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What tips should I get?

Recommendations are to be used as a starting point reference and are not an absolute application for all refinish material brands. They are not meant to imply that any given air cap/fluid tip combination can not be used to successfully spray any given refinish material. Technique and personal preference must also be considered.

As a general Rule, a 1.7-1.8 HVLP can handle most materials.
If you want a more exact match, Generally, go smaller for Clears Urathanes (1.3) and larger for base coats and Wood Waterbornes (1.5&1.6) and larger still for primer surfacers, lacquers and enamels (1.5-1.8). We recommend the DeVilbiss Guns because they generally come with multiple tips to handle all your finer refinishing needs.

Generic Chart

 
HVLP
Gravity
Compliant
Gravity
Pressure
Feed
Single Stage Urethanes and Polyurethanes
Fluid Tip Size
1.4mm*
1.5mm
1.6mm
1.4mm
1.6mm
0.8mm - 1.4mm
Base Coats / Conversion Varnish
Fluid Tip Size
1.3mm
1.4mm*
1.6mm

1.4mm
1.6mm

0.8mm - 1.4mm
Clears
Fluid Tip Size
1.3mm
1.4mm*
1.5mm
1.6mm
1.2mm
1.3mm
1.4mm
1.6mm
0.8mm^
1.0mm
Inks, Dyes, Solvents, Stains
Zahn #2 15 and lower
Fluid Tip Size
.8mm*
1.0mm*
1.2mm
.8mm*
1.0mm*
1.2mm
0.8mm^
1.0mm
Hi-Solid Clears
Fluid Tip Size
1.2mm
1.3mm*
1.4mm*
1.2mm*
1.3mm*
0.8mm^
1.0mm
Lacquers and Enamels
Zahn #2 20 and higher
Fluid Tip Size
1.6mm* or
1.8mm*
2.0mm
2.2mm
1.6mm*
1.7mm*
1.8mm
1.2mm-1.6mm
Waterbornes / Acrylic Varnish Fluid Tip Size 1.4mm*
1.5mm*
1.6mm
1.4mm*
1.5mm*
1.6mm

1.0mm*
1.1mm*
1.2mm *

Latex - Only works with thinned latex. Not recommened for house painting (unless you want your house to look like glass). Popular items include, trim, cabinets, doors, garage doors, fireplaces, decorative artwork, etc. Fluid Tip Size

1.8mm* Thinned 33%
2.0mm* Thinned 15%
2.2mm Thinned 10%

1.8mm*
2.0mm*
2.2mm
1.4mm*
1.8mm*
2.0mm

Latex & BOATS: Gelcoats 2.0 / 2.2
Motorcycles: We recommend the Asturo WB Mini 1.0SR.
WoodWorking: Asturo WB Mini 1.2SR
Pressure Pot Series DeVilbiss or CAT or Asturo WB Mini
AirCraft DeVilbiss Pressure GTI 1.4 Tip Industrial / Touch up Asturo WB Mini 1.2