Paint rough wall

Hi,
I just finished my shed. The outside wall is T1-11 plywood which have a very rough surface and is really a pain to paint and seems take forever. I just finished prime the wall. And cannot imagine that the book suggest to paint 3 times.
Is there a better way to paint this kind surface? I was using roller for the strip and brush for the gaps.
Eric.
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Are you using a long nap roller? That will help a lot.
If you have access to someone with an airless sprayer, that makes the paint application go much more quickly, but, unless it's a big, or very complex shed, cleanup will offset much of the efficiency of application. And I always end up back rolling & brushing much of it anyway.
If you're using a good quality paint, the good news is that you shouldn't have to do again for quite a while. In temperate California, I generally get tired of the color, before the wall requires recoating. One stucco house I sprayed still looked good almost 20 years later.
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Spray it.
I did my 20x20 shop, primer and top coat in three hours (T-111 siding)
Well worth the price of a rental and of the extra paint you'll use.
Good luck Rob
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Spray it is the easiest
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Wagoner Power Painter.
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rolling on 3 coats is correct. One good-coverage primer coat and two coats of a good quality latex topcoat is the proper method for the ply.
David
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Hi,
Thanks very much for all your replies.
I'm starting to think of a spray gun. I have a compressor. But never use a spray gun. PLeae elt me know if you have any recommendation.
Eric.
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I didnt see the original post but I'll chime in with this:
I'm assuming you're using latex paint and if thats the case then you need an airless sprayer. Anything else requires thinning, and latex does not like to be thinned, even a little bit. In the long run you will spend more time and get a less satisfactory job with anything but airless. Wagner Power Painters are useless also as they just dont put out enough paint for T111. If you can't rent a good airless unit, read on.
I suspect that maybe you're using the wrong roller cover. You need covers with a nap of at least 1/2", and 3/4" if you can find them. Keep the roller goopy wet and expect to use a lot of paint.
(My 28X36 shop took 20 gallons for first coat, 15 gallons for 2nd, and never did get to the third. ($$!!))
You'll still have to brush the vertical strips, but again bigger is better. Go with a 4" brush, with lots of paint on it.
If you have to stop for any extended period of time, wrap the roller/cover and the brush in plastic grocery bags. With a tight wrap they will stay wet for 3 or 4 days, if need be.
Don't waste time trying to clean rollers and brushes. Consider them expendables. (HD has those cheap white bristle brushes in 4" size that you can just trash when done).
Good Luck.
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