GlobalSpec has asked its users about the latest design trends and features related to Spray Painting Equipment (Paint Sprayers). They have also shared their product applications and tips on how to buy and use these products.
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Q:
Do you have any advice for people relative to buying or using spray painting equipment?
14 answers
Answers:
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
This is an ongoing problem. Getting painting done; moving to be painted from manufacturing to spraying area and out again; revolving to position during painting, mixing and refilling etc.
~Research & Development, Heriot Bay, Canada
1)Service support is very important 2) For cost reduction equipment are designed with less safe margin. Equipment should be checked to component level.
~Vinod A, Facilities Manager, Gurgaon, India
Always buy spray equipment with adequate capacity to handle the materials to be sprayed. Maintain the equipment properly to avoid down time.
~Coatings Consultant,
Start with the tip size required for the paint you wish to spray and move back from there to the size gun hose and machine required.
~Brian Mackenzie, Project Manager, Pretoria, South Africa
Robots are best & have very good reliability in the painting operation.
~Pravin Kinage, Process Engineer, Pune, India
Make sure you follow all manufacturer's directions and safety tips.
~Project Management, Autryville, NC
Yes. A painter must own an airless and an hvlp turbine as well.
~Cruz Barajas, Builder/Contractor, Redlands, CA
Understand the + & -, pump should be mated to material.
~Terry E, Marketing/Sales, Mpls, MN
Know what you want to paint and listen to advice.
~Peter L, Owner of a srevice and maintenance service, Brisbane, Australia
Proper training, understand capabilities.
~Research & Development, Lower Hutt, New Zealand
Energy saving, environment saving
~Peter G, General Management, Budapest, Hungary

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Q:
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
Answers:
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
Know the material that you are spraying and make sure equipment ie sprayer, gun, tips and fans are of correct size for material being sprayed.
~Richard H, Builder/Contractor, Rescue, VA
Just first study the chemistry & properties of the paints that you want to spray with the applicator.
~Pravin Kinage, Process Engineer, Pune, India
Select equipment designed for the intended application. There is no "one size fits all".
~Coatings Consultant,
Check with the manufacturer's local representative on their recommendation.
~Project Management, Autryville, NC
Don't buy a moped to do a 10 ton truck's job or vice versa.
~Brian Mackenzie, Project Manager, Pretoria, South Africa
As per my experience of 27 years, Sames gun are best.
~Vinod A, Facilities Manager, Gurgaon, India
Never get a small machine. Get a mid to big airless.
~Cruz Barajas, Builder/Contractor, Redlands, CA
Read the product info and make sure.
~Brian F, Project Manager, McAdoo, PA
Energy saving, environment saving
~Peter G, General Management, Budapest, Hungary
Maintainability
~Chee-Kuen Leong, Workshop Manager, Singapore, Singapore

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