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Pump type sprayers for Indoors?


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02-12-18, 11:15 AM   #1 (permalink)  
Pump type sprayers for Indoors?

Years ago we tried painting with one of those cheap painters inside and it really made a mess.
I see now that they have airless or pump style painters which claim not to be messy and apply paint more quickly.
How good are they and what would you recommend, if any.
Our home is ready to pain the inside totally and rolling the paint really hurts my back due to an injury that I have.
I thought the pump type sprayer might be better for me.


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02-12-18, 11:19 AM   #2 (permalink)  
Sorry about the typo, that's a pump type sprayer.
Cannot seem to correct the title?

 
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02-12-18, 11:26 AM   #3 (permalink)  
Like a pump up garden sprayer??


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02-12-18, 11:31 AM   #4 (permalink)  
Something like this one.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Graco-Ma...2800/100634354

 
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02-12-18, 11:42 AM   #5 (permalink)  
Ok, you want an airless. Graco is probably the #1 brand for airless pumps. While I have a good bit of experience using commercial spray pumps I've never used the small homeowner duty types. The specs for the pump will let you know how big of a tip and how thick of a coating can be sprayed. According to google that pump will support a max tip size of .015 with .27 GPM [gallons per minute] That is a bit on the small size but might work for you.

Spraying isn't always best. I rarely spray in an occupied house - too much work dealing with the overspray. Sprayed walls generally look better if they are back rolled.


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02-12-18, 11:53 AM   #6 (permalink)  
OK and TNX.
I suspected I could do a better job rolling or maybe having it done.
I am retired and have lots of time to do the job.

 
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02-12-18, 11:55 AM   #7 (permalink)  
If you decide to diy, make sure you have a roller pole. My back wouldn't go far rolling without an extension handle.


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02-12-18, 11:58 AM   #8 (permalink)  
Yes we have a long one for the tall ceilings in this home and a couple of shorter ones. They all are the telescoping types.
I have not tried to pain in years with a roller due to my back injury from the Army in 1967 but I may have to give it a try again.
Money is tight in retirement for us.

 
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02-12-18, 12:02 PM   #9 (permalink)  
Unless the 'boss' objects you don't have to do it all at once, the end of each wall is a good stopping point. You can wrap up the brush/roller in plastic then unwrap and use them again a day or two later. Or maybe you can enlist the help of a younger relative.


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