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Old 12-03-2011, 06:04 AM
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The best advice I can give to a new painter is: REDUCE THE VARIABLES,the fewer variables ,the less chance of something going wrong....
Before you start make sure the gun is clean......get comfortable taking it completely apart and putting it back together....
get into the habit of poking a tooth pick through the vent hole every time you use it.
Gun adjustments.....
set your fan as wide as it can go and leave it there.
set your fluid all the way open and leave it there.
This will eliminate all the variables with the gun and
what this will do is make you learn how to feather the trigger to get less fluid
The material being sprayed:
Use the recomended ratio ,playing around with the ratio can cause more problems and you should wait until you have some more experiance before trying this...
If you eliminate the variables with the gun and the material your spraying the only other posibility of a problem is with the WAY your spraying ,the way you move ,the speed you move at ,how close you are to the surface and how well you can feather the trigger at the end of a panel or arms travel, over laps (a double coat) are mostly where you get your runs ....
Practice your technique thats enough to make you crazy without all the other stuff like worry about and dont think you'll be able to paint like a pro right out of the gate, painting is 95% technique thats what you need to concentrate on.....keep it simple ....
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