Dec 22, 2009

Airless Sprayer Manifold Filter in cold weather

 
This is what happens when you run paint thinner through a pump that was recently used to shoot latex wall paint. That whole latex and oil thing you always heard about, this is the result. This manifold filter is packed with sludge.

So why would you run paint thinner through the pump? The guy said he uses thinner because it wont freeze sitting in his truck over night in the freezing cold.

What you can do is pull the manifold and gun filter out, clean them in water and leave them out and then run thinner through the hose for over night. You have to take extra time to flush thinner out in the morning to shoot latex again. I don't recommend it.

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