How to Spray Latex Paint. First, rent an airless paint sprayer. Fit the gun with the proper-sized tip (see TOH Tip, below). Then stick the sprayer's siphon tube in a clean bucket of paint, and fill the sprayer, hose, and gun according to the instruction manual. Set the pressure. Airless sprayer tips will wear under normal use. Greater viscosity paint coatings and higher pressures will shorten the life of spray tips more quickly. Eventually the orifice size increases allowing more paint to pass through the tip. The result is an uneven spray pattern. A spray tip . Depending on whether you use an airless sprayer or a HVLP (high-volume, low pressure) sprayer, the steps for cleaning a paint sprayer nozzle will vary slightly. TIP: Painting professional Pam Estabrooke, of ProTect Painters, adds “Do not neglect this part of your project and always follow the instructions that came with your sprayer.”.
Picking the correct tip and size is essential for a quality finish and ease of use. This may seem a bit confusing or complicated at first but once you understand it, picking the right tip is not rocket science and can save you time and money. To help answer the question: Be sure the tip you want to use is not too big for your pump. If you do not know for sure, check proper spray tip for latex manual for the maximum orifice size.