The Importance of Spray Gun Cleaning

With over 100 years of combined experience in the spray foam industry, SprayWorks is the leading supplier of spray foam equipment. We are dedicated to making sure your business has everything you need to get started when it comes to spray foam, and to grow well into the future.

A major component of a successful spray foam business is ensuring your equipment is in tip-top condition and is ready to tackle any job. This means regular spray gun cleaning as well as maintenance on its assorted parts. By Understanding how to clean a spray gun, you’ll  be able to keep it in great condition for many years to come.

Why Cleaning Your Spray Gun Is Necessary

Your spray foam equipment will experience a lot of wear and tear through its lifetime. To assure the longevity of your equipment, along with professional results on all jobs, we recommend regular and proper spray gun cleaning.

Cleaning your spray gun should be performed regularly, but if you’re noticing your spray gun is delivering less than perfect results or it keeps getting clogged during application, it is definitely time for deep cleaning your spray gun!

Tips on How to Clean a Spray Gun

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The best thing for the health of your spray gun is a quick cleaning of your equipment at the end of each day’s work. While your spray gun can perform just fine for a few days without it, spray gun cleaning makes your job during deeper cleanings easier, and it also ensures your equipment doesn’t malfunction or get clogged.

Cleaning your spray gun is essential for not only the outside surfaces of your equipment, but the inner workings and mechanical parts of your spray foam gun as well. The abusive nature of using grinders and wire brushes to clean parts can often cause premature wearing of parts just by cleaning them alone. Therefore, we recommend using a quality gun cleaner such as our power flush system. Any rags or brushes you do use should be cleaned after each use as well so that they’re clean and ready for the next time.

Utilizing a heated parts soaker or even a non-heated soaking pot to clean parts ensures you are ridding your spray gun of any debris, build-up, or contaminants. Be sure to reference the manufacturer for proper soaking times when spray gun cleaning.

Check out our video on how to clean your spray gun.

Spray Gun Cleaning with Dynasolve CU-6

Using high-quality products is key to a proper spray gun cleaning. When deep cleaning a spray gun, we recommend adding Dynasolve CU-6 to your cleaning regimen. This spray gun cleaning solution is a unique cleaning and flushing solvent for urethanes used for cleaning all types of plural component spray guns.

Dynasolve is extremely effective in penetrating, loosening, and removing cured urethane foam deposits and build-up that collect in your spray gun during daily use. It is also effective in quickly cleaning polyurethane reactive hot melt (PUHRM) urethane adhesive from roll coating and dispensing equipment. When heated, this solvent can also clean many types of epoxies and other adhesives.

How to Clean a Spray Gun with Dynasolve CU-6

To use Dynasolve for cleaning your spray gun or other equipment, immerse and soak the parts in the solution until residue and debris is loosened and can be wiped away. Once debris and build-up has been removed, rinse the spray gun parts with water and dry thoroughly. Dynasolve can be heated mildly to 130-150° F or you can utilize compressed air for the agitator to produce faster results.

Contact Us Today for More Information About Spray Gun Cleaning

SprayWorks was built with the idea of creating a welcoming place for contractors and businesses. This way, they could not only find the equipment they need, but get real-world training and support on things such as how to clean a spray gun.

If you’re interested in learning more about how to clean a spray gun or are in search of tips for spray gun cleaning, contact us today!

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John Davidson is the VP of Operations at SprayWorks Equipment Group and is an SPFA PCP Certified Roofing and Insulation Installer, Roofing and Insulation Project Manager, and Supplier Rep. With over 30 years of experience in the spray foam and polyurea industry, John brings a wealth of knowledge and hands-on experience. He has worked on commercial and residential buildings, bridges and infrastructure.