Sick of painting by hand. Anyone use sprays?

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Topic by Eddy posted 03-15-2009 05:48 AM 8761 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-15-2009 05:48 AM

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I have painted and clear coated all the trim and doors before being installed in the house. I would like to start spraying everything even walls if I can. Does anyone have suggestions? What spray equipment is preferred and any advice.

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03-15-2009 06:54 AM

What kind of suggestions do you want?

Since the trim is done, you’ll have to mask everything. If the walls and ceiling are different colors, each will have to be covered with plastic while you do the other. You might get by with shooting the ceiling, then using a spray shield while doing the walls.

Definitely cover the floor. No matter how careful you are, the overspray falls on the carpet. Tape all the edges of the drop cloths and plastic sheets together.

Turn off the HVAC and put plastic over doors and AC ducts. Check whether there’s more than one HVAC unit. I forgot to check for a second unit on my first job and wound up paying to have the overspray cleaned throughout the house.

With all this prep work, consider whether it would be less work to roll the walls and ceiling.

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03-15-2009 07:14 PM

Thanks Steve for your advice. What about painting trim and doors before being installed. I am wondering what type of spray people prefer and also tips about it.

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03-20-2009 12:34 AM

I spray all my trim and doors etc…......before installation.

A simple generic cup gun works but you will need a spray booth and a compresor that cranks out 21 cfm.

sometimes you have to thin the paint.

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Al Killian

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04-27-2009 06:12 AM

I have a CH2500 that I spary trim with. For whole rooms I use a wagner1420/PF23. For the price it woks great.

-- Quality hardwood moldings

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04-13-2017 03:42 PM

Thanks for the great informations. 3 week diet

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