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HVLP Spray Guns Best Practices Checklist

HVLP Spray Guns Best Practices Checklist (Web Version)

USE HVLP SPRAY GUNS FOR ALL APPLICATIONS1
  • Increases transfer efficiency and reduces overspray
  • Reduces worker exposures
  • Reduces coating volume needed for each job
  • Reduces coating costs (see the Example of Cost Savings Using an HVLP Spray Gun [LINK] provided in this kit)
  • Reduces shop emissions
Spray Guns Used: HVLP (type) Conventional Both
Primer: ◸ (______________________)
Base coat: ◸ (______________________)
Clear coat: ◸ (______________________)
OK Needs Work N/A Element Implementation Notes
      Consistently use HVLP spray guns for all applications  
      Use a larger diameter air hose to ensure proper air volume is delivered to the gun  
      Use the right gun tip for the job  
      Ensure that the shop compressor is capable of delivering sufficient air to the spray gun and other shop equipment  
      Set up each gun to ensure proper pressure at the gun tip  

1Required element of the City of Philadelphia Department of Public Health, Air Management Regulation V.

DEVELOP PROPER HVLP SPRAYING TECHNIQUES
  • Further improves the transfer efficiency and reduces overspray
  • Reduces coating usage and costs (see the Example of Cost Savings Using an HVLP Spray Gun [LINK] provided in this kit)
  • Reduces shop emissions and worker exposures

Painters observed demonstrated proper techniques:  ◸Yes   ◸No   ◸Sometimes

Comments:

OK Needs Work N/A Element Implementation Notes
      Keep gun square to the target  
      Keep gun equidistant from the target throughout stroke  
      Provide training  
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