The sprayer worked well. Instructions were easy to understand. The detail finishing sprayer was very precise. The paint sprayer in general puts off a lot of overspray. Don't skip the prep work. The sprayer works best if you close off the room to be painted and completely cover up floors and anything else you don't want paint on. A project that would have taken 3-4 hours was cut down to one hour with this paint sprayer.
This is by far the easiest way to tackle paint jobs you would normally use the manual roller. To start it is extremely easy to set up. The back guard helps against splatter particularly when doing ceiling work. The controls are either used for manual or power which is battery operated to extract paint from your paint can. A couple things you need to be aware of when setting up. Ensure to have petroleum jelly to grease up the areas suggested in the instruction pamphlet for easy movement and secondly start with a bucket of water to release the air through the tube. I used a small bucket that was equivalent to a gallon bucket of paint. Place the black top with extraction tube to ensure I could get liquid to fill the tube. I tried it twice and it worked. Also you may want to use a cup of water with you paint to thin it out. Other than that a great tool to have. Easy to clean. No worries about washing and cleaning paint pans.
I am a novice at exterior painting. I painted my garage in 6 hours. Most of that time was painting the front (mostly garage doors) and trim using a brush. Actual spray time was probably 2 hours. I put up 4 gallons. Try putting up 4 gallons in 2 hours on rough hewn siding just by dipping a brush - even a big one. I stay away from the roof or trim and use a brush. That way I didn't have to tape anything off. I feel the sprayer does a nice even job. Many times I spray and brush it in. The parts are glossy so that the paint or stain rinses right off. They even supplied a special toothbrush for cleaning nooks and crannies. And a hose attachment to clean out the nozzle. It cleverly and easily comes apart with no tools. I stick to latex stains and paint for water cleanup. Also, once I start, I don't stop so that the paint doesn't setup in the sprayer and start clogging. The directions say to spray in spurts so that the piston doesn't overheat. I never did other than to move the ladder or reposition and I had no problems. The stain was pretty thick, too. I never thinned it. I feel it pays to brush it in. Just giver it a few swishes with the brush - doesn't take long. Again, imagine using a brush to put up 4 gallons. That would have taken me several days. Using this sprayer used only a small portion of 1 day. How much is your free time worth to you?
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