- 1 What Does an Airless Paint Sprayer Do?
- 2 The Parts of an Airless Paint Sprayer
- 3 Setting Up Your Sprayer
- 4 Filling Your Hose and Gun
- 5 Installing and Tightening the Tip
- 6 Adjusting the Pressure During Use
- 7 The Conclusion
What Does an Airless Paint Sprayer Do?
The Parts of an Airless Paint Sprayer
This is the very first part you may see at the end of your airless paint sprayer hose. It is often in the shape of a rubber stopper, and it is used as just that: a way to protect the tip and prevent any paint from leaking out.
The spray tip is a modifiable part that controls the output and shape of the paint. This is a nozzle at the end of your hose that can be adjusted or replaced with other compatible sizes and features. From the tip to the pump motor, there are a number of important parts that make your airless paint sprayer function so well.
The spray gun is the mechanical feature that allows you to control the sprayer completely. It comes with a long trigger and a nozzle that gives you the ability to decide when you want your paint to come out.
The filter of your paintless sprayer is attached to the nozzle and filters out the water from the paint. The filter must always be in tip-top shape so that you can ensure a smooth and clean paint each time you use it. The filters require cleaning and replacing every so often, so be sure to take constant care of your equipment.
The hose is a long, thin, and flexible tube that stretches from the filter all the way to the pump. It can be several feet long, as the motor part of the spray gun usually stays in place on the ground as you work. Typically, the hose is long enough to allow you to reach all heights and angles of your project.
Prime Tube and Suction Tube
The prime and suction tubes extend directly from the pump, and are not connected to the hose or filter in any way. These two tubes are responsible for taking in the paint and water supplies that you’ll need to make your airless paint sprayer function. Both of these tubes carry your desired liquids into the pump, where they are then blasted through the hose for an effective paint.
The pump takes the paint and water supplies, harnessing the power of the water to quickly shoot out the paint. Remember that your airless paint sprayer can output several gallons of paint per minute, and that is all thanks to the hydraulic pump.
There is a very important switch on the pump of your airless paint sprayer that tells the equipment whether you want it to output paint, or suck in water and materials. Having this valve turned the right way can ensure that you’re able to refill your paint supply as you go.
Most airless paint sprayers use an electric motor (with an outlet plug provided) to power the entire piece of equipment. After the pump motor is turned on and at its fullest power, it can begin to take water and fuel the paint supply up through your hose and out the nozzle tip.
Setting Up Your Sprayer
Filling Your Hose and Gun
Installing and Tightening the Tip
In other words, the arrow of the tip should always be facing forward. Then, you can use your hand to tighten the tip and keep the guard assembly snug against it.