Originally Posted by splinter2
I have a Huge 2 story Home that I entend to paint this Fall, and Have a Friend that has a Large Electric Airless Sprayer, But I hate borrowing tools, always have I would rather Buy, New or used? My qustion is with some many out there what have you had good luck with and why?
Thanks for your Time.
For a large, two story house, spraying is the way to go, BUT, reread Brushjockey's post. With no experience a large project is a heck of a way to learn.
You can likely buy a good sprayer for about the same as rental as you will likely be using it for 3 or 4 days. Spraying doesn't take much time but moving ladders, scaffolding and spray rigs do. I've had very good luck with the reconditioned sprayers. Stay away from the Craigs list or other individual sales. Those sprayers are pretty particular about being clean and many newbie spray owners just don't clean them adequately and consequently, after being stored awhile, they are hopelessly clogged with dried paint.
I've picked up a couple of sprayers from this outfit
I use a sprayer that uses a .015 maximum tip. I've had no issues with it but I do have to be careful of paint selection as some of the heavier bodied high end paints will require a .017 tip.