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Painting Tips When Using an Airless Paint Sprayer

An airless paint sprayer can be good for your project in a couple of ways: it helps you do the job faster and apply the paint flawlessly. You don’t need much practice to use an airless sprayer. This paint sprayer is really good for large projects. In this post, we will provide you with a step by step guide to use an airless paint sprayer.

Visual Learners can Check Out This Video!

Step 1: Prime the pump

At first, the prime tube should be placed in a waste pail. In the bucket of strained paint, place the suction tube. Then to “prime”, turn the prime valve. After that you can switch on the pump. Then, until the pump starts, turn the pressure valve up. Move the paint into the bucket when it starts flowing from the prime tube.

You will have to deal with some key setup points—whether you buy or rent an airless sprayer.

Step 2: Fill the hose and gun

Pull the trigger while holding the gun over the bucket. The valve has a “spray” setting. Switch it. When the paint starts flowing, let go of the gun. Then lock the trigger. Once you have locked the trigger, you have to follow the steps below to relieve pressure:

  • At first, the power switch should be turned off
  • To prime, turn the prime valve
  • Then, the gun should be aimed at the side of the waste. To release the pressure, pull the trigger
  • Then find the trigger lock and engage it.

Step 3: Adjust the pressure

Once you have turned on the pump, the prime lever should be moved to the “spray” position. To check the spray pattern, spray a strip of paint. The pressure is too low if you notice that the spray pattern has tails.

If the pressure is too little, the spray pattern will be uneven. And if the pressure is too much, it will result in overspray. After adjusting, if you still notice uneven spray, you have to change the tip and use one with a smaller hole. Also, make sure you change the tip if the pattern of spray is round.

Spray techniques

Before you reach the edge of the door, you should squeeze the trigger. Keeping the sprayer parallel to the surface, move it quickly across the door. Once the sprayer has reached the edge, release the trigger. Also consider these points:

  • Before you start, make sure you have planned your spraying sequence. Spray the edges first when you are working on a door.
  • When the gun is off to the side, squeeze the trigger.
  • The gun should be moved parallel to the surface.
  • To prevent run, move the gun fast.

Troubleshooting

If you notice the paint sputtering from the gun, it is perhaps because the tip is clogged. To unclog the tip, twist it 180 degrees. Squeeze the trigger. The most common problems are a leaking pump, clogged tip or clogged filters. There may be some other problems and you will find them easy to fix.

There are safety precautions in the sprayer manual. You should read and follow them carefully. If necessary, ask the rental store for instructions.

Hey yall! My name is Amy and I’m an avid DIYer, mother of 3 little ones, and blogger enthusiast! I created this blog to start building my own little corner of the internet (my “Magic Corner” if you will), and to help others who share my passion for DIY and painting. I work on everything from projects with the kids to full home interior design renovations, so will be writing about all of that! Thanks for stopping by!

Hey yall! My name is Amy and I'm an avid DIYer, mother of 3 little ones, and blogger enthusiast! I created this blog to start building my own little corner of the internet (my "Magic Corner" if you will), and to help others who share my passion for DIY and painting. I work on everything from projects with the kids to full home interior design renovations, so will be writing about all of that! Thanks for stopping by!

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