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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 you go shopping for a compressor with more 'puff' as mentioned above, you should also bear in mind oil. If you run regular tools which are oiled (I oil my nailers pretty much every day), your airlines will be contaminated with oil, probably water too. You'll need a oil and water trap plus some new lines that you'll only use for painting. A half decent ...


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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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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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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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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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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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There are bidet toilets that spray (2 positions) heated water, and blow you dry. It has a heated seat, too boot. I've installed the Toto brand version (Washlet) (a seat replacement). It has water and electrical hookups included. The spray wand self cleans and self stores. I can recommend its function and efficacy. http://www.totousa.com/people-first-...


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Painting all but the bottom side first is a valid approach. However, I usually hang whatever I'm painting in such a way that I can paint all surfaces at the same time, especially if I need a continuous finish.


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The two approaches that might actually work (both rather expensive) are to replace the taps and fittings with factory black ones, or to send the ones you have now out for replating with a black nickel process. Paint on chrome is a failure that usually does not wait to happen. I guess there is the option of "Plasti-Dip" - a rubbery spray coating that is ...


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Sounds like you're using an automotive sprayer. You need to set your compressor's regulator to 60 PSI max or the can may explode. If the compressor doesn't have an adjustable regulator, you'll need to install one.


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No. A couple weeks ago when i was drywall mudding my room I thought of the idea, and i decided to try and find out immediately rather than ask the internet and wait. I don't recommend trying. First there were immediate delivery problems, hand tools suddenly starts looking alot more practical. The plaster is far too thick & heavy for the gun to shoot. ...


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Take a 1×2 board whose length depends on how many doors you are spraying, drill it into the top of your first door with the door on a slight angle, continue down the line with doors spaced enough so you can move with your gun, after that prime both sides, let dry, finish coat both sides, and let dry. Take the board off then hang the doors. I spray new ...


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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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You never got an answer so I will give you a simple one. I'm not a painter and just have a small amount of general knowledge... And since I'm a total newbie in painting, I've decided to ask a couple of questions here: What are pros and cons of water-based vs solvent-based paints? Will I lose much by having a spray gun not suitable for water-...


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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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