Is it worth picking up one of these to paint a relatively small area of fence (around 70 feet)?

Is it worth picking up one of these to paint a relatively small area of fence (around 70 feet)?

Is it any more or less likely to bleed through to the neighbours than brushing? Is that a realistic issue that I need to worry about?

I have gaps between the bottoms of panels and the ground, concrete and brick in areas too, so would need to cut in around those, but I am planting in front of all of those areas anyway.

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  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

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  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >worth it?
    That’s subjective. It will save you time brushing so you have more time to prep for overspray and clean the overspray.

    >bleed through?
    No bleeding unless you’re a pussy. It’s just going to propel atomized paint particles into the atmosphere where spray vector becomes a moot point as said particles seek out and adhere to every unintended surface.

    You’re going to want to bring some naphtha as well. It’s cheap and cleans good enough. plus you’re a painter now, so soak it into a rag and self administer chloroform style while you ponder life’s mysteries and make everything look nice for the people to look at.

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You ever think of just using a cheap pump up garden sprayer set to as fine of a mist as you can and spraying it on with that? I hear of people doing that and then just throwing the entire sprayer away when they are done...

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I had a big Graco sprayer, and sold it for the smaller handheld version. Mainly for refinishing furniture and it's easier to clean and store than a big one. The big one will do a quicker job on a fence. So unless you plan on using it for future big stuff, you're probably better off renting one for a couple hours just to paint a fence.
    Check with your neighbors first. Pick up a picrel for $30, they always come in handy eventually and the neighbors might let you tape off on their side of the fence first.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >masking the other side
      You're better off in my opinion just stapling vapor barrier on the other side with a hammer tacker. The cheapest non-code plastic film is like $10 for a 9'x100' roll. Making tape won't hold much on painted wood, and it might just fly off with the gust of air from the sprayer. Even less work if you can have a helper, like a family member: have him or her walk along the other side and hold a large panel, whether it's a scrap piece of plywood or a bunch of real estate signs attached together. You just want the overspray not to fly off. As soon as it is disturbed by something in its path, it falls off very quickly and will not go far. Obviously wear work clothes as you and your buddy will get some overspray.

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    you can get a hand pump sprayer for weeds that works fine for such a small job for much less.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      A water based wood stain maybe, not for paint.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        who paints a fricking fence you fricking dolt

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          paint protects things and makes them last longer, moron
          paint is primarily to protect things, secondarily for aesthetics
          everyone who actually builds shit for a living knows this from experience

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            you paint a fence once you have to keep painting it
            you get treated timber it lasts the same and you never have to re treat it

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    There's $65 cordless sprayers that fit onto a dewalt battery all over amazon. Haven't sprung for one but would like feedback.

    Have to paint a large area up on rickety ladders. If it only holds a liter of paint, and has no cords, that'll be better for me.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      There's a commercial brand available in store that is DeWalt compatible. It's at Home Depot I think. But if you're worried about cords, you should know that anything cordless is usually a lot heavier. On a ladder, you can tape your extension cord to a rung and let a few feet hang for the sprayer. If it holds more than a liter, just don't fill it as much. There is typically no minimum volume for it to work, except for one thing: the pickup tube is typically angled so it will keep working when spraying upwards OR downwards, but not both. You decide to point the pickup tube to the front if you intend to spray downwards or to the back for upwards, but it matters only if the reservoir is running low.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Graco is the Dewalt compatible.

      • 4 weeks ago
        BecauseISaidSo

        I meant like this:

        Paint Sprayer for Dewalt 20V MAX Battery, HVLP Spray Paint Gun with Brushless Motor and Copper Nozzle

        https://a.co/d/3WSj9wt

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Get the Graco stuff instead, like the other anon has mentioned. At least it has some warranty and some resale value.

          • 3 weeks ago
            BecauseISaidSo

            That's $700 I don't have. Will try the chinese jobby and if it gets this one job done, it will have been worth it.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >https://a.co/d/3WSj9wt
          I wouldn't get battery, they die super fast. Harbor freight used to sell a "chicago" cheap shit corded paint sprayer but it looks like they got rid of it and only sell some 70 dollar "pro model" garbage? If you have an air compressor might be best to get an air sprayer, they're like 15 bucks.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Ok. The homeowner has a couple of small compressors on site. Will check it out. A combination kit you suggest?

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Those small HVLP sprayers are nice, they waste less paint and are easier to clean than an airless and have way less overspray than a traditional spray rig...plus what it does make is less likely to stick.

    Pretty easy to control the pattern and once you have one you'll find plenty of other uses if you havevyour own place that needs maintenence or even do stuff like refinishing furniture.

    Especially if you have stuff like fencing to do its money well spent.

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Just buy a cheap pump up sprayer its low pressure have someone back roll with a 3/4 nap roller
    Thank me later

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Used a plug in one to paint chairs was pretty neat. Definitely faster and better looking than a bruch.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    get a weed sprayer, manual pump. it's about $30 and will do just fine for stain

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    nah just use a brush you lazy bastard, it's only 70 ft and you won't do it again for another decade or two

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >tell me what I should think and want, anime forum
    >does spraying paint at gaps between and under the fence mean i'll spray paint on things that aren't the fence?

    if you're this frickin brainless you should just stay inside

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