Get started with airless sprayers
Here at ProSprayer we promote and sell the idea of an airless sprayer, we believe they should be your next purchase if you are a painter, decorator or even if you work with asbestos. Airless sprayers are brilliant and versatile machines that speed up your day to day work life. If you want to hear about airless sprayers over the phone, please don’t hesitate to call: 01244 263998.
Why airless over air assisted?
Before we can understand what airless spraying is, we must understand where the alternative. An air sprayer uses compressed air and is then combined with the paint (Or other sprayable liquids) to achieve a state called ‘atomisation’. Atomisation is the breaking up of the paint into little drops of liquid, which results in a superb finish (The kind of finish you’d have on your car). The problem with an air assisted sprayer is that overspray can be extensive and its harder to control.
However airless sprayer improves upon this issue of overspray by achieving atomisation without the addition of air, but rather by forcing the paint through the tip. This results in a paint spray that is easier controllable, and products much less overspray while still producing better results and being faster than traditional brushes or rollers.
What do you need to get started?
To start using an airless sprayer you need a combination of tools and hardware (standard kit bundled with all our sprayers). You need the sprayer itself, a gun to control the flow, a hose to link the two together and a tip that controls the spray and spray pattern of your sprayer. The tip is placed on the gun directly rather than the sprayer.
You need to be careful and make sure the tip size and sprayer (Yes sprayer) are compatible. The size of the tip affects the maximum flow (In essence, the bigger the tip, the bigger the hole, the more fluid can travel through). Each sprayer has a limit/maximum amount of fluid that it can push. Therefore, you should always make sure that the tip’s flow does not exceed the sprayers maximum flow.
In conclusion we know that airless sprayers produce less overspray then their air assisted counterparts and are still just as fast. We have also discussed the required components to successfully use an airless sprayer, as well as what to look for when you buy a new tip. If you’re still unsure about any of the issues discussed here, please let us know on: 01244 263998 and one of our friendly staff will get back to you!