Air Sprayer Tip Size Guide for Thin Materials

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Air Sprayer Tip Size Guide for Thin Materials

Nowadays, air sprayers have been one of the remarkable tools that are being used widely in different applications. There are a lot of questions regarding guides when it comes to air sprayer tips.

There is an extensive range when it comes to air sprayer tips available for everyone that will help them achieve almost all coating types that they prefer such as acrylics, oil-based, and latex.

To avoid any waste when it comes to your painting project, it is always best to have a good sense of understanding what is the right kind for you.

So, what is tip size?

The size simply helps you control the amount of coating material to flow out of your chosen tip. In general, when light or thin coatings are used with smaller orifice tips while those thicker coatings are used with larger orifice tips.

What are the tip sizes available based on the coating materials?

There are three different tip sizes available based on the coating materials: thin, medium and heavy materials.

As a general rule, small tip sizes are usually used for thin or low viscosity materials including stains and lacquers.

COATING TYPETIP SIZE
Varnishes (before low VOC).009 – .011
Lacquers, clear coats.009 – .011
Shellac (clear).009 – .013
Stains – transparent.011 – .013
Water sealers (thin, clear).011 – .013
Tung Oil (pure thinned).011 – .013
Oil based paints      .013 – .015
Lacquers, water borne       .013 – .015
Acrylics, clear          .013 – .015
Acrylics 100%, latex int      .013 – .015
Varnishes (low VOC)          .013 – .015
Polyurethanes         .013 – .015
Stains – solid.013 – .015

For .009 tips:

Bedford Precision .009 inches


For .011 tips:

Graco 221311 Reversible Airless Spray Tip, RAC IV, 311


Graco 221211 Reversible Airless Spray Tip, RAC IV, 211

Graco 221411 Reversible Airless Spray Tip, RAC IV, 411

For .012 Tips:

Graco Airless Spray Gun Tip, 0.012″ Tip Size

For .013 Tips:

Graco – ASM, Orange ASM 69-413 0.013-Inch Reversible Uni-Tip, 413

Graco 286613 RAC 5 Reversible Switch Tip for Airless Paint Spray Gun

For more further questions, you may drop us your question via our contact form. Watch out for our next posts regarding medium and heavy coating materials.

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