Using Airless Sprayer for stain on cedar fence


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Old 06-18-12, 08:10 AM
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Using Airless Sprayer for stain on cedar fence

Got some good help from you guys last week on stain. Now want to buy an airless sprayer to spray on stain on my large fence project. I have been told it might not do the job the stain would be better brushed on. Is this true? it is a large project (750sq ft) I can't see doing by hand.

What advice can you give?

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Old 06-18-12, 08:23 AM
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Yep, you want to work it into the surface with a brush or roller. How it gets on the fence is up to you but I'd skip the sprayer and just brush it on.
 
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Old 06-18-12, 08:28 AM
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looks like no fishing this Summer.Thanks
 
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Old 06-18-12, 08:33 AM
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Nother Question, I want a brush that will do it as fast as possible. What brush do I need. Usually i by the cheapest but i want a good job done on this.
 
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I can't recall the name of the brush I bought but I got the widest one I could (6"), that way it limits the number of passes you make. It was a deck stain brush from the big box stores.
 
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Old 06-18-12, 05:16 PM
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I found a Graco Magnum dx sprayer last week for $65 at a pawn shop. We had some cedar replacement siding to stain, and like nota I didn't relish the thought of brushing it on rough cedar. Found a 411 tip throwing an 8" swath of misty stain was heaven on earth. Back brushed it with a stain brush and it was over before we got started good.
 
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I like to spray the fence, back roll it and then spray it again - makes for a long lasting job with the least amount of effort
 
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How long do you wait to spray the second time and do you backroll it again?
 
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It isn't a precise time and sunny/shade and hot/cool play a part. On a hot sunny day I may just spray, backroll and spray again one panel at a time. When conditions slow down the drying time I'll spray and backroll several panels before going back and respraying. I don't wait for the 1st coat to dry but it needs to be set up enough so the 2nd coat won't sag.
 
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Thanks for help guys

Ask alot of questions about staining our fence this month and want to thank everyone for their advice. Ended up using a pump up sprayer thinned the stain about 15 % and sprayed it on, then back rolled it. Worked out great. One tip........ if you get your wife to back roll it for you it really speeds up the process!
 
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It's always nice to have a helper

It's never a good idea to thin any coating more than 10% I understand the need to thin it in order for the pump up sprayer to be able to spray the stain but you've sacrificed some durability in the process
 
 

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