Don Freix 29 Jan 07 06:30

Cunning, I'm not so sure about that. ;^)

Don Freix 29 Jan 07 06:28

Wayne, I have to confess that spraying any finish is really not high on my list of preferred work. It is simply the best way occasionally. Having apprenticed with an old time painter 35 years ago, I can still almost, "cut a sash," blindfolded. To me a brush in my hand is so much more a satisfying work than any spraying ever could be. Be sure to keep in mind all safety rules for ventilation, protective gear, etc. If you are thinking of using the hand-pump pressurized garden-type sprayers, the ones next to the exterior wood deck finishes are the ones to look at, sold expressly for applying finishes. Multiple, thin coats, adequate drying time and proper paint viscosity for spraying should equal success.

Wayne Eteveneaux 29 Jan 07 01:21

A very cunning plan.I have some varnishing to do soon,so will try this.I will also try it using paint. Thanks for the tip.

Rob Rohde-Szudy 02 Jan 07 08:52

Excellent ideas, Don!

Don 30 Dec 06 09:04

Laszlo, Key words were small projects and not doing everything at once. Different throw-away bottles have different spray patterns. As with any spraying work you would develop a feel for squeezing and moving the nozzle across the piece. Practice on something first and see what happens. Though I have not yet tried it with varnish or paint, I have sprayed clear saturation/protection finishes on wood decks and concrete slabs using a hand-pump pressurized garden sprayer. A small version of one of these tools is something I might try if the need arose for larger project spraying with a small investment in equipment. Happy New Year.

Laszlo 30 Dec 06 05:08

Don, interesting tips, thanks. How much skill does it take to apply a thin even coat while pumping by hand? And how much spraying can you do before your hand cramps? Laszlo