Using a Grayco Ultra 395 for Small Jobs

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Old 02-21-18, 03:02 PM
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Using a Grayco Ultra 395 for Small Jobs

I own a Grayco Ultra 395 airless sprayer. Is there some kind of accessory I could buy (or make) that would allow me to use this sprayer, for small jobs, with a 2-gallon max container? I was thinking about buying a Grayco Truecoat 360 VSP for $200 but I just cannot justify spending that kind of money when I already have my Ultra 395. If I could somehow rig it to use the 1-gallon cans that would be great!
 
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Old 02-21-18, 03:29 PM
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I'm not sure I understand the question, you should be able to pump paint out a 1 gallon can or 5 gallon bucket. The thing to remember if you are spraying out of a 1 gallon can it won't take much to suck it dry which is something you do not want to do with an airless!
 
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The paint pickup and return line is too long and stiff to use with a 1-gallon can. The can would tip over. Perhaps a 2- or 3-gallon pail inside a 5-gallon bucket might be the way to go. I'm trying to make use of the $1,000 sprayer and not have to buy a $300 hand-held model to spray the 14 doors that I need to do.
 
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Old 02-27-18, 03:54 AM
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There are many ways to secure the bucket where it won't tip over including setting it inside a bigger bucket. For spraying 14 doors I'd pour the paint in a 5 gallon bucket. You can always tip the bucket slightly to pump out the last of the paint. Just be sure you don't suck the pump dry!!
 
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