Paint Sprayer

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    Sep 12, 2010 6:07 AM GMT
    It's Saturday night and spent it doing laundry and painting my basement. I have a low height basement 6'6" so I opted to paint the joists, walls, and floor white and bright.

    It has been my nemesis since I went through the painful process of framing and drywalling it last summer.

    The Wagner electric paint sprayer is my new purchase and weapon of attack. I LOVE it!!!! There was a tiny amount of overspray, mostly due to my own negligence and the whole basement was finished in 2hrs, including prep time.

    I used about 1/3 more paint than expected and clean up of the machine is so simple.

    Buy one, you'll love it.
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    Sep 12, 2010 12:49 PM GMT
    had one....very nice tool.
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    Sep 12, 2010 4:29 PM GMT
    I've got one in the closet. I used it for initial painting and staining of the house (really big jobs) but never touch it any more. For small or medium sized jobs the set-up and clean-up take more time than is saved. (EDIT: except for really flat surfaces, like metal doors.) Also, you need to replace a couple of little parts inside there fairly often. Since mine is 10 years old, I'm not sure one can even buy those parts any more.

    I also had one of their products that pumped paint up to a roller on a long handle. It took far more effort to use that than just to use a cheap disposable roller.

    This summer, I'm trying a compressed-air paint sprayer. Still in the "new toy" phase though, so I'm not sure how it really rates yet.
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    Sep 12, 2010 4:37 PM GMT
    I bought one back in 1997... and painted my house. Nothing but trouble with it too. Constant clogging and cleaning (even with new nozzles), which isn't exactly how you want to be spending your project time. Initially it worked great, but that didn't last long...

    I found, however, that I used much LESS paint than what I had calculated. In fact I still have a few gallons in the basement, and this after I've repainted the entire front porch!
  • mke_bt

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    Sep 12, 2010 6:53 PM GMT
    I love to hear first hand feedback of power tools.
    I spent my week end with a Paslode cordless framing gun. Rented it from Home Depot.
    I want one.
  • stu1

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    Sep 12, 2010 11:42 PM GMT
    I found a Wagner spray gun in the garbage, took it home and painted my deck. It used a lot of paint but I painted the deck in no time at all. I think it will work great on the ceilings of my house.
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    Sep 12, 2010 11:52 PM GMT
    Awesome man, congratulations! I know what it is to accomplish a home task. I have been remodeling my foreclose for about two years now. I remember when I bought this place although not old, constructed in 2004. The tenants that lived here loved cooking in grease....the kitchen was a mess...it took me about a day and half to scrape all the grease from the kitchen floor. And, then the painting...wish I had a paint sprayer, did it the old fashion way, but I am glad that I did after that the sense of accomplishment that finally my Man's cave was beccoming a home. Will definitely get one for repainting some of my rooms.

    Thanks for the tip.