Question: What Do The Numbers Mean On A Paint Sprayer Tip?

How do I choose a spray tip?

To Choose The Right Tip For Your Spray Project, Follow These Recommendations: Choose a tip with an orifice size rated for the paint or coating you’ll be spraying.

Light coatings such as lacquers, stains, and enamels require a small tip, while heavier coatings such as texture require larger spray tips..

What size tip should I use to spray primer?

A general rule of thumb is: Heavy-bodied primers and primer surfacers work best when you use a nozzle size of 1.7 to 2.2. Basecoats should be sprayed with a 1.4 to 1.6 nozzle.

Why is my paint sprayer leaving lines?

The main causes of streaks and disturbances in the spray pattern when using Airless devices are: Pressure set too low. Nozzle worn. Material supply disrupted (eg clogged filters)

Why is my spray tip spitting?

Spray guns spit when air is being introduced into the fluid outside of at the air cap. … A loose fluid nozzle does not properly seat in the tip of the spray gun and causes air to enter the fluid supply resulting in spitting.

What is a 515 spray tip used for?

10 inch spray pattern ideal for larger surfaces such as houses/buildings, walls and ceilings. The . 015 inch hole size is best choice for spraying interior/exterior paints, primers and enamels. Less overspray shortens cleanup time with less wasted material.

Do you use more paint spraying or rolling?

Compared to brushing or rolling, paint spraying uses twice if not thrice the amount of paint. … There are exceptions to this, though, such as HVLP (high volume low pressure) spray guns, where more air and less pressure equals more paint reaching the surface you’re painting.

What size airless spray tip is used to spray door frames?

A blue 311 tip, or a green 310, are both fine for doors and trim, but the 310 is what I use the most for that. The six inch fan is wide enough to cover most base board and door frames perfectly. I use this size to spray paint cabinet doors and gutters too.

What is a 311 spray tip used for?

6 inch spray pattern ideal for narrow surfaces such as fences, decks and furniture. The . 011 inch hole size optimal for spraying thinner materials like semi transparent stains, water sealers, stains or polyurethanes. Less overspray shortens cleanup time with less wasted material.

Are airless spray tips Universal?

Threads on the spray guard are universal – the standard size is 7/8” – and fit most spray guns. You can use Graco guards on Wagner spray guns, and Wagner guards on Graco spray guns. FARBMAX and Titan also use the standard 7/8″ thread, so you should be able to use the spray guards across all models and brands.

Can you leave paint in a sprayer overnight?

Never leave it pressurised. But you can leave it overnight leaving the gun and intake tube in a bucket of water. Moving the airless a 3/4 inch cap nut fits the end of the intake tube and find those roller wet bags from d.d convenient to put over it so paint doesn’t go everywhere as I usually clean it at home.

What does a .517 tip mean?

“The 3 numbers used to describe a tip size, example 517, refers to the fan size and the orifice size. The fan size of a 517 is 10 inches wide, one foot from the surface being sprayed. The first number is always ½ the actual fan width. The last 2 numbers refer to the actual size of the orifice.

What is the best spray tip for trim?

The two fine finish tip sizes I use the most for spray painting cabinets are 210 and 310. The 210 produces a four-inch spray fan, and the 310 a six-inch fan. The 310 is awesome for spraying cabinet doors, and I like using the 210 for spraying the framing on the fronts of wall boxes.