What Is A Good Size Air Compressor For Spray Painting?

How big of an air compressor do I need for a HVLP spray gun?

Most hvlp guns require around 10-12 or more cfm’s.

You can purchase spray guns that only require 3-6cfm’s but you can purchase a compressor for what they cost..

What is a good size air compressor for home use?

American manufacturers measure air compressor tank sizes in U.S. gallons. There is a wide range of reservoir capacities on the market ranging from small but efficient 1-gallon models up to large commercial 80-gallon products. For your home garage, a compressor size in the 2.6-gallon to 20-gallon range should do nicely.

What size air compressor do I need to paint furniture?

A portable air compressor will typically require to have 0 to 5 cubic feet per minute (CFM) at 70 to 90 pounds per square inch (PSI). whereas if you are working in an industry or at a professional level with larger tools that are connected to stationary systems, your requirements may exceed 10 CFM at 100 to 120 PSI.

How many CFM do I need for a spray gun?

12 CFMWhile some air spray guns have a rating of lower than 10 CFM, we’d recommend your compressor CFM for spray painting is at least 12 CFM. For professionals, this figure may need to be higher – the important thing is you’ve checked your spray gun’s CFM requirements and chosen a compressor that exceeds that figure.

How much CFM do I need for a spray gun?

12 CFMMost paint guns are rated with a suggest CFM that they operate best at. Many guns (high end professional guns especially) are “air hogs” and require in excess of 12 CFM! This means you need a compressor that can steadily output well over 12 CFM to be able to handle those paint guns.