Paint sprayers are a tool that is smooth to help you. Knowing how to take care of it carefully will be a big help. A paint sprayer can speed up your painting job and save you a lot of time. It is essential for you to know how to use a paint sprayer and what are the mistakes that you might make while using it.
Mistakes 1: Do Not Forget To Clean Your Paint Sprayer
How often did you clean it after using a paint sprayer? You have to avoid any dirty, sticky or messy stain in your paint sprayer. Remember to wash it every time you’re done using it. The easiest way to do it is by running hot water through the sprayer.
Mistakes 2: Raining Paint
If the compressor is still charging,let it rest and cool down. The compressed air can injure you by force or the hose will accidentally spin around and hit you. The scenario is you will experience rain paint on everything that you have in your working place to be honest it will be quite a good view when your boss arrives and there will be a big laugh afterward.
Mistakes 3: Over Spray While Working
It is easy for a beginner to cause overspray while using a paint sprayer. You have to test the paint sprayer first on a scrap board, and then you have to protect any other surfaces that are not intended to paint. Check the nozzle too so you can control the overspray.
Mistakes 4: Over Saturation
What is oversaturation? It is a condition when you don’t have even strokes while you are painting. To avoid oversaturation, you have to use your hand movement equally in every stroke to even the paint and give it a nice and smooth surface. Do not overlap on any surfaces and it is helpful if you can count your change.
Mistakes 5: Thick Paint
If you forgot to dilute your paint, you would face a thick paint problem. Sometimes the paint sprayer can’t work well with an opaque paint such as latex and oil-based paint. The trick is you have to read the manual instructions to know how much you have to dilute it before use. Thick paint will clog your paint sprayer immediately, and you will see the ugliest painting ever in your life.
Mistakes 6: Old Paint
If your paint has been sitting for a long time, do not use it as usual because it also can clog your paint sprayer. All you have to do is to strain it before use. Old paint tends to have clumps so you can use a paint strainer to remove any clumps or foreign matter that possibly exists inside that old paint. If it has too many clumps, it is time for you to buy new paint.
Mistakes 7: The Wrong Nozzle
All paint sprayers have their nozzle. Choosing the right nozzle is not rocket science, so you have to ask for the right one when you want to buy it. Read the customer reviews when you search for a new nozzle or directly ask the shop owner/ staff about the nozzle that you have to use with your paint sprayer. The right nozzle will help you to get a smooth painting.
I am a licensed architect who is passionate about all things home improvement industries, I have been doing DIY painting projects and have developed lots of experience around home improvement over the 10 years.