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Question on Spraying

Discussion in 'Seal Coating Forum' started by SealRight, Aug 11, 2007.

  1. SealRight

    SealRight LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    First of all let me say Hello! I've just found this site and like reading everyones opinion, questions and answers. I have been doing sealing for about 12 years now. I did it in my uncle business growing up and then made my own gravity fed tank when after getting out of the Army. Started with a squegee, 250 gal tank and mostly small residential driveways. Out grew that and business was great so I ran across a stolen/wrecked/stripped/recovered Seal Master TR550 unit for a steal. Refurbed that with new everything and away I went. Which leads me to my question................
    I usually try to squegee because I like the look of it better but I realize to be a competitive business I have to do bigger, better, faster work. So when I have to ( Large area) I will spray but it seems I have too much sealer going on and it will puddle and at times leave what looks like rain drop marks in it. I've tried spraying a little faster or slowing the flow of the sealer down and I dont get the coverage I feel that I should. Any suggestions?

  2. W.F.D. Plower

    W.F.D. Plower LawnSite Member
    Messages: 24

    Maybe try changing the tip in your wand? Or further distance from the ground when you spray. That might help.
  3. SealRight

    SealRight LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    What size tip would be "the Norm"? What would be an optimal pressure to spray with?
  4. ves800ultra

    ves800ultra LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    I use an 80/40 tip. It gives a nice pattern at 80psi.

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