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Old 08-08-2010, 01:15 AM   #1
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Airless Sprayer Backrolling Question


Anyone using an airless sprayer? I need to know, when backrolling do you use a dry roller or a loaded roller (roller with some paint on it)?

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Spray first, then roll out immediately before the paint dries, keep the roller wet, you don't want to dry roll, you are working the paint in evenly that you just sprayed, as long as you have sprayed enough paint on the surface you don't have to keep dipping the roller into paint.

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Thanks!!

One more question, Have you ever backrolled without help? I'm only spraying a small room and think I can do a wall at a time and then quickly swap the gun for a roller after each wall. What do you think?

I actually did this technique yesterday, but it was the first coat of primer over a dark color, so I'm not exactly sure how it would work on a final coat on the finish color. I also used a dry roller which was lifting primer off the walls (this was before your advice).

There's a serious learning curve for spraying, but it was FUN!!

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Just like brushing and rolling, you need to keep a wet edge when backrolling. It will always help to have the roller wet. If you have a partner with you spraying just ahead of you then you will probably never have to wet the roller.
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