Don't use a sprayer, the finished job won't be anywhere near as good as
if you brush & roll it.
Besides, most of the work is in preparation (pressure washing, scraping,
sanding, etc.) and a paint sprayer won't help with that.
That's the lack of preparation and choice of time/wind direction, not
the sprayer per se. Any open surface such as a fence needs a backup it
you're going to spray and are where drift is a possible issue.
I have to paint siding made of cedar shingles. It's almost
impossible to get between them with a brush, but I was planning
on brushing the paint in after it is sprayed on to work it
deeper into the wood.
The only advice I'll offer is to stay away from Wagner sprayers.
I bought one (to save money) and ended up having to buy another one to
finish spraying the house. The paint (good brand outdoor latex) clogged
the pump motor.
IMHO they're junk.
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I bought a Campbell-Hausfeild something like 10 years ago. Outside for large
expanses it works well. I have used in inside a couple of times and yikes,
it just puts out to much paint but works well on popcorn ceilings.
Like all tools it takes time to get used to it. Maintenance is critical.
Mine rattles and shakes but puts the paint where I want it.
I have had it professionally rebuilt 2 years ago. Cost $130.00 if I had the
time and known where the parts could have been had, I could have done it for
I am strictly a latex guy with this machine. I dilute the paint 1 gallon of
water to 5 of paint. I do 3 coats, one up and down one side to side and one
If your doing a block wall this is the way to do it.
HighVolumeLowPressure spray systems are turbine driven sprayers that
actually deliver a decent finish (unlike the much hyped wagner that was a
At around a hundred bucks, can you go wrong?
www.princessauto.com has em cheap right now.
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