Today we are going to talk about spraying technique and best airless paint sprayer. We are often asked how to spray in the best possible way, how to use the gun properly. How to keep it in the hand, how much distance should there be. Whether you should spray horizontally or vertically.
We will now quickly provide you with an overview on how to work with an airless paint sprayer. Let’s begin with the question, is it better to spray horizontally, from left to right. Or from right to left. Or you can spray vertically, from top to bottom or from bottom to top. It is very easy to do, here I have a Wagner spray gun, Wagner Vector Grip You can change the position of spray nozzle, like this. And with this you can decide wheter to spray horizontally or vertically. Just by turning the tip guard.
I will show it to you right now on the wall. And to the professional painters out there. This wall is here just to show us how to the paint sprayer works, only for demonstrative purposes :-). We will now begin to work from top to bottom. So the tip guard and the nozzle are in this position. It is now not the best of spraying, but it was just to show you how to do it. We can now just turn the tip guard, 90 degrees and we have the horizontal setting. So that we can spray horizontally. It is simply a matter of inclination. Or just which way you feel more comfortable. Both ways are perfectly fine.
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Another question would be: which distance should I keep from the surface? Generally, the gun should be held 25 cm to 30 cm from the surface. So that the spray tip is 25 cm up to 30 cm from the wall. Then the question would be: how should you keep the gun? You should keep the gun straight, 90 degrees to the wall. So really like this, Not like this, and during the movement you should not change the position. Often people make the mistake, like I just did myself. That they begin keeping the gun straight, but then, because the arm is not long enough open their arm. This would lead to a stronger paint spraying in this area and here to the edges a weaker spraying. So you should try not to move your wrist but reposition the whole arm. Like this, along the wall And this ideally keeping the same speed. Always maintaining the same distance, 25 – 30 cm.
Another problem would be how to you paint while moving. Here too I just showed you how NOT to do it. You should spray while moving, which means you do not begin here, spray and then move. Rather you should move the arm first and then you pull the trigger. If you spray in one place and you move only after that. You would have at the starting point always a stronger paint application. I will show it here now how NOT to do it. Briefly, without moving, ok, I am exaggerating a bit, I spray and then move. Here it is clear we have a thicker layer of paint. The paint here is not watered and relatively thick, you can see it but the flange is not that big. If we had a thinner material, like dispersion paint, you would quickly get this flange. This is enough to show that the paint application is uneven and this is not what you want.
So now I will show you what the best way would be. 30 cm distance. Move the arm, not the wriste, and then first move the arm and after that pull the trigger. So it is now at least better than before. We do not have here at the beginning the thicker paint layer, but a rather even distribution. The difference jumps to the eye.
Another question is: how to get an even and uniform spray pattern? In order to avoid stains and patchy spots? This is actually obtained overlapping the paint application. So if we have a paint stripe here, we would try to get the second spray stripe so that it covers half of the stripe we have. You have to aim at the edge of the paint stripe you have with the tip. Now we have here an overlap of 50%. So that every area is sprayed 2 times. And we have a very good cover effect with that, which turns out into an even spray pattern I will show it now, aiming at the lower edge and moving the tip along this line a second time. So now we have a uniform spray pattern, overlapping.
- Fully adjustable pressure to give you ultimate control of paint flow for any project size
- Stainless Steel Piston Pump allows you to spray paint unthinned at high pressure
- Flexible suction tube allows you to spray directly from a 1 or 5 gallon paint bucket
- Annual use recommendation is up to 125 gallons per year
- PowerFlush Adapter connects to a garden hose for fast and easy cleaning
- Can support up to 75 ft of paint hose giving you extra reach for your projects
- PushPrime button for fast and reliable start-up
- Supports up to a maximum tip size of .015 inch
Pumps straight from 1 or 5 gallon buckets for easier cleanup. 1000-3000 PSI piston pump for high pressure and better coverage Easy twist knob pressure control Stainless steel paint pick-up is easy to clean, won’t rust or corrode Lightweight, durable spray gun with built in filter and trigger-lock for easy flushing and cleaning No. 517 nozzle for 12″ to 16″ fan width
Wagner airless paint sprayer: Wagner FLEXiO 590 –
Ideal for exterior surfaces, interior walls and fine finishing
The Wagner FLEXiO 590 is an indoor/outdoor hand-held sprayer kit for all projects. The X-Boost turbine produces unmatched power and provides adjustable control, full coverage, and low overspray. The Flexio 590 comes with two nozzles to meet the needs of any project. The iSpray nozzle delivers a professional finish spaying broad surfaces with residential unthinned paints. The Detail Finish nozzle is ideal for small projects and fine finishing. The Flexio provides advanced user comfort being 50% quieter and 20% lighter than traditional airless sprayers.
- Sprays unthinned interior and exterior latex and oil-based paint, stains and urethane
- iSpray nozzle adjustments include horizontal or vertical and wide or narrow patterns
- Accessory detail finish nozzle for small projects and fine finishing, creates a smooth finish
- Pattern adjustment ring for horizontal and vertical spray patterns and spray width lever for wide and narrow patterns
- Lock-N-Go split gun design for quick nozzle change and easy clean up
- Includes two nozzles and cups for project flexibility
I hope you like the results. At least it is a good illustration and that you got a picture of basic rules of paint spraying: how to handle an airless paint sprayer, how to get the best possible result. For that the wall should not also be prepaped accordingly and not look like this one. But we got an overview of a few point, how to keep the gun: the spraying angle, overlapping for a uniform spray pattern. And just as a conclusion, the pressure regulation, on that we have made a separated video. If it is too much pressure or too little pressure.