Types of Paint Sprayers

Paint sprayers can make almost any job easier – the key is matching the proper tool to the job.
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Airless sprayer

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Thinking beyond the ordinary paintbrush can open a whole new world of painting tool options. These sprayers can make almost any job easier – the key is matching the proper tool to the job. 

  • High pressure, low volume sprayer - this sprayer is gravity fed and works with a compressor. It has the capacity to spray a wide variety of finishes, but can over spray and splash back at times.
  • High volume, low pressure sprayer - sold in most home repair centers and hardware stores. Offers less over spray and splash backs than high pressure, low volume models.
  • Airless sprayer - a good choice for staining and waterproofing
  • Airless spray paint roller - works like a paint roller, without the inconvenience of having to continuously refill your paint tray as you work.
  • Diaphragm paint sprayer - works with five-gallon bucket to provide a continuous supply of paint
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