How about the roller attachment for the sprayer?I paint professionally Any new homes i spray primer and finish on ceilings and trim. Spray will speed up production and give a better finish. I still cut and roll the walls. As far as the sprayer i would get a Titan 440 Impact or a Greco 395. Nothing smaller my self.
Go away!Yes, you can use a paint sprayer to give furniture a fresh new look, paint your car and other metal objects, and more—a paint sprayer offers even application and makes quick work of your projects.
I agree fully. Spraying takes a bit of practice, spitting, bubbles, streaks... once you get the hang of it ... it's great . But overspray is terrible , especially on inside corners. I spray lacquer , and that is more difficult than house paint, but you still have the same problems. With the Grayco type sprayers, I always wondered how much paint is wasted in filling that 50 foot tubing.. plus the cleanup afterwords has to be terrible.Old thread, but further to @woodco 's comment I will give my experience.
Spraying is not as easy as the YouTube videos would have you think. First there is the cost of the sprayer. The cheap ones aren't good and the good ones aren't cheap. I bought a Graco Ultra hand-held, which is a "good" one, so not cheap. Then there are the consumables --- strainers, Pump Armor, replacement seals, vacu-caps, flex liners, pump (one of these days), and seems like every time I start a new project I need to buy a new size tip (not cheap). You will also likely use more paint because of overspray (which a pro can likely minimize with correct settings, but you are not a pro). If you are using cheap Home Depot paint, I guess the cost of the paint doesn't matter. If you are using good stuff, it does. When brushing, I only need to put a piece of cardboard under the project --- when spraying, I need to protect basically the whole room.
On the New Desk thread in Project Showcase, I sprayed the clear polyurethane. In the end, the sprayer did what I bought it for --- I got the smooth finish that was never going to happen with a brush. But it wasn't fast, it wasn't easy, it wasn't cheap. The upper surface of the desk-top has seven coats of clear on it. The plan was for four coats. First 3 coats went on fine, but on the fourth coat, the sprayer starts spitting (do a search - that's a common problem with spraying). So, let dry, sand down the imperfections and put on 5th coat... oops also some spitting. .... and 6th coat. Seventh coat went on nice and I was done. Seven coats of satin actually looks real nice on that desk-top.
Not sure if I've ever used a pump that only had 50' of spray line. Mine have 100"'each and I've worked for outfits that would run 300' While some paint gets wasted during clean up it's not that bad, you chase the paint with the appropriate thinner and either pump the last of the paint onto the wall or back into the bucket. It does take a good bit of thinner to clean it up although it's not a big deal if the coating is latex.I always wondered how much paint is wasted in filling that 50 foot tubing.. plus the cleanup afterwords has to be terrible.
That discusion came up the other day and I recalled a painter I worked with 40+yrs ago. He had a sports injuring and during the operation they pulled out some paint that had been injected under his skin via an airless yrs earlier and was never tended to properly. That's why every new airless comes with safety instructions regarding injury.you will want proper safety equipment and care (injection injuries are not good.)
Painting a car is not as easy as one might think. Nothing like painting a house. Requires much skill,otherwise high risk endeavor.Yes, you can use a paint sprayer to give furniture a fresh new look, paint your car
I did that when I was a kid. The result is still funny.Painting a car is not as easy as one might think.