How to change a Graco spray tip

Changing a Graco spray tip is easy and fast.

You'll note the machined square edge of the tip, and how that aligns with the Graco spray guard in a specific orientation. It's a tad difficult to explain in writing, so check out this video we've put together showing the process - How to install Graco Spray Tips, Guards and Extensions - Airless Sprayer Essentials

How to clean Graco spray tips

Cleaning your spray tips properly ensures they keep performing at their top, you reduce tip blockages, and even just save yourself buying new spray tips too regularly.

Got to protect that cash flow.

Like you expect, we've got a video of this one as well - How to Clean your Graco Airless Sprayer.

We know that this is the last thing many people want to do after a full day of spraying, but keeping your spray gun up to scratch will reduce you headaches and save time and money when gear is out of action and on our Graco service bench.

How to choose the right airless spray tip

Your spray tip selection will either ease or add to the difficulty and cost of achieving that professional level you require.

So, when choosing the best Graco airless spray tip for your application, you consider three variables:

1. The paint sprayer you are using
2. The material or paint you intend to use
3. Spray tip wear.

We won't get too deep in this because we've written a complete guide for you check out - Airless Spray Tips Made Simple: A Step-By-Step Guide To Choose The Right Tip

For those of you who want a quick cheat sheet, read on.

Our range of Graco spray tips is identified by a three-digit code – example FFLP312.

Graco Fine Finish Low Pressure tip from GO Industrial

The first number, when multiplied by 2, indicates the fan the tip will create when sprayed at a distance of 12 inches from the surface – a 312 creates a 6-inch fan.

The remaining two numbers indicate how much fluid will leave the spray tip via a measure of orifice size, in thousandths of an inch – 312 has a 0.012-inch orifice.

Paints that have a lower viscosity, will require a smaller orifice in comparison with more viscous paints that will require a larger orifice to atomise the paint.