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Old 05-12-2014, 07:07 PM   #31
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Yes, the tinted Bulls Eye will work fine, just make sure the walls are thoroughly dusted. Good luck!

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Old 05-13-2014, 09:22 AM   #32
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Yes, the tinted Bulls Eye will work fine, just make sure the walls are thoroughly dusted. Good luck!
Thanks guys. Jmayspaint, any suggestions for getting the drywall dust off? I was thinking of buying this RIDGID 14 in. Floor Brush for my wet/dry vac. It seems like it would be about the fastest way (other than getting out a blower / compressed air and making a huge mess. Thanks!
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Thanks guys. Jmayspaint, any suggestions for getting the drywall dust off? I was thinking of buying this RIDGID 14 in. Floor Brush for my wet/dry vac. It seems like it would be about the fastest way (other than getting out a blower / compressed air and making a huge mess. Thanks!

The Buld Eye product specs recommend cleaning new drywall by wiping with a damp cloth. I'll often do both, gently vacuum with a soft brush and then do a quick wipe on the seams.

The more dust you remove the better the initial bond will be, just have to be a little careful not to gouge, or over wet the new mud.
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Or....... Shield the ceilings after they are finished.

Shielding indoors is an advanced spraying technique. It takes practice, and is especially difficult with dark colors. But it can be done and you might give it a try before resorting to masking. The worst that could happen is you have to touch up the ceiling. Even half a$$ doing it would be better that totally blowing out on the ceilings with the wall color.

This is a poor quality vid of me doing it. I'm wiping the excess paint off of the shield and cutting in as I go, but an easier way is to just shield and then go back and cut in after its dry.
The shield will not leave a perfect line so cutting in is still necessary.

Some painters shield with a two person crew, one person holding the shield and another spraying. The shield needs to be flexible so it can bend to the contours of the wall, and has to be cleaned regularly.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=y...&v=JrVdDN2AbuU
Wow, you made using that cardboard shield look easy. I had no trouble using the airless sprayer to do the primer and ceiling paint (it was actually easier than I thought, and very fast, although I did use more paint than I expected).


However, my results using the cardboard shield looked more like I let my 2 year old girls do the painting.


Part of my problem is that I am obviously spraying too close to the edge of the cardboard I think. And also I am trying to do it from the floor instead of using a ladder (with the soffits, the edge is only about 7' high, so I thought I could do it this way, but now I'm reconsidering).
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So, with that much overspray, I'm wondering if I should just cut in the walls to the ceiling, let the walls dry, mask off the walls and then re-spray the ceiling. Opinions?

Hopefully I get better at this for the rest of the rooms...
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Instead of a ladder get an extension for your spray tip. That way you can spray the whole ceiling standing on the floor. From a ladder when you stop and move the ladder to start again will cause problems. With the extension keep the tip about 12" from the ceiling and once you pull the trigger don't stop till you get to the other side of the room. Make one pass all the way across.
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Thanks, ToolSeeker. I actually did go out and buy an extension when I was priming. I found out quickly how hard it was to do the ceilings otherwise. It helped SO much!

The issue I have now is, with my current procedure, the ceilings are totally finished, and I'm painting my walls, but I'm getting the wall paint on the finished ceiling. So now I have to go back and do more ceiling "touch up" than I had planned. I'm just not very good with this cardboard paint shield (for one thing). (Edit: by ceiling "touch up", I mean, possibly masking the walls and re-spraying the bottom of the soffit).

I'm thinking for my other rooms of possibly masking the ceilings before I even start the walls. It's a lot of work (and possibly pulling paint off the ceiling), but at least I would have a good line.
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May want to try this. Paint the walls first, then with a 3M hand masker which applies the masking tape and folded up plastic at the same time. After your done the plastic drops 9' so the wall is entirely covered then paint the ceiling. With the hand masker it will take less than 20 minutes to totally mask the room.
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It probably wouldn't be as hard to mask the ceiling as your thinking. A 12" piece of masking paper would be enough.

If you try some more shielding, only use about the middle 1/3 of the shield. There are several subtle tricks to doing it cleanly that are hard to explain. Inside and outside corners are especially tricky.
Using a smaller tip around the top can make it easier too. In the vid I'm using a 515 for all of it, but sometimes I'll switch to a 313 or similar for doing the top.

Thanks for the update, I'm always interested to see how it goes for DIY spray. Looks like your primer and ceilings went well.

Also, trying to do it from the floor puts you at a disadvantage because the gun is always angled up.

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Thanks guys. I may try to mask the ceiling with paper / tape on the rest of the rooms.

It may be worth it to invest in the 3M hand masker as you suggested ToolSeeker. I think you could use it with craft paper (for the ceilings in the rest of the rooms) and/or plastic (for the walls in the one finished room where the ceilings need to be fixed).

I guess the one thing I am still a little worried about is leaving the tape on the newly painted walls or ceiling between coats. Would it be best to use the delicate surface frog tape?
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The big box stores and SW all sell the brown paper for the hand masker in different widths. If you get one get the 3000 model.
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The big box stores and SW all sell the brown paper for the hand masker in different widths. If you get one get the 3000 model.
Thanks. I had my wife help me mask the ceilings in the bedroom and bathroom last night with 12" paper and ScotchBlue delicate tape. Took longer than we expected, but at least I had some company. I was able to spray one coat on, and will do the 2nd some time today. Hopefully the tape comes off easily and we have a nice straight line...

I may still go out and get the 3M M3000 masker to do the kitchen and (eventually) the big game room / theater (which I haven't really started on yet). I just wonder how you do corners with the thing.

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The bedroom and bathroom went MUCH better (after masking)
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Looks sharp! Is that two finish coats?
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Thanks! Yes, it's 2 finish coats (Olympic One, despite ToolSeeker's recommendation against it - I already had the paint, and decided to give it a shot). The camera flash made it appear uneven, but it is not.

Next, I get to do the really dark blue, this is going to be fun. Haven't decided if I am spraying or rolling it.

Then to do the doors and trim. We have had a lot of rain recently so I haven't been able to do that yet (and nowhere to do it inside). Should be dry for a few days, so hopefully I can knock it out.

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