Looking for a cheap way to paint a wood shed without rollers or brushes.
Looking at Harbor Freight's offerings I see this for $20:
But when I checked with my local paint shop where I'm buying the paint and
I'm told that such a setup is good for oil-based paints but not for latex
(which is too "granular", apparently).
I looked at the airless sprayers, but $200-500 for a one-time tool is more
than I want to spend.
Is it true that the above sprayer won't work with latex house paint (a
primer/sealer and a flat finish coat)?
I have gobs of air pressure and volume available.
The appearance of the finish isn't important; I'm the only one who'll see it.
my opinion, spraying tends to cause poor adhesion because its just
rolling and brushing espically washes the new paint into the old
leading to better adhesion and longer job life.
brushing is more work but does better job.............
Harbor Freight has a "High Volume/Low Pressure" spray "kit" that included
the blower. It's not all that different from the "spray" gadgets that used
to come with some vacuum cleaners.
With latex, you have to use the largest nozzle and add the stuff that make
the paint worker with sprayers and, maybe, thin the paint a little to boot.
It's a little faster than brushing but you have to keep cleaning off the
spray tip from dried paint. Clean up isn't too bad.
I find it more useful as a "sprayer" than as a paint set. But it was only
Yes, that I understand. I still think that rental is the best option,
but if you are that far from a rental place, then I guess somewhere
you must decide which is most cost effective.
A clean 30 gallon Rubbermaid trash barrel holds plenty of well mixed,
strained paint. Stick a hose in an go to town with the sprayer. d8
If you really don't care about looks, just toss a gallon on the wall
and brush real fast or get some taggers to fix it up for you.
"Well, it doesn't happen all the time, but when it happens, it happens
I believe the consensus is (and I would agree) that the gun you're
looking at is not designed nor intended to use with latex paint. I'd buy a
Wagner from Home Depot before I tried running latex through your rig.
Better, rent an airless. It'll probably take you longer to go get it
clean it up and return it than it will to paint the shed.
Binks gun with a one gallon pressure feed... <g> Amazing how fast you
can spray a gallon of paint. I've never had problems spraying latex
either, though as others mention spray is not the best application
method, and may be problematic in the future.
That type of gun requires very thin paint. Good for lacquer and such. It
won't work with latex unless you thin it down so much that it will take 25
or more coats to cover. You can brush or roll it in a fraction of the time.
Do NOT, let me repeat, do NOT get a Wagner spray gun. Worst piece of crap
By the time you decide what to do, you could have had one coat rolled on
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