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Different Types Of Paint Sprayers And Their Uses

It’s hard to deny the uses of a paint sprayer, knowing how to use yours properly could save you a lot of time whenever you need to go ahead and change the appearance of your home. They’re a great tool, but there’s more than just one kind of paint sprayer.

Each one has their own advantages and disadvantages, as well as focusing on different tool. It’s essential to find the best paint sprayer for the job, so we’ll give you a basic idea of the types and their advantages.

Airless Paint Sprayer

This sprayer is commonly used in both industrial and domestic projects. As the name says, this sprays doesn’t require any kind of pressurized air or something of the like to work with the sprayer and the paint. These pump the air at high pressure, making it fan out. The airless paint sprayer gives you an even coat of paint, reaching all the necessary areas. For this kind of spray, you probably want to look for a thicker paint.

This kind of sprayer is best for home use, as you can customize the nozzle and modify the release of the spray according to what you need. With home use, we refer to both indoor paint, or outdoor DIY projects, like painting a fence. Every single drop of paint will reach the surface, you don’t have to worry about a messy spray and about having to clean up a mess afterward.

High Volume Low-Pressure Sprayers

The name is a mouthful, so you’ll usually just see them online as HVLP sprayers. In this case, the spray will come out a low narrower, and in general, it’s quite easy to control. They use a steady volume of air to work and allow the paint droplets to stick everywhere. These kind of sprayers are usually better used for thinner paints, but if you get an industrial sprayer you can get more options, assuming you make the investment.

One of the main advantages of this tool is how easy it is to use, you don’t need to be a professional to handle this kind of tool, making it perfect for amateurs. For the most part, they can be used on most home projects, from protecting cabinets to painting doors. They’re also pretty good regardless of the surface, working on glass, plastic, and wood without many issues.

Compressed Air Sprayers

This kind is also known as a traditional paint sprayer, and odds are if your parents have a paint sprayer, it’s this model. These are the simplest, using compressed air to release the paint in a mist of paint particles. They pump out the pain at high pressure, they’re also known as high-pressure sprayers for a reason and give out an even coat of paint.

There are obviously some drawbacks to this kind of sprayer. Controlling the spray with this kind of sprayer is pretty difficult, due to the high-pressure you might find yourself spraying paint off everywhere. Another important difference is that this sprayer wastes a lot of material, most of it gets spent in the air without reaching the surface. Lastly, they’re incredibly noisy to use.