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Whether you are adding a portable spray rig to your already existing fleet, replacing old equipment, or are a first-time buyer, choosing the right equipment is important to your bottom line. With the right equipment, jobs will be easier, more efficient, and profits will rise. However, make the mistake of getting the wrong type of pump, or cheap, equipment and your money could be left on the table.

How To Choose The Right Texture Spray Rig

Done right, purchasing a texture spray rig can be very profitable. With all that is at stake, making this decision can certainly be a challenge. Luckily, we put together a guide that will help you choose the best texture spray rig for your work. To determine the best texture spray rig for your work, you must first take the time to consider and understand job requirements, as well as any future needs and goals. To help you identify these needs and requirements, consider the following questions.

What Materials Do You Use For Application?

The materials that you use will help guide you in choosing the best spray rig solution needed to get the job done. It is important to keep in mind that your answers to this question should not only be what you are currently applying today, but also what you may be used in the future — something that is important to remember when you are considering expanding your business to new applications with various materials. Do you use high viscosity, waterborne, or oil-based materials? Does the material you spray contain aggregates or require high or low atomizing pressure? These are just of the few questions you should take the time to consider.

How Many Gallons Are Used For Application?

Of course, the key to job productivity is properly sizing equipment. Having a good idea of how many gallons are used throughout the year,  factored with the production rate you desire, will help steer you in the right direction.

IMPORTANT: Be sure to avoid the common mistake of undersizing equipment. Undersized equipment will result in poor production rates and risk component failure and work stoppage.

What Type of Surfaces are Being Sprayed

Don’t forget to consider the types of surfaces are used during applications. Whether you’re spraying drywall texture, EIFS, Fireproofing, Waterproofing, or pumping log home chinking, each has their specific needs when applying the desired finish. Considering the surface will help to understand tip sizes needed, as well as the flow required to support them.

Another consideration should be where the surface is located. Consider the following application questions.

  • Is it overhead?

  • Is it a horizontal surface?

  • Is it a vertical surface?

Considering these questions will help in choosing the best sprayer and accessories for the job.

What Hose Lengths Are Required For Application

The length of the hose on your spray rig plays a significant role in application productivity. Since it can take time to haul equipment around a job site, it is important to select spray equipment that can complete the job with the appropriate amount of hose. Factors that affect the length of hoses include the materials being sprayed, the size of the tip, and the diameter of the hose. Ideally, equipment should be selected with appropriate specifications for pressure and flow that can support the required hose for the job and application.

What Types of Jobs Do You Contract?

Every job has its own requirements. Whether it’s new construction, remodeling, residential work, or commercial work, each job has different demands. This includes crew sizes, materials, and applications utilized, power available, etc. The conditions of job sites will also present different characteristics required, such as possibly requiring smaller equipment, extreme durability, zero emissions, and more.

Again, while understanding the current requirements, it’s once again important to consider future jobs —this may steer the contractor to a totally different spray solution that can fulfill all current and future job requirements.

As you can see, there are many questions and considerations when it comes to choosing the best texture sprayer for the jobs you do. It’s certainly not an easy decision, as you’ll want to choose a texture sprayer that can be used for present jobs as well as jobs in the future. Ultimately, you’ll want to look for a sprayer that is perfect for texture jobs, large or small, and designed for multiple spray applications. Seems to good to be true right? Perhaps it was before, but The Kodiak Texture Sprayer from American Spray Technologies has changed that.

Kodiak Sprayer - The Last Texture Pump You’ll Ever Need!

When choosing a portable textured spray machine, you do not only want equipment that is compact and easy to move around a job site, but you also want to choose equipment that is powerful. Typically most portable texture sprayers offer one or the other, but never both. However, the Kodiak texture sprayer from American Spray Technologies has set a new bar. For the past two decades, The Kodiak Texture Sprayer has been a popular choice for professionals who need a compact, easy to maneuver, texture spray machine. Designed to give you years of reliable performance and features such as increased hopper capacity, durability, and easy clean-up, this portable sprayer can be used for a variety of applications and materials.

The Benefits of the Kodiak M2 Spray Rig From AST

For the past 20 years, professionals looking for a compact, easy to maneuver, texture spray machine have put their trust in the Kodiak spray rig. And with the Kodiak M2 spray rig available, professionals have access to increased hopper capacity, durability, and easy clean-up features that are needed to ensure texture spray jobs are completed efficiently and effectively. Let’s take a look at some of the benefits offered by the Kodiak M2 texture machine.

