The waterbased precat I'm looking at is :Have you tried the Graco FF tips? I find that .
Another option is to spray a pigmented pre-cat directly to the metal. Not something I would entertain if the place is occupied though, and if you go that route - DO NOT SMOKE ANYWHERE NEAR YOUR WORK. At least until the fog clears. Pre-cat's give the best finish with excellent durability and super fast drying but are dangerous to use. Make sure your insurance is up-to-date.
I think they all do to one degree or another. Only way to avoid getting paint goop on you work is to do a continuous spray from one side of the frame to the other without breaking. Easier said than done though :laughing:Pre-cat was excellent. Mixed results with the airless. It spits