THE PROS

It depends on the job, but it’s generally acknowledged to be at least four times faster than brush and roller. And that includes the masking time.

That’s great for cladding, roofs or ceilings.

And in nearly all instances, better. Take just one example, an intricate ceiling rose or cornice. With a brush, the paint has to be worked into every crevice and cranny. With a sprayer, it’s one pass.

The paint is very ‘wet’ on application. This means it adheres better, and thereby lasts longer.

With some coatings, particularly quick-drying ones these can be very noticeable.

Dents, cracks and small holes in substrates are effectively filled with a layer of paint.

All that’s required is an electrical supply, and the paint.

Less strain equals less lost time.

THE (PERCEIVED) CONS

Although it’s not really a con. Because when you use a brush and roller you only want the paint on the walls.

The machine does need to be kept clean. Flushing through and cleaning once the job is complete is essential. But then don’t you clean your brushes and roller when you’ve finished?

Yes it does, in comparison with a roller. But what about the time you’re saving? Assuming you only did twice as much work in the week, a small machine like a QP019 could pay for itself in two weeks. So now what’s expensive?

ARE THEY REALLY CONS?

Slide Understanding tip sizes 109 211 313 415 517 619 721 All these numbers.
What do they mean?
All airless tips have a 3-digit code Take an example 415 The first digit 4 is half the fan width 2x4= 8” The fan width
will be approx
8” So far, so good? The last two digits 15 are the orifice size What’s the orifice? The hole in the tip
that the paint is forced through under pressure
It’s measured in thousandths of an inch 15 = 0.015” Cool, I’ve got that now. Contractor
or
Ultra Finish
What’s the difference? Contractor
The paint is atomized once
Great for all general decorating Ultra Finish
The paint is atomized twice
For when you need that perfect flat finish With
minimal
overspray
Working at lower pressures
Understanding tip sizes 109 211 313 415 517 619 721 All these numbers.
What do they mean?
All airless tips have a 3-digit code Take an example 415 The first digit 4 is half the fan width 2x4= 8” The fan width
will be approx
8” So far, so good? The last two digits 15 are the orifice size What’s the orifice? The hole in the tip
that the paint is forced through under pressure
It’s measured in thousandths of an inch 15 = 0.015” Cool, I’ve got that now. Contractor
or
Ultra Finish
What’s the difference? Contractor
The paint is atomized once
Great for all general decorating Ultra Finish
The paint is atomized twice
For when you need that perfect flat finish With
minimal
overspray
Working at lower pressures

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