DeVilbiss DV1 Base Coat Gravity Spray Gun - Carlisle Fluid Technology
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    Less noise for your comfort, especially for the longer project.
    Consistently achieves a narrow colour window for the closest colour matching.
    New advanced fluid tip design reduces turbulence,minimising mottling/clouding.
    A new combined air inlet and air control valve with 12 x higher precision sensitivity for smoother air control.
    Reduced air pressure resulting in improved spray pattern control, atomisation consistency and improved transfer efficiency.
    The DV1 air caps, with advanced internal geometry, result in a perfectly balanced, consistent spray pattern for a perfect finish.

If the DV1 looks different, that’s because it is. Very different, in fact. Everything about the gun indicates that it’s not just a progression – it’s a revolution. Everything is new.  New ergonomics. New air cap design. New fluid tip technology. Advanced co-axial air valve design.  And not forgetting the advanced atomisation technology that sets a new precedent in performance and control.

No other DeVilbiss gun is built like it. Redesigned from the ground up. Precision engineered. The technicians in our Atomisation Centre of Excellence (who we call the ACE Team), threw out the rule book on this one. This is the spray gun for the professional refinisher who demands maximum
speed, ultimate finish quality, pinpoint colour accuracy and the lowest possible energy and material consumption.

It’s time to let your talent shine. To show your true colours.


The word genius is overused. Thrown around carelessly.  Used to describe any achievement most would consider just, great. Genius isn’t something that happens overnight. Far from it. We’ve been investing in the science of atomisation since 1888, and in that time we’ve made some major advancements. Gigantic, in fact. And now our persistence, experience, dedication and talent has helped us create a real game changer. A spray gun with superior performance and efficiency – a real stroke of genius.


 We’ve completely re-engineered the fluid tip design for the DV1 using our unique Laminar Flow ArchitectureTM. The new range of fluid tips have been engineered to provide the smoothest path for fluid to travel resulting in faster application rates, more stable flow rates and consistent performance, particularly with the latest, very low viscosity materials.

The DeVilbiss engineers have stabilised the primary atomisation zone within the fluid tips and Laminar Flow ArchitectureTM technology significantly reduces the turbulent energy that can be found within the tips. What does this mean to you? Improved efficiency, a reduction in material consumption and even more control over application regardless of paint brand and climatic conditions.


 The fit and feel of DeVilbiss spray guns are legendary. The DV1 employs the latest generation ergonomics and lightweight materials for maximum comfort and minimum fatigue - you don’t have to work hard to work smart. Every part of the DV1 has been designed and engineered for maximum performance, comfort and usability and cleaning couldn’t be easier with DV1’s smooth, easy to clean lines.


Precision engineered in solid brass, even the air cap has undergone a technical revolution. Precision drilling and advanced Air Management KineticsTM have taken atomisation performance to
a new level, whilst significantly reducing noise. The cap also features a fast action thread ensuring rapid removal and replacement.


 Professional automotive refinishers know that the key to performance in any spray gun is what’s known as “the front end”. The fluid tip and needle and of course, the all important air cap. With the DV1 we’ve achieved world-beating atomisation with high application speeds, at lower air pressures.  We’ve learnt how to control the chaotic event that occurs every time the trigger is pulled. The result is superior atomisation performance, by maintaining a consistent particle size throughout the spray pattern, ensuring accurate colour reproduction and flake lay, even with the notoriously difficult, highly pigmented silver basecoats. This means you get the job right first time, every time - reducing material consumption and maximising your earnings potential.


Improving the gun’s ergonomics ensures the DV1 feels natural, like an extension of your arm, making it easier to move around with. To go with your own flow. After all, it’s the car that should be glistening, not your forehead.

Clever design makes the DV1 simple to use, but also easier to clean. That’s because it was designed by the people who know best. Spray gun engineers. We’ve been there, done it. We know what’s important in a gun.

Take for example, the air control valve. For the first time ever, we’ve combined it with the air inlet. This gives you a more consistent air flow, but it also makes the gun lighter and easier to clean, as there’s one less part.

The components are quick to remove and low maintenance, which results in time savings. Critical in business. And what’s more, they’re tough. Everything’s made to last. Even down to the PTFE coated springs. So, there’s no need to keep changing parts. You can focus on the job in hand.

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Revolutionary Air Cap

The new DV1-B PLUS air cap represents the next generation of atomization performance. This new HLVP air cap delivers high efficiency performance but at HVLP pressures, producing a smooth, fine finish even with the most stubborn basecoats. The DV1-B PLUS air cap is suitable for both water-based and solvent-based materials.

New Front End Architecture

The new front end of the DV1 features an improved Air and Fluid Management Architecture to create superior atomization performance and to meet the requirements of spraying the most challenging basecoats on the market today. The DV1 produces a perfectly balanced and consistent spray pattern to achieve precise color matches, seamless transitions and blends, and remarkably smooth finishes – as well as superlative metallic orientation and control.

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Simplified Air Valve

The newly designed air valve cartridge features a True-Balance design to maximize fluid needle alignment, minimize component wear and maximize durability. Plus, this new design allows for easier removal and serviceability.

Reconfigured Air Adjusting Valve

The DV1 combines the air inlet and the air-adjusting valve into a single “co-axial” component and places it in an ergonomic location that is more comfortable to use. The air-adjusting valve also features 12x sensitivity for precise air control adjustments and smoother air flow through the spray gun.

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Precision Digital Gauge

The DV1 is equipped with an integrated digital gauge to provide precise inlet pressures for optimal gun performance and perfect color matching. The gauge is designed and placed in-line at eye-level for quick, easy checking – keeping it out of the way where it won’t be covered by the painter’s hand.

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Redesigned Trigger

The DV1 features an innovative trigger design to remove sideways and rotary play from the trigger action, while maintaining the signature DeVilbiss fit and feel. Painters will enjoy a silent-action trigger with an exceptionally smooth, soft pull.

Next Generation Gun Body

The DV1 gun body features a reduced profile and a smoother, streamlined design to create a well-balanced gun with the right feel in the painter’s hand. Painters will get a sense of more control, and experience less fatigue, with a spray gun that is also easier to clean.

Technical Specifications

Technical Specifications

DeVilbiss DV1 Gravity Spray Gun

 DV1-B+ ‘HVLP Plus’ Air Cap  
Air Inlet Pressure 2.00 Bar inlet (29psi)
Air Consumption 300 L/min (10.6cfm)
Spray Pattern Length 325mm @ 200mm target
Fluid Flow 140-190 g/min
DV1-B HVLP Air Cap  
Air Inlet Pressure 2.00 Bar inlet (29psi)
Air Consumption 395 L/min (13.9cfm)
Spray Pattern Length 330mm @ 200mm target
Fluid Flow 130-180 g/min
Air Inlet Thread  ¼” Universal
Cup Capacity 560 mls
Weight (gun only) 470 gms
Air Cap Plated brass
Air Cap Retaining Ring Black Anodised Aluminium
Fluid Tip Stainless steel
Fluid Needle Stainless steel




For use on the materials below:

  • Metal
  • Wood
  • Plastic
  • Ceramic
  • Other Substrates
  • Primer
  • Basecoat
  • Clearcoat


Part Numbers

Part Numbers

DV1; dv1-b,

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