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b_corwin 10-03-2009 10:59 PM

painting paneling with a sprayer?
So I have a bunch of wood paneling in my basement. Well, proper tongue and groove boards actually. They are primed and ready to go.

I have a question as to how well a paint sprayer would work to paint the paneling. The local shops rent 5xx airlessco sprayers.

When I primed the boards, I used BIN and when I rolled the bin was thin enough to cover into the grooves. The thicker ben-moore paint I am using is not. I would rather not have to brush each groove if painting with a sprayer will work to paint the grooves.

Will this work for me? Minimal taping required ceiling and walls same color unoccupied with bare concrete slab floors.


Bob Mariani 10-04-2009 07:19 AM

A sprayer will work well. Do it in several thinner coats. Add floetrol to the latex paint for it to spray better. Do not thin the paint with water.

user1007 10-04-2009 09:28 AM

This is actually a good situation for spraying. If you wanted to roll it, a thicker nap cover---1" to 1.25"---would probably do the trick too although you might have to follow behind with brush just to make sure. If you spray it, Floetrol is definitely great stuff. I always add to semi-gloss for painting trim too.

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