How To Use A Paint Spray Gun

Paint spray guns have become a very efficient tool for painters of all kinds. They can save you the hassle of brush and trays but also considerably cut down the amount of time you have to put into a project.

These devices, as helpful as they are, require some knowledge and practice to use. To use a paint spray gun correctly you must know what kind of surface you are painting and which type of paint you have chosen to use. To properly paint the area you will need to be able to adjust the angle from narrow to wide spraying, along with adjusting the volume of the spray with the thickness of the paint used.

Technique is everything when using one of these tools and the only way to perfect it is practice. One good way to do this is by using while only running water through your device. Your focus needs to be set on how to apply the most even application by not just using your arm, but moving your body to keep the application level even.

Distance also plays an important factor of the technique you will use when using a paint spray gun. Always be sure to work within your reach and maintain a distance that will allow the paint to cover fully yet not drip or run. Be sure the gun is always moving before you pull the trigger to being spraying and let off the trigger before ending spray movement. This will avoid excessive paint from gathering at your beginning and end points. Another technique to use is as well is to be sure to overlap your paint spray halfway on each run and always be sure to turn your gun horizontally when covering corners.

The proper pressure setting needs to be selected on your gun. You need to have the appropriate amount of pressure that will allow your paint spray to be full and solid with no runs (excessive) or incomplete areas not filled by paint (lacking). Also, while selecting the correct pressure, if you have the pressure all the way up but are still not able to fill in your paint area you may need to reselect a nozzle tip that will allow a greater range of spray that will match the pressure setting desired.

While it does not seem very dangerous, following the proper safety precautions when using a spray gun is extremely important. Safety clothing will protect you not only from a messy paint accident but irritation that could be caused if accidentally sprayed while being exposed close to the tip of the spray gun. Eyewear is another important accessory to use at all times while operating these guns. This will not only protect your eyes from an accidental spray directly into your eyes but will also keep your eyes protected from any paint over-spray that may occur.

Investing in High Quality Bolts for the Long-Term Durability of Your Projects

When drawing up their plans and budgets for construction and technical projects, people often pay a lot of attention to the major details, but tend to ignore the more minute ones, which usually end up being just as critical to the project as a whole. If you’re responsible and want to ensure that your projects will stand the test of time, it’s crucial that you focus your attention on the smaller issues as well, down to the literal nuts and bolts of your project.

If this is your first time looking into this market, you may be surprised at the huge variety of products that it offers. You have to focus on what’s actually relevant to your own project though, because not all types of advanced bolts are suitable for every application.

If your project calls for strain-hardened fasteners, for example, you should make no compromises about this feature. It’s not just a fancy marketing term, it’s an actual functional requirement which can affect the quality of your entire construction. This is particularly true for projects with moving parts, where strain can often shift its focus which can wear out the materials more quickly in the long run.

And if weight is another constraint that you have to adhere to, titanium is a great choice, even if it tends to be a bit pricy. Titanium bolts are a strong upgrade over steel ones for a number of reasons, but most importantly they add very little to the maintenance requirements of the whole structure. You don’t have to worry about rust, not to mention that the degradation rate of titanium is usually far below that of other types of metals that are commonly used in these situations.

It’s also important that you don’t go overboard with the additional features of the bolts you’re investing in. Sure, added durability sounds nice on paper, but it’s not universally useful, and sometimes it will mean spending extra money for practically nothing.

In the same way, the total quantity of bolts that you’re purchasing should be calculated carefully. Bolts and fasteners with increased durability can be quite expensive per piece, and considering that you likely won’t be able to easily find alternative applications for them in your other projects, you should be very careful and stick to your original plans when it comes to ordering an exact number of bolts. Of course, you should always account for construction errors, but that should be included in your original plan anyway.

With all that in mind, you should be able to complete your project within your planned limitations and not go overbudget. As we said in the beginning, it’s important that you’re aware of the smaller aspects of your project, instead of just paying attention to the bigger picture. If you keep everything in check, down to the last important bit, you’ll end up pulling off any project that has a heavy requirement for durability – if you also make sure to buy your bolts from a quality manufacturer, of course.

Never Let Your Lawn Fall Behind

The time is here again, fall is upon us with winter around the corner, and you must think about getting your lawn ready for the cold months ahead in order to keep it as healthy as you can. Autumn gives the best time to get your lawn ready because it will produce a healthier and greener lawn in the spring than you’ve ever had. The following are some helpful tips that will answer the question of how you can get your lawn ready.

Autumn Tip #1: Fertilize your lawn

Most people are tempted to fertilize in the spring because of the fast results, but patience wins if you fertilize during the autumn. Even though you will have to wait for the payoff, fertilizing in the fall will replenish the nutrients and strengthen the roots of your lawn. The stronger roots will bring on a thicker and healthier lawn when spring comes.

Autumn Tip #2: Time to Spray the Perennial Broadleaf Weeds

The most common perennial broadleaf weed is a dandelion, and they can be difficult to treat. The best thing to do is rather than spraying them, pull them up and eat them in salads as they are very high in nutrients. Most people only look at them as weeds and want them gone so they spray them when they are in full bloom in the spring. But, if you just have to be rid of them, the best time to spray is during the fall when the nutrients are going into the roots. The herbicide will soak into the roots and allow the herbicides to work longer.

Autumn Tip #3: Put Away the Mower

Once the grass grown a little taller in the fall, most people think to bring the mower out and cut the grass short, but this is wrong. You should let the grass grow a little higher because it will help protect the roots, like a blanket or insulation during the cold months of winter. If you live in an area where you must mow, try to mow as high as the mower will go. Lawns that end up with the most injury from winter, are those that have been mowed as short as possible. You will not find any fertilizers or chemicals that can protect your lawn from winter injury, but if you practice good lawn care and not mow it short, your lawn will have a fighting chance.

Autumn Tip #4: Watering Changes

Beginning in the fall, days get shorter and cooler, which means your lawn will not need as much water as it does during the summer, so let up on the watering. Try to only water once every 10 to 14 days, depending on how much it rains. Do not stop watering altogether though because you want your lawn to be in the best condition possible when winter comes.

Autumn Tip#5 Keep a Watch for Brown/Large Patch Fungus

Brown/Large Patch Fungus can be found all year long, but mostly from November through May as the temperatures drop below 80 degrees. Over watering, lots of rain for extended periods, and high humidity where the leaves are wet constantly for more than 48 hours are causes for Brown/Large Patch Fungus. It starts out as small patches that change to yellow then reddish brown, then the leaves will die. The leaves are not affected by the disease, the fungus infects the leaves closest to the soil. Where the leaf comes off the stem will have a rotted smell and the patches can grow up to several feet in diameter. You will commonly see yellow/brown rings with the center having healthy lawn. Avoid quick release nitrogen and excessive nitrogen during the diseases development. Water only as needed and only between the hours of 2am and 8am when the dew is present. Mow as needed, but save the affected areas until last, and be sure to wash the mower to prevent spreading the disease.

You can get several products to control Brown/Large Patch Fungus, but they are complex to use for the average homeowner because the ranges and rates of the products vary based on how severe your problem is. For the diseased grass to recover, you must treat it when it is actively growing. The symptoms will not go away until new leaves start to develop and you get rid of the old leaves by mowing or decomposition. Because this disease usually starts when the grass is growing slowly, the recovery will be very slow. Fungicides only stop the disease from spreading, they will not promote the grass to grow.