Choosing Pump Up Sprayers for Concrete

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Sprayers for concrete are designed for the different things that you are going to put in them. Always choose the right sprayer so you can perform the proper job.

It is critical that you choose the right type of pump up sprayers when you are coloring or sealing concrete if you want to ensure you get the best results possible. If you are using an acid based stain then the sprayer will actually have an affixed label that identifies it as a sprayer for ‘acid’ right on the front. This type of sprayer is specifically designed to be acid resistant and it has a seal. The tips on this sprayer will not become corroded after use when they come in contact with the muriatic and hydrochloric acid.

If you are using acetone or alcohol based stains then you also should look for a sprayer designed for these types of pump up sprayers. The best thing that you can do is verify with the guidelines set forth by the manufacturer of the sprayer of which types of products can be used with the sprayer. It would be devastating to use the wrong product and destroy the sprayer or achieve results other than what you desired with the concrete.

The tips that are used on pump up sprayers are also a consideration. You might need to buy a new tip to spray the chemicals or stain that you are using. The red tips allow for using less volume of stain. It is supposed to be sprayed in a conical pattern. Red tips also are designed for acid stains. Grey tips add much more volume to the stain when it is sprayed on the concrete. They are used typically for things like sealers. You do not want to use a grey tip for an acid based stain.

When choosing pump up sprayers you need to pay close attention to what you are buying, especially if you have already chosen the stain you are going to use on your concrete. Make sure the stain and the sprayer match, along with the tip.