Increase Capacity

Having extra capability can be key to future growth and opportunity down the road. Unlike most portable texture sprayers available, the AST Kodiak M2 is equipped with a 16-gallon high impact, texture hopper, ideal for larger jobs. In general, larger equipment tends to last longer and can also be more productive and forgiving with materials, however, with the Kodiak M2, you get the extra capacity without losing its compactness and ease of moving around a work site.

Enhanced Speed Control

Speed control is very important to get the quality drywall texture results that you expect from your spray machine. With this texture spray rig, professionals can easily set the desired speed with a turn of a knob, enabling professionals to have complete pump speed control.

Durability

Kodiak M2 spray rigs are built to last for years to come. The M2’s electronics are now enclosed in a watertight, cast aluminum housing. Plus, paired with the texture sprayers compact size, its extreme durability can make it useful in just about any job site conditions.

 

Increased Power

If you are tired of compensating for the shortfall of your current pump, the Kodiak drywall sprayer is the solution you have been searching for. With the capability of generating 300 pounds of pressure, this spray rig also provides both variable speed control and high pressure. You can pump a variety of thicker slurries that other sprayers would not be able to handle.

Protected By Warranty

Because AST equipment is designed for the ultimate durability, you can rest assured that if something were to be found wrong you will be protected by Kodiak’s Warranty. To learn more about the warranty of our Kodiak spray rig, contact our sales professionals today.

Ultimate Portability

Unlike other portable texture sprayers, the Kodiak M2 can be used for both large and small jobs. This sprayer can easily be moved around throughout a work site. This texture sprayer is easy to move around and can be reduced the size thanks to the collapsible handle.

Longer Hose

Often times, when jobs require a longer hose, it can affect the efficiency and flow of the rig. However, the Kodiak offers a solution that competitors cannot meet. Even with a longer hose, with over 300 PSI of pressure, this texture sprayer can put up materials quickly and efficiently, even with a longer hose.

Includes Hose, Pole Gun, and Tips

Unlike other texture sprayers, the Kodiak comes complete with equipment you need to do the job efficiently. Included are

  • Up to 70’ of 3/4” hose

  • Pole Gun

  • Two Tip Sizes (3/16”, 1/4”, 5/16”, 3/8”, 7/16”, 1/2”)

  • Additional options are available to meet your specific needs

Hassle-Free Clean Up

This spray rig’s 16-gallon texture hopper is simple to remove for cleaning and transport.  The unique pump-housing design allows full access and disassembly by simply flipping two cam locks. Cleaning can be done in six simple steps:

  1. Release cam locks

  2. Slide out the pump

  3. Remove connecting drive shaft

  4. Clean

  5. Reverse steps to reassemble

  6. Re-install upper hopper

 

What Materials Can Be Used With The Kodiak M2 Drywall Spray Rig?

The Kodiak Texture Sprayer is designed to give you years of reliable performance for a variety of applications and materials. Some of the materials this unit can handle include:

  • Orange Peel Texture.  "Orange peel", refers to a texture technique that creates a soft, slightly bumpy surface, very similar to an actuaal orange peel. The technique is relatively popular due to its appealing look and ease of application.

  • Knockdown Texture. Knockdown texture is a heavy application of thicker mud and then knocked down with a knockdown knife.

  • Splatter Texture. Sometimes referred to as either splatter orange peel or splatter knockdown has less of a “machined appearance” and the droplet sizes vary from small to large, can be inconsistent in size.

  • Machine Brocade. Can also be referred to as a Spanish lace and traditionally sprayed on the ceilings in a stringy pattern with minimal air, then knocked down with a knockdown knife.

  • Chinking Material. Chinking refers to a flexible elastic sealant that resembles the appearance of the old cement which once was used to seal logs together. Today, chinking is also used for sealing joints between the logs, as well as any gaps, holes, and checking. The Kodiak, when properly configured is used to apply chinking.

  • Fireproofing Material. Kodiak sprayers and pumps can handle a variety of fire-resistant and fireproofing materials, examples would be MONOKOTE® MK-6 & CAFCO® 300

  • Elastomeric Materials. Elastomeric finishes are designed for extra flexibility. High levels of elastomeric acrylic polymers are formulated into the finishes to create a flexible coating with high movement capability.

Even if you don’t use some of the above materials in your current applications, they could be something that you expand into in the near future. With a sprayer that can handle various materials, this really is the last spray pump you will need!

