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Spray Equipment Selection Guide

HVLP

  • Best for use with thin to medium viscosity coatings (30 seconds or less in a Zahn 2) refer to tech data sheets for your paint. Available in gravity or pressure feed
  • Saves paint compared to airless and conventional when used right
  • Some paint will not atomize as well
  • Air spray gives finer finish than Airless
  • Best for wood working, industrial coatings that are not to thick, automotive painting
  • Better control of spray than airless

Conventional Air Spray Gun

  • Best atomization of any spray gun
  • More paint waste than HVLP
  • Easy to use
  • Available in pressure and suction feed
  • Better Control of Spray than airless
  • Spray almost any material

LVMP

  • LVMP Spray Guns atomize like a conventional spray gun but are still highly transfer efficient
  • They are not compliant for emissions reduction like a conventional spray gun
  • Their popular with wood finishes and when you need a slightly better break up

Airless Paint Sprayer

  • Fastest of any painting equipment for production work
  • Best for large repeat surfaces
  • Great for highly viscous coatings
  • More expensive than spray guns
  • Finish is a not quite as fine as hvlp or conventional spray guns

Air Assist Airless

  • Achieve breakup similar to air spray gun giving a finer finish
  • Great for low to medium viscosity coatings (high pressure air assist can work with thick industrial coatings)
  • Often used for wood working and industrial painting where finish quality is key
  • More expensive than spray guns about the same as airless
  • Not as fast as airless painting but faster than spray guns
  • Available for air assist airless and hvlp spraying.
  • 85 – 95% efficient
  • More complicated to use but huge paint savings
  • Best for tubular products or high production painting where paint savings is beneficial

 

 

Electrostatic

  • Available for air assist airless and hvlp spraying.
  • 85 – 95% efficient
  • More complicated to use but huge paint savings
  • Best for tubular products or high production painting where paint savings is beneficial

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