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Painting interior of house (another thread)

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I've a rental that I will be painting the entire interior. I will also be replacing all the flooring after painting.

I will be paying professionals to remove the popcorn ceiling, float and texture. I will then remove all carpet, vinyl and tile. At this point I think I'll be ready to paint.

Ceilings and walls will be the same off white in an eggshell or satin not sure which, but I'd like the trim to be high gloss.

I've have a paint sprayer that I've used before successfully, but it was not the entire house.

Here is what I'd like to do:

I'll mask all windows, fixtures, cabinets, etc.

spray trim, doors (alkyd paint) high gloss white. My thinking is the over spray on the floors and walls wont hurt anything and that alkyd gives a nicer more durable washable finish than latex.

mask trim. How long should I wait for the trim to dry so the tape does not mar the paint?

prime ceilings
spray ceilings and walls.

have flooring guys install new tile, carpet.

Does this sound like a good idea? I'm leaning towards a Sherwin Williams paint, either ProMar200 or SuperPaint. Is Duration Home worth the extra $$s?

Comments please,
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If it's a rental, I think ProMar 200 is as nice as you want to go. Waterbourne enamel for the trim will be easier and quicker to apply vs. Alkyd, but it will still be plenty sturdy. However, if I were you, I would not bother with expensive enamel there either, since it is customary to completely re-paint for every tenant. ProMar200 Flat on the walls, satin or semi on the trim, and be done with it.

If you are going to quickly paint the walls soon after the trim, you will need to use a spray shield, as latex paint takes a good month or so before it is ready for tape.

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