Airless Paint Sprayers Professional painting contractors know the quality off the Graco airless paint sprayers
Graco paint spray machines are recognized as solid investments with high level performance, year after year.
In 1958, Graco invented portable airless spraying. This innovative process for spraying paint is very popular nowadays because of continiously developments in technology. The big improvements of different types of airless spray delivery methods is also a factor for succes. With our wide range of airless spray machines we can always provide the best solution for the job.
What is airless paint spraying?
In an airless system, fluid is pumped under high pressure through a spray tip; the tip size and pressure determine the material flow rate. The tip also creates the fan pattern. Airless is in contrast to air spray systems, which inject compressed air into the fluid stream of a fluid such as paint to achieve atomization. Watch our video to see how it works.
Advantages of airless paint sprayers
Airless sprayers provide an easy and economical way to apply coatings no matter the amount of solids present. Indeed, professional painting contractors prefer to use airless sprayers for three key reasons:
- Speed: Airless spraying is up to four times faster than brushing or rolling, enabling more jobs to be completed in less time, and reducing labour costs.
- Quality: Airless sprayers produce an even coat of paint on all types of surfaces, leaving a high quality finish.
- Versatility: Airless sprayers can be used for a wide range of coating materials, including interior and exterior jobs, and can easily be transported from job site to job site.
Selecting an airless sprayer
There are many factors to take into consideration when choosing the correct airless sprayer for an application:
- Material and surface to be sprayed: The types of materials you spray will determine the size of the tips you use. If you plan to spray a variety of materials you have to consider buying a sprayer with greater versatility. Will you be spraying on dry wall, exteriors or concrete? You have to consider the tip sizes needed as well as the quality of finish required in order to choose the best sprayer for the job.
- Liters per week to be sprayed: Purchasing a part-time sprayer to do a full-time job has disappointed many contractors. In the long run, saving money on a sprayer that is inadequate for the job, or not durable enough, will cost a lot in lost labour.
- Number of spray guns to be used at one time: If you plan to use more than one gun at the same time, then you have to purchase a unit that has the ability to handle multiple guns.
- Hose lengths necessary: Hose length depends on the job site, material being sprayed, tip size, and hose diameter. Your sprayer must be able to support the length of the hose. Most Graco sprayers use DC motors, which are able to support longer hose lengths than either AC or universal motors.
- Available budget: Buying a sprayer is an investment. You don’t want to over-buy or under-buy. Keep in mind the cliché, “You can pay now or later”. Downtime resulting from an undersized, overworked sprayer or poor quality equipment can quickly wipe out any savings from the initial low purchase cost of the sprayer.