5 Different Types Of Paint Sprayers (Explained For Beginners)

Painting items, surfaces, and projects take time and skill. Using a paint sprayer can make the task easier and more efficient. What you may not realize, though, is that there are various types of paint sprayers, each with different abilities, advantages, and disadvantages. Choosing the right sprayer for your needs can be a challenge. This review will … Read more

How To Clean A Wagner Paint Sprayer (In 6 Easy Steps)

You’ve just completed your first DIY project with your Wagner paint sprayer, but you have no idea how to clean it. Correctly cleaning your spray gun is important to avoiding issues down the road. We’ve put together a step-by-step guide to making cleaning simple, along with an easy guide on when to use water vs thinners. … Read more

Can You Really Use A Paint Sprayer As A Pressure Washer?

Have you ever found yourself asking, “Can you use a paint sprayer as a pressure washer?” Washers are convenient because they produce a fast flow of water, allowing you to clean different surfaces at a much quicker pace. But what if you don’t have one? Is it possible to use your paint sprayer? It’s a good … Read more

Properly Using Alkyd Paint In A Sprayer (How-To DIY Guide)

It has many advantages over water-based and oil based paints, but can you use alkyd type paint in a sprayer or spray gun like other varieties?  The unique characteristics of alkyd paints require special attention to get the best results and prevent damage to a sprayer.  Read on to learn everything you need to know about … Read more

Can You Use A Paint Sprayer With Oil Based Paint? (Solved)

Oil-based paint has its advantages, but spills and drips are harder to clean up.  Can you use a sprayer with oil-based paint to avoid messes, or is good coverage without too much overspray only possible with water based paints?  Read this guide to learn everything you need to know about using oil-based paint in sprayers.   Can … Read more

How Long Can You Leave Paint In A Sprayer? (Airless & HVLP)

Paint sprayers save us time and effort on our home DIY projects. You can paint your walls in a matter of minutes, but afterward, how long will the paint last?  Are you taking some time before your next coat, or just curious about the lifespan of thin and thick paint?   If you’re wondering how long you … Read more

Using Chalk-Style Paint In A Sprayer: Beginners How-To Guide

If you’re a DIY enthusiast, chances are you’ve heard of chalk-style paint. It’s a versatile and easy-to-use paint that can give any piece of furniture or decor a chic, vintage look. But have you ever thought about using chalk paint in a sprayer? It may sound unconventional, but using a sprayer can actually make the process … Read more

Spraying Lacquer With HVLP (How-To For A Great Finish)

Lacquer paint is typically used as a finish on wood furniture and car bodies.  Lacquer finishes normally dry quicker than other finishes, but can you apply it with an HVLP sprayer to get the job done even faster?  Use this guide to find out everything you need to know about spraying lacquer with HVLP guns on your … Read more