Paint Sprayer

Color quickly and easily with a paint gun

The most effective way to get a clean paint job is to use a paint gun. Paint sprayers can offer you the look of a professional paint job, even if you're not so much of a professional painter yourself. A paint spray gun is a better choice than a paint brush because there are no brush marks left behind. Even if you're inexperienced with a spray gun, using one will usually result in fewer swirls, less extra paint and an overall better application.

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While your most effective paint job will be done in a paint booth, you can easily take a paint sprayer to any item in your garage, even in your backyard. The only absolute requirements for painting with a gun are safety glasses, ear plugs or other hearing protection, rubber gloves and protective clothing.

Using a Paint Spray Gun

The most important thing to remember when using a paint spray gun is to be smooth and cautious with your movements. An even spray is essential to a great paint job, so make sure that you're holding the gun lightly and are paying attention to where you're applying the paint.

When you're choosing the gun for your project, consider things like the size of the object you're painting, as well as the location or space you have for painting. Larger paint spray guns will more quickly cover a large surface area, but they offer little control of the spray. Smaller paint spray guns, like those used for air brushing, are easier to control and can paint the most detailed and customized projects, but since they don't cover a lot of area at a time, it will take much longer to do a larger item.

Airless Paint Sprayer

An airless paint sprayer is best used for large jobs because, although you don't have detailed control of the paint spray, you can cover a large surface area in a small amount of time.

The important thing to remember when you're using an airless paint sprayer is that the paint comes out of the gun quite quickly. You should always be moving when you have a paint sprayer in your hand, or else you risk over-painting a particular area.