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Using Wagner paint sprayer - which of these 2 paints should I go for?

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by EddieJT, 5 Oct 2018.

  1. EddieJT

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    wouldnt have thought any would be thin enough straight from the tin , usually have to dilute ,isnt that. what the viscostity cup is for?
     
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    As above...

    You don't mention which Wagner you have but I assume that it is an airless sprayer. Given the fact that you are buying Leyland paints, I also assume that you have purchased a cheaper wagner unit *edit- sorry, that isn't supposed to sound as rude as it might*

    You can either heat the paint (in a bucket of warm water) or add Floetrol to help it spray.

    The more expensive Wagner airless sprayers (with the correct tip) can spray those paints straight from the tin. The cheaper ones may struggle unless you reduce the paints viscosity.
     
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    Spraying is not a suitable method for most walls an ceilings as the dilution rate required leads to lots of runs as the wall are cold which prevents rapid drying.
     
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    The chap who demonstrates them on Ideal World never has any problems :D
     
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    Exactly, in a hot studio the surface will be warm and ideal for taking spray.
     
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    My experience is largely limited to spraying MDF furniture with HVLP guns (turbine and compressor based) and acid-cat paint. I had no problems spraying in cold workshops. Then again though, I was not using waterbased products. When using a turbine HVLP, the cold air actually helped as it meant that the air leaving the gun wasn't too hot.
     
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    Yes, non water based paint is fine for spraying, emulsion is very poor.
     
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