Figure 5-4. Adjustment of Spray Pattern
Angle. The gun should be held at a
right angle to the work when possible. Figure 5-6 shows
the defects in the finish which can occur if the paint is
applied from an angle.
Cleaning. A reasonable amount of care will
keep paint guns in top condition and prevent a majority
of spraying difficulties. The gun should be purged and
flushed after the use of each mixed batch to avoid
system stoppages and mixing of batches. The following
paragraphs describe some general procedures for
flushing and cleaning paint guns.
Paint gun with cup. When the paint gun is
used with a cup, proceed as follows (see figure 5-7):
Figure 5-5. Correct and Incorrect Stroke Technique