Benefits of Having a Paint Sprayer

One of the main reasons that people love paint sprayers is the fact that it makes quick work of all those annoying painting jobs. With one paint sprayer, you can repaint that wooden fence with very little effort. This is also true of decks, patios, and many other outdoor surface areas. You can also paint walls, both interior and exterior. Ceilings will no longer require you to use ladders. Some people use them to paint vehicles so that they look as good as new. They are useful for spraying different types of paint. You can sometimes use them for stains and varnishes, regular paints, and much more, depending on the type of paint sprayer that you have.

The truth is, you can use a paint sprayer for any number of reasons. They are designed to spray out a mist of paint. This means that you can safely use them on all painted and unpainted surfaces. Some are also able to spray out primers, like Kilz, so that you can give metals a new look as well. In all cases, these sprayers will use less paint than a roller or a brush and the end result will be a smoother looking paint job than you would ever get with those two items. What more could you hope for?

Popular Paint Sprayer Types

Although there have been a variety of paint sprayers available in the past, there are now only a few different popular options. They include:

*Compressed Air Paint Sprayers, which are good to apply paint to any surface when you want a smooth, even finish. This means they are great for painting furniture and cabinets because they send out a very fine mist of spray. The downside is that most of them are messier than you may want to deal with inside of your home. They have more overspray than some of the other options. They will also use more paint. The upside is that they are very affordable for anyone who wants to tackle painting jobs around the house, especially if you already have an air compressor. If you have an air compressor, you will only need to purchase a hose and a paint gun sprayer.

*Airless Paint Sprayers. These sprayers spray on paint using high pressure. The droplets of paint will fan out to cover the area you are painting evenly. They are ideal for painting exterior fences, decks, lattice, and other surfaces. Inside, they are best suited for walls and ceilings. You can also use thick paint with this type of sprayer. This is why some say that you will be happiest if you use these sprayers for waterproofing decks and staining your wooden patio or fences.

*High Volume/Low-Pressure Sprayers (HVLP) are designed to spray out a steady, but large volume of air along with paint. This means that they are pretty much the same as compressed air sprayers. With them, the paint will travel at a slower speed so that you don’t have to deal with random splatters. More of the paint will stick to the surface area to create a very smooth finish. They are more expensive than other sprayers, but they waste less paint. Due to the fact that there is very little overspray, they work well for cabinets, trim, doorways, and more. The downside is, many of them are unable to handle lacquers or varnishes. They are also the most readily available. Most home improvement stores will have several of these available for you to purchase.

*Diaphragm Paint Sprayers are the best according to some. They work with buckets, ideally a 5-gallon bucket of paint rather than you having to stop often to refill a reservoir. They provide a continuous flow of paint for the entire bucket full of paint so that you can get the job done faster.

*The Airless spray painter is also very popular. An airless spray paint roller works like a traditional paint roller, but they enable you to skip refilling the paint tray. You can get the job done faster, but it is not a viable option on all surfaces for the same reason that you cannot use a traditional roller in all areas.

You may also have access to more traditional style, single-use options such as a spray paint can that uses pressurized air and paint. These are okay for very small projects and with a little practice, they can effectively cover areas that a brush would have trouble going. The thing is, painting your kitchen cabinets or a wall with a spray paint can, would take several cans and they do tend to leave runs. They also overspray quite a bit, which is why many people who paint fairly often, would rather invest in the real deal; a true paint sprayer that was designed for those types of jobs.

Painting is a task that many people hate tackling. It is often one of the messiest things you can do. It often means paint drips and runs, uneven coats of paint, and other issues. If there was a better way to handle painting, would you take advantage of it? Would you enjoy being able to paint anything you wanted to paint in half the time without ever missing any spots or having it go on too thick? If so; the thing you may have been dreaming of is a paint sprayer. Not one of the ones that have spray paint in a can, but a machine that is designed to spray out paint evenly, regardless of what you are painting. It is one item that will make all of your painting “Honey Dos” easier to deal with. The end result will be that it looks like you have put in a ton of effort and really only just spent a little time.

What Is a Paint Sprayer?

A paint sprayer is a type of canister that you pour paint into and then, sometimes using air, it will blow the paint out onto different surfaces. They are very similar to an airbrush machine, but the spray painter is generally a much larger scale, which is designed to spray over large areas. It may have different nozzles that you can use or a single nozzle may allow for you to spray out different amounts of paint. These power tools work by sending out a mist of paint. Most spray painting machines are able to spray out in a fan spray, but they may also be able to spray out in either a larger or tighter spray pattern.

In all cases, all you will need is the paint sprayer, the paint, and air. You will also need a power supply to ensure that it works properly and there are several other accessories that can make it easier for you to use. There are also several different types of sprayers for you to choose from. Not all will use air and according to some, this makes it easier to get into deep crevices.

To learn more about the types of paint sprayers that are available, you can scroll further to see them. There are several types for you to choose from, though some are easier to find than others.