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Old 10-18-2006, 06:47 PM   #1
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Paint Gun - On Interior walls

I am getting ready to redo my recroom. The top half of the walls are unfortunetly painted stucco and the bottom half real wood paneling.

I notice on alot of home improvement shows painters use a spray gun to paint the walls. Is this good practice? How much over spray is expected?

Any info on this is appreciated.

If all else falls I'll bust out a brush and a roller.


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Old 10-18-2006, 07:22 PM   #2
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Spraying for this project will be more of a hassle. An airless sprayer has quite a bit of overspray (unless it's HVLP), because the paint is at a very high pressure. I've had friends use sprayers indoors (large remodels where everything in the place was removed) in a confined space, such as a room, and the overspray was so bad you could hardly see. However, spray patterns and overspray can be minimized by using the right sprayer, at the right pressure, with the right tip, for the paint you are using.

IMO, I would stick with a roller and brush. I recommend Purdy, they are not cheap, but will last you a lifetime if you take care of them!


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Old 10-18-2006, 08:09 PM   #3
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Yeah, sounds like spraying would be the wrong application method for this project...spraying is ideal for walls of one type and bigger surfaces with not much clutter around...

hope this helped
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Old 10-19-2006, 07:22 PM   #4
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Spraying won't go any faster or be any easier (for a casual or DIY user)
The prep is intense (they really don't show all that on TV), and the potential for many real disasters during the project is very high

Even most pros won't spray in an occupied house, a place with furniture and rugs and such in it
Those that do have a room sealing and prep system

I'd suggest a good quality brush and roller sleeves, along with a quality paint
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Old 10-20-2006, 03:16 PM   #5
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You guys are right ... thanks for the help!

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