I grew up in Germany and every outlet had 230V... but here in L.A. I'm glad I found an apartment that has a tiny garage that has no power at all (and is too far from the kitchen). Everytime I want power in the garage I need to bring out a looooong extension cord - it's probably 60-70 feet from the kitchen to the garage. But all of that information is still really useful. Maybe I'll just get a smaller and possibly used compressor now to learn/ experiment. The first thing I need to paint is the deck lid - which is fairly small anyways. And then the hood, which is probably the largest panel I'll paint for a while.