I have this 20-25 yr old Craftsman finish sprayer....
.... that is "spitting" or skipping, as it sprays, leaving small gaps in my
application, as I spray. I'm having to make double passes, in order to co
mpletely cover the surface area and, in some cases, the double pass results
in drips/runs. It started this about 2-3 months ago and I don't know what
is causing this. It's been a long time since I've completely disassembl
ed the gun and cleaned it.... Possibly trash in the inside?
I'm spraying lacquer. I initially thought water in the tank may be the, or
part of the, problem, but no. I've always liked this sprayer and it had
been adjusted to my spraying style/technique/settings.
What might be the cause and might this sort of problem be easily fixable?
It may be time to spring for a new sprayer.