How to Paint a Room with Airless Sprayer Safely

There are several procedures that you need to know if you are still not familiar with airless spray. An airless sprayer uses an electrically run hydraulic pump to move paint from a bucket or container, through a tube, into a high-pressure hose, to a spray gun, and, finally, to the surface. Once you get used to it you will find that airless sprayer is easy to use. Another way to comprehend how to use it safely and rightly is by reading its written constructions.

If you think that work with airless sprayer is elbow grease, you better change your mind. As the instructions will tell you how to change the system with solvent (usually water or mineral spirits, depending on the paint you’ll be using) and how to draw the paint through the hose to the spray gun, while to cleanup, the procedure is inverted: Pump the residue paint out and rinse with solvent.

The spray rig is only needed for a day or two, but plan to spend at least another day beforehand to thoroughly mask off everything you don’t want to paint. Other tip is to cover every floor surface, windows, the fireplace, and doors with cloths. Remember to overlay all hardware with masking tape. Do not forget to cover small things, such as switches and outlets. Paint from a sprayer hastens the tiniest of air currents and settles a fine steam of overspray on every side of the room.

You may need time to finally getting used to with airless sprayer, so plan to practice on some timbers or other parts that can be used as a practice material. Moreover, protect your body from being splashed by the paint by wearing painter’s mask, a hat, and old clothes with long sleeves to protect your arms. It is better to keep at least one window in each room open or you can use an exhaust fan to pull out the paint vapor out of the room, besides the strong smell of paint vapor is not good for your health and it can make your head gets dizzy.


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