Get the right spray equipment first time!
Choosing the right paint sprayer for your job involves considering several factors to ensure that you achieve the best results efficiently. Spray Plant UK are Graco and Titan distributors and both are reputable brands in the paint sprayer industry, which offer a range of models suitable for any application project. Here's a guide on how to choose the correct paint sprayer for your specific job:
Type of Project:
Identify the type of project you'll be working on. Is it a small DIY project, a medium-sized renovation, or a large commercial task? Different paint sprayers are designed for different project scales.
Paint Type and Viscosity:
Consider the type of paint you'll be using - water-based, oil-based, stains, lacquers, etc. Some sprayers handle certain paint types better than others. Additionally, check the viscosity of the paint as some sprayers are designed to handle thicker paints while others are better for thinner materials.
There are three main types of paint sprayers: airless, HVLP (High Volume Low Pressure), and LVLP (Low Volume Low Pressure). Each has its advantages:
Airless: Fast and efficient for large areas but may require more skill to control overspray. Click here for more information on airless spray equipment.
HVLP: Offers fine finish quality with minimal overspray, suitable for detailed work. Check out our range of HVLP Sprayers here.
LVLP: Similar to HVLP but use less air, making it more efficient with less overspray.
Air assisted airless: perfect for joinery manufacturers. Windows, cabinets, door etc. On a large or small scale. Check out the range of air assisted airless spray machines here.
For more information about the difference between airless, air-assisted and air spraying equipment, read this blog.
Power and Pressure:
Consider the power of the sprayer, usually measured in horsepower (HP) for electric models. Higher horsepower generally indicates the ability to handle thicker paints and larger projects. For airless sprayers, check the maximum pressure they can deliver.
Airless paint sprayers are available in petrol, electric or pneumatic models.
Please check the power available on site. For more information on the importance of power sources for spraying materials, please click here.
Tip Size and Spray Pattern:
The tip size determines the width of the spray pattern and the thickness of the material it can handle. Choose a tip size appropriate for your project's requirements. Adjustable spray patterns (horizontal, vertical, round) offer versatility. Click here for more detail on Spray tips.
Portability and Mobility:
Depending on your project, you might need a portable sprayer with wheels or a handheld model for intricate work. Consider the weight and ease of moving the sprayer around.
Set a budget that balances your needs and the features you require. More advanced features and higher power often come at a higher cost.
Accessories and Support:
All sprayers come complete with a hose, gun & tips of your choice. At Spray Plant UK we stock a wide range of accessories, which you can purchase on accessories page of our website or call us if you don’t see the accessory you require.
Try Before Buying:
If possible, try out the sprayer before making a purchase, either through a demonstration or by renting a similar model. Spray Plant UK have a wide range of equipment available to hire. Give our sales team a call to discuss your requirements.
In the Graco and Titan lineup, you'll find various models suitable for different projects. For example, the Graco GX range, and Titan ControlMax 1900 Pro are popular airless sprayers for DIY enthusiasts, whilst the Graco Ultra Max II 495 and Titan Impact 640 are more heavy-duty options for professional painters.
Ultimately, the correct paint sprayer for your job depends on your specific needs, preferences, and the scope of your project. At Spray Plant UK, we have over two decades of experience advising our customers on the right spray equipment for the job. Please contact us if you’re unsure or need to discuss a project.