Painting the interior of the house - any tips?

I bought a power sprayer @ 2400psi. I'm letting my g/f pick the color of the paint. Anyone here have any experience using these devices to paint as opposed to the traditional brush/roller? Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. TIA -O
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If you're talking about the g/f being the device . . . don't let her pick the colors. Mine picked them out - I used it anyway (special blend) and it looks like Martha Stewart broke out of her cell and crapped pastel everywhere!
And unless this is a new house (no furniture, carpet, etc.) I'd use the brush and roller. ;-)
Jim
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Be sure to turn off the fire alarm while youy spray--it can read airborne paint as smoke! zemedelec
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: I bought a power sprayer @ 2400psi.
--- uhhhhh..... yeah.
You might start by going back and looking at the words on the box that "power sprayer" came in.
BIG TIPS: 1) look on the box for the words "power washer". 2) When all else fails, find and read the directions.
:I'm letting my g/f pick the color of : the paint.
Cool Move. Did she have any other last wishes?
: Anyone here have any experience using these devices to paint as : opposed to the traditional brush/roller? Any feedback would be greatly : appreciated. : TIA : -O
1) Release all captive animals from the house
2) Alert the neighbors and the local fire department.
3) Be sure to strip off all clothing and securely tape heavy-duty plastic bags over your heads before you start. (Leave NO air vents -- You don't want to risk breathing that paint in, do you?)
oh.... you'll get "feedback" alright... along with spray back, bounce back, blow back, blow out and maybe even a blow up.
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Steve
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Ovid wrote:

Geez, a power sprayer inside? Not a good idea. What a mess. I tried spraying just a cabinet once with a can of spray paint and found green paint "dust" in the strangest places. It traveled much farther than I would have suspected.
Speaking practically, a power sprayer is not real good for getting into the nooks and crannies. So, unless you have a lot of plastic to cover everything, and you want everything that's not covered to get painted, I'd say go with the brush and rollers! I'm sure you can get a refund on the power sprayer!
Are you going to paint the ceiling? There are several schools of thought. I'm the type who thinks the ceiling should be two shades lighter than the walls (based on the paint strip samples you get at the store). Some people don't think ceilings should be painted at all. It's up to you. But I got a little tool that made painting the tops of the walls (where they meet the ceiling) very easy. It's a little "pad" on a plastic holder, and it has two little wheels that roll along the ceiling as you paint the wall. I can't tell you what it's called because I threw the package away. I can tell you that I got it at Wal-Mart and it was only a few dollars.
Search the web for tips. There are dozens of sites out there. You can start with sites like Home Depot and Lowes, for example.
FYI, I'm not a "painter," but I've been painting my own spaces since I was about 16 years old and I painted my bedroom. I'm now 50 and in the process of painting the interior of my house.
Have fun!
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