I sprayed a water based polyurethane (Minwax) on a lot of cabinets, but it was about 15 years ago. It was relatively noxious, but it sprayed great out of my inexpensive HVLP gun and compressor. I'm guessing that it had higher VOCs than what I just bought, because I remember it being pretty noxious. Fast forward to today, I bought a gallon of the Varathane Ultimate polyurethane water based clear-satin and it would not go through the gun! Water goes through great, but not this stuff. I called Rust-Oleum tech support and they say that it shouldn't be sprayed or thinned!
My question, is whether this is really true, or are they just concerned that somebody might thin too much, etc., so it's easier to just say "no". The label says use a brush, but there aren't any comments about NOT using a sprayer.
I'm willing to go against their advice of not thinning if someone has experience with this, but otherwise, I need to find a new product.
Anyone have any experience with spraying this? Do you have suggestions about a clear water based product that is sprayable? Thanks for any advice that you can offer.
(I did call Minwax and Rust-Oleum, and neither carry a sprayable water based clear)