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Hello, I recently got a job to abrasive blast a shipping container and then apply a dtm paint afterwards. I’ve become fairly comfortable with blasting, but painting on the other hand I have limited knowledge. My plan as of now is to blast the container with either 40/70 or 100 crushed glass and water mixed with a rust preventative. After that is where I need help. Can I use my 185 cfm compressor from my unit to power a painting set up of some sort? Would it be practical as opposed to painting another way? I’m by no means a painter yet, but I’d like to be able to offer the service for jobs like these. Any advice would help me, thanks for reading!
 

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Hello, I recently got a job to abrasive blast a shipping container and then apply a dtm paint afterwards. I’ve become fairly comfortable with blasting, but painting on the other hand I have limited knowledge. My plan as of now is to blast the container with either 40/70 or 100 crushed glass and water mixed with a rust preventative. After that is where I need help. Can I use my 185 cfm compressor from my unit to power a painting set up of some sort? Would it be practical as opposed to painting another way? I’m by no means a painter yet, but I’d like to be able to offer the service for jobs like these. Any advice would help me, thanks for reading!
buy an inexpensive airless sprayer from a box store like HD or Lowes.
clean it out every day after use, and you now have a sprayer.
 

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Hello, I recently got a job to abrasive blast a shipping container and then apply a dtm paint afterwards. I’ve become fairly comfortable with blasting, but painting on the other hand I have limited knowledge. My plan as of now is to blast the container with either 40/70 or 100 crushed glass and water mixed with a rust preventative. After that is where I need help. Can I use my 185 cfm compressor from my unit to power a painting set up of some sort? Would it be practical as opposed to painting another way? I’m by no means a painter yet, but I’d like to be able to offer the service for jobs like these. Any advice would help me, thanks for reading!
Yes. Back in my industrial painting days ( 35+ years ago), we used Graco Bulldog pumps to spray industrial coatings. They are air powered and a 185 CFM compressor will easily run one. Maybe Google Graco Bulldog to get a line on that type of sprayer.


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I think it'd be better to just use an airless. Those industrial air powered setups probably arent cheap, but I dont know... You could run DTM out of a small Graco 395 .

The magnums you get at home depot shoudln't be used for oil based, for flammability reasons.

You might be able to rig up a pressure pot system.... But painting containers, especially if only once in a while, an airless would be a lot easier to deal with. My buddy works with containers, and his guys use airless, and DTM...
 
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