When John Geberth, Jr. founded Titan Tools in 1968, he focused on creative ways to make equipment and parts better and longer lasting for painting contractors. The compact-sized, Titan airless paint sprayer became the first of its kind offered to professional contractors at a low price when Titan introduced it in 1986. Troubleshooting your Titan airless sprayer will help save you money on repair costs and keep you operating your sprayer safely for years to come.
Things You'll Need
- Spray tips
- Mineral spirits
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Move the Prime/Spray valve to the "Prime" position if your Titan sprayer will not prime. Priming the sprayer prepares it to spray paint, such as when you need to clean out the sprayer with a solvent. Locate the Prime/Spray valve on the right side of the motor, below the filter assembly.
Replace the spray tip if your Titan sprayer will not maintain its pressure. You likely have a worn spray tip or a spray tip too large for the job. Follow the manufacturing instructions supplied with the spray gun.
Turn the spray gun trigger lock to the "Locked" position, put the spray gun down, and then increase the pressure by turning the pressure control knob slowly clockwise if your Titan sprayer does not have any power. Locate the pressure control knob on the left front side of your Titan unit. Also, ensure you have the proper voltage connection of 120 volts AC if your sprayer lacks power.
Add solvent to the paint if you notice a poor spray pattern while using your Titan sprayer. This can mean the paint or material may be too thick or sticky. For instance, add water when spraying with latex paint or add mineral spirits when spraying with oil-based paints, according to the manufacturer's instructions.
Clean the Prime/Spray valve when your Titan sprayer will not build or hold pressure by turning the spray gun trigger lock to the locked position, putting the siphon tube into a container of water when spraying with latex paint or mineral spirits when spraying with oil-based paints, putting the return hose in a metal waste container, and then turning the pressure control knob to the "Min" setting for minimum pressure. In case you have a pressurized sprayer, make certain you hold the return hose in the waste container while you move the Prime/Spray valve to "Prime." Turn the pressure control knob to the "Rapid Clean" position. Move the sprayer switch to the "On" position, then let the sprayer flush out the old solvent into the waste container through the return hose. Turn the sprayer to the "Off" position, move the Prime/Spray valve to the "Spray" position, turn the sprayer on again, hold the spray gun against the metal container to ground it, then trigger the spray gun into the metal waste container until you see clean solvent rather than paint flush out. Unplug your Titan sprayer and store it in a dry area.