renting a paint sprayer


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Old 03-22-05, 05:59 AM
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renting a paint sprayer

I am planning on renting an (airless sprayer from Lowes) how long do I need to let the paint dry before I can sand it in order to do the final touch up of the drywall and then spray on the final coat of paint.
 
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Old 03-22-05, 06:11 AM
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Read the label on the paint can. Sometimes latex will take a little longer when spraying a large quanity indoors due to the increased humidity from spraying. If it is warm enough you may be able to recoat in as little as 4 hours but 2nd coat on 2nd day is always the best bet.
 
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Old 03-22-05, 07:13 PM
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How much of your house are you painting? What sheen are you using? Do you live in a cold, humid area or ? Why would you sand the finish? Are you taped, masked, and tarped (ready to spray) ? If you rent @ noon you can spray, let dry overnight, and do touch up spraying or 2nd coat in morning and return @ noon. Heating the house will help dry latex as will using fans to get air movement (really reduces dry time).
 
 

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