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Old 10-09-2016, 06:59 AM
 
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I am looking for some advice from people who have used paint gun sprayers. Did you rent yours? Did you just buy one? I need it to paint the interior of my home. It is 2000 sq ft I want to paint the living room, dining room, family room, hallway leading to the rooms. Do not want to paint any rooms but might one day. How was your experience using a paint gun sprayer was it as fast and easy as it looks?
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Old 10-09-2016, 07:28 AM
 
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I am looking for some advice from people who have used paint gun sprayers. Did you rent yours? Did you just buy one? I need it to paint the interior of my home. It is 2000 sq ft I want to paint the living room, dining room, family room, hallway leading to the rooms. Do not want to paint any rooms but might one day. How was your experience using a paint gun sprayer was it as fast and easy as it looks?
I haven't used one in years. The good ones can be quite expensive but do a better and faster job of painting. It's messy as far as residue spray in the air. You need to cover everything thoroughly or take things out of the house or rooms you're painting. They are also a pain to clean and if you don't clean it immediately or properly after each use, they will clog.
For a couple or few rooms, I would just paint with a roller and brush. If you're wanting to do the entire interior quickly like in one weekend, the the spray gun is the way to go.
For me, the issue is if it's worth the extra time and effort to prep everything. For large jobs yes, for small jobs no.
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Old 10-09-2016, 07:30 AM
 
Location: Texas
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They used a sprayer for some parts of the exterior of our house.
I'm not kidding...you really have to cover up anything you don't want paint on. I mean WELL. It will go everywhere.
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Old 10-09-2016, 07:46 AM
 
Location: Johns Creek, GA
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Let's just put it this way-

Airless sprayers ARE NOT a DIY tool! Secondly, spraying the interior of a house is not a recommended idea- period!
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Old 10-09-2016, 07:58 AM
 
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I haven't used one in years. The good ones can be quite expensive but do a better and faster job of painting. It's messy as far as residue spray in the air. You need to cover everything thoroughly or take things out of the house or rooms you're painting. They are also a pain to clean and if you don't clean it immediately or properly after each use, they will clog.
For a couple or few rooms, I would just paint with a roller and brush. If you're wanting to do the entire interior quickly like in one weekend, the the spray gun is the way to go.
For me, the issue is if it's worth the extra time and effort to prep everything. For large jobs yes, for small jobs no.


Just finished painting the upper level and stairway of my 70's bi-level - kitchen, dining, living, 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, hallway and 4 closets. Used a roller, edger, and brush. Ceilings and walls different colors. Prep, painting and cleanup took 6 days working by myself. I'm just a DIYer, not an experienced pro. But I saved myself $1 - 2K in labor costs.

Spray gun is great for new construction or if flipping, but as mentioned, lots of prep and cleanup time. In my case, I chose the old fashioned way.
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Old 10-09-2016, 08:57 AM
 
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Ok thanks I have not moved in yet so it is an empty home. I will probably go with the advice of using roller and brush. Not sure what the cost will be or how much paint I will need. But I am sure it won't hit into the $400 range. Well I hope it doesn't cause I see deals online for around that price on Angie's list and amazon.
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Old 10-09-2016, 11:30 AM
 
Location: Stuck on the East Coast, hoping to head West
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Holy cow---don't do it! I'm serious. I tried one and it is a lot harder than you'd think. I am almost done my entire interior and used a roller, brush, and edger---and lots of painter's tape. It really doesn't take that look. I think prepping takes longer than actually painting.
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Old 10-09-2016, 02:38 PM
 
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i painted my interior with an airless spray. did the whole hose in less than a hour. but it was plain, no furniture, paper the floor, paper the windows, paint ceiling same color as walls. no trim, no doors hung
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Old 10-09-2016, 03:17 PM
 
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My home is empty as well but I don't want paint to go on the windows or ceiling sounds like a pain to prep
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Old 10-09-2016, 04:01 PM
 
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Spray painting a home is best on the exterior with no cars around and windows covered ..... were inside you will need to put plastic down on the floors and painters masking taped windows and doors for other rooms , and areas which you do not painted , as the paint fumes will need to be blown out side with fans , and you need to wear a respirator with goggles and disposable coveralls with a head covering , and if you walk on he plastic masking on the floor this will build up on your shoes so you need to put duct tape on the bottom of your shoes to get the paint off......... Best to put plywood down on the floor over the plastic masking and even paint strokes the length of the wall for even coating
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