A paint sprayer is used to paint walls and doors. It can actually just paint anything in a very short time.
In this article, I’ll be sharing how much time is saved and exactly why it is loved, along with some features and step by step guide to help you use it.
Why paint sprayer?
Mostly paint sprayer comes with a power box which makes it really easy and convenient to move the sprayer around to different locations.
The box actually contains everything inside, including the turbine that is used for pushing air in and paint out.
You can also store the detail finish nozzle, which is for basic projects, and the eye spray nozzle, which is for larger projects.
How to use a paint sprayer
Step 1: Take it out of the box
To use a paint sprayer, first, remove the hose with the attached handle and align the hose to the port in the power box. After this, you may also remove the nozzle you will be using, and you can simply unwrap the power cord and remove it as well.
Step 2: Ready to operate
After you have attached the hose, you can attach the handle to the nozzle, and you are ready to go.
Step 3: Customize the spray.
Horizontal and vertical spray
One way in which you can customize your sprayer is by adjusting the air cap, and this is what allows you to give either a horizontal spray or vertical spray.
Horizontal spray is when you want to spray up and down to get the maximum coverage; as for sideways left and right on the top rails, you can switch to vertical spray.
Wide or narrow spray
There is a red spray width lever on your gun, which allows you to choose between a wide or a narrow spray pattern. If you’re painting the entire room, then choose the wide option.
Material flow control
The next option is to control material flow control. You can consult the manual for the material settings guide of your gun because this setting depends on how viscous your fluid is. You can spray anything from thin stains and sealers to oil or latex paints.
Boost power tool
A boost power tool is at the back, which adjusts the air pressure in the paint sprayer. Choosing a higher setting will give you a faster and smoother finish, whereas choosing a lower setting might give a more textured finish.
There is an On/Off switch on both sides of the gun, pretty genius. It allows you to turn the turbine on.
Cleaning the sprayer
There’s a lever that allows one to disconnect and spin the nozzle off. You can also just spin off the material container. Both of the two options make it really easy to clean your paint sprayer when you are done.
Some of the guns have a case handle that pops up, and it allows you to set the gun straight up so that when you’ve paint in your container, it doesn’t tip on the side and won’t get paint in areas it isn’t supposed to go, it’s a small thing, but it’s really very helpful when you are actually using the paint sprayer.
- Cover all the areas where you don’t want your paint with a tarp or plastic sheet.
- There is a lot of over-spraying when you are using a paint sprayer, so if you are doing work inside, you do have to make sure to protect the whole area.
- Covering the whole area might take some hours, but it will save a lot of time when you start spraying your paint.
- For some minor touch-ups, it’s better to have a paintbrush with you.
- You need to clean off your paint sprayer and all of the components as quickly as possible because anything that dries in there can get hardened, ending up clogging the machine, not making it easy to paint.
- A paint sprayer comes with a little cleaning brush which you can use to clean all of the pieces.
I hope the above-mentioned steps are clear enough to motivate you to try sprayer painting. Do check out for nice brands while buying one.
I hope it was helpful!