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Technical Information


At Contrast, we're here to help in any we can. That's why we've put together this handy Technical Information page to answer many of the questions you may have about paint finishing and fluid handling. Please note: To the best of our knowledge, this information is accurate and up-to-date. 


Glossary of Paint Defect Terms

Even if you're an old pro, some of the terminology that's used in the fluid handling and paint finishing business can be confusing. Learn what "Blooming," "Orange Peel," "Pinholing" and dozens of other terms mean. Click here.


Spray Application Overview

Our spray application overview teaches you everything you wanted to know about the differences between Air, Airless, Air-Assisted and Electrostatic spray equipment. Click here


Spray Gun Troubleshooting


Trigger Happy: Learn how to properly adjust and troubleshoot spray patterns so your spray guns work the way they were intended. Click here.


Three C's: Find out the cause and solution for many of the vexing issues you might encounter with your spray guns. Click here.


General Reference Information

Below you'll find links to charts, reference documents and calculators that can be used for a variety of technical purposes: 


Bead Size vs. Volume Chart

Standard Viscosities

Flow Through a Tip

Minimum Flow Rates

Conversion Factors (length, weight, volume, etc.)


Hardness Comparison Chart

How Much Paint/Material is in a Length of Hose

Wet Film Thickness vs. Area Conversion

Typical Liquids Guide

pH Values

Fluid Tip Selection

Pressure Drop Calculator

Filltration Guide

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1449 North Topping
Kansas City, MO, 64120
Toll Free: 800-280-2412
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