What Others Are Saying About The Kodiak M2 Texture Sprayer

As mentioned before, Kodiak Texture Sprayers have been the preferred choice for professions that are in need of a compact, easy to maneuver texture spray machine. Let’s take a look at what some of our customers are saying about the Kodiak M2 Texture Sprayer:

“I've used the Kodiak for years. I also have a big rig. With the proper air source, this portable unit sprays as good as my big machine!” - Jason

As Jason mentioned, the Kodiak is a portable texture spray rig that is just as powerful as a large one. With the proper air source, you can get the power of a big rig with the efficiency and ease of use of a portable one!

"I could spray four units in two hours and 35 minutes with my airless.  Now, I spray four units in one hour and 20 minutes with the Kodiak" -Dave

The Kodiak M2 Is much more efficient than other texture sprayers. What’s more, you can control the speed with the turn of a nob. Plus, with 300 PSI of pressure, this compact texture sprayer puts up materials quickly and efficiently!

"I don't have to use stilts anymore since I switched to the Kodiak and my production went from spraying two apartments per day to four apartments per day" - Thomas

With a longer hose,  increased hopper capacity, durability, and power, the Kodiak sprayer can expedite your work, helping you finish jobs quicker and more effectively.

"You can't keep up with it. The biggest thing was reliability with my other pump — I had to rebuild it two to three times. With the Kodiak I have spent $20.00 for a switch in over six years" - Robert

American Spray Technologies texture sprayers and drywall equipment are designed to be durable to ensure you can get through your texture jobs efficiently. The Kodiak M2 has the durability to give you years of reliable performance for a variety of applications and materials.

Get Your Kodiak Sprayer Today!

AST texture sprayers and drywall equipment are designed to be easy-to-clean, low maintenance, and durable, enabling professionals to get through their texture jobs faster and more efficiently, and the Kodiak Texture emphasizes that standard. Whether you are adding a portable spray rig to your already existing fleet, replacing old equipment, or are a first-time buyer, the Kodiak M2 is one of the best options the market offers.

If you are interested in getting a Kodiak M2 Spray Rig, contact our helpful sales staff today!

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Posted in American Spray Technologies By American Spray Technologies

When you’re considering customizing any piece of equipment, price is always a factor. With the spray equipment from American Spray Technologies, though, customizing a spray rig is more affordable than you may initially think. You can easily create a custom rig with the modifications to meet your needs without breaking your budget. In today’s post, we are going to review three areas to consider when customizing a rig that could help benefit your business!


The Platform

The heart of a spray rig, the platform is typically the first decision you will need to make when building a custom spray rig. There are three different types of rigs to choose from: trailer, skid, and electric. Consider the needs of your business to better determine which platform is right for you. Let’s take a look at the three platforms:


Trailer Spray Rig

Trailer platforms are portable, compact, and easy to tow. AST quality trailer spray rigs require little maintenance and will give you years of efficient and profitable use.


Skid Spray Rig

Skid rigs are perfect for installing in box trucks or on flatbeds. These platforms are commonly used in cold-weather environments to keep the spray equipment warm.


Electric Platforms

Electric platforms are most commonly used for housing and high-rise applications. These are powerful, compact and portable - it can easily fit through doorways and elevators, which makes them perfect for multi-story buildings.


The Length of the Hose

The length of the hose plays an important role in the functionality and practicality of your custom spray rig. Typically, custom equipment will come with a high-pressure spray hose that lengths generally from around 125 to 150 feet. Depending on the type of projects you work on, and keeping long-term use and business growth in mind, extending the length of the hose for your custom rig may not be a bad idea!


The Spray Gun

The right spray gun can make applying texture to walls and ceilings easy. When considering gun types for your custom texture spray rig, it is important to know more about the quality of the finish, production, compressed air, and viscosity of your texture material to better determine which is the best fit. You’ll also need to know the difference between an air-switch gun and an electric-switch gun. Typically, airless sprayers are commonly used for outdoor spraying applications because of more overspray and loud noise as compared to HVLP sprayers. In contrast, air sprayers can do the detailed and precise job with little overspray and almost no noise.


The Pump

The pump is the heart of a spray rig, and choosing a pump is an important part of the customization process. Pumps are used to transfer a variety of fluids and are an economical choice for professionals in a variety of spraying applications. At American Spray Technologies, we have a variety of pumps to choose from when building your custom spray rig. Whether you are looking for a pump that can handle more corrosive materials or one that can handle more power, ATS has the solutions you are looking for.


Ready To Build Your Custom Texture Spray Rig?

Building any piece of custom equipment can be difficult, but at American Spray Technologies, you can easily Build A Rig with the help of our industry experts. To learn more about our texture spray rigs or to receive a quote for your custom equipment, contact us!


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Posted in American Spray Technologies By American Spray Technologies