- 1 What should your overlap be when using a spray gun?
- 2 Do you have to thin paint for a sprayer?
- 3 Is it better to spray or roll interior paint?
- 4 Is spray painting a house as good as brush painting?
- 5 What is the best paint for spraying?
- 6 How long does it take to paint a house exterior with a sprayer?
- 7 What is the best way to paint soffits?
- 8 Do you paint soffit wall or ceiling color?
- 9 What type of paint do you use on eaves?
- 10 How do I get a smooth finish with a paint sprayer?
What should your overlap be when using a spray gun?
Overlap the passes To ensure an even amount of paint on the surface, overlap each spray pass by 50 percent. To achieve the proper overlap, aim the spray gun so that the tip points at the edge of the previous spray pass.
Do you have to thin paint for a sprayer?
Yes, the latex paint does need to be thinned. Even though latex paint is water-based, it is thicker than the oil-based paint varieties. The thick latex paint needs to be thinned to be able to spray a fine mist of paint. Before applying your paint, it is a good idea to test out the paint’s viscosity.
Is it better to spray or roll interior paint?
That means spray painting is the fastest way to paint large areas where you don’t need so much accuracy, like an exterior wall; roller painting is good for interior walls where you need to avoid getting paint on other surfaces; and brushes help you do the detail work.
Is spray painting a house as good as brush painting?
Spraying has no brush strokes and offers a more durable satin finish that looks much nicer. Hand brushing a new color may not give you the complete, even coverage you are looking for. A spray gun will give you full coverage and a more even coating for your new paint color.
What is the best paint for spraying?
Latex paints are the most common type of paint for spray guns today. The combination of cost, shelf life, and longevity of quality make it one of the best paints available. There are other types of indoor paint that will also work with a spray gun if they are thinned to the correct consistency.
How long does it take to paint a house exterior with a sprayer?
It takes less than 10 minutes to paint a room with an Airless paint sprayer. You will need additional time to prepare the room before spraying.
What is the best way to paint soffits?
Since soffits are the widest trim surfaces you’ll be painting, using a roller or an airless paint sprayer usually works best.
Do you paint soffit wall or ceiling color?
If you’re asking us, then our answer is a resounding – YES! No matter which side of the soffit paint debate you landed on at the end, either wall or ceiling color, painting the entire soffit the same color is important in making sure it looks intentional and cohesive.
What type of paint do you use on eaves?
Exterior walls, eaves and fascia (the part the gutter sits on) are best painted in exterior acrylics which are water-based.
How do I get a smooth finish with a paint sprayer?
Just wait till the paint is dry and lightly sand it with a fine grit sanding block to smooth it over. Paint over it again and you should be good to go! Here’s a quick video to demonstrate how I spray paint and get a flawless finish every time.