I’m painting the outside of my house. Wood siding. I’m using a brush and roller but I remembered I have an hvlp paint sprayer that I think would be pretty convenient to use. I was reading online that I shouldn’t use hvlp for painting a house. But it didn’t say why. Does anybody know?

Here’s the article that says not to do it. http://www.house-painting-info.com/articles/hvlp/#.WwZDaaJlDYU

I could use an airless sprayer but there is a ton of prep work in that because of the over spray and the hvlp is a bit more manageable in the overspray department.

Also I just want to try it out. But not if it won’t apply the paint correctly or something.

Also the house is small. 950 square feet.

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    seems like the complaint may be about refilling the reservoir too often ..... hotrodders.com/forum/hvlp-can-i-paint-my-house-140720.html – jsotola May 24 '18 at 4:59
  • I've used an HVLP sprayer to paint the outside of a 2200sqft house. Worked great - no problems at all. The only minor issue was refilling the reservoir regularly. – brhans May 24 '18 at 11:42
  • They're probably concerned with wind. You should be concerned with overspray. You're thinking "less" overspray means "less" masking. Masking doesn't work that way. – Harper - Reinstate Monica May 24 '18 at 12:17

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