How do we choose our ideal HVLP equipment? In other words, how do we select the HVLP (airbrush, turbine and accessories) system that best suits our specific needs?

The best way to choose optimal equipment? Certainly, the most natural and immediate answer is choosing the best (i.e. the highest performing and most valuable equipment available). But there are certain considerations that enable users to make the most suitable choice in the light of their specific needs and expectations. Ranging from the small T-Basic model with MRS airbrush − dedicated to the DIY segment − to the large, high-performance Cart Turbine CT-18 models − ideal for trade users painting large surfaces −, it’s not at all easy to find ones way around correctly, given the very many possible combinations of RIGO airbrushes, turbines and machines.


Let’s look at some aspects that will help us choose correctly:

- What products do we need or want to apply?

- How large are the surfaces we’re dealing with?

- What finish do we want?

- How skilled are we, and how much time do we want to spend improving our techniques?

- Last but not least: is this for work or play (hobby use)?


It is true that professional equipment of a high level with equally refined performance will always meet the expectations of both artisan and amateur. However, it is equally true that some HVLP systems of this kind may prove to be too complicated, too expensive, and over-performing for DIY users who (given their limited needs) would not be able to take full advantage of the potentials or fully appreciate the equipment’s performance ratings.


That said, there’s a golden rule that applies to all. The artisans’ choice is based on desired performance. They opt for high-end airbrushes and turbines, and the higher economic outlay will be repaid promptly (and fully), given the advantages that such systems will bring to the work at hand (raising our standards, extending horizons and savings both in time and paint products…). Non-trade users, on the other hand, make a reasoned choice based in their real needs and expectations, as well as presumed frequency of use and how deep their pockets are!


We should always bear it in mind that all Rigo equipment is combinable and interchangeable, so no choice of Rigo HVLP system can be considered really risky (apart from some exceptional cases). If we choose equipment that is too advanced with respect to our real needs, our skills can develop further. Conversely, should we choose equipment that we find underperforms, we can then upgrade it with accessories and other elements until it fully meets our expectations. Rigo is always ‘spot-on’.