With the spray gun being a painter’s primary tool, proper gun set up is critical to the final appearance of the material being applied. One important aspect of gun set up is fan pattern. Proper fan pattern can ensure an even film build of the sprayed material, correct drying and curing of the film, and proper adhesion from layer to layer. You should always check your gun’s fan pattern prior to material application.

Holding your gun 6-9” from a piece of masking paper or other flat surface, spray your paint to check for a uniform, elliptical pattern. Other fan patterns can indicate a problem and should be fixed.


Check your spray gun today and keep your jobs looking their best!