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Offline RobWilson

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Airless Paint Sprayer
« on: November 20, 2016, 01:08:44 PM »
Hi Lads

Have any of you used a Airless Paint Sprayer ? ( emulsion/masonry  paint )   I am looking for a quick lazy way to brighten up my workshop walls and was wondering if they are any good .


Cheers, Rob  :beer:

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Re: Airless Paint Sprayer
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2016, 01:22:32 PM »
I used one to paint the barn walls and ceiling before kitting it out as a workshop

It was a big commercial Graco one like this:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Graco-395-St-Airless-Sprayer-/182357307573?hash=item2a7557b0b5:g:X58AAOSwKOJYF324

Bought it on ebay, used it then sold it again on ebay (though about 5 years later!)

Did the whole lot in two coats off a scaffold tower in half a day (about 1500 sq foot floor area)
Andrew Mawson
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Re: Airless Paint Sprayer
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2016, 01:24:58 PM »
Hi Andrew

I was thinking more DIY than industrial  :dremel: 


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Re: Airless Paint Sprayer
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2016, 03:23:23 PM »
I did the walls at work with a body schults (under seal) gun
It worked great with exterior grade emulsion
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Re: Airless Paint Sprayer
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2016, 05:34:46 PM »
Rob

I have tried an airless spray gun with emulsion but not a great success I'm afraid. Probably didn't get paint dilute enough and just got very frustrated and took it back as it did not work. :hammer:

Can you not borrow a paint gun and compressor?

Did my shop with a roller and standard emulsion straight onto the breeze block, worked fine.

Now bought a Dulux paint pod- bloody marvelous gadget for ceilings etc.

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Re: Airless Paint Sprayer
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2016, 06:15:44 PM »
Hi Rob, I think it might be easier and just as quick to used them small size rollers with the velvet type roller, they cover good but can get into 90% of places,  small brush will get the other bits but no overspray or masking off which I think you would need with any spray type method.
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Re: Airless Paint Sprayer
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2016, 04:00:13 AM »
Of course I would never recommend this technique:

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Re: Airless Paint Sprayer
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2016, 04:04:46 AM »
Well, at least he was masking up everything he didn't wanted paint on..... :lol: :lol:
Nothing is impossible, it just take more time to figure out.

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Re: Airless Paint Sprayer
« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2016, 04:52:37 PM »
Very good - would never have thought of this method :)

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Re: Airless Paint Sprayer
« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2016, 04:22:57 AM »
I did mine with a standard spray gun with, the paint is too thick to atomise and does not cover if thinned enough. My solution was to pressurise the paint pot with a PRV, spray guns can be bought for less than 10 these days so a possible way.

Phil