A Simple Guide To Spraying Like A Pro

Before we talk about spraying, the subject of aerosols should be touched upon. We are often asked do we have aerosol cans of our product. YES we do for the Vivilon Tough Enough. They are 16oz. cans available on our BUY NOW page. Obviously, they suffer from the same limitations all aerosols do. Multiple coats are required to do the same job a spray gun would do because an aerosol can typically has 1/3 the product that spraying the actual coating would give. All Aerosols are 1/3 product, 1/3 solvent to reduce the viscosity for spraying and 1/3 propellant to allow spray atomization to occur.

Now, onto the subject of spraying with a compressor and spray gun. We are not talking about advanced techniques of fades, blends or color matches like a professional paint shop. All we are doing is applying a clear coat over a pigmented surface. Following these guides and taking a brief time to practice is all that is needed. The first two articles are ours. In case you would like another perspective, we include several links from a spray gun manufacturer.

The first thing to know is spraying anything  with a compressed air spray gun is that it is so easy a 10 year old can do it. All that is necessary is following these guides for setting your gun up properly, testing the spray pattern for the right speed of movement of the gun over the surface to be sprayed and maintaining the gun at a 90 degree angle from that surface.

We are not talking about advanced techniques of fades, blends or color matches like a professional paint shop. All we are doing is applying a clear coat over a pigmented surface. Following these guides and taking a brief time to practice is all that is needed. The first two articles are ours. In case you would like another perspective, we include several links from a spray gun manufacturer. AND, there are several YouTube videos that have good to excellent videos on how to spray with compressed air and HVLP spray guns. If you are a beginner, I highly recommend taking the time to watch them (they are only 3-6 minutes apiece) and then PRACTICE on cardboard the setting up of your particular gun BEFORE you begin spraying the item you want to restore and protect. We want you to do a great job because the better you do, the better our Vivilon product will look!

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How to Use Compressed Air Paint Spray GunsVivilon Guide

 


Paint Spraying Troubleshooting Guide

 

Guide to Spray Gun Book

 

Spray Gun Technique

 

GTi spray Pattern Poster

 

Maintenance Of Spray Guns