Airless Spray Tip Selector

Choose the Right Spray Tip For Your Project

Choosing a quality tip will determine the quality of your finish and help you save time and money. Each Graco tip is 100% tested for flow rate to ensure the precision and quality needed to deliver a smooth, professional finish.

Graco offers the following airless spray tips for Homeowner and DIY models:


Magnum Sprayers: RAC 5 Tips 

  • Ideal for DIYers and Homeowners renovating their home or apartment
  • RAC 5 tips delivers a consistent spray pattern to easily blend each spray pass
  • Experience less prep and clean-up time with reduced overspray
  • Ability to spray the thickest paints at a lower pressure
  • Reverse-A-Clean design makes it easy to clear tip clogs
  • With many tip sizes to select, its easy to find the right tip for the job at hand. Just review the table below to determine the size you need. 

TrueCoat 360: Tips

  • Reverse-A-Clean design makes it easy to clear tip clogs
  • TrueCoat 360 sprayers include both sizes of available tips, with 4 inch (10 cm) and 12 inch (30 cm) fan widths
  • Simply use product code 17A223 for a new replacement Tip Pack that includes both tip sizes available
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Understanding the Numbers

  • The first digit is half of the fan width, the "5" in "517" equals a 10 inch (25 cm) spray fan width (5 x 2 = 10)
  • The last two digits are the size of the tip opening in thousandths of an inch, the "17" in "517" means the tip hole size is .017 inch

Speed Advice

  • Use smaller tip size when applying thinner materials such as stains and enamels
  • Use larger sizes for thicker materials such as enamels and water-based interior and exterior paints
  • The larger the size of the tip hole, the faster the material leaves the gun
    • A 313 tip sprays faster than a 411 tip

Understanding Tip Wear

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.

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. It’s important to replace a tip when it gets worn to ensure a precise spray pattern, maximum productivity and quality finish.


Tip Wear Advice

  • Tip life varies by coating. Recommended replacement times:
    • Water-based - Replace after  55-150 Litres (15-40 gallons)
    • Enamels & Stains - Replace after 130-225 Litres (35-60 gallons)
  • Extend tip life by spraying at the lowest pressure that breaks up the coating, atomising it to a complete spray pattern.
  • Do not increase the pump pressure – this only wastes paint and causes unnecessary pump component wear.
Always check the Sprayer Manual first to determine which materials are compatible for use with that model.