I've been through this, and although I found spraying itself to be faster,
covering the windows and other masking, controlling over spray, and the cleanup
seemed to take in total as much time as painting manually. However, last time I
painted most of mine with a small diameter roller. Home Depot has these in
various widths, spongy things, and you can get a screen that will fit in a paint
bucket, probably about a 3 gallon size, so one gallon fits it comfortably. It
covers a lot fast, and especially if you're going over good paint, you probably
will find it satisfactory. It's going to take a day no matter what, and I'll
bet a one story ranch will be pretty easy. Con a friend into helping and you
can go twice as fast.
Bill Gilroy wrote:
> While this is not quite a shop, someday I might need to paint a shop.
> I need to paint my house in a HURRY! It is a one story ranch and the
> existing paint is in good shape, no peeling, just faded on two sides. The
> siding is wood with bit of texture. I am moving in 2 to 4 weeks so this
> needs to be done ASAP. I hope to get away with one coat of paint and I
> intend to keep the same colors. I was planning to do this before so I have
> already purchased the paint. It is your basic water based latex exterior
> I was wonder has anyone rented a power paint sprayer that can handle an
> exterior latex? How tight of a pattern can I get. What about over spray?
> Should I just suck it up and use a brush. Speed is my main concern, but it
> can't look like crap since I have to sell the place. Any advice would be
> Bill Gilroy