A common problem for any painter is how to clean paint sprayer nozzles, get rid of clogging and make the sprayer work properly again.
I have faced this issue in my career and thus found solutions, some passed and some failed. I will share the best way to clean your sprayer.
This blog will focus on cleaning the different brands of paint sprayers. I will focus on the different brands of paint sprayers and give the proper steps to clean each nozzle.
Here I have in this post explaining how to unclog a paint sprayer. Complete guidance from my own experience, which I have shared with you so that new people can get help from this and don’t get disappointed.
- 1 Things you will be needing for unclogging
- 2 FAQ’s
- 3 Final Thoughts on How to unclog a paint sprayer
Things you will be needing for unclogging
- A drying cloth and some towels (paper towels, preferably)
- A solvent that should be denatured alcohol
- Protective gear including gloves and suit etc.
- A mask
- Must have a fine brush
Disassembling the sprayer
There are a few things to remember when it comes to disassembling your paint sprayer. First, make sure to read the original user manual for directions!
You wouldn’t want to take something apart just to realize you don’t know how to put it back together again, and you can never really be sure what pieces are important or vital.
Narrow down your focus as much as possible; start by removing any accessories that are not essential for the operation of the device itself, rather than trying to immediately uncover the secrets of its core mechanism.
If you have an order in which you would like to approach this step-by-step process, try taking these factors into consideration.
Cleaning of nozzle
The clogged paint sprayer means that the paint sprayer nozzle has been blocked.
The simplest way to clean the nozzle is to remove the cap, remove the tip off the sprayer and soak it in the solvent, which can dissolve the paint.
Use an old toothbrush to scrub the inside of the nozzle, then you can see the change in the color of the solvent.
Then pour the solvent into a jar and wash that sprayer out. Sometimes there might be some residue, which will block the nozzle, you can use a sharp object to scrape it off.
Checking before assembling
Be sure to clean the nozzle casing before assembling, so you can get rid of any leftover paint. First, wipe everything down with a dry cloth, and then you should use a soft cloth to give it one final polish.
Be sure not to apply too much pressure – those nozzles are pretty sensitive! You could also use an old fine-tooth brush like a makeup brush if you have one available.
Once you have completed the unclogging process, reassemble the unit. If for any reason you are unsure about how to reassemble the unit, refer to your user manual.
Once it is put back together, make sure to test it by squeezing the trigger, blowing air, and painting on a piece of paper before you start painting again. If this does not work, simply repeat steps 1-3.
Well, you can certainly clean the whole unit. When you disassemble it, pay close attention to all the parts and ensure they’re squeaky clean, and safe to handle.
Again, don’t, I repeat – don’t forget to use fine cotton buds and discard them when necessary!
Make sure not to leave paint in the spray unit for too long once you’ve filled it – otherwise, it’ll dry out on your favorite piece of artwork.
Final Thoughts on How to unclog a paint sprayer
In this blog post, I have explained each and every step which I do in order to unclog a paint sprayer. I am sure amateur people will get help from this post of mine.
Professionals should also share their experience and if they have some knowledge that can be helpful for the newbies then they should share it in the comment section.
Now that you know how to unclog a paint sprayer, you can have it back in business in no time! I hope that this post has been helpful to you.
If you have any more questions about unclogging paint sprayers, please feel free to leave your questions in the comments below. Thank you for reading, and I hope to hear from you soon.