Airless vs Air-Assisted Airless – What’s the difference

It’s just like it sounds! Airless sprayers use high pressure fluid, typically at pressures over 2000 PSI, to produce atomization. Airless paint spray application is often used for new houses and renovations, bridges, sports arenas, water towers, ships, and storage tanks just to name a few. Depending upon what pressure you are spraying at, either our contractor hoses or industrial hoses will suit your needs perfectly. Plus, with the ability to offer custom lengths, you can get the exact high pressure hose needed to solve your fluid dynamic needs.

Airless vs Air-Assisted Airless

Air-assisted airless application, on the other hand, uses air to aid in paint atomization and pattern formation, allowing for application at pressures 20-40% lower than airless paint sprayers. The benefit of less pressure in air-assisted airless is two-fold; first, there is less wear and tear on your finishing equipment, and second, a softer spray produces a finer finish. Air-assisted airless paint spray application is commonly utilized for doors, shutters and metal finishes; really anything that requires an unbeatable quality fine finish result.

Regardless of your desired application, KM Coating offers quality high pressure hose, spray tips, and accessories to get your job done. For those looking for airless application, our tungsten carbide flat paint spray tips, such as Graco spray tips and Wagner spray tips, are an inexpensive option that can be used for a number of applications and for applying a broad range of coatings materials. Perhaps our reversible tips, which permit the user to easily clear clogs by spraying in the reverse position, will better suit your needs. Either way, you can’t go wrong with these quality spray tips.

If you desire the finer finish of air-assisted airless application, our collection of air-assisted airless tips are for you. We carry a variety of air-assisted airless tips, including Kremlin spray tips, Graco paint sprayer tips, and Binks air assisted airless tips, just to name a few.

The good news is that the same hose can be used for airless and air-assisted airless spraying. Whether you require textile-braided hose for excellent flexibility, or wire-braided hose to ensure 100% conductivity, we can meet your needs. And as you may have guessed, our paint spray hose can be purchased in a variety of sizes and lengths. Plus, all of our hoses have excellent resistance to paints, solvents, chemicals, and oils, so you should feel confident that you are purchasing a high-quality product.