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mc14192

03:26AM | 11/28/03
Member Since: 11/18/03
9 lifetime posts
Can anyone suggest a good paint sprayer to buy to use w/ a compressor? I am painting some wainscoting and want to spray it to get a smooth finish. Any suggestions?

AirSquid

04:49AM | 11/30/03
Member Since: 11/28/03
5 lifetime posts
I'm usually NOT a fan of cheap/discount tools (Ya get what ya pay for....) But, I picked up a Campbell Hausfield (sp?) at Home Depot a year or so ago to use w/ my 5.5horse 30gal compressor and it has worked out great...for simple projects. Of course if you plan on doing high quality work (auto finish, detail work, etc.) you'll want to get into air dryers and a real quality gun, but for basic household stuff it works just fine if you spend the time cleaning it out after you finish. Think it was about 40 bucks. Used it w/ Latex, Rustoleum enamel, Polyuerethane, etc. all w/ great results. Just grab an old piece of cardboard or something to practice and adjust with before you point it at something valuable!

-Jeff

toolcen2

04:35PM | 11/30/03
Member Since: 09/10/03
67 lifetime posts
depneds on how much you need to spray before refilling container. I have a paint pot assembly with a one gallon container, a quart can, and a simple paint gun with quart stainless cup. price is 180.00, for pot assembly, 15.00 for quart size. see website www.tool-central.com for more info.

mc14192

03:36PM | 12/01/03
Member Since: 11/18/03
9 lifetime posts
I want to use a paint sprayer to spray some wainscoting that I put up. Is that a bad idea. Is it going to make a mess. I want a nice smooth finish. Any suggestions?

toolcen2

04:07PM | 12/01/03
Member Since: 09/10/03
67 lifetime posts
you will get oversprays from all standard type guns. if you want to do this, use a hvlp gun. there will be no oversprays. I would suggest other appplications for a professonal job. I would use the old standby good quality paint brush and good quality paint.

retisin

07:14PM | 12/11/03
Member Since: 05/19/03
457 lifetime posts
Go rent an hvlp from a paint store about $35.00 for the day.


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