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Old 01-04-2014, 10:34 AM   #31
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As you can tell I am an advocate for spraying when it is feasible, and will be the first to say there are a lot of situations where it is not feasible or practical. When I stared spraying I bought Graco Magnum 9 at the box store thinking it was the answer to everything, didn't take long to figure out it wasn't. Like I said used once then sat in the garage for 2 years. Hired a guy that had sprayed and he taught so much about using it I got so interested. Then I started reading, watching videos, and questioning other painters. All on methods and products it didn't take long before I really knew how to spray. I have since up graded to a larger sprayer, but I still use that old one for small jobs.
I really feel a painter who doesn't or won't spray is cheating themselves out of a great tool and maybe losing business. When I had a crew we would do commercial and we would paint at night so the business could be open during the day. We would go in as soon as they closed pull everything out from the wall wash the wall then 1 guy masking 1 guy spraying 1 guy back rolling, done and they could open the next morning.

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I wish I had two competent people around to help me out! Things would go a lot quicker. We had family in town to "help" us paint when we first moved here. Drips and runs eeeeverywhere. I told my wife never again.

I think learning when to spray and when to roll is what I'll have to figure out. Sounds stupid but I have all my hoses packed up in boxes, 6" of snow on the ground and it's 15* outside right now, so I can't even do a hose flush. Unless I can submerge it in a bucket of water instead.
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This thread got a bit confusing as some were responding to rmayet54's original post about spraying new construction and some were responding to Dave's ?'s about spraying in repaint mode on his home.
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Shoot...I'm sorry, now I feel like a hijacker. I just got excited by all the good information floating around.

Unfortunately I will be dealing with both, so the new home information is still great to know.
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So after doing some research and reading all of your comments I think I have come to a consensus on how this job will go. Please let me know if any of you disagree with these steps and feel free to give any advice.

1 - once the drywall is hung and floated and before trimming and cabinets, I will dust off, mop, then spray primer on walls and ceilings.
2 - while sprayer is set up to prime, I will spray trimming and cabinets outside.
3 - Spray final coat on ceilings. (Color will be a shade lighter than the adjoining walls).
4 - spray final coat on all crown molding then install. After installation, putty, caulk, and sand. Then touch up with brush and cut in with ceiling paint.
5 - install the remaining trim. Putty, caulk, sand and spray final coat. (Baseboards, shoe molding, door and window trim.)
6 - cut in walls and roll final coat

One concern would be the look of the cut in on the ceiling being the ceiling is just sprayed. Any suggestions?

I guess my main goal is to save time by spraying what I can and masking as least as possible. I also would want the spray finish on the trim and stifle on the walls. I feel like touching up the crown won't be as noticeable since I will have 12' ceilings.

All of the common areas (mud rm, kitchen, dining and living) will have the same color walls (light beige) and ceiling will be a shade lighter. All trim will be the same color (off whiteish). Other room colors will vary but all will be neutral and ceilings a shade lighter. I feel like I have a little room for error with my cut ins because of the light colored paints.
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Off-topic question for you rmayet54 - Are you building your house or having it built? I'm having one built right now and I can't touch anything in there until we close.
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I'm self contracting the project and doing as much as I can myself.

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