Painting your cabinets can completely transform and refresh the look of any room in your home, be it your kitchen, bathroom or any other room. And, using a paint sprayer offers the fastest and most efficient way to achieve the perfect finish.
Choosing the right sprayer is not enough. Selecting the correct spray tip is essential. But with the huge variety of spray paint tips available on the market, it can become quite confusing about which tip is the right one for your job.
So, to make things easier, we have compiled all the information you need to purchase the right spray tip for spray painting your cabinets.
The Graco FFLP310 Reversible Tip is a high-quality spray tip nozzle that is perfect for fine finishes for cabinets, doors, trims, etc.
The Graco 301 tip produces a softer fan-shaped spray of 6 to 8 inches that covers larger surfaces more quickly and efficiently. The tip has a 0.010-inch orifice that makes it suitable for thin materials.
The Graco 301 tip allows you to apply any material easily to any surface and delivers a superior finish to your cabinets.
The sprayer tip allows you to spray at 50% lower pressure, thus reducing the wear and tear on the paint sprayer, as well as the tip itself. The tip’s practical design allows you to reverse the SwitchTip to clear any clogs easily.
Choosing the correct spray tip and size is important for ease of use and to achieve a good quality finish.
You can find a wide range of spray paint tips on the market, which can make it quite confusing for you to decide which is the best one for painting cabinets. Here are a few factors to consider when shopping for a spray tip.
The spray tip size usually comprises two parts, i.e., the size of the fan and the size of the orifice. For example, consider the spray tip LTX515.
The number 5 denotes the fan size. And, when this is multiplied by 2, the approximate fan size will be around 10 inches, when the tip is around 12 inches from the surface that you’re spray painting.
The last two digits, i.e., 15 denote the orifice size (in thousands), and so the tip has an opening of 0.015 and this is in direct relation to the gallons per minute (GPM) of paint passing through the tip.
Choose a spray tip that is not very large for your pump because if the tip is too large, then the paint will not atomize. And. if you’re unsure about the size, then check the manual.
You must choose the spray tip with an orifice size rated for the material that you will be spraying.
Typically, smaller orifice sizes are used for thinner materials or those with lower viscosity such as stains, enamels and lacquers and larger orifice tips are used for thicker materials such as oil-based, exterior and latex paints.
Paint manufacturers usually specify the recommended spray tip size on the product specification sheet or the paint container.
Make sure that you know the sprayer that you are using before selecting the tip to ensure that it can support the tip.
Each sprayer has a different pressure volume which determines the tip size that can be used. You can find this information in the sprayer manual.
There are different types of airless sprayer tips including flat and reversible tips. Flat tips are quite inexpensive; however, they are quite difficult to clean, especially when clogged.
Reversible tips on the other hand allow you to clear clogs easily and quickly and also allow higher production.
A 310 spray tip is the best for spraying cabinets and trims.