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Old 04-06-2006, 02:54 PM   #1
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I need a few tip's for airless paint sprayer


I have a airless sprayer on order.I hope I qam happy with it when I use it,it's a wagner 9140 model.
I am pretty good with spray painting metal with spray paint can's.
I know to do a couple light coats to keep it from running.
I am sure painting with this sprayer is pretty much the same thing untill I get good.
I have been redoing our ceilings.Scraped the popcorn off and retextured with an orange peal texture.I already painted one room with a roller and brush and do not really like the way the painting turned out.
It has roller marks and I can see the cut in area's.
Hopefully the paint sprayer will take care of that,I am sure it will.
Our second room that I textured still has all the plastic covering the
walls and floor it has been like this for about a week awaiting the sprayer I have on order.
I am wondering if I am going to need to thin the paint or primmer out at all.
I am using kilz 2 primmer and american tradition paint.The paint
is like 15 bucks a gallon.Are these halfway decent paints and primmers.
Hopfully one shot of paint over the areready painted room will get rid of the uneven painting I already did.
The bummer is that I have to replastic the walls and floor again but atleast the room is still empty.
Should I have some of those white Hazmat paper suits so I do not get paint all over me or is it even that bad.Anyone have any good quick tips for me.
Thank's Doug


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Old 04-06-2006, 07:55 PM   #2
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I need a few tip's for airless paint sprayer


Hi Doug

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Originally Posted by Doug Crf
I am using kilz 2 primmer and american tradition paint.The paint
is like 15 bucks a gallon.Are these halfway decent paints and primmers.
No
They are not particularly good ones, no
Sorry...I actually would refuse work if I had to use either one
They are difficult to work with and end up looking bad no matter how many coats I apply

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Originally Posted by Doug Crf
Hopfully one shot of paint over the areready painted room will get rid of the uneven painting I already did.
It's possible I suppose, but most likely some of the reason for your roller marks and visible cut lines is the poor quality paints you are using
The other reasons are usually poor quality tools, and incorrect technique

Any one of which can cause problems, any combo of two or all three and the project will look bad real quick


My Tip:

My suggestion would be to return the sprayer and any unopened paint ASAP
Go to a local paint shop, not a paint department, and get some good paint

Ben Moore, Sherwin Williams, doesn't matter which, get their good lines not the cheap stuff (they both have "contractor" lines-don't get that)

As you have found out, the cheap stuff may save you $10, even $15 a gallon, but can cost you days of extra work...or cost you a sprayer to try and fix what you've done
Cheap paint doesn't save any money

Get a quality ceiling paint for the ceiling
It may or may not need primer over texture, it depends on the paint and what you did to the surface
Tell the paint shop people what kind of texture you have
They should steer you in the right direction

Any surface that has paint already does not need primer
Just proper prep
A good cleaning and scuff sanding should be fine

While your there get a good quality brush, a Purdy or Wooster, 2 1/2" angle brush for latex
The store people should help you
They are much better real help than in a paint department
Get some good quality roller sleeves
Again, don't buy the econo-pak
Even I get roller marks with those

Now, paint it up the right way


If you feel you must spray it, my suggestion would still be to ditch the paint/primer and return the sprayer

Get some good paint like I said, and rent a good sprayer
With all you prep done ahead of time, you won't need it long
And check out this site for spraying tips:
http://www.geocities.com/jksabrosa/airless2.html

Good luck, whichever way you choose

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