Titan is one of the industry leaders in airless paint sprayers, offering a wide selection of durable versatile tools that are efficient and fast. The business end of these machines is the paint gun’s spray tip (nozzle), which atomizes paint and turns it into a fine mist. Get this essential part right, and you’re already halfway to a flawless finish. Titan spray tips allow you to control the amount of paint delivered, the fan type, and the flow width. Choosing the correct Titan sprayer tips for the medium you’re using and the project can save you both time and money by reducing paint wastage and speeding up productivity. Before delving into the different spray tips Titan offers, I will explain how to identify various spray tip sizes, what the numbers mean, and which coatings these tips are suitable for. With a better understanding of how they work, choosing the best Titan airless sprayer tips is a breeze.

Airless Paint Sprayer Tip Sizes

You will find three numbers stamped on airless sprayer nozzles. These denote the width of the fan pattern they can spray and the size of the opening, or aperture, that atomized paint passes through. Here’s how to interpret these numbers and what they represent:

The first number in the sequence multiplied by two indicates the width of the fan pattern when spraying about 12 inches from the surface.

For example:

    • A 215 tip dispenses a four-inch fan pattern (2 x 2)
    • A 311 nozzle produces a six-inch fan pattern (3 x 2)
    • A 413 spray tip results in an eight-inch fan pattern (4 x 2)

You can also work in metric by multiplying the first number by five. For example, a 513 spray tip indicates a fan pattern of five multiplied by five, equalling 25 centimeters.

Another thing this first number tells us is the angle the spray is dispensed at when the spray gun is held level. To figure this one out, add a zero to the number: a number 2 will be 20 degrees, 3 is 30 degrees, and so on.

Having explained all that, keep in mind that these figures are not set in stone. There can be a variance of up to two inches either way depending on the pressure output and the medium you’re spraying.

Spray Tip Openings

The aperture (opening) of a spray tip atomizes your chosen material into tiny droplets creating a fine mist — you could say this is where the magic happens. Along with its best buddy, air pressure, the aperture also controls how much paint is dispensed. Just like any other container, the larger the hole, the more liquid can pass through.

To identify the aperture of a nozzle, look at the last two numbers stamped on the spray tip. These indicate the aperture’s width in thousands of an inch.

For example:

    • 215 spray tips measure 15 thousandths of an inch (0.015).
    • 317 nozzles are 17 thousandths of an inch (0.017).
    • 435 paint sprayer tips measure 35 thousandths of an inch(0.035).

Titan Spray Tip Chart

Titan airless paint sprayer tips come in a variety of different sizes offering you apertures and fan patterns for almost any paint project you can imagine. Here is a quick reference guide to help you choose the right one.
(thousandths of an inch)
While this list is not exhaustive, you can see that Titan paint sprayer tips offer you a wide range. And knowing what each number denotes means you can decipher the fan patterns and apertures of tips not included in this Titan spray tips chart. Now you know what the numbers mean, let’s take a look at how tip size relates to a coating’s viscosity.

Titan Airless Sprayer Tip Sizes and Viscosity

When choosing the best nozzle for the task at hand, you need to consider the viscosity, or thickness, of the material you’re spraying. No matter how thin or thick the coating, Titan has a spray tip that can get the job done. Some of the materials these nozzles dispense include:
THIN2Varnish, water-based sealers, clear coat lacquer, stain, primer
MEDIUMLatex, oil-based enamel, primer oils, clear acrylics, fillers, primer
HEAVYPolymers, heavy latex, smooth elastomeric, anti-corrosive paint,
heavy fillers
VERY HEAVYBlock fillers, elastomerics, anti-corrosive paint, fire retardants,
Paint manufacturers often supply details on the best spray tip for their materials, so be sure to check their recommendations as well. To help you further, here’s a quick reference chart detailing a range of nozzle sizes and the different coatings they can dispense. This list is by no means all-encompassing, but it’s a good starting point when choosing your Titan spray tip size.

Titan Airless Sprayer Tip Chart Range for Various Materials

(last two numbers)
Clear LacquerThin
09 - 11
Varnish (Low VOC)Thin09 - 11
ShellacThin09 - 13
Transparent StainThin09 - 13
Water-Based SealantsThin09 - 13
Water-Based LacquerMedium12 - 14
Clear AcrylicsMedium12 - 14
100% Acrylic for Interior, LatexMedium13 – 15
PolyurethaneMedium13 – 15
Oil-based EnamelsMedium13 – 15
Solid StainMedium13 – 15
Low VOC VarnishMedium13 – 15
Latex (Primer, Interior, and Exterior)Medium15 - 17
Oil Based PrimerMedium17 - 19
Heavy LatexHeavy21 - 25
Smooth ElastomericsHeavy21 - 25
Block FillersVery Heavy25 - 39
ElastomericsVery Heavy25 - 39
Intumescents (fire retardant) coatingsHeavy/Very Heavy17 - 39
Remember to check the directions on the paint can if you have any doubts.

