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Old 11-04-2008, 10:20 PM   #1
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just wondering everyone's differnet steps for spray painting a house, ceiling walls, trim and door, just bought a sprayer and wondering how i should go about it. thanks
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Prep your trim, spray your ceilings and closets, spray your trim primer and do your hand work, then spray your trim finish and run your hand work trim. Sand down your walls around trim and ceilings do your walls and move on down the road.
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You bought a sprayer without knowing how to put it to practical use?

I will tell you this, spraying is not the end to your rolling and brushing and all the other grunt work required in interior repaints. In fact, some times its more of a pain to be spraying then the ole' fashioned way. Prep everything, (patch, fill, sand, prime, clean, etc.) do your masking, and then start from top, go to bottom. Ceiling first, then walls, then trim and doors. I like to detach doors if possible and spray either on sawhorses, or in a place away from children, furniture, electronics, etc. Some times I go from ceiling to trim then the walls. Reason for this is that it may be easier to mask the trim entirely while doin the walls. To each their own though.

The cleanup is generally longer, you still have to backroll, and make sure you know how to work the darn thing.
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Yea, first thing to do is spray your own house or apt. Not really a great idea learning on a job you're "wanting" to get paid for. Nobody is gonna pay you for trying. We all have to learn as we go, put to be a pro you have to be able to do a professional job. Practice somewhere else. Go to a family members house and explain your backround..or maybe volunteer somewhere first. Learn it before you try to do it. just my 2 cents and 35 years. pd
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just wondering everyone's different steps for spray painting a house, ceiling walls, trim and door, just bought a sprayer and wondering how i should go about it. thanks

I'm basically a brush and roll guy for residential repaints...I do however spray textured ceilings when it is advantageous to me....I also spray the occasional exterior project...Ceilings and exteriors may be the place to start with you...Just be sure to cover everything up with poly,and keep it covered until the dust settles....I don't gamble and keep all the furniture covered many hours after the spraying....For health reasons,keep your spraying to a minimum....You can make excellent money with only a brush and roller.

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Yea, first thing to do is spray your own house or apt. Not really a great idea learning on a job you're "wanting" to get paid for. Nobody is gonna pay you for trying. We all have to learn as we go, put to be a pro you have to be able to do a professional job. Practice somewhere else. Go to a family members house and explain your backround..or maybe volunteer somewhere first. Learn it before you try to do it. just my 2 cents and 35 years. pd

GREAT advice. I always test new products and new techniques on my own house. My exterior crew would have "spring training" on my house, just to get their ladder legs and balance in tune.

Hey josh, wanna practice? I gotta unfinished basement that could use a coat of white. No covering of anything needed. Also gotta wood shop in an old hayloft. Would love to have that white also - that would need plastic on the tools and work benches - great place to hone your skills. I live in Norfolk MA - half way 'tween Boston & Providence RI - four miles from Gillette Stadium, home of the past and future Champion Patriots. C'mon down !



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