i have to paint a new home and have never done any painting before.

i have to paint a new home and have never done any painting before.

since the wall and ceiling will be the same colour i was thinking of not doing any masking and with each stroke of the paint gun i run it over the ceiling and then wall like this. Is this a good idea?

  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >i was thinking of not doing any masking
    What is electrical outlets, what is windows, what is floors, what is light switches, what is light fixtures, what is door knobs, what is HVAC vents, what is hinges, what is borders and trim?
    >paint gun
    >Using a paint gun with zero masking
    >Probably going to skip painters tape as well

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Paint the ceiling first then paint the walls. Walk backwards when you do the ceilings or paint will fall in your eyes.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It is if you know how to prep - like the other anon said, what is masking, and why you do it. Spraying gets paint everywhere, and you don't want it on windows and trim. Sprayers, in my opion, also put paint down pretty thin, so overspray is really apparant.
    Most of the work in painting is prep. Taping everything off, putting plastic down, and for spray, hanging a plastic sheet in doorways, because sprayed paint will drift.
    Spraying ceilings can be better, but honestly, if you know what you're doing, rolling and cutting rooms goes pretty fast, once the prep is done.
    Did I mention how important prep is?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >you don't want it on windows
      nonsense the amount of time it takes to tape a window is about the same as just removing the paint from it with a razor blade.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        good bait

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >paint gun
    >no masking
    lmao cant wait to see your disaster

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      OP's a new landlord it sounds like

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous
  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    You're way better off with a roller and paint brush than a sprayer. Unless you're painting a couple thousand sqft I don't see a reason to spend that much on a machine or even rental.

    Prep is a bitch, you can totally do what you're describing, but as mentioned previously you will need to mask off the windows, outlets, probably even the trim.

    If you are intimidated by the amount of work required to use a paint brush and roller, don't be, there's much less prep and it's dirt cheap.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      fuark that. I'm going through 45L of paint. stuff putting that all on manually

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It's easier to just take the outlet covers off rather than mask them all. OP will unironically probably end up doing more work with a paint gun instead of just a roller and brush because you have to mask off absolutely EVERYTHING you don't want painted if you're spraying.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >More work.
        But the sprayer is faster and using brushes and rollers will be more work.
        The spray gun just shoots the paint on the walls perfectly like Youtube says.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Be a paint monkey.
    >See this thread.
    >Understand now why I have so many smoke breaks.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Sprayer ftw

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    This will be fine OP. Just make sure to tell them to add a shot of black. Let them know you are a pro.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      YOU SHOT A BLACK?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        No you ask for "a shot of black" in the white paint.
        It's like a code so the paint person knows you're a "pro" and will respect you more.

        Kind of like when you go to Chick-Fil-A and order things off the "secret menu."

        Retail workers love that shit.
        They literally give me free stuff all the time just because I'm a better customer than other people.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    NO

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I desperately hope this is new construction and there's no flooring, electrical, cabinets, trim, etc installed. If that's the case, put plastic over the windows and staple it to the inside of the rough opening and spray away.

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