When using a paint spray gun, it’s important to find the right pressure to get the best result. Here are some helpful tips to help you dial back the pressure and increase the efficiency of your sprayer.
The recommended paint spray gun settings can vary depending on a range of factors, including the type of model, the paint, and the desired finish. However, we often see professional painters using more pressure than required. The following tips can help you find the optimal pressure setting for your sprayer and improve your spray technique.
Airless sprayers will spray between 1200 to 2500 pounds per square inch (PSI) depending on the tip and paint you are using.
To determine the best settings, perform a test spray starting with a lower pressure. Gradually increase the settings while observing the pattern, atomisation and coverage until you achieve the desired results.
Ensuring you use the optimal pressure settings when using a sprayer can make a significant difference to your overall job quality, and can help you to maintain a great technique.
This can lead to a reduction in overspray, and ultimately help you to achieve a more efficient and profitable workplace.
If you are finding that you need to dial up the pressure to achieve the required coverage, it may be the result of blocked filters.
Partially blocked inlet filters, manifold filters and gun filters can all affect your spray quality.
To ensure you maintain the right pressure while achieving a great finish, it’s important to properly clean your filters each day.
Simply rinse all components in a bucket of clean water as part of your regular pack-down routine and you will see a marked improvement on your spray quality.
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