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Discussion in 'Renovation & Home Improvement' started by Esh, 7th Sep, 2015.

  1. Esh

    Esh Well-Known Member

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    hey guys,

    I'm thinking of repainting my parents house. Has anyone here used a spray gun to paint? Masters has one for $450, it seems to me that it will be a quicker less messier job. $450 is something I'm happy to pay as I know I will be using it again in the future. Has anyone used it before and would you prefer spray or actually paint brush/rollers?

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  2. pinkboy

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    Spraying a house has its advantages, however the preferred method is to spray then backroll with a good nap roller. You still also need to cut in areas with a brush.

    Spraying allows faster and (dependant on operator) even coverage.

    And a free tip regarding airless sprayers and guns: you can NEVER over clean them.

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    Search on Somersoft for a gent named Pa1nter: he had many great tips and YouTube videos.

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    This one?
     
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    For $$450.00 you would buy a low level unit from Graco Airless sprayer unit,they are the units used by Painters ect,not sure on the ones from masters but i have a Graco for 15 years and they are the Rolls-Royce of airless spray units,and in the price range you are looking at..imho..

    http://www.amazon.com/Graco-Magnum-261815-Airless-Sprayer/dp/B002RSM7CM
     
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    That's one, yeah.

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    Great. He's got good tips!
     
  9. Esh

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    Mate, I wouldn't bother with that. You will be putting paint in that every 5 minutes.

    To do a whole house, you need an airless such as Willair suggests. Stick to good brands such as Graco and Wagner so you can access parts as required over the life of the unit.

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  11. chindonly

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    I've used one internally. Be very careful external. If you overspray and it gets blown by the wind onto someone ele's house or cars, it could be very expensive!

    Definitely saves time indoors, but a lot of prep to tape everything up.
     
  12. Brian84

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    Do you need to add thinners or anything to the paint if using a spray gun?
     
  13. Esh

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    Point taken @pinkboy , last thing I want to do is keep filling it up every 5 minutes. Thanks @chindonly , wont be doing the external, just internal. Also great point about the paint getting blown away. I dont mind the prep time, that would take up alot of time no matter which way but definitely need to be more careful if using spray.
     
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    You might, dependant on tip size used. I'd recommend first timers do a bit of trial and error in an inconspicuous spot with just a couple of litres of paint with lots of clean up water/thinners on hand.

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    Spray evenly then roll, fast, looks good.
    First timers consider doing ceiling and walls same colour (no cutting in)
    Did very large commercial in Melb years ago with cherry picker, painted over everything including glass. Used blades to cut in with glass and simply peeled paint off to reveal shiny glass..awesome:D
     
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    Good on you for doing the painting yourself!
     
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    Hi Esh,

    We bought an Ozito airless spray gun recently and tried it on the ceiling...You can get the job done in matter of minutes! However, it was very messy, the air was filled with paint droplets and we also used a lot of paint.. Almost 4L for three ceilings.. messier for house with lots of furniture.. prob work best with empty house..
     
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    A Graco sprayer at about $450 is of course expected to perform much better than an Ozito at probably less than $100!

    There are sprayers of varying capability. Starting from the crude and rough for mainly external work such as painting fence, to fine small spray renovation work. There are some that can only spray with paint diluted and of course the high pressure ones professionals use, that can spray any paint, water or oil based undiluted.

    I will be buying one again. As an occasional renovator, I am opting for a Wagner sprayer. I think it is a Wagner Flexio 580 series at about $200. One that can be used inside, outside, undiluted, ceilings and walls.
     
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