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Airless vs. Air Assisted Airless v. Turbine HVLP

Airless Vs. Turbine HVLP
(Stop spraying everywhere! Gain control)


Airless units are great for large contractors or exterior painters who are more concerned with speed than finish quality. These units operate at high pressure, have liability issues, are bulky, have high operating costs, and cannot do fine finishing that today's consumer demands.

(Safety warning: Do not ever put your hand, arm, finger(s), or any other part of your body in front of the paint sprayer when in use. This could lead to permanent injury. The pressure emitted is strong enough to cut through rust and to take off old paint, so keep this in mind and think what it could do to soft human flesh.)
overspray And while very fast, they also waste a lot of paint through overspray and bounce back. Transfer efficiency does not exceed 50%. Which means half of your material costs are going down the drain. This is not a "Green" technology.
HVLP Turbine

Invest in 1 Great unit from the Start and save up to 50% of your paint costs, have low overspray for ALL your jobs, Interior, exterior, ceilings, doors, cabinets, trim etc. even splatter effects, and be very portable. Switch from Walls to Fine Finishing in a snap! Get those hi-end jobs!

For small to medium contractors an investment in an HVLP Turbine system might be a good choice for the following reasons:

Investing in a HVLP Turbine makes long term sense - 1 HVLP Turbine can be used for BOTH large coverage and super fine finishing.
Lowest Overspray Levels
As a True HVLP unit, these units produce very little overspray. Transfer efficiency is up to 80%. And some turbines advertise even more.
Get Higher End Jobs
$300 for a wall or $3000 for a cabinet - you do the math. By allowing your workers to practice and learn on HVLP equipment they will be instantly ready for fine finish work when needed. Airless is a completely different spraying method and teaches you nothing about fine finishing. Practicing all day with an HVLP you will be an expert in no time. Even if you do not want fine finish work, the qualit of your trim and doors etc. will be superior to the competition.
At an average of 25 lbs plus a carry handle, you do not have a large rig to port around the house with you.
Invest in one unit
Invest in a top Turbine from the Start and gain greater market share by offering Fine Finishing and walls and exteriors all in one.
Lower material costs by as much as 50%
HVLP Turbines have very high transfer efficiencies. By using HVLP it has been estimated you can lower your material costs by as much as 50%. This means that your air assisted airless will pay for itself very quickly and you will be saving money on every job. With the cost of paint now days, you will instantly be more competitive.
Less Worker Liability
HVLP Turbine units are more controlled and are almost harmless - Airless units operate at extreme pressures and can cause life long injuries.
Less Property Liability
Due to the high pressures of Airless there is a lot of bounce back and a high chance of property damage due to errant paint. HVLP Turbines have a soft spray and are more controlled.
Taping off your area to prevent property contamination is time consuming. By lowering overspray levels and gaining spray control your tape off time should be much lower. In addition, the "rig" is small and completely self contained including filtration.
Fine Finishing in a snap
Your workers need be familiar with only 1 tool to do BOTH fine finishing AND walls and exteriors. Switching back and forth is a snap. Your workers do not have to learn multiple systems and can do multiple finishes quickly. For example, they can move directly from large walls to smoother ceilings to super smooth finished doors, trim, shutters, and Cabinets - all in a flash.
Comparable Speed
By using the correct tip sets you will have similar speed abet a little slower than airless. Great for home construction, walls and ceilings.
Larger Rigs Available at less money
Easily hooks up to a pressure pot or pump. Larger rigs on carts are also available with 2 1/2 gallon pots etc. Most small contractors own a small nailer compressors so you can purchase a Smaller Turbine and use your existing compressor to large pressure pots like 2 or 5 gallons.


Airless Vs. AAA Air Assisted Airless
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