May 12, 2011 6:10 pm
I understand that when spray painting it is essential to mask the windows, doors etc. What about the ceiling? When spray painting the Walls, I assume that ceiling should be masked too? This sounds like a PITA. Is this the main reason why most painters use a roller for the Walls?
Re: Spray painting and masking2
May 13, 2011 9:25 am
Are you spray painting yourself? If so, I would advise there is a real skill to spray painting, to get a good finish you need an experienced touch.
Overspray will go EVERYWHERE no matter how skilled the operator. If you are using a different ceiling color to walls, do ceiling first then you will need someone to hold large sheets of cardboard to protect the ceiling while you do the walls. Anything you do not protect will end up with very fine paint mist on it so masking and sheilding is essential. Despite that, if you know what you are doing, you should only need one coat and you can spray the entire interior of most places in a day or so and the time saving can make the extra work well worth it.
Re: Spray painting and masking4
May 13, 2011 11:34 am
I won't be painting myself...
Is that how the pros do it as well? Hold up large sheets of cardboard to protect the ceiling?
My brother does (He has a painting business) and specialist paint shops always keep their pallet cardboard for the painters so my guess is most use that method. But I think more usually they wpuld spray the walls and roll the ceilings (spray first then roll).
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