How to Troubleshoot a Spray Gun
Learn to handle the typical problems and enjoy carefree spray-finishing
Synopsis: When everything works correctly, a spray gun delivers a thin, even coating of finish that makes furniture look fantastic. But what to do when everything is not working correctly? Learn how to troubleshoot common spraying problems by analyzing the spray pattern. Once you’ve learned to diagnose and correct the typical problems, your spray finishing will be trouble-free.
As the technical troubleshooter for my business, I’ve been asked to solve just about every spray-gun problem imaginable, from a new gun that just hisses air to an old gun that used to spray perfectly and now leaves a horrible finish. The good news is that in most cases, you can diagnose the cause of the problem by analyzing the spray pattern. In a few other situations, a slight change in your spraying technique can help. Even if you’re just considering taking the leap into spray finishing, knowing how to achieve…