Asked on Nov 20, 2017

Looking for recommendation for a spray gun!

Johnavallance82Janet PanosDfm
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I have a few dressers I like to paint. The dressers I painted so far, always show brush strokes or little bubbles using the roller. I was hoping that painting with a spray gun would give me a very smooth surface. Any recommendations regarding the make of a spray gun and most of all, does it give a smooth surface? Thank you!


7 answers
  • Ann Cherkas Halstead
    Ann Cherkas Halstead
    on Nov 20, 2017

    i do 2 coats of chalk paint and there are no brush strokes. Then wax it. A spray gun is a pain to clean but it will give a smooth finish.
  • Johnavallance82
    Johnavallance82
    on Nov 20, 2017

    Have you sprayed large things before, as I think it is an art. Maybe if you take it slower and use a lighter touch, you may have more success with a brush or roller...........They also make sponge type brushes and there is also a roller system, where the paint goes into the roller and is sold on T.V they looks good.
    • Sarah Parker
      Sarah Parker
      on Nov 20, 2017

      No never used one before. YouTube makes it look very easy. Now I am not so sure anymore after reading all the replies.
  • Janet Panos
    Janet Panos
    on Nov 20, 2017

    Best method I used to get rid of brush strokes is to apply the final coat with a roller. The great thing is that there are medium-sized, small, and miniature rollers available that can fit into and around small spaces!
  • Bijous
    Bijous
    on Nov 20, 2017

    Spray guns are great, but they need a lot of practice and a very fine tip for a smooth surface. You also need a compressor for the gun. Consider investing in better brushes, add a paint extender and make sure you are using a good latex. Don't continue to "work" the paint back and forth. Exposed to air paint starts to set up, hence stroke marks. By adding the extender the paint will have time to lay down. Good luck.
  • Dfm
    Dfm
    on Nov 20, 2017

    spray guns can be messy, and you need an aditive to make the paint flow smoothly. my mom wanted to barrow mine..then loaned it a friend of hers . never got it back. "something was wrong with the spray part" ya you didnt clean it.
  • Janet Panos
    Janet Panos
    on Nov 21, 2017

    Hello - it is just a mini roller I got at Home Depot. They sell them all over.
  • Johnavallance82
    Johnavallance82
    on Nov 21, 2017

    Practice on something else first because there is a knack to it.
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