First post here.
I Have a fair bit of painting in front of me.
- 3000 sq ft house remodel. Full interior and partial ext.
- 1700 sq ft (barn/garage/two stall horse set-up/ haystorage/workshop/guest room) yep, a multi-purpose bldg. It also needs interior repaint and partial exterior.
- 500+ three rail hose fencing
- 150' X6' painted stucco retaining wall
I managed to pick up an excellent cond. two year old Titan 440i sprayer for $350 on Craigslist. Owner had used it to paint exterior of his house, he estimates about he shot about 50gls.
SO I have am trying to get educated on how to care for the sprayer. there seems to be a lot of opinions on how to maintain the unit, specificly to storage. Mine came with a bottle of oil and a small amount of liquid shield and I need more. (SW was out)
I read antifreeze mixed 50/50 was essentially the same thing as pump armor and liquid shield. From what I can remember reading people recomended (50/50 antifreeze, RV antifreeze, mineral spirits, paint thinner and motor oil) I will most likely use the unit only to spray latex and I want to use whatever is the best thing is to keep the unit clean. Cost is not the big issue since it does not take a lot of fluid for storage. The unit will be used heavily initially but will just be a mantenance painter for the fencing and odd jobs after that. So what do you recommend as the best storage solution, short and long term?
Also need to put together a toolkit to maintain and service it. Any recommendations there?
Also, ~200-250' of hose will allow me to keep the unit plugged in with out an extension cord for spraying the fencing. Should I store unused hoses with antifreeze and capped or just open and empty?
And finally, when I put a half a teaspoon of oil in the oil cup it seems to just go into the pump and excess just drips out under the sprayer. the cup doesnt back up with oil, is that correct operation.
Sorry, for the long first post and thanks for the input!