Fluid Delivery – Measuring Output For Success

Fluid delivery is a crucial part of your project's success. Putting too much paint on the substrate will cause orange peel, paint runs, and sagging. Too little paint will result in poor hiding and could leave the substrate exposed to corrosion.

Often, painters will take a ‘set it and forget it’ mentality when it comes to their air pressure at the pressure pot. In reality, many factors can have an effect on the fluid delivery rate. The only way to correctly measure your fluid delivery rate is to measure how much fluid is actually coming out of your gun.

Quick Tip: This can be done in three easy steps:

  1. Turn off the atomizing air to your gun
  2. Spray your fluid into a marked measuring cup for 15 seconds
  3. Multiply the number of ounces you get by 4 in order to get how many ounces per minute you are applying

spray-gunNote: The correct rate of fluid delivery should be listed on the technical data sheet for your paint.

If you're using Axalta’s new Imron + industrial paint, the target should be 10-12 ounces per minute. Imron + is quickly becoming the go-to paint for many customers and a broad range of applications. The paint offers excellent coverage, gloss levels, and durability.

Call or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. your Armacoat Technical Sales Representative today (1-888-875-9255) to learn about how we can help you put the power of Imron + to work for you. At Armacoat, we’ve got you covered!