Airless paint sprayer

Munkul

Member
Is there a good solution under £400 for airless spray?

I'm painting with thick glosses, red oxide primer and vinyl paints... using a cheap gravity feed gun with a 2.0mm tip atm and it works fine... just very slowly! Refills of 600ml at a time gets tedious when I'm painting 10 litres in a session...

So basically anything that can acheive the same results as present, only faster, would be good!
 

Munkul

Member
This sort of thing:


Would it have the power to pump fairly thick paint?

If I knew it would do what I want it to do, I'd order one against the next decent size steel job.
 

Munkul

Member
That's a huge jump in budget, though! I can just about justify £500, I can't justify £1300. I mean, I'm using a £20 gravity gun atm and getting done what I want done, it's just slow...
 

Munkul

Member
This is what I've been on with this week...
Using red oxide primer, alkyd gloss, and some vinyl black matt which is quite thick. Thinned down just enough to flow and atomise OK.
Using the most £20-est HVLP gravity gun with a 2.0mm nozzle. I've had expensive guns in the past but I don't think they would work any better on these paints.

Problem is, I've got a whole load more steelwork to paint in a months time, probably another 20 litres worth, as well as wanting to repaint one of our silage trailers...
 

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This sort of thing:


Would it have the power to pump fairly thick paint?

If I knew it would do what I want it to do, I'd order one against the next decent size steel job.
Exactly the one I brought, been spraying tin sheds all week with thick barn paint not been a issue yet
 

AJR75

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Location
Somerset
I leave mine pumping/ circulating the gunwash after running the paint through the line. @Munkul that was just what a quick search revealed- I paid £800 for my kit, the saving in time was worth the extra cost on its own.
 

Universe

Member
Livestock Farmer
Unless doing a lot of spraying and you have patience to clean it through properly!! then stick to what you have.
A lot harder to clean properly and obviously more cleaning solution required, so suited to big jobs. They're a great bit of kit though👍+ 1 for wagner
 

Munkul

Member
Exactly the one I brought, been spraying tin sheds all week with thick barn paint not been a issue yet
What solvents do you use for cleaning the lines out?

I've just bought my own 350M and haven't used it yet. Bit worried since it says in the manual its not suitable for substances containing acetone or cellulose thinners.
Bit worried because all my gunwash has 10% acetone...
 
Location
Suffolk
What solvents do you use for cleaning the lines out?

I've just bought my own 350M and haven't used it yet. Bit worried since it says in the manual its not suitable for substances containing acetone or cellulose thinners.
Bit worried because all my gunwash has 10% acetone...
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I’m not expert but I’ve been using gun wash and seems to be alright so far
 

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