It is an unfortunate fact, but airless paint sprayer tips do not have an infinite lifespan. Like any consumable accessory, how long your sprayer tips last will depend on how often you use them. However, how you use them also factors into the longevity. For example, what is the quality of the product(s) you spray? Is the material gritty at all and, if so, how gritty is it? What is the pressure you use when spraying or applying product? All of those issues can affect how long sprayer tips last.
An additional factor is how you care for your paint sprayer tips. Not cleaning airless tips after each use will affect their performance and can reduce their lifespan. Many times all that is required is the use of tip cleaning needles along with running a solvent solution through the tip, but depending on the material you most recently worked with, sometimes a wire or nylon brush is required to thoroughly clean the exterior of the tip.
Time to Replace Your Paint Sprayer Tips?
When the quality of the spray fan changes, you will know it is time to replace the old tip. Over time and with use, the fan will diminish until, rather than spraying in a rectangular pattern, the product comes out in a circle. While it is possible to continue to use a sprayer tip that has that amount of wear, doing so isn’t very efficient or economical. It will take more product to get the job done at that rate, and it will take you more time to do it–and isn’t saving time and doing a quality job the reason you use airless equipment in the first place?
Come to KM Coating when it’s time to replace those worn paint sprayer tips. KM Coating has a large selection of quality paint sprayer tips and tip accessories, for the best results and at discounted prices.