- Gravity feed design provides for easy clean up and reliable performance
- Unlike siphon feed guns, gravity feed guns ensure virtually 100% material usage
- Air valve for precise air flow adjustment
- This spray gun lighter is perfect survival tool for military, hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, trekking, climbing ourdoor activities
- Size: 15 x 3.9 x 5.5cm/5.9 x 1.53 x 2.17in(L x W x H)
- Pipe Diameter: 1.9cm/0.75in
- Gas Bottle Mouth Diameter: 3.9cm/1.54in
- This painting spray gun is perfect survival tool for military, hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, trekking, climbing outdoor activities
- The gravity feed design of this electric spray gun provides for easy clean up and reliable performance
- And this gravity spray gun is characterized by the air valve which is designed for precise air flow adjustment
- the adjustable spray width and the fluid outlet are also the stunning parts of this painting spray gun
- Featured a safety on the side, this painting spray gun ensures the safety when you are operating
How to Use a Spray Gun?
It can be challenging to use a spray gun, but once you have mastered it you will love the professional results a spray gun gives you. The most important step in any spraying project is setting up the gun, and, with practice, this becomes second nature. Read on to learn the basic steps for setting up and using a spray gun.
- Set up the proper air and fluid flow on your spray gun. Open your air knob all the way and adjust the gun to spray horizontally. Open your fluid knob until you can depress the trigger about 1/4 inch with each trigger pull. Spray a short burst onto a vertical piece of cardboard to create an oval shape with runs of finish across the bottom. Continue spraying in short bursts, adjusting the air knob between bursts until the runs are equal across the width of the oval shape.
- Test your spray gun's setup on practice pieces before you spray your actual piece. Aim for a thin coat of finish, enough to wet the entire surface within the spray area but not so much that it doesn't dry within a minute. If you are depositing too much spray on the piece, it will have the texture of an orange peel when dry. If you are not depositing enough spray, not all parts of the piece will be coated. Adjust your fluid knob in or out depending on your test results.
- Adjust the fan pattern of the spray gun to shoot wide if the piece you are spraying is wide or to shoot narrow for smaller pieces like chair rungs.
- Hold the gun about 8 inches away from the surface of the piece. Begin spraying about 2 inches off to the side of your piece, then move the gun in a controlled side-to-side motion across the width of the piece. Continue spraying for about 2 inches off the other side of the piece, then release the trigger at the end of each stroke. Begin your next stroke so that it overlaps the previous one by half. Keep the spray perpendicular to the surface at all times.
- Spray connecting areas carefully so you don't leave drips or finish buildup on parts that have already been sprayed. Flick your wrist when you have to begin or end a stroke on the piece rather than to the side, in order to create a feather of spray and not a clear line of demarcation.
- Spray less noticeable areas like chair bottoms first. Start the piece upside down, then flip it over when the finish is dry to the touch.
- Let the first coat dry completely before you apply subsequent coats. For best results, rub out the surface with steel wool or sandpaper in between coats.
Tips & Warnings
- Most finishes are toxic and flammable. Only spray finishes in well-ventilated, well-lit workspaces away from open flames.
- Check local codes for the proper disposal of leftover finish and solvents.
Paint Spray Gun Tips?
Paint spray guns make painting a lot easier if you know what you're doing. If you don't, you could end up with a disastrous paint job and a ruined paint spray gun. Before getting started, learn how to adjust the paint sprayer and best use it.
Adjust the Pressure
- When adjusting the pressure on the spray paint gun, the compressor regulator must be opened to approximately 80 pounds per square inch (psi). This will allow the right amount of air pressure to get through the line and into the gun. Then pull back the gun's trigger to adjust the setting on the handle to 40 psi or whatever the manufacturer advises. Shut the valve on the gun handle's bottom while at the same time pulling the trigger until the air pressure is steady.
Adjust the Fan
- Adjust the fan by opening up the control for fluid volume found on the back of the spray gun. Adjust it about three turns. Then turn off the fan control, which is found to the left of the gun in back of the nozzle. Point the spray gun about 8 inches from a test wall or surface. Move the paint spray gun across the wall while you pull back on the trigger. As you move the spray gun, set the fan control to the fan shape you would like. A 6-inch-wide oval shape is standard. When you spray up and down the wall, turn the nozzle 90 degrees to make a horizontal fan.
Adjust the Fluid Volume
- As you continue to spray the test wall or surface, set the fluid volume on the back of the spray gun to the correct level for the gun speed. You want a heavy volume, but you do not want it so heavy that the paint runs.
- Observe how the paint is applying to the surface and adjust it as necessary. To cover a small area with the paint gun, turn the fan control down to a smaller, round shape. You will also need to adjust the fluid volume at the same time so the paint does not run. To cover a large area with the gun, adjust the fan control to a larger, oval shape, making it fan out higher and wider. You will need a higher air pressure to paint a larger section. Adjusting the pressure will also help to eliminate runs, especially when you are spraying on bases, sealers and clear coats that are not easily seen. Remember to use a paint thinner when using a paint spray gun. Always overlap the paint approximately one-third of the way over the last pass. You might want to wear a mask and goggles when you paint.