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Old 10-21-2010, 03:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Question HVLP technique help plzzz!

Yes, Ive seen tons of videos on techniques but looks so darn easy until I get that darn gun in my hand!! I need help from my fabulous tantalk pros please. :)

1. speed
If I go slow it gets so saturated where I start so I 'chicken out' and go too fast but I know less solution is coming out (1.5oz?). It seems 'faster' would be the safer route for a beginner as less mistakes but... if slower gives 'more' saturation (2oz?) would that have any relation to tan lasting longer or does it just mean color is deeper? If so, my goal would be to go slow and steady right but darn ..easier said than done!-now I know why you get paid the big bucks-lol.

2. two coats (change position?)
Ive heard thru the grapevine when applying two coats the BEST way is to change position of BOTH nozzle and direction. I've kept nozzle in vertical position and change my direction NOT nozzle (Im cheating a little). So is there really the perfect way?... vertical for both coats or should I actually do both positions AND switch nozzle as well?

This learning curve is gonna take much longer for a gal who skipped out in art class. :)
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Old 10-21-2010, 10:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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Re: HVLP technique help plzzz!

I found that if you spray a very light mist all the way around, then start over, the first coat is dry so you can do it again & maybe get the spots you've missed. Light spray is the key, it doesn't drip or cake. Then go over with another light mist. Which ever way...vertical or horizontal, I'd do both coats the same without changing the position of the nozzle. I'm definitely not a pro but it seems to work great for me. Hope that helps.
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Old 10-22-2010, 02:12 PM   #3 (permalink)
 
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Re: HVLP technique help plzzz!

I agree you want a light spray... if you have a very heavy spray the tan wont look natural, thats how the orange tint comes about no matter what solution your using... do 1 light coat then another light coat, if they want to be darker schedule another session in 24 hours
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