SELEMIX® customers often seek our advice on how to achieve the best results when using high pressure airless spraying equipment. This short article includes a number of tips that should help.
These types of spraying systems require the paint to be pumped at a high pressure and to be atomized by passing through a narrow orifice (the tip of the gun). To eliminate tails we advise that painters aim for a pressure of 2000-3000 psi (140-200 Bar) as this technique allows a high fluid delivery for the rapid painting of objects.
To gain the best outcome it is essential to ensure that the setup is done correctly.
After the initial set up period, we have found that optimum results using airless guns are achieved when spraying from a greater distance than compared to conventional spraying. We advise a distance of approximately 50 cm.
Finally, we always recommend that the spray gun trigger remains switched on in between passes. Failure to do this can often lead to fouling of the tip.
Following these simple practices should help the professional painter achieve better results when using Selemix productswith an airless spray system.