Do paint sprayers really help?

Old 05-22-10, 07:09 PM
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Do paint sprayers really help?

We have a ton of painting to do in our house. I'm a decent painter with a roller and brush, but I don't really want to spend tons of time painting. Are paint sprayers hard to use and can I use them inside?
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There are times when spraying makes sense but generally not in an occupied dwelling. Overspray can travel a long way On a repaint, you'd need to cover all the floors, mask the windows and all electrical devices, cabinets, etc. That would more than eat up any time saved by spraying. Also the walls/ceiling will look better if you roll. Often when walls are sprayed on new construction, 1 guy sprays and another goes behind him back rolling...... and there is a bit of a learning curve to spraying properly.

Get an empty 5 gallon bucket and roller screen/grid to put your paint in - that's faster/easier than rolling out of a tray. Quality roller covers and brushes will also make the job easier. Using the right size roller pole willing make that part easier too.
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agree with mark, i have a wagner paint crew and used it to spray exterior and also to spray my basement ceiling. do not use this inside...overspray travels very far.

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