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Spraying CWF

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Hi All,
I have a Graco Magnum DX sprayer (Home Depot) and was wondering if I could spray the water based CWF-UV (Flood) with this sprayer. The maximun tip size (DX) is .15 and I notice alot of clear sealers reccommend a .17 min. tip for spraying clear finishes. I have a good size cedar deck to clear coat.
I have never used this sprayer for anything but interior latex finishes, which it is great for, for the amount of spraying I do, just not sure if it would work well with the CWF. Any thoughts?
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What did you mean by "work the deck" at the same time?
Wouldn't the pads miss in 'between" the boards, which a spayer would cover?
lol Jason, I was trying to coax it out of him, you went straight to the punch.
Damn it tsunami... you blew my cover!! :censored::censored: :laughing::laughing::laughing:

Hey Cobra, if your a builder have you tried this site, there is an area on there for Paint and Finish Work. http://www.contractortalk.com/

If not then your a DIY'er and might be redirected to a better place for information.

Hope all goes well. btw.... I hear Cabot and Sikkens are far better products than CWF. I'm trying Deckscapes because I have been waiting a long time to get it onto something (I don't do decks much, just int/ext painting). thus the reason of that link to my project.

Good luck! :thumbsup:
What did you mean by "work the deck" at the same time?
Wouldn't the pads miss in 'between" the boards, which a spayer would cover?
The sprayer won't get that much in between the boards to justify it's use unless the boards are 3/4" or better apart and I doubt that being the case since it sounds like it could be a new deck. The brush works the deck. Even if you rolled it on you should follow with a brush to work it in and help evening it out.

I'll be brushing the whole deck that I am doing. No roller or spraying. I believe in the long lasting results of good hard work. :thumbsup: I only spray ext homes or int/ext new construction not decks.

Granted some folks swear on spray and brush to follow (nothing wrong with that) I am sure PressurePros has some great suggestions: http://www.restore-a-deck.com/index.html

I use a titan 440i and am not all that excited about the mess it could make or the extra prep I'll have to do to use it for deck staining...
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What did you mean by "work the deck" at the same time?
Wouldn't the pads miss in 'between" the boards, which a spayer would cover?
If you spray it you need to work the decking at the same time. You dont want overspray marks on the decking. The pads are for the decking. Good luck ...BTW get a different product...I dont care how much they have or what they want. If you where a painting contractor you would educate the consumer why that product is crap.
The sprayer won't get that much to justify it's use for between the boards unless the boards are 3/4" or better apart and I doubt that being the case since it sounds like it could be a new deck. The brush works the deck. Even if you rolled it on you should follow with a brush to work it in and help evening it out.

I'll be brushing the whole deck that I am doing. No roller or spraying. I believe in the long lasting results of good hard work. :thumbsup: I only spray ext homes or int/ext new construction not decks.

Granted some folks swear on spray and brush to follow. I use a titan 440i and am not all that excited about the mess it could make or the extra prep I'll have to do to use it for deck staining...
Garden sprayer the rails and spindles, lambskin pad the decking ......
The sprayer won't get that much in between the boards to justify it's use unless the boards are 3/4" or better apart and I doubt that being the case since it sounds like it could be a new deck. The brush works the deck. Even if you rolled it on you should follow with a brush to work it in and help evening it out.

I'll be brushing the whole deck that I am doing. No roller or spraying. I believe in the long lasting results of good hard work. :thumbsup: I only spray ext homes or int/ext new construction not decks.
don't roll decks. please. I tried that once. wow what a mess. wasted probably 3 gallons of stain just having it run off, plus then you have quite a mess under it.

Here is the proverbial "If it were me"
I would put drops under all the railings
stain those
get out my 4 or 6 in deck brush, put it on a 4-8 pole, put my pail on a drop or a couple paper towels, and go to town (working from either end towards the stairs). then do the stairs, and go around the outside, hit all the ends and extra stuff out there. then take some rags or paper towels and wipe up any shiners. oh and I would only use a nice penetrating oil product.

nothin like doing it the old fashioned way, like Jason said.
This topic would be good to combine with mine... Maybe when ProWallGuy isn't too busy he would consider the move. That would keep me from looking at too many topics to get the info I need for my project... Tsunami and Neps have some good ideas here concerning that deck project I still have yet to get some stain on due to the weather.... :thumbsup:
I was one of the first painters to use what is now cwf. It was called auquatrol in'85. I am a fan of it in certain cases but figure one year on a deck. They came out with cwf 5 which will give you 2 years on a deck. As far as spraying with a 15 tip that is fine but I back brush with a 6 inch brush clamped to an extention pole to work it in. That's also mentioned on the directions. I have had good luck with cwf on vertical rough sawn and fences. What you should use on a deck is Wood Duck, Sikkens Dek, or simular oil based product. This is with 23 years of experience with cwf. Botton line is I like it for some applications. MOPAINT
Wow, spray,don't spray,roll, don't roll, pad, brush.......two sides to every coin I guess.
Or you could get some staining mits and get some splinters.
I love those mitts for spindles! (right about the splinters too):blink:


Here's a link for Flood's oil based CWF.
http://www.flood.com/flood/Products/Exterior/FinishersForExteriorWood/WoodTones+Stain+Prod+Pg.htm

Here is a link to one of the best oil based deck products. IMO

http://www.nam.sikkens.com/product.cfm?product_id=59&product_category=deck
Wow, spray,don't spray,roll, don't roll, pad, brush.......two sides to every coin I guess.
yeap, pick and choose your battle.
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