Titan Spray Guide Tip Size

Titan airless tips come in nine different models with a wide choice of sizes for each model. Let’s look at each range now.

1. Titan HEA Tips — TR1 330 Series

Titan’s patented high-efficiency airless (HEA) tips use low-pressure technology to maximize speed and efficiency of delivery. They can reduce overspray by up to 55%, which reduces paint wastage, preparation time, and clean up. The optimum working pressure for the 330 series is about 1000 pounds per square inch (PSI). These tips offer coverage of between 0.09 and 0.47 gallons per minute (GPM). Working at lower pressure means less stress on your pump, which helps extend its lifespan. This particular range of Titan spray tips are also very durable, lasting twice as long as a standard reversible spray tip. A feathered-edge fan pattern provides consistent coverage, and this forgiving pattern often results in fewer drips and runs. The sizes on offer range between 211 and 621 with 17 different options.

2. Titan Standard Reversible Spray Tips — TR1 695 Series

Considered by many to be the best-performing spray tips available, the Titan 695 series of reversible tips are durable and offer consistent paint delivery. The fan pattern produced is delivered between 0.09 and 0.78 GPM, depending on aperture, and the maximum working pressure is 5000 PSI. They are compatible for use with all Titan, and many other brand names’ spray gun guards. The sizes range between 209 to 627 with 20 different options to choose from.

3. Titan High-Pressure Reversible Spray Tips — TR1 696 Series

With the same outstanding performance and durability as the 695 series, Titan’s high-pressure 696 range can operate at up to a massive 7700 PSI. The flow rate varies from O.05 GPM for the smallest tip right up to 3.26 GPM for the largest. The huge range of sizes (over 100) starts at a 107 tip and finishes at a 937.

4. Titan Line Striping Reversible Spray Tips — TR1 697 Series

When you want razor-sharp lines and a consistent width, the Titan 697 series promises to deliver. Titan states that it produces the industry’s best performing fan pattern and the longest-lasting striping tip on the market. Working at pressures up to 5000 PSI, you can expect a flow rate between 0.18 to 1.99 GPM. Available in 38 different sizes, from 213 up to 843, the tips offer fan patterns for line stripes between 4 to 16 inches.

5. Titan Reversible Spray Tips — TR2 692 Series

Titan’s TR2 reversible spray tips offer either a wide or narrow fan pattern from the same tip. Twist it to select the pattern you want. No matter what width you choose, these tips will deliver a consistent flow for a flawless finish. The sizes available range from 311 to 1231 in 10 different options. Their working pressure is max 5000 PSI, and you can expect flow rates of between 0.13 to 1.32 GPM.

6. Titan TR2 Line Striping Tips — 694 Series

Titan’s TR2 694 series tips have a dual purpose: line striping and stenciling. You have control right at your fingertips and can easily switch from one mode to the other with a turn of the nozzle. The sizes on offer range from 417 to 423 for striping and 517 to 623 for stenciling. The maximum operating pressure is 5,000 PSI.

7. Titan SC-6+ Widespray — 661 Series

If you have a large project to complete, Titan’s SC6+ wide spray nozzles offer fan patterns of between 24 and 26 inches — around 22% wider than other industry-standard tips. These workhorses come in 10 sizes from 1219 up to 1237. The maximum working pressure is 5000 PSI and they deliver anywhere between 0.37 to 1.47 GPM.

8. Titan SC-6+ Reversible — 662 Series

With over 100 sizes to choose from, there’s sure to be a nozzle in the Titan 662 series to suit your purpose. These versatile, high-quality spray tips offer a consistent spray, saving you money on wasted paint. They can be used for many different coatings, including latex.

Working at a maximum pressure of 5000 PSI, you can achieve flow rates of between 0.05 from the smallest size, right up to 3.26 from the largest. Choose from an extensive range that starts at 107 and ends at 831.

9. Titan SC-6+ Fine Finish — 671 Series

The final tip in the SC-6+ range provides a fine finish for detailed work on metal, woodwork, and cabinetry. According to Titan, the atomized particles are 27% smaller compared to a standard nozzle. Materials you can dispense with these tips include lacquers, stains, light-bodied clear varnishes, and other less viscous coatings. Easily recognizable with their bright purple color, choose from 15 different options between 208 to 612. As with many other Titan tips, they work up to a maximum of 5000 PSI pressure and can dispense between 0.07 to 0.21 GPM.

