But… How do I know if a paint spray gun is right for me?
Forget about re-staining the back fence taking up your whole weekend. Or spraying the kitchen cabinets turning into the “I’ll do it when I have time… which is never” to-do that stays on your list permanently. Thanks to the fully adjustable, electric paint spray gun you can earn your time back and get everything done. Fast. With very little mess. It’s painting, the way it’s meant to be done: quick, clean, simple.
You want a sprayer that feels good in your hand. Something that’s balanced so your wrist doesn’t start cramping as you work. It should be powerful enough to get spray pattern consistency without leaving you with weird looking patchy spots. It should be able to handle thinner and thicker coatings without getting paint everywhere. And you should be able to change the direction of the suction tube for vertical and horizontal work.
Well… A good spray gun should do
The paints that should (and SHOULD NOT) go in a paint gun
Your paint spray gun should play nicely with almost any liquid material. (Unless said material is flammable or corrosive. It’s ok if the paint gun does NOT play nicely with facade paint or acidic coating…)
You should be able to use solvent or chalk-based materials, water-soluble lacquer paints, mordants, glazes, impregnation materials, oil based paints, clear varnishes, synthetic enamels, colored paints, alkyd resin varnishes, primers, radiator paints, hammer effect enamels, anti-rust paints, special-effect paints, and textured paints though.
How to tell if your paint is the right consistency for your paint spray gun
Getting your paints to the right thickness helps get an even finish. A great paint spray gun should be able to handle liquids up to 100 DIN/s thick. Thicker paint should be thinned with water or paint thinner until the consistency is nice and even. Different nozzles for controlling the amount of spray that comes out can be useful too!
So what can I paint with a paint sprayer?
A better question would be “What can’t you paint?” (Almost anything — as long as it’s an inanimate object.)
A paint gun is flexible— just like your painting needs. You can use it indoors or outdoors. And here’s the best part: it can transform into what you need it to be. Like:
- A car spray gun. Yes. If you use the right paints you could technically use a paint gun to paint your car.
- House paint spray gun. Use it to paint the outside of your house, even the uneven surfaces.
- Indoor paint sprayer. Spraying the kitchen cabinets, your bed frame or that end table that could use an upgrade can never been easier.
- Ceiling spray gun. Want to get an even coat, without precariously balancing on a ladder with a roller? Yeah, a spray gun can help with that.
- Fence and garage sprayer. You can use it to do this job in minutes instead of hours. You can even use it to apply water seal.
- A canvas spray gun. Into painting? Need an easy way to protect your canvasses? Use a sprayer to add a varnish layer.