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Why use a paint gun?
When painting large areas, such as vehicles, house exteriors, or several interior walls, a spray gun can cover more square footage faster and more evenly than painting the same amount of space with a brush or roller.
How do paint guns work?
There are two basic kinds of paint guns. High-volume low-pressure (HVLP) paint guns have a turbine that siphons paint directly from a paint can. This is cleaner and easier than the other kind of paint gun that uses an air compressor and pulls paint out of a bucket. The downside to the turbine method is that you go through many cans of paint when covering a large area. It can be more costly and time-consuming than using a traditional paint gun and air compressor.
Safety equipment should always be worn when using paint guns, and this includes goggles, gloves, and a mask approved for paint and paint fume protection.
How to Use a Paint Gun
Using a paint gun is very different than using rollers are brushes. In fact, it does not hurt to practice using the paint gun on something that does not matter, such as a large piece of scrap wood. Here are some additional guidelines: