A 7-Point Checklist to Avoid Dry Spray

Dry spray is a pain. Here’s how to spot it, why it’s happening and a 7-point checklist to avoid it.

Dry Spray is a rough, textured surface often confined to a small area.

Cause: Paint lacks ability to flow properly.

Corrective Action Checklist:

  • Check if defect is on whole unit or in specific area
  • Check other units to see if a pattern exists
  • Check if defect is specific to one color or many colors
  • Check for proper film build
  • Check for excessive air pressure
  • Check for improper gun distance
  • Check reducing solvent selection and spray viscosity


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