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Unfortunately, there is only one way to fix your boo-boo. Sand it back down to metal or enough to remove the drips. Next time, when using spray paint, remember several very thin coats are much better than one heavy coat. Always start the spray away from the object you want to paint. Move smoothly and fairly quickly across the area, then go past the end of ...


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Remember the saying, "Haste makes waste". I understand the convenience and speed of hanging the doors so you can paint both sides at once with a sprayer. However, if you are looking for a smooth professional finish without runs, orange peel and loss of the millwork detail, painting them while hanging vertically will will not give you good results with ...


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Like Eric said, CFM is the important thing, and most small compressors have a low (< 1 CFM @ 45 PSI) output. For doing anything besides light airbrushing (and I mean the artistic kind), you definitely want something with a greater output. In addition, most paint sprayers will tell you what their consumption is, i.e. 1 CFM @ 45 PSI or 2 CFM @ 90 PSI or ...


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Paint sprayers have a pretty low PSI requirement. I'd be more concerned about the CFM (Cubic feet per minute) rating of your compressor. That would indicate whether it can compress the air fast enough to keep up with the sprayer.


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Killing the ants is one thing, and the comments from others are good. However, you need to fix the root cause of the problem, which is hole that you can see daylight from. Spray foam will only deter them for a while. You should NEVER be able to see daylight through a wall from the inside of a home. I would take a good look outside and see how much of a ...


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You want a gloss enamel. Yes, you can use spray paint with it ... although I'd definitely sand it VERY carefully first with an orbital sander and 120 and 220 sandpaper, wipe down with tackcloth very carefully, prime with an oil based primer, sand again with 220, wipe, prime again, and sand AGAIN with 220 or possibly even a finer grit ... you want to make ...


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First off, I'm no expert on compressor/air type sprayers. Most of the time, these type sprayers are used for very thin paints such as automotive, lacquers etc. They also have fairly small paint reservoirs attached to the gun itself. They tend to put out a lot of over spray and should be used in a controlled area like a spray booth with proper ventilation. I ...


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There are several good professional grade airless paint sprayers out there at reasonable prices. The base unit is the airless pump and the different nozzles used in the sprayer head make the difference in the style of application. The spray pattern and volume the nozzle allows as well as the types of paint or stain it can handle determines how it can be ...


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As another approach, you could consider laminate like this from Lowes. It's basically a glossy sheet (1 or so mm thick) that you glue onto your surface and then trim to fit. I've never done it, and I understand it's a bit of a pain to get right (you need to use contact cement, and once that stuff sticks, it's STUCK, so you can't re-position the sheet if you ...


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When we insulate the joist boxes in apartment buildings or commercial buildings we are required to close the boxes over the foam with drywall or flame retardant foam board. Since your job is for utility purposes here's my thoughts. After you spray a couple of inches of foam into each box, cut measured pieces of foam board that will snugly fit above your ...


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here's a link to the Power Painter manual(PDF) on Wagner's site.. Its a newer version but the cleaning instructions will be very similar.


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I dont know what the technical differences are but Ive used both for painting parts on my Jeep and have noticed that the Professional version gives a much smoother finish and self levels a lot better. If you have the patience get the Professional version in the can and brush it on. Looks a million times better than the spray can. Prep work for both ...


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The gap is not unusual. You could put spray foam there, but it will only have a negligible affect. I've had ants come in through an electrical outlet before. Any tiny opening is sufficient for their single-file "column" to come marching through. Hurrah! Hurrah! The best thing to do is to apply a bait/poison like Amdro along the base of the exterior wall and ...


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If you don't have heniously large runs/sags and drips you can wet sand that stuff out. Get some 400, 1000, and 2000 grit "wet" sandpaper (the kind used by auto body guys). using 00 to 0000 grade steel wool works about the same... Small container of water and a work area you don't mind getting a little messy. Wet sand the runs w/ 400 to remove as much of ...


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One other option would be to take to to a professional, have it sandblasted and power-coated. Probably way more expensive than doing it yourself, but you'll end up with an attractive, durable finish.


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Set up a paint booth in your garage. Install some eye-bolts into the top of the door so that you can hang it. Drape and secure plastic to the ceiling, mount some hardware in the ceiling to hang the door from. Continue with plastic on the floor, and forming all the walls. Get a basic box fan and tape on an air filter so that it filters the air sucked into ...


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Spray and roll, more commonly called spray and backroll around me is when you spray the paint on and then another person follows behind you with a roller to roll the freshly spread paint. One of the reasons to do it is to get more even coverage in textured ceilings. It's easier to do with two people so if it's just you might just want to skip the sprayer to ...


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Lungs weren't made to filter out latex aerosols, organic solvents, urethane, epoxy fumes. Any time you're spray painting, you should at least have a dust filter. Coughing up paint may be something you put up with in an unregulated factory, but given that masks that do the job aren't really that expensive anymore, your lung capacity will be a lot better when ...


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Definitely spray, especially since you don't have to cover anything, and the area is large. This is based on my experience spraying walls and ceilings at our home over 40 years. I find spraying to be kind of fun because it goes on so fast. And I like how smooth the surface is after it's sprayed. That being said, I've also learned (the hard way) to test the ...


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Local painters union requires vapor masks for all spray painting, they suggest dust masks while rolling, and no requirement when brushing. Source I had 10 painters working for me on an apartment rehab last summer. Having said that I wear a dust mask while spraying and nothing all other times.


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This is what I do when spraying doors. Make 4 small legs for each door from scrap trim boards, about 8 inchs each. I then tack the boards to the top and bottom ends of the door leaving about 3 inches of leg on each side. I lay the doors down on the four legs, spray, have someone help flip, and then spray the other side. After the doors dry, stand them up ...


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Stand the doors up in a zig-zag arrangement. Attach a piece of furring to the top of the doors with a drywall screw in each door top edge to stiffen up the arrangement. This allows you to paint the fronts, backs and edges without touching the doors.


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If you don't mind filling some screw holes, (3) 2" deck screws and 2 stable sawhorses. Place one screw at the balance point (it may not be center of door drilled for lockset), place the other 2 widely spaced at the other end. Embed about 1" into door. Flip the door after painting from the 2 screw end. Allow the door to tack up for 10 min before ...


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Airless sprayers have nozzles with apertures of different sizes. Have a few different sizes and experiment to find one that sprays at a comfortable rate with a decent pattern. Try different pressures, if the sprayer has an adjustment for that. When you're happy with what you're seeing on some test surface, then switch to the real thing. Since you're new at ...


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10 C or 50 F is not the optimal temp for aerosol spray painting, but should be OK. Most manufacturers recommend 60 F or above, but I wouldn't worry too much. The product will spray fine, the dry time may be a bit longer but it will dry fine. Try to get the painted pieces indoors to a warmer area as soon as they can be handled, and your paint will cure ...


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This is why I would never hire someone who only does new construction. They don't take pride in their work, they only do enough so that the new homeowner doesn't complain. To really fix this problem permanently, you are really going to have to "dig" into the wall. Which is why the builder just put in some spray foam. Otherwise they would have had to spend ...


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If the ants have a nest in the house, you will have to find the nest and destroy it. Then you will have to prevent them from getting back into the house and creating a new nest. If the ants are entering the house from the ground, you could spread Borax around the house. The ants will crawl through the borax on the way in and die. If the ants are coming ...



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