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Aerosol Activator vs Paint Gun Activators

Aerosol Activator vs Paint Gun Activators

Aerosol Activators vs. Paint Gun Activators


If you’re going to be doing painting, you may be wondering if you should choose an aerosol activator or a paint gun activator. Each type of equipment can be preferable in certain situations. Here’s what you need to know about each type of activator to determine which one is the most appropriate one for you.

Aerosol Activators

Aerosol activators make it possible to spray the activator without using a paint gun. They’re designed so you can spray the activator right out of the can. Here’s what you need to know about the advantages and disadvantages of them.

Advantages of Aerosol Activators

If you’re looking for an activator that you do not need to spend a lot of money on a spray gun, an aerosol activator is likely to be best for you. In addition, you will not need an air compressor to use it, and they’re exceptionally easy to put away. Aerosols are ideal for small jobs and those starting out that want to give it a try without a huge initial investment.

Disadvantages of Aerosol Activators

• Difficult time getting consistent coverage when sprayed

• Not ideal for professional use

• Inconsistency between passes

• Longer to complete jobs

Paint Gun Activators

Paint gun activators are typically used by professionals and individuals who frequently paint for their hobbies. Here are some of the advantages and disadvantages of these products.

Advantages of Paint Gun Activators

Paint gun activators tend to be much more cost-effective than aerosol activators in the long run, and they can allow you to complete jobs more quickly. That’s because each pass is able to cover a larger surface area. While aerosol activators only are able to paint a swath that’s around 2 inches or so per pass, paint gun activators can cover 10-12 inches per pass! Paint Guns also give you more accurate atomization with each pass ensuring that your film is activated correctly resulting in a better end result.

Disadvantages of Paint Gun Activators

Unfortunately, the higher initial start-up costs can make them cost-prohibitive for some home and business owners, but the fact that they are most cost-effective over time does largely compensate for this. In many cases, paint gun activators tend to be longer-lasting, which also improves their cost-effectiveness.