There are various types of tips that are available now, and almost users do not understand exactly the purpose of each one. Some sprayer users choose only one or two popular tips to complete all paint job. It is really wrong using. Experts recommend that we should verify the tips for different work that they are designed to.
In order to choose the appropriate tip, users had better follow some steps noted below:
Each tip are designed for a particular purpose, so they are marked with different numbers to easily distinguish. TIP number can show much helpful information about that tip. It indicates the surface distance, coverage area and also the type of that tip.
For instance: If the tip is signed 256515, you receive enough information needed by each digit. First, with the fourth number, you get the fan size of the tip. In this case, the fan size is 5. Next, after having the fan size, you can calculate the distance from the surface by multiplying fan size with 2, so the distance here is 10 inches. 2 digits later will show the diameter of the hole, but in a fraction of thousand in inches. With that figure, the diameter of that tip here is 0.015 inches.
Although the technical figures are shown in TIP number, manual check up still be needed to avoid errors. In some situation, the size of the tip is matching with the pump, but in reality, it is hard to adapt.
Each tip is designed for particular work and particular material. For thick paints, a wide and large hole is applied. On contrast, a small and narrow hole can be used for thinner paints.
Small nozzle distance is suitable for small products. The size about 6 to 10 inches is the most popular for small surface. The larger paintings require larger size. If you apply a small nozzle for a big job, it will take so much time to complete. On the other hand, if a big nozzle is used for small objects, the paint will be sprayed in more density.
In theory, the paint sprayed through tip each time must be matched with the size of the tip, but you should choose a smaller one. With the equal or larger size tip, the paint spraying through each time will not get the highest productivity, and may cause spotted painting. In case your sprayer capacity is 0.015, you had better choose a 0.013 tip to assure normal working condition.
In some cases, the sprayer cannot run normally, not due to the unsuitable tip size, but because of fault in the tip like broken or jammed. Only change a new tip can deal this problem. If you continue using an old tip for times, the clog of paint will increase the pressure in the hole, and also harmful to the compressor.
Remember not to increase the pressure so much for smooth pattern of the tip. If the pressure is higher, the paint will be wasted and dodged.
Paint sprayer is an ideal tool to help an amateur or inexperienced can complete painting job in shorter time with less effort. Compared to traditional painting tools like brushes and rollers, paint sprayer makes it much more convenient. To get the perfect painting performance, you should choose an appropriate type of paint sprayer for each purpose. Hope those tips above can help you do your painting more easily.