Spray painting

Spray painting quickly and easily

The spray painting it is a very useful technique in many situations. It turns out to be a lot rapid, economic e versatile.

It will be possible to spray paint many surfaces different: fixtures, walls, radiators, railings, gates and giving new life to old furniture but also repainting damaged cars, after repairing the damaged piece obviously.

As mentioned, it is also a very economical operation. Thanks to a special spray gun, the paint will come nebulized on the surface, in a light but compact layer, allowing a very careful use.

These tools, which can be purchased in any shop or online store, do not cost, in principle, crazy figures.

Spray painting: what is needed

In addition to one paint gun whose models for sale will be explored later, it will be necessary to make some small purchases to work in total safety.

In the first place, therefore, gods will be needed latex gloves disposable to protect hands and gods work glasses.

Rhino mask and goggles

However, the purchase of one is very important mask special that will have to have a double filtration activated carbon.

The product of the RHINO Smart Solution is ideal for this kind of work, managing to block up to 95 % of the particles. Also included in the kit is a pair of protective work glasses and two gloves, so you can get rid of everything with a single purchase.

Finally, before starting work, obviously remember to buy protective sheets (or newspapers, less polluting) and adhesive paper tape to protect all surfaces that will not be painted.

Enamel or water-based paint

At this point, of course, you will have to think about that type of paint use.
For beginners it is advisable to buy a ready-made paint, in order to obtain a uniform color and above all, always have the right viscosity.

However, preparing it yourself can be the only difficult part of the operation. Being able to find the right viscosity it’s not that easy. If the varnish is too thin, there will be a risk of damage lumps while, if it is too little, they could be created patches or anti-aesthetic filter.

Usually the right ratio of thinner to paint is indicated by the manufacturer in the product specifications.

A viscometerA professional viscometer

To find the perfect viscosity grade you would need a viscometer.
But why complicate your life (and spend money) when there are already beautiful and ready-made products on the market?

Obviously the paint will be purchased based on the surface type which will be spray painted and each solvent will be bought according to the chosen paint.

Which gun to paint to choose

Brands of spray guns there are plenty of them. To choose the right one, one must essentially ask oneself which one type of work it will have to be done.

For example, if there will be very large walls to be painted, taking a less powerful product will not be ideal. The risk is to take longer with a spray gun than with the classic roller.

Black + Deker electric spray gun

This gun from the BLACK+DECKER model HVLP200C-IT is decidedly economical, even if the brand is still a guarantee of quality.

The Black + deker spray gunBlack + Deker spray gun

However, this product is recommended for those who will have to do spray painting jobs quite small, such as painting doors, outdoor furniture or decorating walls with stencil.

Black + deker spray gunThe Black + Deker paint gun for small jobs

You will be able to adjust the spray shape and intensity, which makes this product extremely versatile. A viscometer will also be supplied which will allow you to understand if the paint will need to be further diluted.

This is how the viscometer sold with the gun works. At an optimal level of paint dilution, it will drain into:

  • About 2 minutes for water-based paint / transpiring / super washable, water-based enamels, solvent-based enamels / anti-rust;
  • 1 minute and 40 seconds for flatting / impregnating agents.

The cost of the Black + Deker spray gun is between 60 and 50 euros depending on the offers.

Bosh paint gun

A step above the previous one in terms of performance, we find the spray gun of the BOSCH BSH Household appliances Home and Garden PFS 1000.

Bosch paint gunBosch paint gun

Thanks to an engine from 650 watt with two-level adjustment it is suitable for both wood and wall paints.

This model can be used for the spray painting of walls or structured surfaces such as masonry and also for the treatment of wood on furniture or garden fences.

The PFS 3000-2 spray paint system also has great easy handling, thanks to the shoulder strap and the two meters of hose. In fact, it will be possible to hang the gun, to carry out even long and uncomfortable work sessions without effort.

Getting to paint in narrow gaps or corners will not be a problem at all. The possibility of being able to do so will also help choose the type of jet delivered by the nozzle: horizontally or vertically.

Wagner large surface spray gun

Finally, thanks to the company WAGNER and its Airless Control Pro 350 M spray gun, it will be possible to paint large surfaces in a very short time.

The Wagner pistol in actionWagner paint gun

The product offers maximum convenience thanks to the two-finger trigger and the tube extremely flexible from ben 15 meters. Thanks to the trolley for transport it is very convenient despite its size and allows quick movements from one workstation to another.

Wagner gun for large external surfacesThe Wagner paint gun for large surfaces

This spray gun is therefore perfect for painting any type of surface, breaking down notably the work schedules.
From the point of view of use it is also suitable for beginners but of course, to paint small surfaces it is not recommended because its price of over 500 euros would not justify the purchase.

Obviously, when it is not in use, you will also need to think about a place to store it, since it is not really a portable object.

How to do a perfect spray paint

Once you have purchased all the materials described above, start preparing the surface to be spray painted. Remove all dust residues very well and protect the parts not to be painted with plastic or cardboard sheets.

The gun must be held in an orthogonal position
Always keep the spray gun perpendicular to the surface. Photo by Wagner

Dilute then the paint bringing it to the right viscosity, with the help of a viscometer. To fill then the spray gun tank.

The gun will be kept, for a perfect result of the job, with theorthogonal axis to the surface to be treated.

Then proceed with movements slow and regular, from right to left or from top to bottom (or vice versa). Wait for it to dry and give one second pass reversing the movements compared to the previous pass.

The mask is essential to protect the respiratory tract
Always remember protective goggles and a mask. Photo by Bosch

When finished, always remember to clean well the gun, especially the nozzles to prevent clogging, as indicated in the product instructions.

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