Paint Spraying

You have to paint a wall, but you are not so good with the brush. You do the best you can, but the paint comes everywhere, except on the wall. If this sounds recognisable to you an airless paint sprayer may be the solution to all of your problems. Paint sprayers are used for large and small painting projects. If we take the project of painting the walls of your home as an example a paint sprayer may be suitable for that job. There are two main paint spraying techniques: Airless and high volume low pressure. Without going too far into details, it is good to know what the main differences are between these two paint spraying techniques.

 

Airless sprayer

An airless sprayer works by pumping paint at a very high pressure, up to 3000 psi. The paint is going through a hose and leaves the spray gun at the tip. You can use different tips for different patterns. After a little bit of practice everyone is able to spray the paint nice and smoothly. You can paint a lot of material in short time because it pumps directly from the can or bucket beneath it. If you are looking for the best airless paint sprayer, Wagner is a good pick. You can use the flexible Wagner sprayer for paintwork in for maintenance or new builds interiors and exteriors. It is able to spray every kind of paint, from wall and latex paints inside the house till corrosion protection for steel supports outside.

 

The other technique -High Volume Low Pressure, abbreviated as HVLP- uses a lower air pressure at the tip variating from 60 psi at the inlet till 10 psi at the nozzle. The spray gun shoots the paint at low pressure to create a smooth coverage with less paint. Which technique you use is up to you, but if you are used to it both paint spray techniques will work a lot better than messing with the brush.

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