by April Reinhardt
(last updated September 14, 2015)
Many years ago when we built our first home, we ran into unexpected problems and found that we did not have the money we needed to paint the outside of our home the way we had planned. We considered several possibilities and then decided upon a temporary fix until we saved enough money to paint it the way we originally wanted to paint it. We bought stain and brushes and began to paint the stain onto the wood. Soon we realized how laborious the project would be, and my spouse came up with the idea of using a paint sprayer.
We used a paint sprayer to apply the stain to the house and finished the first coat in less than a day. Several days and several coats of stain later, our home looked wonderful and the stain lasted enough years for us to save the money we needed to have the house painted as originally intended.
Some tips to follow when using a paint sprayer are:
If you are using a paint sprayer outside, make sure that you cover bushes, flowers, and other vegetation. Do not use a paint sprayer outside on a windy day. If you are spray painting inside of your home near a furnace, air conditioner, or water heater, turn off those appliances. If you're using alkyd paint, it could cause an explosion. Whether you're using a paint sprayer inside or outside, always wear a respirator to prevent inhaling a mist of liquid paint. If you find that you are short of breath, seek fresh air and emergency help immediately.
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