02:37PM | 04/09/03
Member Since: 03/25/03
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Any thoughts on the above sprayer. I was going to purchase the Wagner 317 Power Painter Plus for $89, but Home Depot had the CH for $109. I'm planning to use it for doors and woodwork (right now, anyway).

Thanks in advance.


03:56PM | 04/09/03
Member Since: 02/03/03
196 lifetime posts
If it is an HVLP - take it back before you use it - they don't spray latex paints.

I assume you are going to use latex - not oil?

Unless you know how to spray - stick with a really good paint and a really good brush

RL is a great paint - Purdy is a great brush

Mr. Paint


01:46AM | 04/10/03
Member Since: 03/25/03
6 lifetime posts
Hello Mr. Paint.

Thanks for the feedback. I do plan to use latex. I do only use Purdy brushes (found out a long time ago that you get what you pay for).

My biggest concern is doors. With a brush, I always end up with brush marks, due to drying of previous sections. These are masonite six-panel doors on which I want a smooth finish. Any suggestions on how to obtain it? What about hiring a painter to spray my doors (total 12)? Would you be able to suggest an estimated cost?

Sorry for all the questions, and many thanks for your advice.


02:48AM | 04/10/03
Member Since: 02/03/03
196 lifetime posts
No problem on the questions.......that is why we are both on here - questions and answers. :>)

You could hire a painter to spray them. Make sure you get one who does cabinet work - they know how to spray. Cabinet grade work and spraying latex on walls are two different things! It has been so long since I knew anyone who did this kind of work - I don't know how much it would cost.

You also could do it yourself. Either use a very good quality latex - like Ralph Lauren - very good latexes brush and and roll and level better than lower quality ones.

You also could try a new product from ICI called Advanced Alkyd or Mirro-Lac Speed (depending on where it is sold). This product is a new water reduceable alkyd. It brushes, flows, and levels like an alkyd (smooth as glass) but has low odor, cleans up with soap and water, and dries in a few hours.

I would recommend this product if you want to do it yourself - it is beautiful.

You should be able to find it at an ICI Paint Store or a Devoe Paint Dealer.

Hope that helps!

Let me know what you decide to do!

Mr. Paint

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