I also have a Wagner Power Sprayer Pro.
Used it to paint my grandparents garage. Had to thin the paint (thick latex).
The first side of the garage needed a second coat...first time I used the gun so
I went light. On the other three sides - day 2 of the project - I thinned the
paint a little more (less dripping from the gun) and then went a little slower
movement and got the feel for how to use the gun...these three sides only needed
All the sides look fabulous. The only place you see brush strokes is on the
trim that was painted with a brush.
I did come out with speckled clothes, goggle and respirator but I think that may
be normal for someone who's never used a paint sprayer before.
Instead of taking 2 days by hand, it only took about 4 hours using the spray
It's not perfect but it does the job.
Sure, if you don't mind spits and drips. :-) I tried one several
years ago, the only way I found to make it work was to thin the paint to
almost the consistency of water -- made me wonder just how long my 15
year paint was going to last going on that thin. I finally gave up and
got an air gun for my compressor and finished the job without having to
thin the paint. When I built my first shop, I rented an airless sprayer
-- those are the real deal and do the job as it is meant to be done.
When I moved, I got a good deal on a real airless sprayer of my own.
Even if I didn't own one, I would rent an airless sprayer before ever
resorting to that 90dB+ humming, spitting Wagner monster.
I tried Polyshades on several projects, a few turned out good, others
bad. It is a pretty useless finish really, it is hard to get
good consistant results with it. The best looking results I achieved
were done by spraying it. The crap takes way to long to dry in my
location, so if you do not have a "clean room", it will collect all
sorts of dust before it ever hardens. There are just too many better
ways to finish, than using this stuff in my case. If a person lived in a
dry arid environment, I could see the polyshades being good for spraying
some pine projects with, like childrens toys and the like, but for fine
furniture, forget it.
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