Spray Painter Preparation
Before you pick up your sprayer and paint can, it is important to complete all the necessary prep work. First, check the temperature of the paint. Generally, the ideal temperature for spray painting is between 45 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit. If the paint is too cold, the device will clog. If it’s too hot, it will prevent the paint from bonding properly because it will dry too fast.
Next, you need to check your gear. Wearing the proper safety gear is vital to your skin, hair, nails, eyes, and respiratory system. Proper gear includes a face mask, safety goggles, heavy-duty gloves, and a painter’s suit. Be sure you are spray painting in a ventilated area as well.
Not only should you protect yourself, you must protect your surroundings. Be sure to cover everything, including furnishings, with drop cloths and plastic tarps. You can even use bed sheets, cardboard, and trash bags for covers. It is best to remove all furniture and commodities from a space before painting, but for items you cannot move,
be sure they are properly covered.
Safety and Operation
Aside from safety gear, there are some additional safety considerations when it comes to using a paint sprayer. For instance, airless sprayers work under high pressure. So if the tip comes into contact with skin, its high power can cause paint to get underneath the skin, in which case, you would need to seek immediate medical attention. Always refer to the owners’ manual for safety and operation instructions and disclaimers.
If using a paint sprayer seems like to big-a-job for you to handle, just know that you are not alone! Most homeowners choose to outsource professional painting services for large-scale painting needs, such as exterior siding, new construction, remodels, and renovations. A professional team of painters have the skills, training, and resources to provide insured painting services in a convenient time-frame.