spraying a hardwood floor - Paint Talk - Professional Painting Contractors Forum
CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY, IT'S FREE!
Go Back   Paint Talk - Professional Painting Contractors Forum > Tools, Equipment & Safety > Tools, Supplies and Equipment

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-20-2011, 07:01 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 4
Rewards Points: 10
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
View Dave Man's Photo Album My Photos
Default spraying a hardwood floor

Hi guys, I am a hardwood floor guy for 20 years. I figure we're all kinda related and maybe I can pass some knowledge along as well. I want to spray a floor. This is my own floor and it is something I always wanted to do. I am going to use waterbase finish. If price wasn't an option, can you recommend the best sprayer for this? Thoughts? Thanks, guys.
Dave Man is offline   Reply With Quote

Warning: The topics covered on this site include activities in which there exists the potential for serious injury or death. PaintTalk.com DOES NOT guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information contained on this site. Always use proper safety precaution and reference reliable outside sources before attempting any construction or remodeling task!

Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 12-20-2011, 07:13 PM   #2
Old as dirt member
 
Schmidt & Co.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Chicago
Posts: 10,565
Rewards Points: 688
Thanks: 7,004
Thanked 8,440 Times in 4,284 Posts
View Schmidt & Co.'s Photo Album My Photos
Default

What type of surface, and product are we talking about? Wood, concrete etc. Either way, if its paint you want to apply, I'd still roll it.
__________________
Paul
Schmidt & Co. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2011, 07:24 PM   #3
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 4
Rewards Points: 10
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
View Dave Man's Photo Album My Photos
Default spraying floor

Thanks. Should have mentioned the product I want to spray is a water base finish from Bona on a hardwood floor. Clear, 2 component finish. I only want to spray the last coat. Thanks.

Last edited by Dave Man; 12-20-2011 at 07:25 PM.. Reason: adding to post
Dave Man is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 12-20-2011, 07:33 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
straight_lines's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Wilmington, N.C.
Posts: 7,822
Rewards Points: 1,574
Thanks: 5,686
Thanked 5,171 Times in 2,980 Posts
View straight_lines's Photo Album My Photos
Send a message via Yahoo to straight_lines
Default

How many sq would you be doing? If its more than a couple hundred square would try an airless. WB clears can be difficult to spray for even experienced painters.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



Primer makes everything better...
straight_lines is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2011, 07:37 PM   #5
Old as dirt member
 
Schmidt & Co.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Chicago
Posts: 10,565
Rewards Points: 688
Thanks: 7,004
Thanked 8,440 Times in 4,284 Posts
View Schmidt & Co.'s Photo Album My Photos
Default

I'm not a hardwood guy Dave, but thats a lot of masking to do for a floor. Either way, if its just for one floor I'd rent rather than buy. You should be just fine with a Graco 490 or 495.
__________________
Paul
Schmidt & Co. is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Schmidt & Co. For This Useful Post:
aaron61 (12-29-2011)
Old 12-20-2011, 07:40 PM   #6
Lambrecht Painting
 
Lambrecht's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Indiana
Posts: 1,607
Rewards Points: 1,094
Thanks: 1,797
Thanked 1,307 Times in 656 Posts
View Lambrecht's Photo Album My Photos
Default

I have used a small airless to spray stair treads. There is a fine line between too much and not enough with waterbornes. Air bubbles drying in the finish seems to always be a problem with water-based clears.
__________________
The easiest job you will ever have is waking up and going to work for someone else.
Lambrecht is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2011, 07:40 PM   #7
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 22
Rewards Points: 10
Thanks: 2
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
View aaapaintingcolorado's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Air Assisted sprayers are best for large areas. The graco pro shot fine finish is good if you only plan to do a small room. Should be interesting.
aaapaintingcolorado is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2011, 07:40 PM   #8
Paint to fish

 
DeanV's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: MI
Posts: 9,347
Rewards Points: 132
Thanks: 954
Thanked 5,137 Times in 2,796 Posts
View DeanV's Photo Album My Photos
Default

I k ow some painters that have sprayed a floor, but no floor guys that have. They sprayed it because they are good painters and good at using a spray gun, so they could get better results than the traditional floor application methods (for them).

I think if you are getting good results already, there is not much to gain from spraying. More mess, more masking, more material usage, more clean-up for a minor time saving in application in most cases (at least I think).
DeanV is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to DeanV For This Useful Post:
Scotiadawg (12-20-2011)
Old 12-20-2011, 08:20 PM   #9
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 4
Rewards Points: 10
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
View Dave Man's Photo Album My Photos
Default spraying floor

Thanks guys. It is a fairly large room. I know it can be done(famous last words) as some beautiful floors in Russia I have seen were sprayed. I know I am not going to be a pro overnight like anything else but I got time and want to teach this old dog a new trick. I am not worried about the cost of a good sprayer. I wouldn't buy a cheap sander either. Great forum BTW.
Dave Man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2011, 08:39 PM   #10
Paint to fish

 
DeanV's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: MI
Posts: 9,347
Rewards Points: 132
Thanks: 954
Thanked 5,137 Times in 2,796 Posts
View DeanV's Photo Album My Photos
Default

The main problem with a floor is going to be overspray falling on areas and not flowing into the finish resulting in a rough feel. If you can move air from the room, it should help.
DeanV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2011, 08:51 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
Scotiadawg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Canning Nova Scotia Canada
Posts: 1,726
Rewards Points: 1,000
Thanks: 1,775
Thanked 793 Times in 546 Posts
View Scotiadawg's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by DeanV View Post
I k ow some painters that have sprayed a floor, but no floor guys that have. They sprayed it because they are good painters and good at using a spray gun, so they could get better results than the traditional floor application methods (for them).

