DIY Granddad (w/help)
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Byhalia, Mississippi. Waaaay down in the Bottoms
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No... with a smaller tip you have to expect a smaller fan pattern.
Using a 1.0 mm tip is at the very lowest limit. I used 1 recently because I was spray painting onto a manufactured Tab Tensioned screen.
Just minutes ago I finished up the third coat onto a big 2.35:1 screen using a 2.2 mm tip on a Wagner Control Spray Max and a thicker than normal paint mixture.
You have to simply use a bit more precision when maintaining your 60 percent overlap on each row. When the pattern is smaller, it's always best to reverse the direction you start at with each coat. Start at the top, then on the next coat start up from the bottom. In that manner you're almost a sure that you will have plenty of rollover lap and eveness.