SPRAY DIRECT Gun & manifold filters - Which one is best?

How do you select the right filter for your job or spray setup?

Well it’s a bit like a woman choosing the right filter for a selfie… Or a man I guess!

Only the right one will do the job! A bit of TLC, keep them clean and you’ll avoid any blockages.  

Here’s Josh from Spray Direct he will be talking  you through the different types of filters and the best mesh sizes. Check out the video below to find out more.

Having the right filter is really important because it acts like a defence system for your spray tip. If a tip keeps blocking then here are a couple of reasons why

  • Tip Size – Always check the tip size as it could be too small for the product your using.
  • The Filter – If the holes are too large you’ll get the odd particles through such as dried paint.

If a filter is too fine it can block up and cause the filter to burst, so it is really important to make sure you clean them thoroughly after use to avoid dried paint flaking off when next using. 

We try to catch as much as possible with the manifold filter because it’s the larger surface area and therefore will not block up as quick as the gun filter. This will catch 90-95% of the particles you don’t want getting to the tip and blocking it.

The gun filter will then act as a last line of defence by catching that last 10% of particles.

The most common mesh sizes for gun filters are 50, 60 or 100 mesh.

Suction filters are the first form of filtration and these are normally 20 mesh. 

One thing to remember is with filter mesh sizes the higher the number the smaller the holes.

If your looking to purchase new fillets or more information, them why click on the link to Spray Directs website

If you find this video of help and it could help other Decorators then please feel free to share across your Network. 


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