Airless painting


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Old 12-28-17, 10:10 PM
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Airless painting

I need to paint my mobile home (aluminum siding) that has already been painted. I've been looking at the Krause Barker Harbor Freight airless rig.I understand that a better machine will last longer. I understand that you get what you pay for. But will it get me through this project adequately? Thanks.
 
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Old 12-29-17, 02:46 AM
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I don't know anything about that particular pump and their spec sheet was woefully lacking. A piston pump is always better than a diaphragm pump. A big issue with the cheap pumps is the unavailability of repair parts. IMO for a single project you are better off renting.

Not sure why you want to spray the exterior of a mobile home. I've always brushed and rolled them which does a decent job. Once you tape up everything that doesn't get painted you've not saved any time, not to mention having to worry about where the overspray might go.
 
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Old 12-29-17, 07:44 AM
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If you get the cheap airless sprayer and it has trouble you may have to slightly thin the paint barring any manufacturer's defects.
 
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Old 12-29-17, 08:58 AM
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It's almost a given that house paint will need to be thinned for spraying with a small airless. The gpm rating of the pump is a good indicator but that info seems to be lacking for that airless.
 
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Old 12-29-17, 10:49 AM
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Thanks to all for the input!
 
 

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