Choosing and using airless spray tips
Discover the importance of a proper tip, how to choose the right one for your application and how to get the best out of your tips.
NEW: Neon low pressure tips
Discover Graco’s new neon-coloured low pressure spray tips. They are as versatile as the existing tips for general painting and high production jobs, but work at up to half the usual pressure, which has several benefits:
- Up to 50% less overspray
- Up to 2X longer tip life
- Perfect airless finish
- Easiest pattern overlap
- Reduced prep and cleanup
The neon low pressure spray tips are available in two versions:
LP tips and WRLP tip
A small but critical part
Even though it is only a small part of your sprayer, the tip is of critical importance. Let us explain you why.
What is the purpose of a tip?
An airless paint sprayer pushes paint or other material through the small orifice of the tip under high pressure. The tip orifice determines how hard the spray pump must work to maintain the required pressure. The tip you choose implicates the paint atomises under a certain angle, resulting in a certain fan width at a specic flow rate – an effect similar to placing your thumb on the end of a garden hose.
Why are there so many different tip sizes?
You can compare this to choosing the right bit for your drill. There are bits designed for wood, others are made for metal or concrete. Every bit is available in various sizes. If you use the wrong bit for the wrong surface, you don’t get the result you want. The same applies to airless spray tips.
Why is the choice of a tip so important?
The correct tip ensures less overspray and therefore better control and finish. Not only will you use less material, you will also spend less time on the job. The right tip increases your performance, improves the quality of your work, and keeps your costs under control.
Choosing the right airless spray tip
An introduction to Graco airless spray tips
Understanding Graco spray tips is all about colours and codes. Dive in to this comprehensive introduction.
Cracking the spray tip code: what does a spray tip tell you?
Check and understand what the colours and codes on airless spray tips tell you and help you make the right choice for a perfect result.
How to choose the right airless spray tip in 3 steps
Discover how to choose the perfect airless spray tip in 3 easy steps, for flawless spraying any kind of material, from the finest varnish to the thickest plaster.
Quick tip selection: which airless spray tips fit your sprayer
Choose the optimal tip for your Graco Ultra Airless Handheld sprayer
Are you spraying lacquers or paint? Find out what tip you use best for the Ultra Airless Handheld sprayers.
Choose the optimal tip for your Graco Ultra QuickShot
Are you spraying lacquers or paint? Find out what tips & filters you use best for your Ultra Quickshot sprayer.
Choose the optimal tip and filter for your Graco GX sprayer
Are you spraying lacquers, interior paint or anything in between? Find out what tips and filter you use best for the GXFF and GX21 airless spray system.
Choose the optimal tip or nozzle for your Graco T-MAX sprayer
Are you spraying texture requiring a particular thickness, or using a thick aggregate? Find out what tip or nozzle works best on your T-MAX sprayer.
Getting the best out of your airless spray tips
How do you know when a spray tip is worn?
Learn to recognise the signals on when a spray tip needs replacement. It will save you time, material and increase the quality of the spray job.
How to extend the life of your spray tips
Look into what you can do to extend the life of your airless spray tips to a maximum and thus improve the quality of your work while limiting costs to a minimum.
Which filters and guard fit your airless spray tip?
Discover what pump filter, gun filter and guard match your airless spray tip to achieve smooth airless spraying and good quality finishing.
How to install your airless spray tip
Look into the video on how to insert a spray tip into a guard, and get started with that spray job without risking drips or leaks.
How to resolve tip clogs?
There are several ways to avoid spray tips from being clogged. But what if it occurs anyway? Watch the video for solutions.
5 benefits of Graco’s low pressure (LP) airless spray tips
Graco’s low pressure airless spray tips make you spray at half the pressure while getting top spray results and extend the life of tips 2 times.
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