A few weeks ago I purchased a new paint sprayer. We had several interior doors that we needed to paint and I knew the sprayer would do the job well. Plus I've been wanting to try a sprayer out on my furniture. So it was a win win situation.
I figured a gallon of paint would do all 8 interior doors we had. Especially because it's a paint/primer in one. And an expensive $34 per gallon paint. I was really wrong....
Well, as you can see there was a LOT of over-spray. I'm not sure if I was doing it wrong or what, but this stuff was all over the place. And god forbid the wind shift my way.
It ended up getting all over me. ALL over me. And all over my yard. Oh, and I managed to get some on the house too!
The painting part was much quicker though, and I really like the way it covers without streak marks of a brush. BUT there are a couple of disadvantages in using a paint sprayer.
For starters, that gallon of paint/primer only got me 4 doors into the project before I had to go buy another gallon.
Second, the weather has to be just right to go outside to use the sprayer. I could never use it inside because of the over-spray. I've found that his has put several of my projects on hold, when I could have just painted inside by hand.
The doors did turn out really nice and we are happy with them. But I think the use of the sprayer is going to be limited to really large projects.
So, I'm back to painting with a brush lol. I would be interested to hear what others have to say about using a paint sprayer!