How to Select Spray Painting Equipment (Paint Sprayers)       Spray painting booth; Spray paint air gun; Industrial dust collector Images credits: Airflow Systems; Harbor Freight; Industrial Air Solutions   Spray painting equipment refers to the collection of devices used to apply a surface coating to objects by the means of atomized liquids that are propelled through the air, usually by compressed air. It also refers to a series of...
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Q & A on Spray Painting Equipment (Paint Sprayers)

We asked our users for their input on Spray Painting Equipment (Paint Sprayers). Here are the results of 145 users familiar with Spray Painting Equipment (Paint Sprayers).

Who Took Our Poll? | Design Trends | Applications and Use | Features | Buying Advice |

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Design TrendsTop

Q:
What new technologies are influencing spray painting equipment design?
21 answers
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The Water Based Technology in the Refinish market, where the paints are expensive and the attempt to save on the Paint Material Cost is of paramount importance, thus better and efficient spray guns or tools are essential.
~Atale N, Paint Application technologist, Mumbai, India
Getting the paint to wrap properly. Paint suppliers get it wrong on solvents, having me use the polar opposite to the right solvent.
~Research & Development, Heriot Bay, Canada
Hard pattern bells are a big deal in metallic coatings. Adjusting systems to work with lower bake coatings are taking some time.
~Wade M, Application Process Manager, Milwaukee, WI
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From your perspective, which companies are creating the most innovative spray painting equipment?
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I am, or have been using Ransberg equipment, would like to use the round swirl nozzle assembly. I have had a health problem and am not working now, but can think about it. Painting along with shipping has been the major problems with this sawmill.
~Research & Development, Heriot Bay, Canada
Presently SATA, DeVelbiss and IWATA Spray guns are the most prominent spray guns. However, the initial investment to procure these spray guns is quite high.
~Atale N, Paint Application technologist, Mumbai, India
Kevlar systems, also, Graco"s handheld hvlp and airless systems, both electric and cordless.
~Maintenance/Facilities Management, Mount Holly, NJ
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Applications and UseTop

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What are some of the applications you have used spray painting equipment for?
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I have never worked in paint spraying, but at present moment I am installing a new plant to apply anti corrosive bonds to steel structures: metallizing by arc spray system with zinc, copper, brass or aluminum coats and/or paint spraying.
~Hector I, General Manager, Lima, Peru
Air assisted airless, HVLP, conventional, compliant, disk and various bells have been used to hand spray and robotically to paint a lot of different agricultural, automotive and consumer electronics parts.
~Wade M, Application Process Manager, Milwaukee, WI
We are designing and building spray painting equipment, like powder coating lines, paint spraying lines with water based and solvent paints, automated lines with robots, or with special moving system.
~Peter G, General Management, Budapest, Hungary
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Please share with us any “non-standard” applications that spray painting equipment has been used for.
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It was the painting of window grills where conventional spray guns were used, this resulted in loss of paint during application and further due to the transfer efficiency with almost losing 30%.
~Atale N, Paint Application technologist, Mumbai, India
Airless pumps similar to airless spray pumps are used for metering such things as food products, plastisols, etc.
~Coatings Consultant,
Spraying in bed liners and driveway sealer applications.
~Richard H, Builder/Contractor, Rescue, VA
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Do you know of any disastrous mistakes that occurred due to the incorrect usage of spray painting equipment?
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Spray Painting guns attached to the impeller attachment for an automatic vertical movement, in the mass production using over head conveyer system. Components were observed to have a lot of spitting due to improper synchronization of the impeller and the conveyer.
~Atale N, Paint Application technologist, Mumbai, India
Coatings applied failed to cure properly because of improper ratio settings on plural component spray equipment. Coatings had to be removed and job done over. Major costs involved.
~Coatings Consultant,
Hitting of electrostatic application with object can cause a serious fire accident in a paint shop. So the mounting of part while painting plays a very important role.
~Pravin Kinage, Process Engineer, Pune, India
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FeaturesTop

Q:
What would your design or feature "wish list" be for this product?
16 answers
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1. Light weight Spray Gun 2. Almost about a close to 100% transfer efficiency (Which is difficult to achieve, but would really wish to happen) 3. Requires less intake of Air pressure.(So low pressure compressors can be used) 4. Flexibility to be rotated 360 Degrees during the spray application process
~Atale N, Paint Application technologist, Mumbai, India
Graco"s cordless has many inherent design problems, the weight of the gun makes it impossible for extended use, clogging problems, drips when cup is removed or refilled, trigger safety switch is poorly placed for left handed spray techs who constantly switch trigger to off position.
~Maintenance/Facilities Management, Mount Holly, NJ
Airless manufactures should design reversible tips smaller than .11 tips. 0.11 is the smallest, NOT small enough for a fine finish.
~Cruz Barajas, Builder/Contractor, Redlands, CA
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Buying AdviceTop

Q:
Do you have any advice for people relative to buying or using spray painting equipment?
14 answers
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If in the Refinish market of Automobiles, HVLP spray guns are advised, however painters are not comfortable to switch from Conventional to HVLP. Either, advise them to practice and get accustomed or use the RP Spray guns instead.
~Atale N, Paint Application technologist, Mumbai, India
Make sure your equipment can handle the material that you are spraying. The biggest problem comes from equipment failure from material that is being sprayed. Also cleaning and oiling the machine properly. Your finish is only as good as your equipment.
~Richard H, Builder/Contractor, Rescue, VA
Make sure that the equipment is matched up with the coating. Most coatings are not designed to work with all application methods and a lot of churn can be caused by trying to apply a coating with equipment it wasn't designed for.
~Wade M, Application Process Manager, Milwaukee, WI
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Is there any advice you want to share with users to help them avoid common errors in selection or usage of spray painting equipment?
13 answers
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If you are going to buy equipment that is on the cutting edge of technology, make sure it has been pushed in the direction you are capable of going. For example, the best equipment for painting solid colors with the highest transfer efficiency may struggle to paint metallic colors.
~Wade M, Application Process Manager, Milwaukee, WI
Buying from a established spray equipment supplier, more than ever you get what you pay for, and a provider that sells services and repairs the equipment is your best bet.
~Terry E, Marketing/Sales, Mpls, MN
Don't just look at the price but the best use of the equipment you require, eg buying too small a machine to do the tasks and amount you need it for.
~Peter L, Owner of a srevice and maintenance service, Brisbane, Australia
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