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Old 11-07-2011, 09:16 PM   #1
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I'm about to paint some interior walls and ceiling. I have a small airless sprayer that I used for the exterior, but I'm not going to risk the mess I'd probably make spraying inside.

If you've used them, what do you think of the pressure feed rollers that connect to the airless pump? They look like a good time saver, but are they more trouble than they're worth? HD carries the Graco model for about $70.

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Hey Gary, there are some here who have used these types of units and claim good results. It would instructive to note that they are all DIY'ers. I personally have never used one, so I can't speak to that. But, I can tell you I've never used one in a pro setting, and I've never seen a pro use one. If there was a benefit to them, that would not be the case. Regardless of what's being discussed, if a pro could make time with a product, it would be utilized. The call is yours to make.
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I'd add up the time it takes you to prep and clean the sprayer and roller attachment, and then estimate the time it takes you going back and forth between the wall and the rolling try, and see which is more. Also take into consideration the half gallon or so of extra paint you'll need with the sprayer method. Go with the one that takes less time. The fewer the number of rooms, the more likely it will be the roller tray. If it's close, ask yourself which you dislike more - reloading your roller, or cleaning out your sprayer.
p.s. with 14" rollers you'll spend less time reloading your roller.
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I'd add up the time it takes you to prep and clean the sprayer and roller attachment, and then estimate the time it takes you going back and forth between the wall and the rolling try, and see which is more. Also take into consideration the half gallon or so of extra paint you'll need with the sprayer method. Go with the one that takes less time. The fewer the number of rooms, the more likely it will be the roller tray. If it's close, ask yourself which you dislike more - reloading your roller, or cleaning out your sprayer.
p.s. with 14" rollers you'll spend less time reloading your roller.
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I don't see a lot of 14" rollers.
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I don't see a lot of 14" rollers.
They're not common in stores around town - that's why I mentioned it - because a lot of people don't know they're available. They're a good compromise between small 9" rollers, and heavy 18" rollers that will kill the arms of someone not used to painting, especially at the end of an extension pole on a 16' wall. You can't use pans for 9" rollers, but those don't hold very much paint anyway. 18" pans hold a lot of paint.

Purdy White Dove is one of my favorite covers, but others are available.

http://www.thepaintstore.com/Purdy_W...ove_p/6620.htm

http://www.thepaintstore.com/Wooster..._Z_p/rr641.htm
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No stores carry them , but I order mine through
The Paint store-
http://www.thepaintstore.com/Wooster...ab_p/wr239.htm

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