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Old 06-18-2009, 06:30 PM   #1
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painting with a spray gun--any opinions

There's not much choices in the market. So I wont ask about specific brands of paint guns. What I would like to know is if painting with one really worth the trouble of buying a gun/ canister and the compressed air supply. I want ot use for basic projects around the house.


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Old 06-18-2009, 06:42 PM   #2
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i had one once, used it once .... sat for years, gave it away. brush and roller for me.

if i want to spray anything, i use my Binks airbrush and compressor.... Po)
wouldn't advise painting a fence with it though.... lol



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Most professional painters use airless sprayers ( no compressor ). I would recommend that you rent one for about $60-$70 for a day to see if it is something you want. I currently have several and they are a godsend. I would not know what to do with-out them. Good Luck
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A high pressure paint gun will lose a lot of paint due to overspray. Not really suited for house painting and stuff. If your painting a car then....... If you want to spray a house get an airless as a previoius poster mentions.
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Old 06-19-2009, 12:42 PM   #5
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I agree, you should rent one and see what you think. Just be sure you do your research on how to use it properly. To operate a sprayer from setup to cleanup is not one of those common sense things. It's pretty complex and I would reccomend you have someone with you that has used one before.

Once you get the hang of it and have a system down an airless sprayer saves a lot of time and if you are a diy'er you probably be really glad you got it.

I can tell you some horror stories of things I have personally done with a sprayer that would blow your mind so you really need to be careful.
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