Choosing the right spray tip is essential for ensuring a quality finish -- no matter which coating material is being sprayed. However, spray tips will wear with normal use.
It’s important to replace a tip when it gets worn to ensure a precise spray pattern, maximum productivity and quality finish. When a tip wears, the orifice size increases and the fan width decreases.
This causes more paint to hit a smaller area, which wastes paint and slows productivity.
Tip life varies by coating, so if a tip is worn, replace it. Extend tip life by spraying at the lowest pressure that breaks up the coating into a complete spray pattern (atomize).
Do not increase the pump pressure; it only wastes paint and causes unnecessary pump component wear.
Recommended Spray Tip Replacement Time:
Latex - Replace after 15-40 gallons
Oils & Stains - Replace after 35-60 gallons
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