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I'm gearing up to paint my garage which is basically T-111 siding and some trim pieces.  In the past I have used a roller and a brush for these types of jobs because I've never had much luck with sprayers, however, I have NEVER used an Airless Sprayer and I've heard people say that the Airless Sprayer is the only way to paint something like that.

Sooooo, any suggestions here as to what, why, how and ?if?

Are the ones at Sears, Home Depot and Lowes adaquate for my purpose?

TIA,
mello

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I don't know how they are these days, but my dad bought one years ago......and it used a ton of paint.........I prefer to use a brush/roller. Takes longer, but does a better job in my opinion....

You don't have to go up a ladder, do you?????..............Look out below................LOL

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I bought a Wagner years ago and wasn't that impressed with it, as poncho62 stated, it wasted alot of paint.

You might check with your local rental companies and see what they have to offer.

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I used to use a "HERO" brand airless sprayer. It was quite the unit...professional quality. I gotta agree with the others though...sprayers are quick, but the rest of that saying is dirty. You know "quick and dirty". It may be a pain in the sitter but I'd stick with the roller and brush.


Oh yeah...if ya decide what the Hell and ya want it done fast so ya go for the sprayer...be sure to check that the one you're gettin' has the proper tip/nozzle for what you're sprayin'. I don't know which it would be, the paint supplier and the sprayer supplier should be able to tell you that.

-- Edited by Come On at 17:41, 2008-09-19

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Thanks, Gentlemen - - - I kinda had a feeling that would be the concensus but didn't know for sure - - - three outa three - - - I think it's roller and brush for me.

Took me all afternoon to renail the soffit and siding securely on one wall and sweep it down real good - - - tomorrow the front (shady side in the morning) and then hopefully the back (shady side in the afternoon) - - I may get a flat hoe to scrape down the loose stuff.

thanks again,
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I've never seen a "Ho" that was flat..............................

Oh, that kind of hoe..........never mind.........LOL

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your better off with the roller and brush.the roller and brush can be used to fill all the tiny cracks and holes by working the paint with the roller and brush.all the spray rigg does is cover the surface with verry little sealing of the tiny imperfections.yep the spray is faster,but not nearly as good of a job.i do all mine with a brush.there is no compasison to the labor involved with a brush and spray rig.but neither is the quality of the job.

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Opps! I just hate it when I'm the voice of desent. lol I do agree that a brush or roller gives you a much better job over all but I like my airless sprayers much better for some stuff. I inherited my Dad's old Wagner which was likely one of the first on the market years ago and while it still works well it does have a lot of overspray and it wastes paint. Someone gave me a much newer Wagner Wide Shot a while back and it is much better as far as paint usuage and overspray. Just a couple of weeks ago I was in our local Big Lots and noticed that they had some Wagner Versa Sprayers for only 29.99 so....I bought one. My excuse for the new toy was that I need to repaint all the louvered shutters on the house and I hadn't used the wideshot in several years and wasn't sure it still worked. Well, it did still work but I still wanted to keep the new sprayer. I think they have definitely improved over the years. The newer two are very much like using a paint gun. Get the right viscosity and then make the right adjustments to the gun and it's hard to mess up. The newer gun has almost no overspray with latex paint although I can't speak for how it would be with thinner things like stain. Anyway, I like the guns for smaller jobs like putting a new coat of paint on patio furniture, wicker, and similar stuff that's hard to brush. You'll notice that despite owning three guns now I'm using a brush on the house. wink

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Yes, as Peg said, those sprayers do have their place. For lawn furniture and even certain fences they can do a great job.

"Flat ho..."  weirdfaceaww 

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Come On wrote:

Yes, as Peg said, those sprayers do have their place. For lawn furniture and even certain fences they can do a great job.

"Flat ho..."  weirdfaceaww 



OK OK, turn your head Peg redface.gif- - - - yes a "flat hoe" - - - but not from N'Orlins - - this one has a wooden handle and is used for scraping the other has a hump.gif well, you get the point - - LOL

Been preping the garage for two days and man I can't believe how badly constructed it was - - - they put all the sofit and facia on with small finishing nails and most had pulled out to where there were cracks everywhere - - however, I have managed to nail and screw most everything back down tight again.  Gonna use a roller and brush to do the job and I'll post pics as I go bye.gif



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sounds like your fixin er up rite.them screws wont come loose.i use them for everything.frameing and all.theres no compairing a nail to a screw.the difference in strength is worth the effort.i dont like air nailers.there fast,but like the airless paint rig.no where near the quality.watin for photos.hey bad rat.its allmost time to stain that crete aint it?i bet you and come on will make a sweet lookin finish.im looking forward to that one and mellow yellows paint job.hey theres something goin on on here.cool.

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poncho62 wrote:

I've never seen a "Ho" that was flat..............................

Oh, that kind of hoe..........never mind.........LOL



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