Apollo – your start to a perfect finish…..
High Volume Low Pressure (HVLP) is the very clever way for you to paint spray!
At the heart of every Apollo HVLP Spray Painting System is a powerful and efficient turbine, delivering High Volume air at Low Pressure. It’s this massive air volume that atomises the paint, not the pressure, so your paint stays on the surface and does not bounce back onto surrounding areas nor into your immediate atmosphere. You can spray cleanly, efficiently and achieve a fantastic finish with minimal masking off. And because “bounce back” is reduced you will save paint and help protect the environment. The Apollo is perfect where your space is limited and for on-site paint spraying, classic cars, shop fitting, decorating, custom kitchen fitters and bath re-enamellers. In fact, anywhere needing clean, hassle free spraying with a great finish! The Spraymaster is so easy for you to use, Apollo is the ideal introduction to the world of spraying and all the benefits that it offers you.
All Apollo paint sprayers are supplied completely ready for you to use with a turbine power unit, air hose and spray gun. Turbines are oil free and need no regular maintenance, just a filter change from time to time. Simplicity itself to use, no special skills are needed, you can achieve that perfect finish with little practice. Models are available for hobby and professional users alike, there’s an Apollo Paint Sprayer to suit every budget. 110 volt available on request.
“What a Fantastic Sprayer”, a phrase heard a lot at an exhibition following the launch of the all new range of Apollo High Volume Low Pressure (HVLP) Turbine Spray Systems. “The perfect system for any spray finisher”.
With the evermore sophisticated and decorative coatings now available, most of which have to be sprayed to achieve the right finish, many painters & decorators are having to use spray equipment for the first time. Apollo is the ideal introduction to your world of spraying and all the benefits that it offers, it’s so easy to use.
The Apollo Sprayer is; clean, gives you consistent coverage and most importantly there are no special skills required! Spraying with Apollo is the answer to all those awkward spraying problems, cornices, covings, ‘Old Style’ radiators as well as ‘theatrical’ type settings – without fuss or drama!
The very professional Pro-Spray 1500 model has a massive 1500 watt motor and is equipped with a brand new “non bleed” designer spray gun – a first for Apollo and never seen before at this price level.
“Non bleed” means the gun has the same characteristics of a more expensive spray gun so the air shuts off when you release the trigger– just like a conventional spray gun, but with all the significant benefits of HVLP i.e. no spray mist or overspray, making the system a dream to use and perfect for on-site work.
Consider this; a theatre stage has to be redesigned regularly on an ‘ad hoc’ basis because of the continuing scenery changes. The whole arena has to be treated very sensitively (audience, seats, cast etc) and therefore theatres have a special application with Apollo for painting the “stage set” because, perfect control of the spray is essential. A stage requires excellent finish, little or no spray mist and you must bear in mind, the Apollo Paint sprayers are often used by stage-hands for the first time.
It’s not just on stage that Apollo Paint Sprayers succeed; they are perfect for when you are spraying indoors or on site inside your customers’ premises. Apollo sprayers are an essential tool for ‘custom kitchen’ fitters, shop fitters and of course painters & decorators.
Amazingly, prices are NOW lower than the previous models.
APOLLO High Volume Low Pressure Sprayers: Questions & Answers
Some of the most frequently asked questions about HVLP paint spraying to help you choose the Apollo Paint Sprayer that’s right for you.
I have read about HVLP Sprayers, what does this mean? HVLP stands for high volume low pressure. Unlike conventional sprayers, the air is delivered in high volumes but at low pressure. It is the tremendous volume of air that causes the paint to atomise, not the air pressure.
What is the advantage of HVLP?
Many! As the air is delivered at low pressure, the paint lands on the surface being sprayed and does not ‘bounce back’ or cause spray fog – the biggest drawback of spraying. This means that you will use about 40% less paint and because the overspray is so little, when spraying small or individual sections, you only need to mask off the immediate area.
But will it spray all types of paint?
The Apollo systems will handle virtually all types of paint, including cellulose, emulsion, stains, lacquers, oil based gloss, hammer finishes and primer fillers.
How is it powered?
The heart of the Apollo system is a highly efficient turbine. Depending on the model, it delivers up to 2500 litres per minute of dry, warm air. This ensures aclean continual supply of air to the gun. Unlike some compressed air systems,you won’t have to wait for the pressure to build up, and no additional filtersor pressure regulators are needed.
Why is it warm air?
The frictional forces inside the turbine blades heat the air, which dispels moisture and reduces the chance of ‘blooming’ if spraying cellulose. It also means the paint dries a little quicker so you can put on a second coat.
Can I run air tools off it?
No. The turbine is only working at low pressure. However, it will achieve a better finish than many low cost compressed air systems, and is much cleaner and friendlier to the environment, because you are not releasing as much paint into the atmosphere while using less power in the process.
I’ve never sprayed before; will I be able to use it?
Of course, Apollo sprayers are supplied as complete systems, including spray gun, hose, turbine and most importantly a very comprehensive guide to spraying. This is a stage by stage guide to spraying covering thinning paint to the correct viscosity, how to set up the gun and the easy way to spray flat surfaced, inside corner and cylinders. With just little experience you will soon get the hang of it.
Okay. I’m convinced, which model do I go for?
That depends on your budget and the amount of spraying you want to do. Spraymate is for spraying the odd jobs about the home. Spraymaster 1200, having a more powerful motor, is for the enthusiast who does quite a bit of painting. The models Pro-Spray 1500 are the professional systems for heavier everyday use. Specialised coating may require the extra feature of this high power 1500 model.
What about after sales service?
Apollo has been manufacturing HVLP sprayers for nearly 40 years. We have all machines and spares in stock ready for immediate delivery. There is always someone on hand to offer technical advice if you come across a problem.
This complete plug and play system is Simple, Clean in operation and No Mess once the job is finished.
Ideal for Workshop, Garage or Home use. The list is endless, you can Spray:
*Garden Furniture *Decking * Weed Killer *Machinery
*Interior Design *Tractors *Cars/Vans *Enamel Baths + Sinks
*Door Frames *Windows *Floors *Skirting Boards
*Vintage Cars *Doors *Walls *Fencing