I saw an article on paint sprayers and wondered based on your
experience, which are the best for home use and why? I know most
serious painters don't consider electric but I figure just for home
use, it shouldn't be so bad. Things I'm thinking of ... ease of use,
cleanup, decent flowrate, availability of parts in case of repair,
etc... . Any gotchas when buying or using one of these?
Is it wise to consider it for painting inside a home with carpet /
furniture? Maybe a roller is still better??? Perhaps this is better
for outside use vs inside use? I know I spray painted a house inside
years ago with gas powered compressor and the prep work was a pain.
The paint job was gorgeous but we had to do the trim work by hand.
Back then, the house was missing the carpet so the floor was no
problem with the spray dust / mist.
I didn't realize after checking Google that these sprayers can get
expensive. I saw some around $1000 and perhaps they can go higher so
I guess the question I didn't address is how much I want to spend.
Therefore let me just ask, based on light use, what you think is a
good sprayer for the cost? I don't doubt the $1000 sprayers do a
fine job but hard to warrant that based on my useage.
I was recently looking into this myself. I was looking
at doing 8 doors, plus future use for possibly spraying
cabinets, outdoor siding, etc. I concluded that the
Grayco Project Painter or similar fit the bill. Grayco appears to
have a good reputation and makes eqpt from DIY to
For painting walls, ceilings, trim in a house I would not use
a sprayer. I think all the taping would be a pain. Plus a
roller leaves a very nice finish. I've even seen the pros on
TV home shows using a sprayer to put the paint down,
then another guy using a roller to go over it for a better
finish. And they were generally doing that in homes
where construction had been done, so a lot less taping
I don't know why people seem to have so many problems with them. I used
one - a Wagner - for close to 25 years before it gave up the ghost. Didn't
use it every day - or even every year - but all my passage doors were
lacquered with it; ditto all the kitchen cabinet doors; ditto numerous
painted louvered doors; ditto 5 pairs of French doors. Et cetera.
One IS able to adjust the degree of atomization just as one can use the
appropriate tip. Yes, there is overspray. There is overspray from pretty
Far as I know you have to extensively mask with paint sprayers because
of overspray. For furniture low pressure high volume sprayers are
becoming more common. The overspray is far less. I don't know if they
are useful for walls.
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