Wendy Allen
Wendy Allen
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Asked on Jun 10, 2019

Is it worth it to use a paint sprayer?

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I have a sun room that was in bas shape.

Lots of windows and a brick wall v

Have sanded it and now getting ready to Kilz it.

Should i spray it ore had paint it.

q is it worth it to use a paint sprayer

Lots of windows. 9 total and a door

q is it worth it to use a paint sprayer

Brick wall

7 answers
  • I would tape it off and spray it. That's a lot of brushwork!

  • Danielle
    on Jun 10, 2019

    Depends. If you're going to take off the windows and hardware then I would spray it. It will give a beautiful smooth finish and go super quick. If not, then I would hand paint. But honestly, with all the work you have already done I would totally take the windows out and the hardware off, spray it all out then replace everything. Your result will be so much nicer and with the labor you already put in to sand and prep you owe it to yourself to have it be as perfect as you can make it. Taping that sunburst is going to be a pain in the butt, but wow, it's going to be so beautiful when it's done!

  • Oh man, I would use a paint sprayer on this! That's a ton of nooks and crannies.

  • Cynthia H
    on Jun 10, 2019

    Spray it. Just make sure anything is removed, covered or taped that you don't want the paint on.

  • Emily
    on Jun 10, 2019

    I have not spray painted other than cans of paint. We do a lot of painting but do not own a sprayer. You have a beautiful room with lots of breaks in the solid parts. The others would either need to be covered up or hand painted anyway. I vote for hand painting. You can use a roller on expansive parts. I wish you had shown all sides, but as is this is my advice.

  • Janice
    on Jun 10, 2019

    I would hand paint it using various tools, perhaps a thick thick napped roller for the larger areas and a sponge tool or brush for the smaller. We spray painted kitchen cabinets in a home once and thought we had everything well taped off and covered and the spray was still everywhere and I had to work to remove over spray. As I said, we'd put plastic drop cloths over the doorways, etc. so the spray wouldn't get into other parts of the house but it seemed to anyway. Plus it will take some practice to get the paint mixed correctly for your sprayer and learning the technique will take time, then cleanup of the sprayer is a job in itself. You must have a steady hand and keep the sprayer moving at all times or you'll have runs and globs. Sorry to be negative, but if you choose to spray, I'd suggest hiring a person who does this routinely and has the equipment and the technique to do an excellent job for the best outcome. Also, if you do it, suit up with total coverage of your body and use a respirator and eye protection.

    • Janice
      on Jun 11, 2019

      Air powered sprayer was used. This was YEARS ago and we were such novices :( We actually ended up tearing the cabinets out and purchased new ones, because of our poor skills. Live and learn! :)

  • William
    on Jun 11, 2019

    If you have an airless paint sprayer then spray paint it. Don't have to worry about overspray like I assume Janice had. Make sure you tape off the windows and anything else you don't want painted. Dropcloth on the floor and dropcloth cover anything you don't want to move. Otherwise hand paint.

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