Car Paint Spray Guns
The Right Spray Gun for the Right Job
When it comes to most car paint spray guns, you generally see the same type of internal build, one channel for paint and one channel for air. Airless spray guns do exist, but are typically used for larger volume projects. Gravity feed and HVLP (High Volume, Low Pressure) guns operate similarly, but use different pressurizing methods to disperse paint particles. Gravity feed paint guns lean on the laws of gravity to release paint, while HVLP spray guns rely on air compressors to discharge the right amounts of air and paint to result in atomization.
For most household projects (especially those that require detail-oriented work), you're better off using an HVLP paint gun. Many professional automotive painters and body shops prefer the HVLP gun due to its precise aim, versatility and eco-friendliness. It reduces chemical overspray and paint waste, lowering its emissions of hazardous air pollutants. Additionally, the use of lower-pressured mechanics and wiser paint consumption make HVLP guns a go-to for clean and professional-level paint jobs.
Investing in Your Tools
Painting a car is no easy feat, especially with the wrong equipment, which is why you need the right amount of patience, knowledge and gear to achieve that shop-quality finish. At NAPA AUTO PARTS, we know buying quality automotive paint guns is an investment. That's why we choose to carry top brands like Sharpe, 3M, SATA, Evercraft and DeWALT, so you can trust manufacturers that are known for their excellent craftsmanship and reliability.
To keep your car paint gun as good as new, you'll need to keep up with routine maintenance cleaning it out after every paint project for a future fresh start. To prevent residue buildup and color tainting, we offer a variety of spray gun cleaning kits and washing chemicals. Whether you're ready to take on the challenge yourself or you're a mechanic looking to update your supplies, make sure to check out our selection of auto spray equipment for shop-level paint work that can turn your vehicle into a show-ready ride in no time.