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What type of air compressor do you need for a paint sprayer?

After deciding on your proper spray equipment you can then be sure of the right size compressor. As a general rule of thumb for a single Spray Gun you should have around 30 CFM. However, you can get away with less with the proper spray gun (around 6 CFM). via

Can a 6 gallon compressor spray a gun?

This is why, while you can use a 6 gallon air compressor to power a nailer, you cannot use it for paint sprayer. Paint sprayers require a compressor with a large tank, preferably from 50 gallons and above, in order to be able to keep up with the spray gun. via

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Will a 3 gallon air compressor run a paint gun?

For spraying purposes, 150 to 200% will work. In the case of a paint gun with a 10 CFM airflow, a 15-30 CFM air compressor would work quite well. via

Can you paint with a pancake air compressor?

Paint guns are rated according to their CFM, which is the best they can do. Pancake or similar compressor air tanks are not enough to hold the air that is pulled through a paint gun. via

Can you use a paint spray gun with a pancake compressor?

Definitely fiddle around with the pressure regulator on the compressor and the paint/air mixture in the gun and do a fair amount of test passes on scrap. I used this gun from HF. via

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