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JackTwist1

09:53AM | 01/08/06
Member Since: 01/07/06
2 lifetime posts
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I have a lot of crown molding and trim in general in my house that needs to be painted. What is the best way to paint it? I don't want to do a bad job and am just envisioning all of the paint pooling and drips drying in the intricate wood work. The finish that is on it currently is not glossy and the other paint in the house accepted my primer and paint well. I thought of using a spray gun - but have no idea what is a good one. The $80 Wagner variety at Home Depot has some very mixed reviews. I do have a 6 gal compressor - not sure if that is strong enough for the job if I were to buy a paint gun attachment. Thanks for the help. JT

KANIMALHOUSE

06:32AM | 01/09/06
Member Since: 10/08/03
36 lifetime posts
I can't say I can offer you much advice other than to save you $80. Don't buy anything Wagner, especially the sprayer. I have never owned such a big piece of poo in my life. I don't know anyone who has one that likes it (if it even works). My husband used to work for Wagner making those things and he won't let me even buy a tape dispenser made by Wagner because its a waste of money.

The best way to paint crown molding is to paint it before it goes up. I found that after it is installed, painting with a angled sash brush near the ceiling and a regular trim brush for everything else works great. Although it is slow, it looks great because you take your time. If you don't care about getting paint on the ceiling and walls at this point, I would rent a sprayer from Home Depot. If nothing else, you can see if it works for you.

5slb6

01:38AM | 01/12/06
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
I would not spray the crown as you will need to mask off the ceiling and walls to keep over spray off. You will also need to cover the entire floor along with any furniture you can't get out of the room and cover all openings to the room to keep over spray from getting all over your house.

The best way is to get a good brush and take your time and it will look great.
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