IF:[ul][li]The seal between the cup and the gun is good and[li]There isn't any clogged paint inside and[li]The little vent hole in the top of the cup is open then[/ul]You attach the air hose to the fitting on the handle, fill the cup about 3/4 full of (whatever) and squeeze the trigger and (whatever) comes out.
You need a female (thread side on gun) male coupler in whatever type matches the female side of your airhose (ie type A, type B, type C etc..)
As for spraying with that gun not sure I could tell you much, I use automotive spray guns, similar to that (Binks model 7, Sharp model 71, Devilbiss etc.. for those the air pressure you use is somewhat dependant on what material your shooting. I generally use between 40 and 65 pounds at the gun (figure approx 10psi pressure drop on each 50 foot length of hose). My suggestion would be to start at a lower air pressure and see how it goes, increase as necessary, being sure your shooting something that you can throw out when your done (coated cardboard, masking paper etc...) till you get the hang of it.
Make sure to wear a paint mask approved for whatever material your shooting. Also if inside with or without ventilation remember overspray settles on everything. Mask/cover accordingly.
I'd remove that fitting that's on the gun. Get a quick-coupling, put the male half (with male threads, also)on the gun and the female half on your air hose.
That 6-gallon pancake compressor is not going to be enough to paint much of anything. You will be spending a lot of time waiting on the air pressure to build back up. I also wouldn't count on that gun spraying latex paint.
Those two knobs on the back of the handle...the top one adjusts the spray pattern...the further it's screwed in the narrower the pattern.
The bottom knob adjusts the trigger pull...the further in, the less pull on the trigger.
The nozzle on the end can be turned to adjust the spray pattern vertical, horizontal or something in-between.
I doubt if you will have over a 50 ft. hose so 40-45 psi at the compressor ought to be about right but do like Mike said and experiment.
I'd put some water or paint thinner in the gun first to get everything adjusted and see if it's working correctly.
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I have a similar one. It is pretty good for spraying things that are hard to paint like lattice and framing. If you spray latex it needs to be thinned with water. It does a pretty good job with enamel thinned with naphtha.
Well - I found a male quick adapter in my Dad's tool box, I totally forgot he got a bunch of extra parts with his little air compressor... I hooked up the air hose - it's leaking all over the handle from different places.... I monkeyed with it for a little while - I figure more than likely it's junk - I could easily buy a cheap spray gun if I REALLY want to toy with spraying.
At an auction last week I ended up with an old spray gun, it just came in a cardboard pallet of stuff I bid on - I wanted something else in the pallet. Anyways, I was looking at the spray gun and I'm not sure how to work it.... I mean.... never tried spraying anything.
It says it will do oils or latex paint.... I have a PC 6gal pancake air compressor - I don't plan on really using this thing a lot, just wanting to try it out. I'm not even sure how to hook it up to the compressor, it has a threaded end on it - which the coupler from the air hose will screw onto - but then it leaves the air hose with a threaded end.... do I just need a double female end coupler?
Seriously - no idea how to run this thing - do I just put latex paint in it and set the PSI to.... 40 - 45 or what?
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