Airless spraying is the quickest method to finish the majority of painting tasks. Understanding how to operate the airless sprayer easy, but as with anything new practicing and having a bit of experience will allow you to achieve the professional quality results you want in no time.
No matter if you’re a newbie or a seasoned painter, make sure to read the details here as well as on the video of operation and the Quick Operating Guide which came with the sprayer.
Take note of the important safety precautions to be taken.
If you are operating any machine be sure to take the proper safety precautions. Be aware of any potential hazards Wear safety clothing and eyewear and remain vigilant. Always consult the instructions and safety guidelines of the spray equipment you’re using. There are manuals as well as other useful information at the Supplement Page.
Properly set up and set-up of the sprayer
The specific steps to making your sprayer ready to use will differ based on the type of the sprayer you have and whether or not you’ve utilized your sprayer previously The fundamental steps are:
- Connecting the sprayer and hose
- Cleaning and priming the sprayer
- Installing the guard and tip
For more detailed information, refer to the instruction manual of your sprayer. Manuals and other information that can be helpful in the Help page.
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Proper Surface Prep
Preparing the surface for applying the paint to is an crucial component of any painting job. Make use of the TSP (Trisodium Phosphate) to wash the interior walls and allow them to dry. For exteriors, you can use an electric pressure washer and cleaning solution that thoroughly cleans the surfaces. Allow to dry. Once dry and clean you can repair any chips, cracks or holes, then sand rough areas.
In any airless project there will be a fair amount of spray. To safeguard surfaces from spray, take some time preparing the area. Cover all baseboards, and shield the furniture, shutters or windows. When painting outside, take note of the wind direction and cover all plants and plants with plastic to shield the plants from overspray.
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Proper Spray Technique
To achieve uniform distribution of paint and excellent results, you must follow these fundamental spray techniques:
- Spray gun should be kept about 12 inches away from the surface
- To get the best coverage, you should use an extended, continuous motion. Begin your movement prior to triggering the gun, and continue to move when the trigger of the gun is pulled.
- The pattern you spray overlaid by approximately 50%. Simply aim the tip of your spray gun for your next attempt to the outside of the previously painted area.