Can the Wagner Power Sprayers handle painting a ceiling?
I have an exposed outdoor patio overhang that needs painting and while I'm
at it doing the shingles I was hoping that a power sprayer could be used on
the ceiling (nothing more than painted external plywood).
As someone else said, use a roller. Sprayers are wonderful for odd-textured
surfaces like shutters, wrought iron, etc. but the overspray they generate
negates any time savings because what time you save in painting is spent in
masking the area. If it's a small ceiling, get a roller.
Plus there's the other issue of aim & suction. If the thing is pointed
straight up, the suction tube inside the bottle is sucking air, unless you
buy the paint can attachment (long hoses that connect directly to the paint
can, which you carry with you)
Yes, you could paint the ceiling with it. I'm assuming you mean the
ones with an integral paint container...if that is the case you'll
have to get a Wagner accessory that is bendable so the cup can remain
level. It screws in where the nozzle normally is and the nozzle
screws into it.
As others have said, a roller is going to be faster. No or easy
The Wagner sprayer I have now was the cheapest I could get when I
bought it 20+ years ago. It has always performed decently. I bought
it to paint louvered doors and *believe* me, it is far better at doing
that than is a brush. I use it for other things too if there is
enough to do to make the PITA cleanup worthwhile.
On Sat, 25 Aug 2007 11:10:56 -0400, "Walter Cohen"
I have a vague recollection that they sell a nozzle that will point up
when the sprayer is in the normal position. But it might have been a
dream. You should have watched the dream I had last night.
But rolling sounds good too. I used the roller with the paint in the
handle, and I liked it. Read the directions.
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