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wpbmike

04:06AM | 03/08/04
Member Since: 03/07/04
4 lifetime posts
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I am getting ready to prime my entire house-walls and ceilings- (renovating..no floors or furniture yet). I have approximately 1800 sq. ft to prime. Was planning on renting a sprayer from ********** and going at it. Some of the old posts have scared me off a bit from this. Should I rent the sprayer or spend a few days rolling? Walls range from flat (new drywall) to "heavy" texture and the ceilings are all knockdown.

Thanks!

Mike

retisin

05:50AM | 03/09/04
Member Since: 05/19/03
457 lifetime posts
Definetly spray!

Use a 515 tip and use H irshfields highbuild drywall primer sealer it is designed for no back rolling.

Perfect time to use the sprayer you are priming so if you get it to heavy is easy to fix.

Just make sure to start moving your hand before you pull the trigger otherwise it will be to thick and run in that 1 spot.

Right now act like you are waving buy to someone then bend your to fingers in to your palm while you are waving this is how easy it is.Hey and to someone that doesnt do this everyday you should have a load of fun,I know my new guys that just learning do.

This may start a controversy here but I dont care what the other people say spray,oh also get a spray sock it is a net that collects junk in the paint and always strain the paint 1st.You will get about 250ft per sq foot.Buy 5 gallon pails if you can obviously you can't if you are spraying out a (example blue small bathroom)and other rooms are not same color then you'd have alot left over.Use them where you can.

wpbmike

06:02AM | 03/09/04
Member Since: 03/07/04
4 lifetime posts
Thanks for the info retisin. I'm hoping to do this in a few days.

I'll post again with the results.

Mike

5slb6

01:54AM | 03/10/04
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
Yes it is a good time to spray drywall when you are priming it. But in my dealings with high build drywall primers is that they are are not the best products to use for someone that has not sprayed before as if you get a run it can't be rolled out very well at least most of them anyway. I would get a regular latex drywall primer and prime with that and just be sure to get it on the wall even and solid but not to the point of running or saging. Just go to your local paint store and ask for their latex drywall primer and it will do a fine job.

Also be sure to some type of respirator or mask designed to stop latex paint mist from being breathed in.

Oh and take your time and have fun as spraying can be fun.

retisin

04:37AM | 03/10/04
Member Since: 05/19/03
457 lifetime posts
Thats why I mentioned the H irshfields line of H.Build it drys pretty quick and is hard to mess up with.

You will need a resp and get a cheap body suit they are like $5.00 keeps all the mist off your body and clothes.

5slb6

03:19PM | 03/12/04
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
But hey RET are there Hirshfields all over the country as from what i have read they are just up in the Minn. area.

retisin

10:02AM | 03/14/04
Member Since: 05/19/03
457 lifetime posts
That is true,but H irshfields brand is exactly as Ben. Moore paints and primers too,or O lympic Highbuild is exactly the same but I can't get this brand too often.

I really am not sure how spread out H irshfields goes.I am going to look into this and see.
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