June 25, 2016

Picture this common scenario; Half way into a job, you notice some paint leaking out of the top of your pump. If it’s a Graco pump, try to tighten the packing nut and hope the leak stops. The leak is not that bad and the pump still maintains good spray pressure, so you...

May 11, 2015

This comes up every time a customer is surprised when their packings wear out sooner than expected. When I explain the different grades of paint and their effect on packing life, customers say they will switch to a better grade of paint. I try to explain that it is wel...

April 27, 2015

     I sold an Airlessco LP500 last week to a new customer. It started like many other deals, with the customer asking for a price on a specific sprayer. We came to terms and I shipped him his sprayer. Later he asked me if there is anything he should know about this s...

April 13, 2015

We get asked this every now and then. Obviously, if you have a $700 air assist gun, it pays to throw new seals in it. If an inexpensive airless gun costs $128, it may not be worth it because a new OEM kit costs $75. Take into consideration that a new gun comes with new...

March 30, 2015

 It happens often that a customer says a name of product and asks what it takes to spray it. If I'm unfamiliar with the specific coating, I'll ask a series of questions to see what it's used for. I can then narrow it down to a type of coating I'm familiar with. To be s...

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