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Airless Sprayer

Discussion in 'Open Discussion (Work-safe)' started by jimotis4heisman, Aug 27, 2004.

  1. I am looking to use a professional airless sprayer to paint a barn, anyone here have any experience with them (somebodys gotta) they are like 50 to rent a day and ill need it atleast 2 days min. i saw some on sale for the 180 range wondering if i should purchase one like that or rent, i have the room to store it thats not the problem. somebody here has to be a pro painter here are the two im looking at-nearly idnetical

    if anyone has any knowledge it would be greatly appreciated

  2. FCollinsBuckeye

    FCollinsBuckeye Senior Former Game Champion

    Well, I haven't used one (yet) but will be renting one in a few weeks to paint my garage. I did speak to a co-worker of mine who rented one to paint his house. They painted it white over brown, and he claims it only took one coat - you can control the thickness of the coat by the proximity of the sprayhead to the surface you're painting. Anyway, he made it sound pretty slick, so I'm going for it. Won't have a report for a few weeks though...
  3. yeah my time frame is in the next few weeks, im off to lowed, home depot to talk to see if i can find some info there, i will let you know what i find out.
  4. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    Are you talking about the "Wagner XTRA Paint Crew" or the "Magnum 2800 psi Airless Paint Sprayer". I bought the "Wagner XTRA Paint Crew" about a month ago but haven't used it that considered an "airless sprayer"?

    (edit) nevermind...I just checked your second link which went to the Wagner XTRA Paint Crew.

    Anyway, I'd go ahead and get the Wagner XTRA Paint Crew...I'm sure you'll get enough use out of it in the future to justify what little extra cost over renting a sprayer just for the barn.
  5. BuckeyeInTheBoro

    BuckeyeInTheBoro This space left intentionally blank

    Do you have to water-down the paint for these?

    I have an old wagner power-painter that expects you to water down the paint and I could never get it just right so it would "spit" and mess up the wall occasionally. I'll probably never use it again, but if these work without watering it down I might have to get one!
  6. NOTE TO SELF: never go to lowes on a friday afternoon unless you want to hear "honey i saw this on queer eye for the straight guy/home remodeling/all 69348572349806589234653249 new shoes featuring gay guys" and then fight around these people with 17 kids all in strolls crying while some little kid is knocking paint over while their mother is saying "oo they are just expressing themselves" my ass would have been beat to hell for spilling paint in a store.

    on the sprayer note i am still undecided we will see i have some time to thik and do a little more research, thanks for the input milli
  7. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    Someone should "express themselves" to that paint-spillin' kid's mother with a fucking full can of paint up side her head.
  8. i used my sprayer again this weekend...amazing. i painted a friend (dumbshits) fence for him based purely on the amount of bitching they did. what had taken them two whole weekends to paint once, i threw on a second coat in less than an hour. guess thats what you get with .33 gpm. it cost me a good amount, but its been well worth it.
  9. sandgk

    sandgk Watson, Crick & A Twist

    A true professional airless sprayer (Binks/Graco etc) should not demand dilution of the product, unless so advised by the paint manufacturer. The Wagner's may or may not demand dilution, that's why I tend to veer away from them -- though the 2750 PSIG spec rating for the larger Wagner in jimotis's links seems close to a "real" airless sprayer.

    One note - be mighty careful with clean-back on the nozzles with these industrial grade aireless sprayers. If you are used to a conventional air spray its typical to "back clean" the nozzle if it gums up by holding a wad of cloth against the nozzle and opening the trigger with a high load of solvent in the gun cup.
    Never do that with an airless!
    You are likely to have paint with all the resins, pigment etc injected at high power under your skin. Simplistically, airless spray uses engineering related to some drug or vaccine delivery devices. Blood poisoning, infection and other untoward outcomes can arise (its one of the industrial accidents apprentice painters run into these days).

    Used safely though these babies are a boon and as jimotis found out they have a high tool-time score.
    Last edited: Apr 4, 2005
  10. no you dont dillute them, some paints need to be or work better if they are. though often time i use penetrol which helps penetrate the surfaces for outdoor use. multiple coats of this will seal the wood/metal much better.

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