When And Why Spray?
If you want to paint new construction, decks, exterior siding, rough surfaces, etc. you can make a lot more money because you can turn your jobs faster compared to brushing and rolling. Spraying irregular surfaces like decks and lattice make spray painting a super fast method.
The companies that make spraying equipment will say:
With a large sprayer you will be able to use the largest spray tip which gives the largest fan of spray and delivers the most paint coverage. A medium sprayer may only be able to use a mid-range of spray tips, which won’t be quite as wide of a spray fan.
Also it depends on what jobs come your way. If it’s a light job using stains, go with a small airless paint sprayer first. Use your down payment to buy it and let the job pay it off.
Instructions Will Guide You The Rest Of The Way
Your owner’s manual and possible DVD will show you how to run your new spray rig. It will also tell you about “spray tip life”, and which coatings to use for each spray tip.
An airless paint sprayer is basically just a pump, airless hose and a spray gun. The paint is pumped through to the spray gun and forced through the spray tip, which produces various spray pattern fans depending on the tip and the material being sprayed.
The Neatest Thing About Airless Spray Painting Is That It Produces Hardly Any Over Spray.
Since no air is used to force the paint out, there is very little over-spray and the air in the room is not filled with paint fumes. The same advantage goes for exterior spraying as well.
Once you buy your spray system the owner’s manual will show you which spray tip to use for each type of coating, what the tip life is, how much pressure to use etc.
Gas Powered Vs Electric
Some spray rigs are “gas powered”. You will probably want to stay with the more common electric powered sprayer. That way you can use it indoors, and it will be less noisy as well.
Extra Equipment You Will Need