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Spray painting: use of material

The paint gun, long reserved for the car body, has entered the field of DIY thanks to the democratization of low-pressure guns and especially paint stations. A minimum of training allows to paint quickly and very regularly, walls and ceilings after a good preparation of the support.

The spray painting technique is relatively simple if one ensures a good adjustment of the nozzle thereof according to the surface to be painted. The regularity of the gesture - wrist blocked - is an essential condition for the success of the project. Finally, the respect of a constant distance of spraying is also to be taken into account to avoid run-off.

Spray painting: use of material

Preparation of the paint station

Fill the bucket

Fill the bucket

1. Fill the gun bucket to 2/3 maximum.

Turn the dip tube

Turn the dip tube

2. Connect the dip tube to the gun head. Turn the elbow part of the tube forward to paint a wall or floor. Turn it back if you want to paint a ceiling.

Connect the hose to the compressor

Connect the hose to the compressor

3. Connect the air supply hose from the gun to the compressor.

Connect the hose to the gun

Connect the hose to the gun

4. Connect the hose from the compressor to the spray gun.

Start the compressor

Start the compressor

5. Start the compressor by pressing the switch.

Paint with a spray gun

Horizontal passes

Horizontal passes

1. Turn the air cap (located at the nozzle) horizontally. Move the pistol horizontally 30 cm from the zig-zag wall, wrist locked. Make parallel horizontal passes. Release the gun at the end of each pass.

Vertical passes

Vertical passes

2. Turn the air cap vertically. Move the pistol vertically zig-zag. Make vertical passes.

Cleaning the solvent or water gun

Empty the bucket

Empty the bucket

1. Unscrew the bucket completely. Empty the rest of the paint.

Disassemble and clean the dip tube

Disassemble and clean the dip tube

2. Unscrew and disassemble the dip tube. Clean with a sponge and then with a brush.

Clean the bucket

Clean the bucket

3. Thoroughly clean the bucket.

Clean the gun base

Clean the gun base

4. Carefully clean the base of the gun.

Fill the bucket with solvent or water

Fill the bucket with solvent or water

5. Fill the cup with solvent or water to purge the paint still in the gun.

Reassemble the gun

Reassemble the gun

6. Reassemble the dip tube and then the bucket.

Purging

Purging

7. Purge the gun by spraying the contents of the bucket on a piece of cardboard until it comes out of solvent or water.

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