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Old 10-13-2013, 11:55 AM   #1
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I would like to purchase an air compressor to add texture to my interior walls, but I have no idea what psi or scam I should look for. Recently I was looking at a porta-cable at Home Depot ( 150psi. 2.6 scam 6 gallon ) but I am lost. Can someone help me please.
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Old 10-15-2013, 09:20 AM   #2
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A 6 gallon pancake compressor is more than enough for me. I have run a texture gun off of it as well as my finish, brad and staple nailers. Its small and convenient to have around.

My only question would be is this the only time you really plan on using it? If so, you may consider renting a compressor.
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depends on what you are spraying. mud texture take less then polystyrene popcorn/acoustical textures.
pancake comp's are difficult to maintain a constant air pressure and I would never try and buy one to spray popcorn..it could bite you in the ass.
I wish I could offer you advice but I have used gas compressors sense the 90's...and even before the sizes I'd use as a semi-pro were larger sustained air air compressors. You can always cut back on air but never gain it when it comes to texture. You only get one chance to F*** up. or you've made a mess.
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Thanks for your advice.
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