Tips and Tricks for Airless Sprayers

Airless sprayers are a great tool to add to your DIY arsenal. Just remember that choosing the right nozzle for the job can seriously affect the finish and your productivity. Getting it right saves you both time and money in the long run. When deciding which Titan spray tip to use from the plethora on offer, consider the following points:

1. Choose the Correct Tip Size for Your Material

Thicker materials need a wider aperture spray tip, and thin ones require a small aperture. You might have a rough idea of what size tip you need already, but check the paint manufacturer’s recommendations as well. Remember, it’s the last two numbers that denote aperture in thousandths of an inch. There will be more than one suitable spray tip, so decide on pattern width and the thickness of the coat produced. So you could have a 211, 411, or 811, with the first number being the one to check this time.

2. Select Your Fan Pattern

Once you’ve chosen the aperture size, consider the fan pattern you want. This time it’s the first number you are looking at multiplied by two. So for fine detail work, a tip with a 1 or 2 as the first number will give you a 2 or 4-inch fan pattern. Larger projects will benefit from the wider spray patterns offered by a tip denoted by an 8 upwards, producing fan patterns in excess of 16 inches.

3. Make Sure Your Airless Sprayer is Compatible

The final thing to consider is the model of airless sprayer you’re using. Titan spray tips are compatible with many different brands, just check first if they will fit your machine.

A Guide to Common Airless Spray Tip Applications

The following table shows you which tips to use for common paint sprayer projects.
ApplicationRecommended Tip Size
Cupboards and cabinetry210, 310 fine-finish spray tips
Trims, indoors and outside210, 310 fine-finish spray tips
Narrow areas like staircase railings.108 for a very narrow fan width
Tall Baseboards510
Doors310, 510 fine-finish for doors
Fences and sidings310 ,510 fine finish, or coating dependent 311, 313, 411, 413, 415 and 515
Interior Walls515, 517, 519, 615, 617 and 619
Exterior Walls515 up to 617
New Constructions619 to 1221
Large Industrial Projects621, 1221, or larger

For information on how to safely use a paint sprayer indoors, check out our in-depth guide here.

That’s our round-up of Titan spray tips complete. You should now be able to select the best Titan nozzle for any project.

If we haven’t answered your questions already, check out the FAQs below.

Titan Spray Tips FAQs

Q: How Often Do I Need To Change My Titan Spray Tip?

On average, a Titan HEA spray tip, or any Titan nozzle, should last for at least 40 to 50 gallons of coating material. However, paint does contain abrasive particles which will eventually change the shape of the tip’s aperture from a thin, long oval to a shorter, rounder opening.

Signs that your tip may need to be replaced include:

    • Dark and light bands of the area in your spray pattern.
    • The fan width is shrinking in size.
    • You use more material than you have previously.
Q: What Does an Airless Spray Tip Do?
The nozzle or spray tip takes the high-pressure material delivered by the pump and breaks into tiny particles. The result is a finely atomized paint that gives a smooth, even finish.
Q: How Often Should I Clean My Titan Spray Tip?
To get the best from your Titan nozzle, and to prevent clogs and build-ups, you should clean the spray tip after every use. Failing to do this can shorten its lifespan, or even render it useless.
Q: What Is a Suitable Titan Spray Gun Tip Size for Automotive Use?
The choice of nozzle for spraying vehicles depends on the paint’s viscosity. For clear lacquers, a tip size with the last two numbers between and 09 and 11 would work. For primers you might a 15 or higher, and for color, look for a 12 to 14. Always check the paint manufacturer’s recommendations.
Q: What Is the Best Titan Spray Tip for Doors?
This depends on whether you’re spraying your doors in situ, or whether you have removed them. A 310 Titan tip is a good choice for doors that are still on their hinges. If you’ve taken them off, get the job done quicker with a wider fan pattern from a 510 nozzle.
Q: Are Titan Nozzle Sizes the Same as Spray Tip Sizes?

Yes, they are. A nozzle is just another name given to a spray tip, so spray tip sizes are the same as nozzle sizes.

Q: What Is the Best Titan Spray Tip for Elastomerics?
Elastomeric materials are viscous and heavy, they require a large aperture in tip of your choice. Ideally, choose a Titan tip with an aperture between 0.021 and 0.039 inches, so a 521, 839, or even bigger works with elastomeric paints.