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Old 05-10-2013, 10:51 AM   #76
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Realistically, how far does the over spray reach?
In the duldrums (sailing term despised for glass like seas and no wind) or gusts blowing at 30-80 knots.

I would definitely move or mask anything that might be hit. If there is any chance overspray would hit the car of a neighbor like yours, I would at least warn him and encourage him to move his vehicles.

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Luckily for me...his cars are on the other side of his house (from where we will be spraying) so I think we are okay.

But I am not opposed to putting up some visqueen where its needed.
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Luckily for me...his cars are on the other side of his house (from where we will be spraying) so I think we are okay.

But I am not opposed to putting up some visqueen where its needed.
Then error on the side of caution when spraying to the extent you can afford to do so.
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Good point...what is an close percentage of what to expect to waste?

I was going to purchase a 5 gallon bucket. If it would require more than that, I wouldn't consider spraying.
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Good point...what is an close percentage of what to expect to waste?

I was going to purchase a 5 gallon bucket. If it would require more than that, I wouldn't consider spraying.
The answer to that is going to depend on a lot of things. For me its insignificant, compared to the labor saved. Maybe 10% waste at most? But I have practiced a lot.
use a small tip, a good size for the major brands of sprayer is 211-213. Use low pressure on the sprayer. Try to spray accurately. You don't have to paint right to the edges of every board with the Sprayer because you will be back rolling.
I think a good guess would be how much stain you used last time + 1 gallon.
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For what it's worth, I sprayed my deck the first time and it just wasn't worth the effort. I have rolled it with 9 inch for the flooring, mini rollers and brush for everything else, every since. The Woodscapes goes on so nicely it isn't worth the time to mask everything. For my deck I needed to mask off the brick walls and the siding on the sun room. The cardboard trick works ok for slats but you can't use it for walls.

I used almost 4 gallons when I sprayed it and I use a little sell than 2 gallons to roll everything with 2 coats.
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The more I think about it. The more hesitant I am to lead you in the direction of spraying. A spray professional is one thing, it can be the best method by far. But unless you have at least some experience with a sprayer, it seems likely to be more trouble than its worth.
Mini rollers are a lot faster than a brush. Maybe try that.
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I don't have a lot to mask. So that shouldn't be a problem.

Unfortunately, the weather has not been cooperating. I still have to finish filling cracks and sanding. Looks like more rain today
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You are going to regret spraying this job.
That is my prediction
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Another question: after we have sanded, is it safe to just blow off the deck real good or should a spray it down with water hose?
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Another question: after we have sanded, is it safe to just blow off the deck real good or should a spray it down with water hose?
We almost always wash before sanding, then use an electric blower to remove the dust. Helps to use a broom in conjunction with the blower to make sure you get all the dust out of the cracks.
I hate to get one wet again after sanding, it slows the process down and I have a feeling its not great for the surface to go through the drying process again right before staining.
A water hose wash likely wouldn't do a great job of removing dust anyway.
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We are about half way through our first coat (spraying). It is going great!

Question: do you also back brush the second coat?
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Yes! Absolutely!
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