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Looking around for a spray gun for my woodworking projects, I've found this one. This spray gun perfectly fits a couple of my requirements, so I'm seriously considering buying it.

However, I'm in doubt because of one thing that is mentioned in the description:

NOT SUITABLE FOR WATERBASED MATERIALS

And since I'm a total newbie in painting, I've decided to ask a couple of questions here:

  • What are pros and cons of water-based vs solvent-based paints?
  • Will I lose much by having a spray gun not suitable for water-based materials?
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Contains rustable parts? Nozzle clogs due to latex? –  Fiasco Labs Nov 13 '12 at 18:37
    
what type of painting jobs do you want to do? That will make a difference in what type of sprayer to use. –  shirlock homes Nov 13 '12 at 19:00
    
@shirlockhomes, I will use it mostly for painting small or medium-sized wooden parts (say, shelf), lacquer. –  Andrejs Cainikovs Nov 13 '12 at 19:39
    
@FiascoLabs, I have no idea. –  Andrejs Cainikovs Nov 13 '12 at 19:43
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If you are only going to use lacquer, a small air powered half pint gun would be fine. the same type you would use to shoot auto paints. These air sprayers will not shoot heavy based products like latex. –  shirlock homes Nov 13 '12 at 20:30
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You never got an answer so I will give you a simple one. I'm not a painter and just have a small amount of general knowledge...

And since I'm a total newbie in painting, I've decided to ask a couple of questions here:

  • What are pros and cons of water-based vs solvent-based paints?
  • Will I lose much by having a spray gun not suitable for water-based materials?

Pros and cons of water-based vs solvent-based? Well a simple answer would be that water-based is easier to work with, easier to clean up, better for the environment, and healthier. Solvent-based is tougher to work with and clean up, not so good for the environment, but generally considered better and more durable. Often most professional or factory finishes are solvent-based.

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