Paint Spayer suggestions

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Old 01-05-14, 09:08 AM
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Paint Spayer suggestions

Looking to use a spray gun for interior paint . Mostly will use for prepainting trim work , doors , base door and crown trim . Like to paint it first , then touch up nail holes later . I am also going to be finishing the basement , with new sheetrock it would be faster and easier to spray primer/latex coats . I am not sure if I might buy a all in one airless from Depot , reviews for the Earlex 3500 all in 1 and Homeright Titanium series are good . I also have a 5hp compressor for nail gun , is there a good hand held attachment that would work with that ? I had a Wagner years ago , it just sucked .
 
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Old 01-05-14, 01:43 PM
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Air powered spray guns don't work well with latex paints [well, I have used one air powered airless but it was powered by a compressor the size of a small car] In order to spray latex with your compressor you'd have to over thin the paint, clean the tip as needed [the air coming thru the gun will make the latex paint dry faster] and possibly wait on the compressor to keep up [depends on your tank size - cfm]

I'm not familiar with the airless units you listed but the 2 main things to look for is you want one that has a piston pump and be able to get repair parts as needed. Grayco Is the #1 airless brand but Titan and SprayTech also make decent airless pumps. I don't know a whole lot about any of the other brands

I own 2 Titan airless pumps and while I've used them a lot in new construction, I've never used them much in occupied homes. Before I'd do any spraying in a basement remodel, I'd want to be convinced that I could stop any overspray from drifting into the rest of the house. Often the cover up and clean up that goes along with spraying negates any time saved.
 
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Old 01-11-14, 05:32 AM
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Good point about the thickness of latex , I will look into the other pumps you have mentioned and let you know , thanks for the input .
 
 

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