When a small touch-up finish is needed, the Preval paint sprayers are a fast, affordable solution to getting it done quickly. The product is named after the Precision Valve Corporation, a leader in the global community for developing valve technology.
These “baby” paint sprayers have been developed under the umbrella of Chicago Aerosol in an effort to meet the demands in the painting industry for efficient painting applications without the hassle of expensive equipment to clean, maintain and store. Ford Motor Company just recently made a deal with Preval to help with a 425,000 automobile recall that mandates dealerships use their product for the corrections.
How it works
Preval paint sprayers use a patented technology that doesn’t require an air compressor to create a professional finish and can utilize most liquids. Paint, lacquer or other coating material is placed into a containment jar that is attached to the bottom of the canister. Preval uses the venturi effect to pull the liquid through the applicator and atomizes the particles to provide a highly controlled quality finish that is comparable to other HVLP airless paint finishes. This can be done with practically any liquid. However, some paints and materials need to be thinned to operate effectively.
Types of jobs
Preval paint sprayers work well with small paint jobs that require a fine finish like the work contracted with Ford Motor Company. It is estimated that each can of Preval will be able to rectify four axles or clean 15 rear axles with rust issues. They can be used for spot finishes on crown molding, painting furniture, or for fine finishes on automobiles that only need touch ups. Another use is to apply DuraCoat finishes to firearms. It would also be ideal for spray tanning without the need of costly salons. The Preval paint sprayer is useful for doing little projects that don’t require a lot of volume to complete the project. However, contractors for large residential and commercial jobs will have difficulty getting the projects complete with alacrity.
This conventional paint sprayer costs range from $9.99 for one Preval Spray System that includes a disposable power unit and a recyclable glass containment jar to $74.95 for the Preval Fast-Pak which consists of 12 power units. Each power unit has the capability of dispersing up to 16 ounces of any liquid, which translates into roughly 60 to 150 square feet of coverage depending on the liquid being dispersed.
- cost effective for little jobs
- no clean up
- easy disposable
- no additional equipment required
- provides a professional finish
- easy storage
- available in most painting and hardware stores
- low amount of coverage
- not cost effective for large jobs
- refilling containers
- no control over spray pattern
- restricted manner of use
Preval paint sprayers provide a means of accomplishing small painting tasks with more coverage than traditional spray paint and the versatility to change the liquids that it atomizes. Reviews by individuals who have used the paint sprayers are happy with what they produce, but it is more geared to hobbies outside professional needs in arenas like the automobile industry that are only requiring touch-ups. As a whole, the Preval paint sprayers are not designed for large painting projects and do not compete on the same level as professional airless paint sprayers. On that note, they do have a usefulness that commercial paint sprayers do not cover. They knock out jobs that would take a lot more time and resources to do with conventional paint sprayers.