06:14AM | 03/10/04
Member Since: 03/09/04
5 lifetime posts
I have been painting interiors and exteriors for over 15 years now and have finally decided to start my own business due to the overwhelming amount of work that is available. I am starting to get bogged down with jobs and want to use a faster more efficient way of painting and i need advice on commercial quality paint sprayers for exterior paint applications and decking finishes.

my biggest concern is "overspray". What are some of the essentials for spraying in respect to preparation (masking, preventing overspray etc.)and the best sprayers to purchase. Needless to say i have never used a sprayer and I am afraid of liability issues related to damaging others property.

thanks you.


01:36AM | 03/12/04
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
I prefer the Graco brand as they seem to hold up the best from all that I have seen over the years. You need to go to your local paint store, and not a home center as the ones that they sell are the homeowner line and will not hold up for a painter. They will be able to guide you in the best sprayer for you particular needs and show you how to use it and give you pointers on masking and covering up.

Goos luck on your new business.


02:57AM | 03/12/04
Member Since: 03/09/04
5 lifetime posts
Thank you for the advice on the sprayers. I will follow your advice to stay away from the home stores and stick with a exclusive painting retailer!!
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