I am going to use a professional paint sprayer (Graco XR&) to paint a
friend's rental house soon. Any tips or tricks to make the job easier,
For example, there is a big spray shield on a pole with the sprayer
which is used I assume at the ceiling and floor - how do you keep it clean?
Many thanks for any advice - Jim
I really don't think you should try to use an airless indoors. I
don't know of any commercial painters that would even consider
using one on an interior unless it was new work.
The most important things on any paint job are preparation and
attention to detail. The amount of masking and tarping that are
required to be able to spray will make the job take longer than
rolling and cutting with a brush.
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DanG (remove the sevens)
Use cardboard for a shield, there are shields and holders. Use a new gun
tip of proper size an old tip can blow at any time leaving a bad
pattern, use long sleeve shirts, a true resperator rated for fumes, head
hood and have several pairs of cheap eye protection. Wear cheap cotton
gloves, Experiment first and let product dry to be sure your technique
is correct. Keep machine pressure at the minimum needed for a good
pattern. Be real carefull if you spray yourself you can at worst case
loose what you have sprayed in an operation in the hospital. Read all
product warnings and operating literature. For better protection of you,
use a glove paint won`t penetrate and have plastic around your arms,
self injection is always a trip to hospital emergency. Have your job
planned and helper ready, a job can go real fast when everybody works
for the sprayer.
big spray shield, You do not keep it clean. You keep cleaning it.
The prep is the most important part. The paint should be well mixed and
Pressure and the tip inside will be an issue. To much and you will think
your fogging the place. To little and it will be splotchy. My painter uses
a airless inside, he masks off each room with plastic, doors windows, vents,
etc. It takes him longer to set up a room and tear it down by far than it
does to paint it. His crew is 1 painter, 4 helpers. I have a lot of plastic
sheeting to get rid of when he is done.
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