The Craftsman 21/2Gallon Paint Tank can withstand air pressure to maximum of 80 PSI. This Paint Tank is
equipped with an air regulator, gauge, safety valve, and fluid outlet. It is constructed
of only the finest materials for
durability, The 21/2gallon capacity enables you to handle most any size job.
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This pressure tank is not designed for highly abrasive, corrosive, or rust including materials. If used with
such materials, frequent and thorough cleaning is advised to reduce the necessity for replacement of
1. Install the regulator assembly to the swivel adaptor
on the tank lid. Check bottom of regulator for
location of tank connection.
2. Install the lift handle in the threaded hole in center of
the tank lid. Tighten hex nut.
3. Connect the air supply hose to an air inlet fitting on
tank regulator. (Right or left side optional).
4. Attach the atomization air hose to an air outlet
fitting which is directly opposite air inlet fitting.
5. Connect material hose to the fluid outlet adaptor
located on the tank lid.
Part of the air from the compressor or airline bypasses
the pressure regulator through the "tee" fitting and is
delivered to the spray gun. An additional pressure regu-
lator will be required between the paint tank and the
The Paint Tank
You are now ready to fill the tank with material. Before
doing so be sure to thoroughly mix and strain the paint
to remove skins or undissolved
particles which might
otherwise impede the flow of material through the hose
A one gallon can of paint can be set inside the tank
instead of pouring the paint into the tank.
for using Air Pressure
on Paint Tank
Purpose of Pressure Regulator.
The pressure regulator on the paint tank regulates the
amount of pressure applied to the paint in the paint tank.
This controls the pressure of the paint being delivered
to the spray gun.
Recommended Paint Tank Pressures:
Guns - Use higher tank pressures up to
the full amount of air pressure being delivered to the
spray gun but never in excess of 50 Ibs. air pressure at
the spray gun or paint tank.
Place lid assembly on tank and hand tighten tank lid
Shut off paint tank regulator by turning T-handle counter-
clockwise. Adjust the compressor regulator to obtain the
desired air pressure on the spray gun.
Now adjust the regulator on the paint tank to obtain the
desired pressure for the material. The higher above the
paint tank you are spraying the more pressure you will
need on the material. Normal operating
the paint tank is 25 to 30 PSI. Should you wish to re-
simply rotate the T-handle
until the desired pressure set-
ting is obtained. There is no need to trigger the gun in
order to bleed off excess paint pressure.
Guns - Use lower tank pressures. Always
start with pressure in paint tank at "zero" and increase
pressure in tank gradually until proper spray pattern is
Before turning on air pressure, screw out
screw all the way,
to shut off the air pressure. Turn on
the air, then adjust the regulator to the required pres-
12 Ibs. for external-mix guns.) Do
not use over 50 Ibs. working pressure in paint tank.
DO NOT USE OVER 80 PSI AIR PRESSURE
IN YOUR TANK.