House is covered with T-111 with LOTS of vertical grooves.
How do you get paint in the grooves?
Can't get enough in with the sprayer without severely overspraying
the surface. Roller works a little better, but not much.
Short of going over each groove with a tiny airbrush, what's the secret
to easy painting of T-111 Grooves.
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Brush it, making sure there is some overlap to the planks of the T-111, then
follow up by spraying.
Altough - when I had my house painted, spraying was all that was needed for the
portions sided with T-111.
================================My one garage (24x40) has T-111 and I tried spraying....BUT ended up
as the above poster did....long Nap roller... and I sure was not
stingy with the paint...
Just a lot easier..AND much faster...
My siding is not exactly 1-11, more like 1.5-15, but the problem is the
same. I can't advise you if you are using *paint* because I use
transparent oil stain. The best technique seems to be using a garden
pump sprayer and cardboard pieces to block the overspray.
Yep, a bit tedious but... I did a garage and two sheds with roller,
carried a 3" brush to do the groves, technigue was to brush (using
brush the narrow way) ahead for several grooves then roller it. Reason
for the 3" (or 4") brush is so that it will carry enough paint to do a
reasonable footage of seams.
I sprayed eight sheets with an airless. It puts enough paint on there so
you can just touch up the grooves with a brush. Not everyone has an
airless, though. Had I not had an airless, I would have just done the
grooves with a brush, rolled the rest with a nappy roller, then finished
touching the grooves with a brush.
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