I think if you are getting good results already, there is not much to gain from spraying. More mess, more masking, more material usage, more clean-up for a minor time saving in application in most cases (at least I think).
I use a 9" lambs wool applicator on a standard roller handle. gives you good control of the finish and does a beautiful job very quickly with no masking, overspray or other mess.
Scotiadawg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2011, 10:23 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
robladd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: LVNV
Posts: 1,361
Rewards Points: 712
Thanks: 100
Thanked 798 Times in 499 Posts
View robladd's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Go AAA if you can if not use a FF tip and this product. Quick, simple and easy.

Name:  image-449503319.png
Views: 1933
Size:  13.8 KB
robladd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2011, 07:19 AM   #13
Senior Member
 
Scotiadawg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Canning Nova Scotia Canada
Posts: 1,726
Rewards Points: 1,000
Thanks: 1,775
Thanked 793 Times in 546 Posts
View Scotiadawg's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by robladd View Post
Go AAA if you can if not use a FF tip and this product. Quick, simple and easy.

Attachment 9075
Use this product with a good applicator - not a roller - and you'll have a great finish with minor effort.
Scotiadawg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2011, 10:08 PM   #14
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 1
Rewards Points: 10
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
View rocketmanL3's Photo Album My Photos
Default

I sprayed an oak floor with poly years ago: never again. Way too much fogging; that stuff hung in the air forever!

The main problem with spraying your finishes is the lack of leveling; no applicator to fill in the low portions of the grain while taking a bit off the top.

Are you getting applicator marks! Try adding a bit of water to your next coat, then a bit more until you get it just right.
rocketmanL3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2011, 06:49 AM   #15
Senior Member
 
Scotiadawg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Canning Nova Scotia Canada
Posts: 1,726
Rewards Points: 1,000
Thanks: 1,775
Thanked 793 Times in 546 Posts
View Scotiadawg's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rocketmanL3 View Post
I sprayed an oak floor with poly years ago: never again. Way too much fogging; that stuff hung in the air forever!

The main problem with spraying your finishes is the lack of leveling; no applicator to fill in the low portions of the grain while taking a bit off the top.

Are you getting applicator marks! Try adding a bit of water to your next coat, then a bit more until you get it just right.
Applicator marks can be a b*&^h if you're new to using the applicator, but with practise you can eliminate them, just a matter of feathering with a soft touch. Start and end each stroke gradualling, kind of like skim coating a drywall seam with filler.
Scotiadawg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2011, 06:58 AM   #16
Senior Member
 
aaron61's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: clearwater,fl
Posts: 6,326
Rewards Points: 2,030
Thanks: 3,034
Thanked 4,211 Times in 2,057 Posts
View aaron61's Photo Album My Photos
Default

I don't think I need to tell a guy who's been doing floors for 20 years how to use an applicator but that's what I would use as well.Doesn't make much sense to spray. I would think that atomizing the clear like that will actually cause the mist to settle back down on the finish making it rough.Then you'll need to sand again & go back to what works.
If it ain't broke don't fix it.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
aaron61 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2011, 07:10 AM   #17
Senior Member
 
Scotiadawg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Canning Nova Scotia Canada
Posts: 1,726
Rewards Points: 1,000
Thanks: 1,775
Thanked 793 Times in 546 Posts
View Scotiadawg's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by aaron61 View Post
I don't think I need to tell a guy who's been doing floors for 20 years how to use an applicator but that's what I would use as well.Doesn't make much sense to spray. I would think that atomizing the clear like that will actually cause the mist to settle back down on the finish making it rough.Then you'll need to sand again & go back to what works.
If it ain't broke don't fix it.
My apologies if I sounded like I was telling a vet how to do floors ! Was meant in general, I'll try to more careful
Scotiadawg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2011, 07:25 AM   #18
Senior Member
 
aaron61's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: clearwater,fl
Posts: 6,326
Rewards Points: 2,030
Thanks: 3,034
Thanked 4,211 Times in 2,057 Posts
View aaron61's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Didn't mean to sound like a d1ck either.Just thought it was amusing how we painters are.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
aaron61 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to aaron61 For This Useful Post:
Scotiadawg (12-29-2011)
Old 12-29-2011, 07:27 AM   #19
Senior Member
 
Scotiadawg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Canning Nova Scotia Canada
Posts: 1,726
Rewards Points: 1,000
Thanks: 1,775
Thanked 793 Times in 546 Posts
View Scotiadawg's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by aaron61 View Post
Didn't mean to sound like a d1ck either.Just thought it was amusing how we painters are.
Not at all ! We painters are just soooooo sensitive
Scotiadawg is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Scotiadawg For This Useful Post:
aaron61 (12-29-2011)
Reply

Tags
None

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
CWF- Hardwood stain wncpainter Surface Preparation and Application 3 04-13-2011 06:08 PM
Hardwood Floor & Cabinets dubinpainting Photos of Project and Equipment 4 04-22-2010 09:01 AM
Concrete Floor Hardener and Floor Coatings Picky Painter General Painting Discussion 3 10-29-2009 04:22 PM
Finishing hardwood floor.......... 1977corey General Painting Discussion 16 03-13-2009 10:02 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:14 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Our Pro Sites Network
ContractorTalk.com | DrywallTalk.com | ElectricianTalk.com | HVACSite.com | PlumbingZone.com | RoofingTalk.com