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#1 JoanMaine

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 06:01 AM

I'd like to spray some glazes, but would like to find a non-electric / non-air compressor way to do it. I don't like the noise of the compressor, and also am really trying to minimize the environmental impact of creating pots as much as possible (I know - it's not a very green hobby, but I'm doing my best by using a kick wheel, etc.). I'm not particularly interested in using the sprayers you blow through - it doesn't seem like it can be healthy to be that close to the spray! Something like a spray bottle that could handle glaze, or even something that pumps up pressure with a bicycle pump or similar would be great! I won't be spraying that often so don't need a big expensive setup - this will be a very occasional thing to accent pieces. Any ideas?

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 06:51 AM

How about those pumps that you use to spray on apples, pears etc in spring? you pump up the pressure, and nozzles can be bought in different diameter.

Here is a link to show you what I mean. This is from Croatia, but I am sure this can be bought enywhere.

http://zone.valpoc.h...roizvodi_3.html

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 07:55 AM

Something like a spray bottle that could handle glaze, or even something that pumps up pressure with a bicycle pump or similar would be great!

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There are airbrush fittings that run off your "spare tire"- which you could re-fill with that bicycle pump. Excellent exercise, also!

#4 jd53

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 01:55 PM


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Posted 08 February 2012 - 02:40 PM

I've been wanting one of these for years, but can't find enough change in my couch to buy one:

http://www.paintec.c...guns.html<br />
Buy one here at Big Seramic store, among other places :
http://www.bigcerami...es/sprayers.htm

Here is another alternative, although I suspect it is underpowered for glazes, and the nozzles might clog/erode in a short time. Might be good for thinned underglazes though:

http://www.preval.com/what-is-preval

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 02:28 PM

This is a picture of the hand sprayer that I borrowed from a friend a few years ago that works quite well. I'll be buying one for myself this next summer.

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Unfortunately, this particular one is sold (as far as I know) only in Scandinavia from CEBEX / CERAMA. I would think though, that someone in the States must offer a similar product.


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Posted 09 February 2012 - 02:46 PM

That is the Paintec sprayer, to which I provided a link in my post. They must be pretty popular!They run $40-$50 here in the States.

#8 JoanMaine

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 03:46 PM

Thank you everyone, for all your ideas. What a lot of interesting ways to spray - especially the tire adapter! I'm going to order one of the Paintec sprayers - they seem like a nice system.

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 06:31 PM

I have an old electric paint sprayer (Wagner's) that augers the liquid up to a rotating disc that spews the glaze out. It has an adjusting lever to narrow or broaden the spray pattern. If I don't overfill, all it needs is a good swirly shake to keep everything in suspension. Works great for glazing tiles. My table is an old ping-pong table top setting on two sawhorses. This has also worked well in my spray booth. Desperation drove me to try this, but paint sprayers are made to spray viscous liquids, so why not?

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 06:38 PM

How about those pumps that you use to spray on apples, pears etc in spring? you pump up the pressure, and nozzles can be bought in different diameter.

Here is a link to show you what I mean. This is from Croatia, but I am sure this can be bought enywhere.

http://zone.valpoc.h...roizvodi_3.html


I just sprayed our 10 fruit trees with a sprayer like that-
we also spray our salt into the salt kiln with two that have been modified with brass wands with silver solder tips brazed on.
I do not feel glaze thats thick will go thru one for long without clogging. They are cheap enough to try and hold 1-3 gallons
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Posted 13 June 2014 - 08:34 AM

This is a picture of the hand sprayer that I borrowed from a friend a few years ago that works quite well. I'll be buying one for myself this next summer.

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Unfortunately, this particular one is sold (as far as I know) only in Scandinavia from CEBEX / CERAMA. I would think though, that someone in the States must offer a similar product.

Dear Sir,

My name is Diego and I am the Paintec`s owner. I just signed at this forum and I wonder if you could get the spray gun ?

Hope to hear from you soon.

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Posted 13 June 2014 - 10:24 AM

How about those pumps that you use to spray on apples, pears etc in spring? you pump up the pressure, and nozzles can be bought in different diameter.

Here is a link to show you what I mean. This is from Croatia, but I am sure this can be bought enywhere.

http://zone.valpoc.h...roizvodi_3.html

 

May or may not work. The stuff you spray on plants is a solution, whereas glazes are a suspension. The nozzle might not be able to handle the particulate matter of the glaze. It would be interesting to see a test, though.


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Posted 13 June 2014 - 04:53 PM

simon leach can be seen useing a sprayer like below to spray wood ash "glaze" on.

 

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 06:40 PM

I can't image the nozzles would be large enough on some of those sprayers. They would clog fast. I have one of those ones you pump and spray...it has a brass nozzle...it does not spray glaze tho works wonderfully for the waterproofing for my show tent.




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