How To Paint Interior Walls With A Paint Sprayer

Painting a room with a sprayer can get the job done in a flash!Find out how to do this by reading this instructive article!

If you're going to paint or repaint one room or more inside your house, then a paint sprayer can make the job go a lot faster! A paint sprayer is powered by electricity. Once you fill the reservoir at the bottom of the sprayer, all you have to do is to pull a trigger to release the paint.

The best paint sprayer to use inside your house is the airless type. It has less over spray than other types of sprayers.

To begin this project, you'll first need to start by painting the ceiling. If it's going to be a different color than the walls, then you'll need to mask off the upper walls. Use painter's masking tape and either brown Kraft paper or waterproof plastic to do this. You'll also need to cover the floor with plenty of drop cloths.

As for protecting yourself, a paint sprayer is generally not as messy as a paint brush or roller can be. If the paint is applied correctly, it won't drip. But, still, you should wear an old long sleeve shirt to protect your arms, and a pair of long legged pants. A pair of light plastic gloves would also protect your hands while allowing you freedom of movement. You should also wear a pair of safety glasses to protect your eyes.

Open the windows and doors in the room to allow for proper ventilation. Then, fill up the the machine with the first load of paint. Plug the sprayer into an electrical outlet, and begin to paint the ceiling. Start in a corner of the room and work your way across, then up. Move the sprayer back and forth by using slow, even movements. Make sure that you completely cover one area at a time before you move on. But, try not to overlap areas or you can create heavy spots of paint. Not only will these spots drip, but they will also look darker than the rest of the ceiling.

Watch your supply of paint and reload the sprayer as you need more.

Finally, when you have finished spray painting the ceiling of the room, go back and check for any missed spots. Touch these up as needed, then immediately empty any leftover paint out of the reservoir if you're done using that particular color. You'll also need to rinse the paint out of the machine and clean it by following the manufacturer's directions.

Carefully remove the brown Kraft paper or plastic, and the painter's masking tape off of the walls. Before you spray paint them, you'll need to mask off some other areas of the room that you don't want painted. Besides the ceiling, of course, you'll need to mask off the woodwork, window frames and sills, door frames, electrical wall outlets, baseboard heaters, et cetera.

To paint the walls of the room, you'll need a long, wide paint trimmer. This device has a handle attached to a piece of curved plastic. It's available at any home improvement store, as well as at many hardwares.

Refill the reservoir of your paint sprayer, then hold the paint trimmer in place. You'll need to start in a corner of the room. Hold the trimmer so its edge is in the crack between the ceiling and the wall. Its wide body should be shielding several inches of the ceiling. Then, begin to paint the wall;

work your way across, then down. Move the paint sprayer back and forth by using slow,

smooth movements. And, move the paint trimmer carefully across the walls as you go.

Once you have finished the first wall, move on to the second, et cetera, by using the same process.

After you have finished painting the walls with the sprayer, immediately clean the machine out. If you don't, the paint will dry and harden inside the sprayer.

Finally, refer to the manufacturer's directions and allow the paint on the walls to dry thoroughly.

Then, remove the painter's masking tape and paper or plastic, and, take up the drop cloths from the floor. Now, you're finished with this project!

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