C on Apr 26, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Easy. Take it apart, wash the parts, put it together. Very simple process to follow. I think it takes less time than cleaning brushes and/or rollers. Hands still get wet unless you wear gloves.
why would I need a 1.0 mm needle for the rockler finishing sprayer?
Ricogato on Apr 26, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The smaller opening gives an ultra-fine finish when spraying thin materials, such as lacquers, urethanes and varnishes.
Has anyone used the Earlex 5500 professional gun with this instead of the plastic one that comes with it?
Ted K on Oct 29, 2017
Do you need a special lacquer with this sprayer? Most I've seen say for brushing only.
Ron a on Aug 24, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No I have sprayed normal lacquer. You might want to use a retarder with it though
I'm looking to spray my poplar doors and drawer fronts so I just recently purchased a Wagner 518080 HVLP sprayer to spray them. I have thinned the Zinsser primer (haven't gotten to paint yet) to what the manufacture recommends (10 oz water per gallon), but yet I cannot get this sprayer to spray right/smoot finish. My question is this, is this made by Wagner (read that it uses wagner filters) or Rockler? Can I use this with on poplar to get a smooth finish if I use the 1.5mm and Sherwin Williams Pro paint?

Thank you
ratcityrain on Aug 4, 2017
the hvlp I purchased just recently, does it have a viscosity rating for shooting paints, oil and latex?
Roger Y on Feb 6, 2018
What is it's decibel rating, noise level?
Dan E on Apr 29, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Not sure of the dB raiting but it wasn't too loud. I sprayed trim in a small bathroom and didn't wear ear protection. It reminds me of my Kenmore vacuum (probably a little louder).
How can I prevent from orange peel ? I used latex paint and had a significant orange peel... too much paint? too close? I thinned the paint a bit, but I was wondering if thinned it too much ... I really don't know which one I should adjust. Thanks
TomMTL on Apr 21, 2018
Is there a constant flow of air through the spray tip or does the air flow start and stop with the pull of the trigger?
Greg T on May 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The air flow is constant
Do I need an air compressor, or is this all I require?
Peter G on May 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: This is self contained, so it is all you need
can this sprayer spray water based stains and oil based stains?
JOHN L on May 17, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Water based, oil based and lacquer based too!
Where can I find a 2.5mm replacement needle?
Phillip W on Sep 13, 2017
How do i use it for ceilings?
stinker on May 23, 2017
BEST ANSWER: You sure can spray ceilings, just turn the pickup tube around so it points towards the back of the cup and start spraying.
Okay to lightly coat sprayer parts with petroleum jelly prior to spraying latex make clean-up easier? Any parts to avoid?
Jane S on Jul 20, 2017
BEST ANSWER: no need to do this.....it cleans up VERY easily!
Why does hose get hot during spraying??
John C on May 19, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The longer the motor runs, the more friction generated heat there is. It will top out at about 109F. It has no effect on the system or finishing.
Gravity feed seems to be more versatile than siphon guns. Will this system be available with a gravity feed gun or will it even work with a gravity fed paint gun?
Gary on Jul 28, 2017
Does this cup fit the Rockler HVLP Finishing Sprayer Item #: 56405?
AZCraig on May 19, 2017
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BEST ANSWER: Unfortunately the old replacement cups do no fit on the new unit. We are expecting to get replacement cups for the new sprayer in the fall.
I can always experiment, but if someone already knows, ask. What laytex paint brand and thinning ratio works to refinish furniture in 3-4 coats (first being a primer)?
MattD on May 29, 2017
BEST ANSWER: In a semi-gloss latex, I used about 1/4 cup Floetrol mixed into the gallon and about 1/8 cup water in each sprayer cup fill I did, and that worked well for me. (I was using my trim paint, and didn't want to thin the whole gallon in case I needed to do touch ups by hand; but I liked the idea of the Floetrol being in there.)
Can I keep paint in the sprayer in between coats?
Steve D on Jul 14, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I did. Only thing is I had to clean off the nozzle tip as the paint had dried on it. However, the paint in the bucket was fine. (Longest I left it was overnight. Can't say what would happen after that.)
I have never had a sprayer before, but I have seen where professional painter use them and overspray or air borne particles end up everywhere. I have a small shop (but I imagine no matter how big they all seem small from time to time) and I can't dedicate a space for spraying. Which leads to my question, how much overspray is there with this sprayer? Will I have to cover all my big tools? I can clear a space put down drop clothes, etc. but even with spray cans in my shop it seems that it gets air borne and goes everywhere.
Edward C on Jun 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: A conventional air compressor set up gives you about 40% over spray, with HVLP it's below 10% and gets better as you get better with the sprayer. You should always have some ventilation and expect some overspray. Common sense stuff, like get your wife's car out of the room, cover tools and washing machine and the next project in progress that you don't want to paint white. Good luck with your projects.
I previously purchased the inexpensive Rockler HVLP-1000. It did not work with unthinned latex, and does not work very well even after significant thinning to get the required viscosity. The spray tended to splatter somewhat, which can be a nice texture, but hard to reproduce. Does the newer Finish Sprayer really work better with unthinned latex? Is there some reason this model will perform better? Should it possible to get a smooth finish, or will it likely be dimpled without thinning or using Floetrol?
George R on Jun 9, 2017
BEST ANSWER: There is a huge difference in power. The old version was getting about 1.5psi the new Rockler Finish Sprayer gives you 3.5psi which will spray un-thinned latex paint. Use the larger needle for spraying un-thinned latex on a wall with a slight roller like texture, to eliminate that texture thin about 5% with water. Use the small needle for "fine" finishing, even with latex, but thin it 10% with water and add Floetrol to help it level. If you're looking for a "mirror" finish, you won't find it with latex paint. Rockler has lots of finishing products that will give you a mirror finish while using this sprayer.
Do you recommend the extra dollars for the cleaning kit or easy enough to clean without?
David K on Jun 21, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I found that a small cleaning brush came with my unit. The unit is so easy to disassemble and clean that I do not plan to spend the money on the cleaning kit.
In the description it mentions that you do not have to thin latex paint. Yet when I read the on-line instruction booklet, it said latex had to be thinned. What's the correct answer?
Katie D on May 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I have seen a demonstration where they sprayed Behr paint right out of the can so it can be done without thinning. I do however find that I get a better finish when I do thin out the material and put on several thinner coats. The instructions not say that it is require but it does say that it may result in faster spraying, a better finish and less material usage
Do it spray oil based gloss Rust-Oleum and 2k clear coat acrylic urethane??
Quentin N on Mar 7, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Not sure, I only use it on poly and it works very well. Hope this helps.
What angle will the sprayer work at?
toolman on Jun 13, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The pickup tube in the paint canister can be positioned at any angle, front, back, sides, so it will pick up paint at basically any angle. The degree of angle will dictate how much paint you will be able to draw up which will determine how often you need to refill the paint canister. I painted both overhead and straight down on a floor, the sprayer worked fine and I was able to draw almost all of the paint from the paint canister. Extreme angles didn't seem to cause any sprayer malfunctions. You can also vary the spay pattern from vertical to horizontal to spot which helps if you have to angle the sprayer.
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