Tips on Choosing a Compressor for your HVLP Spray Gun

Are you planning on working with an HVLP airless spray gun? If yes, then the next thing you should do is to find the right type of compressor. Finding good compressor is important in order to producing the solid mist of spray for proper coverage. So, how to know if a compressor is a good match to your HVLP spray gun? Below are the answers for your questions.

Step 1- Using the Manual

When you buy a set of HVLP a spray gun, they will come with several sets of specifications. All you have to do is looking for the recommend CFM@PSI settings. These settings will tell you everything you need in a compressor. CFM is an acronym for Cubic Feet per Minute which tells you about volume information. On the other hand, PSI is an acronym for Pounds per Square Inch which tells you about pressure information. As HVLP sprays using only a low pressure, the pressure figure might well be low.

Step 2- Maximum Ratings

Look at the highest CFM rating for your HVLP spray gun, when you’ve located these figures in the manual. You can add 50 per cent to that amount to know the highest rating of an air compressor for your spray gun.  You can have a leeway of 15 per cent within that. So, any compressor within that range will work well on your HVLP spray gun without becoming overtaxed.

Step 3- Research

After getting the right specification for your compressor, you can start searching a range of air compressors. Use your specification as a guide to discover the compressor that can satisfy your demands. Contact them directly after gathering a short list of possible air compressors to get a fuller breakdown of their specifications.

Step 4- Budget

Other thing that you should consider when it comes to buying an air compressor is the cost. You might find what you need but the cost can be too expensive. So, it is better to find an air compressor that not only fit your need but also fit your budget. Don’t forget to always investigate its length and extent of the warranty.

Step 5- Testing

You cannot find the right compressor without trying to test it. So, keep the receipt from the store. Then, test the compressor with the spray gun. Return the goods, once you find it doesn’t meet your needs.


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