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Old 07-10-2009, 09:10 AM   #1
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I have a lot of exterior windows to paint. They are aluminum clad and will use latex paint. Has anyone tried spraying them? Did it work? Any recommendations?
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When painting vinyl, wood, or metal windows with a spray system. Almost any type of sprayer will work, just be sure to practice with your system before beginning your project.

With that said, an HVLP (high volume low presure sprayer) will give you the most control. Check with your local paint dealer regarding application advice, and spray product requirements.

When I'm painting vinyl, wood, or metal windows with a sprayer, I prefer an airless spray system, along with the smallest tip I can use with the sprayer and product that Iím spraying. You on the other hand, will need to choose the sprayer you are most comfortable using.

A paper masking machine (expensive) will work best when spraying wood work, but you can still mask in other ways. If you are not painting the walls use plastic, tape and paper, to cover around the windows, and inside to protect the glass.

Keep in mind, that when painting vinyl, wood, or metal windows with a sprayer, overspray can go a long ways, so if you think your not going to get paint on an item or wall, you probably will.

Lightly sand, then prime all un-painted surfaces with the recomended primer first, before you begin your paint project. Your local paint store sales representitive will assist you in tool, equipment and product selection.

Spray from top to bottom, (using the appropriate paint for the job), inside to outside. Three or more light coats are recommended, and will result in less runs and sags. Let the paint dry, fill cracks if needed, touch up with paint, let the paint dry again, do a light sand, spray again. Keep spraying lightly and sanding until your happy with the finish.


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Is the kindergarden closed now..?
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Hey I'm just helping out.....
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Thanks for the help. I'm using airless. Is a 111 tip to small for latex?
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read the can.. it will tell you what tip range to use..
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Why would you want to spend so much time and money on tape and paper? Why expose yourself to the risk of overspray?
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Why would you want to spend so much time and money on tape and paper? Why expose yourself to the risk of overspray?
Hey: Why didn't I think of that.
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Maybe you did and I stole it from you.
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It's just like the job I'm working on now, old interior trim. I first tried my hvlp and then gave it up for brushing because of not having to tape off and the old beat up trim. I found that it was really faster to work the paint into all the little beat up corners and what not.
LOL: The other day a lady called me and asked me to come over and spray her living room and hallway, I asked her why spray?She said well I thought it would be faster and less expensive.
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LOL: The other day a lady called me and asked me to come over and spray her living room and hallway, I asked her why spray?She said well I thought it would be faster and less expensive.
yeah like um, poly off all the door jambs and make sure all carpet is covered and then get those poly poles to seal off all rooms and put all the furniture in the the garage first too while your at it.

Yeah I'd be done with priming and first coat before I had all those windows and siding masked off i think. Maybe its not cool to brush anymore, idk.
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