- 1 How do you know what size spray tip to use?
- 2 Are paint sprayer nozzles universal?
- 3 What is a 515 spray tip used for?
- 4 What size tip should I use to spray primer?
- 5 What size tip should I use to spray cabinets?
- 6 Are Graco tips Universal?
- 7 How long does a Graco spray tip last?
- 8 Can you spray stain with an airless sprayer?
- 9 Does latex paint need to be thinned to spray?
- 10 How do you thin paint a sprayer?
- 11 Can you spray stain with a 515 tip?
- 12 How do I get a smooth finish with an airless sprayer?
- 13 How do you not get lines when spray painting?
How do you know what size spray tip to use?
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.
Are paint sprayer nozzles universal?
Threads on the spray guard are universal – the standard size is 7/8” – and fit most spray guns.
What is a 515 spray tip used for?
Achieve greater control and less overspray on different surfaces with a wide range of coatings, from stains to exterior paints. 10 inch spray pattern ideal for larger surfaces such as houses/buildings, walls and ceilings.
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. Clearcoats should be sprayed with a 1.3 to 1.7 nozzle.
What size tip should I use to spray cabinets?
Spray Tip Selection When spraying water-based enamel and satin finish paint, it’s best to use a 311 spray tip as it will deliver a 6-inch spray fan that is perfect for cabinets and smaller doors.
Are Graco tips Universal?
These are usually ⅞ fitting, and they’re interchangeable between the different brand guns. Graco FFLP fit in the Graco RAC-X holder, while Wagner HEA use the Trade Tip 3 holder (e.g. an FFLP tip will not fit on a Wagner gun without swapping over the tip holder, etc.)
How long does a Graco spray tip last?
A Little About Spray Tip Wear Graco tips should last anywhere from 15-135 gallons when spraying latex. They may last longer with oils and stains and may last up to a few hundred gallons if spraying a thin water like material with no grit. See detailed tip info.
Can you spray stain with an airless sprayer?
An airless sprayer works by pumping paint at a very high pressure, up to 3,000 psi, through a hose and out a tiny hole in the spray gun tip. Using different tips, you can spray thin liquids like stain, lacquer and varnish or thicker liquids like latex house paint.
Does latex paint need to be thinned to spray?
Yes, the latex paint does need to be thinned. Even though latex paint is water-based, it is thicker than the oil-based paint varieties. The thick latex paint needs to be thinned to be able to spray a fine mist of paint. Before applying your paint, it is a good idea to test out the paint’s viscosity.
How do you thin paint a sprayer?
Here’s what you do:
- Pour the paint into the bucket.
- Add ½ cup of water for every gallon of paint.
- Mix thoroughly.
- Check the thickness by running the paint through a funnel. If it flows freely through the funnel, you know the paint is thinned enough.
Can you spray stain with a 515 tip?
Fill your Wagner paint sprayer with your deck stain. Note: The Control Pro 130 comes with a 515 spray tip that is great for latex paint. If you’re applying stain, you’ll need a 313 HEA spray tip for stains (sold separately) or 211 HEA spray tip for sealers (sold separately).
How do I get a smooth finish with an airless sprayer?
Just wait till the paint is dry and lightly sand it with a fine grit sanding block to smooth it over. Paint over it again and you should be good to go! Here’s a quick video to demonstrate how I spray paint and get a flawless finish every time.
How do you not get lines when spray painting?
How to Avoid Paint Drips and Lines
- Use high-quality paint.
- Hold the can at least 6-8 inches away.
- Don’t do a continuous spray.
- Allow coats to dry in between sprays.
- Keep fine grain sandpaper on hand.
- Allow the piece to dry in a warm area.
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