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Old 05-08-2023, 10:53 AM
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So I have some painting to do coming up. Anyone have good luck with airless sprayers for indoor and out?

Looking at something like..
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MC9JG42...5%7CB07MC9JG42

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https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NHX6UWY...5%7CB00NHX6UWY
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Old 05-08-2023, 02:27 PM
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My brother had a similar one. It’s in my shop now. And I had a similar type at old job.

They will put out a lot of paint really fast!

Biggest thing is to keep the filter in the handle clean. Especially when cleaning up, if you want to be able to use it again.

And if you use latex paint, then switch to oil based paint, probably best to switch the filters. And do a great flushing/ cleaning of the hose when done painting.


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Old 05-09-2023, 08:26 AM
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My last and only experience with one of those was about 60 years ago (I think in the 1960s) . I think it was when they were "invented". And that experience was enough to result in never trying it again. :-)
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Old 05-09-2023, 09:10 AM
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My brother had a similar one. It’s in my shop now. And I had a similar type at old job.

They will put out a lot of paint really fast!

Biggest thing is to keep the filter in the handle clean. Especially when cleaning up, if you want to be able to use it again.

And if you use latex paint, then switch to oil based paint, probably best to switch the filters. And do a great flushing/ cleaning of the hose when done painting.

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Great for painting machinery, not an auto body quality finish. I used one when I built my sawmill
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Old 05-09-2023, 09:23 AM
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Great for painting machinery, not an auto body quality finish. I used one when I built my sawmill

I think my first experience was painting 12” tall I beams that we installed in a swamp on screw in piling, to create a parking deck for cars. The owners had built a house on a lake frontage.

We spread plastic under the beams to catch what little overspray there was. It was very quickly painted, with a 8-10” fan spread!

It was our first time using a “newer” latex primer. 6 months later, when we went to use the sprayer again at the shop, using oil based primer, is when I realized how important it is to clean the hose and sprayer. And after struggling for a while, I learned that there was a filter in the handle.


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Old 05-09-2023, 08:05 PM
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This will be used mostly for house type painting. Indoor and out. The boss(swmbo) asked why wouldn't we just rent one. I honestly never thought of that!
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Old 05-09-2023, 08:23 PM
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I have both the 5 gallon one and the handheld from HF .Both have been good . May be issues with the 5 gallon one because the son used it last .Cleanup may be questionable .
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I have a wagner handheld that holds about a quart, haven't used it for a few years. I was always happy with how it worked, especially considering the price.

I did find it a pain trying to get water based paint thin enough to go through it. Oil based paints didn't require much to get thin enough for the little tester (viscosity cup?) but I shot about 5 gallons of some "all in one" acrylic paint once and felt like I had to add 3 gallons of water to get it to spray. I hate painting and am pretty terrible at it, but even I could get passable results with that sprayer.
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I've got this guy brand new, never used. About 10yo, just been sitting on the shelf. With some unopened lotions to help the paint flow--one for oil, one for latex. I'm thinking $100 shipped... PM if interested

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Not knowing how you have progressed with your need for an airless sprayer... my experiences have all been good. Suggest when spraying indoors that you grab a fresh air pump and full face shield to avoid breathing paint fog at all costs. You can, also, take advantage of the roller on a long handle, which hooks to the airless pump.

I painted our house, using the small Wagner airless in one hand to get paint from can to the siding, then back rolling to spread paint, evenly, into nooks and crannies.
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