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Old 02-11-2011, 09:15 AM   #1
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I am looking at getting a paint sprayer and looking for suggestions.

I am going to priming and painting my basement which is approx 900 sqft.

I need to do both the walls and cieling... I am not looking to break the bank and looking to spend about 200 - 300.

Any suggestions?

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Old 02-11-2011, 09:34 AM   #2
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Go to:
http://www.gleempaint.com/airspray.html

I got a reconditioned Spray Tech and it worked wonderfully. You'll certainly save a bunch of money.

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Old 02-11-2011, 09:54 AM   #3
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I am looking at getting a paint sprayer and looking for suggestions.

I am going to priming and painting my basement which is approx 900 sqft.

I need to do both the walls and cieling... I am not looking to break the bank and looking to spend about 200 - 300.

Any suggestions?
You will want a piston pump, at a minimum .25 gpm, 3000psi, and supporting up to a .015 tip. Spraytech and graco make some good small airless paint sprayers at reasonable prices
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What's wrong with rolling and brushing? For 900 sq. ft. it is overkill to buy or even rent an airless. Trust me, you will have it done with a brush and roller faster than any airless can do it. By the time you mask off everything you DON'T want painted and add in time for setup and cleanup, you will be done brushing and rolling.
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For that size of job you will probably be better off renting, if you have future projects for it then www.spraymall.com had graco 390's for about 6 and a half.
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Hey nsanto17,
gymschu is probably right, it's a neat toy to have but you must be serious about using and cleaning it. If you were doing an entire home with no carpet or flooring then it would pay for itself. Brush and rolling would be the most time saving way to do it. If on the other hand, try keeping an eye out on Craig's List for a used one. Don't even consider buying a used sprayer unless the owner starts it up and see that it will spray at least thinner, better yet, paint. Accept no excuses.

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