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3M™ Performance Spray Gun

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Introducing a smarter way to spray.

You don’t believe in compromises. And neither do we. Which is why we reinvented the spray gun to keep up with the pace of today’s professional painters. Top-of-the-line performance meets faster cleanup, faster changeovers and faster cycle times.1 Bringing you the best of 3M science, all packed into one of the smartest, lightest spray guns in the world.


  • Gloved hands spraying the 3M™ Performance Spray Gun on a masked car.
    Precision performance.

    Spray a full range of high-performance automotive coatings with the highest transfer efficiency among leading HVLP spray guns. Offers large fan patterns with a high 78% transfer efficiency and consistent atomization.2

  • An auto body shop worker wearing overalls and holding the 3M™ Performance Spray Gun with a 3M™ PPS™ Series 2.0 Spray Cup.
    Faster cycle times.

    When integrated with 3M™ PPS™ Series 2.0 Spray Cups and replaceable nozzles delivers the fastest changeovers in the industry,1 adding up to faster cycle times. Offers instant changeovers and is easily the most versatile spray gun in the industry.3

  • A car in a paint booth, covered in masking tape and sheeting.
    Cleans in seconds.
    Innovative quick-change replaceable nozzle technology means cleanup can be as simple as a twist and a wipe. Simply twist the locking collarm pull off the replacement nozzle, and wipe the needle clean. No tools required. And every time you put on a fresh nozzle, it’s like getting a brand-new spray gun.
  • A painter using a 3M™ Performance Spray Gun on a red fender.
    One of the lightest guns in the world.

    Made from an impact-resistant composite material, this spray gun is up to 50% lighter than leading metal spray guns.4 The simple, intuitive design is optimized for comfort and balance, without sacrificing performance or durability.

  • A painter in coveralls spraying a car with black paint from a 3M™ Performance Spray Gun.
    Meet the 3M™ Performance Spray Gun.
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Designed for high-performance coatings.

Spray solid colours, metallics, pearls, clear coats, sealers, and primers with the same premium performance you expect from your best spray gun. And every time you swap out the replaceable nozzle for a fresh one, you can expect like-new spray performance.

A pool of grey primer/sealer.

Primer Sealers

A pool of shiny purple paint.

Solid Colours

A pool of shiny silver metallic paint.


A pool of pearly white paint.


A pool of clear liquid.

Clear Coats

Nozzle Size
1.2 1.3 1.4 1.6 1.8 2.0
Waterborne Base Coat
Solvent Base Colour
Single Stage Top Coat
Direct Gloss
Primer Sealer
Wet on Wet Primer
Primer Surfacer
High Build Primer
Sprayable Fillers
High Viscosity Coatings

The spray gun. Reinvented.

After 10 years of relentless research and development, we are excited to introduce the 3M™ Performance Spray Gun — a revolution in spray gun technology that delivers top-of-the-line spray performance with unrivaled productivity.
  • An exploded image of a 3M™ Performance Spray Gun to show the various parts.





3M™ PPS™ Lid

Integrated filter for solvent-based or waterborne coatings.

3M™ PPS™ Cup and Liner

All-in-one mix and spray.


Designed for smooth pull.

Fluid Knob

Adjusts material flow rates.

Lightweight Durable Body

Made from an advanced composite reinforced with stainless steel.

Replaceable Atomizing Head

Offers six sizes and optimized for consistent atomization and superior transfer efficiency — across a full range of high-performance automotive coatings.


Regulates paint flow as it travels through the nozzle.

Locking Collar

Secures nozzle to the body.

Shaping Knob

Adjusts fan pattern size.

The starter kit.

Designed for the modern professional painter, the 3M™ Performance Spray Gun Starter Kit includes all the essentials you need to get started. This kit includes:

  • A 3M™ Performance Spray Gun Starter Kit (PN26778), showing the spray gun, atomizing heads, paint cups, lids, and other accessories.
    • 3M™ Performance Spray Gun
    • 5 atomizing heads 1.2
    • 5 atomizing heads 1.3
    • 5 atomizing heads 1.4
    • Air control valve
    • 3M™ PPS™ Series 2.0 Cup
    • 5 liners
    • 3 sealing plugs
    • 1 locking collar
    • 4 lids 200 micron
    • 1 lid 125 micron

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    1. According to data from a 3M Internal study.
    2. Fraunhofer Institute of Manufacturing and Automation IPA, Stuttgart, DE.
    3. 3M Internal data on file.
    4. According to data from a 3M Internal study — Automotive Spray Gun Weight Survey, Feb. 2020.