Tool Box Tips: Understanding the Graco spray tip colours

Tool Box Tips: Understanding the Graco spray tip colours


During this miniseries, we will be explaining what the digits reference to on the Graco spray tips, tip wear, spray gun tip colours, and finally, how to assemble the tip with a tip seal and a tip guard. This will be broken up into 4 videos, so you are not overwhelmed with too much information.

In the third part of this video, we would like to explain the difference between the spray tip colours and their functions. When it comes down to the different colours, the yellow spray tips or the Graco LL5 are used for solvent and water-based paints, for line marking only.

The Yellow tips spray at a 2:1:2 ratio, meaning most of the paint sprays to the edges when applying the line. The finished effect should leave a slight softness to the edges. If you wish to have no softness, you should apply tape before spraying for a clean edge.

Yellow Graco spray tip guide

The green spray tips or Contractor Series are used for solvent and water-based paints. These should not be used for line marking, but they are used for large surface areas and stencils. The paint sprays at a 1:2:1 ratio. The thicker paint is sprayed in the centre and over a larger surface. To get a consistent paint finish of a 2, you overlay on the edges of the surface or stencil. We recommend taping the area before spraying.

Green spray tip colour

Finally, the grey spray tips or XHD Series specialises for heavy-duty high-pressure jobs and thick paints such as MMA. The paint sprays at a 2-ratio, meaning that the thicker paint is sprayed equally throughout, leaving a solid line. The finished effect should leave a clean edge, perfect for runways etc. Remember that this tip has been designed for higher pressure levels and paint thickness.

Graco gray spray tip guide

If you want to know more about our Spray Tips, you can find additional technical data in our machine and spectrum brochures. If you wish to speak to someone over the phone, email or even face to face about anything Graco LineLazer related, then please get in touch by calling 023 9220 606 or email us at mail@meonuk.comas we would love to help.