Today we’re going to be covering the differences between airless HVLP and conventional spray guns. The goal of this is to help you to know which kind of spray gun might be right for your particular application. The first gun we’ll use is an airless gun. An airless gun uses high fluid pressure against the tip to break up a paint. Airless is very fast compared to HVLP and conventional and is able to easily atomize heavy coatings without the need for significant amounts of thinner.
Airless fluid delivery is determined by the tip size that you use. And the pattern of the fan is determined by the tip size you can’t adjust an airless as far as the pattern or the amount of paint you’re getting into the pattern at the gun you’re strictly to turn by the tip size. This makes it a very simple to use solution but can give you a little bit less control as far as for fine finish needs. So an airless is very well suited for higher speed as well as ease of use. You may see that there are issues sometimes controlling the amount of paint you deliver to a surface, and you may see that it can be a little more unforgiving when it comes to control.