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How To Paint With A Spray Gun

Using a spray gun can greatly speed up a paint job. When you are painting large commercial buildings, a spray gun is really the only way to go. When you use a pneumatic gun, you can apply the paint much more quickly. It speeds up the paint process and results in a better-looking paint job. However, spraying with a pneumatic paint gun is probably foreign to most people. This article gives you some helpful tools and tips so you can spray like a pro.

Spraying Techniques

There are certain techniques that you should always use when spraying walls. First of all, never hold down the trigger unless the gun is moving. If you spray one spot of the wall for an extended amount of time, the paint will pool up and bleed. So, you want to always have your hand moving back and forth at a slow speed as you are spraying. Second, don't pull the trigger until you start moving your hand, and release the trigger before you stop moving your hand. That is, don't just wave your hand back and forth as you keep the trigger pulled. At the edges, where you overlap, the paint will go on thicker. Third, try to always keep your hands equidistant from the wall when spraying. The distance depends on the air pressure, the thickness of the paint, and the surface you are painting. Figure out what distance works best and try to be consistent throughout the entire paint job so the paint will go on uniformly.

Making Sure Your Gun Works Properly

One of the biggest pitfalls of pneumatic spray guns is poor maintenance of the equipment. If the gun is not properly maintained and cleaned throughout the process, the quality of your paint job will decline. The most important thing is keeping a clean nozzle that will spray a consistent stream. Whenever you plan on halting the painting for more than an hour, you should remove the spray tip and quickly wipe it off. The removable tip can be pulled out with any tools. If you leave it in the gun with paint on it, the tip will dry out and possibly get clogged. Even a partial clog can disrupt the paint flow. Finally, at the end of your full day of painting, make sure you clear the hoses by spraying water through them.

By using these techniques and keeping up your spray tip, you can paint much more handily. For more info, talk to companies like Trend.