spray paint

Spray paint is an economical and easy way to upgrade your home décor, but only if you use it right. Let’s be honest, using a spray paint can be messy. Even the most experienced spray painter can have overspray and irregular drips from the can. However, the main problem is over spraying especially when you are using spray paint indoors, to avoid it follow these tips:

Select right sprayer accessories

There are many accessories easily available at every hardware shop which can help a lot in avoiding overspray. One of the supreme accessories accessible to lend a hand with applying coatings in those hard to reach areas is “Gun Extension”.  Available options include angled spray head nozzles, complete 360° spray patterns for use with internal pipe coatings, fixed or rigid extensions of various lengths and flexible extensions with nearly limitless accessibility. It is necessary to spray at right angle and distance to avoid possible over spraying. Also get a “Card Board Shield holder” to prevent over spraying when you are working at corners, near the ceiling or floor area or around doors and windows. Just attach the shield holder to any piece of cardboard and you are ready to go.

Determine the right pressure

The incorrect pressure size is notorious for generating fogging and overspray, but equal to that is improper spray technique. The prime mistake many “painters” make is to turn the pressure full volume thinking they’ll get the job done quicker by doing so. You might, but all the time you save will be exhausted cleaning up overspray from all the worn out paint you’ve sent into the air and onto nearby things…Your pressure control knob is under the motor – I consider turning the knob to the right will result, the increase in pressure, and to the left decreases. I would start in on with the knob turned all the way to the left (using a .015 tip), then turning up the pressure slightly until the paint is able to be finely atomized – stop there. Practically any amount of pressure greater than what it takes to atomize will outcome in overspray and/or bounce-back off the surface being painted.

Decide the right tip size

Airless paint sprayer no overspray is as well possible if you choose a right tip size compatible with the fluid viscosity and the project. This tool is available with multiple options for tip sizes and patterns from which you may pick the most suitable ones. Larger tip size is best to cover a widespread surface as it allows a greater material to release faster. On the other hand, a bigger pattern also allows the quick coverage of a broader area. On the other side, smaller tip sizes are useful for delicate areas that include small surfaces. However, tip size and pattern also depends on the nature of the project. Broad spray pattern and a larger tip are perfect for significant scale projects such as external wall painting and fence retouching. But if you will use the same size and prevent for a smaller project like painting the cabinets, there will be immense overspray and mess. You have to determine the type of the project to decide the right tip size and pattern to minimizing overspray. The first digit of a spray tip is the fan size with your gun about 6″ from the surface – double the first digit when the gun is held at 12″ from the surface.  If you are using latex, try scaling back a little on the tip size, thin your product about 5-10%, and turn your pressure down to the lowest possible setting that will still atomize the paint.




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