Toss the Messy Paint Brush and Spray Paint like a Pro

By Hawaii Renovation Posted in: DecorPaint

Professional house painters have used them for years; now Do-It-Yourselfers are painting like professional painters using airless sprayers — saving time and effort, and with better results.

When you paint, you want it done fast and what you painted to look its best. You are not only making an investment in your home, but protecting it from the elements.

Airless paint sprayers get tedious painting projects like fences, decks, home exteriors and garage doors done faster and easier than using a brush or roller. Besides, paint brushes and rollers are a mess and painting with them takes hours to complete a project.

With an airless paint sprayer, just pull the trigger to effortlessly release a consistent spray to cover house siding, fences, wicker furniture, shutters and other things that paint brushes cannot reach. A compressor and hoses are not needed. Airless sprayers are equipped with a powerful motor that sprays paint. Many paint sprayers feature easy adjustments for control over painting speed and spray pattern.

Airless paint sprayers come in several configurations and designs but all have the same general features. The basic idea behind how an airless paint sprayer works is that it pumps the paint and pushes it out the tip of the spray gun.

Airless sprayers provide solid, uniform coverage in a fraction of the time of traditional painting methods. Airless sprayers have a spray pattern from 10 to 12 inches depending on the model.

Airless Paint Sprayers can handle thin to thick materials such as semi-transparent stain, clear wood preservatives, water sealer, varnish, oil-based paint, oil-based stain or latex paint. Some models are better able to spray thicker materials because they have more power that helps flow thicker materials. When painting your next project here are the five things to look for in an airless paint sprayer:

1) Watts. A sprayer with 80 watts will handle thinner materials best, whereas a sprayer with 120 watts will handle thick materials with ease.

2) Flow or gallons per hour. This determines how quickly the paint will lay down on the project.

3) Square feet per hour. This will help you determine how fast a project can be completed with the sprayer.

4) Materials. Most sprayers call out which materials are best utilized with which sprayers.

5) Type of project. Sprayer packaging should also list if it is best for light, medium, heavy or extra heavy duty projects

HomeRight has a history of innovation, a passion for quality, and a desire to exceed customer expectations. For over 25 years, HomeRight has been an innovator in the consumer power painting industry. HomeRight is the originator of the PaintStick® in 1986 and today has a full line of power painting, automotive and home care products.

Here is a closer look at these products:

HomeRight Power-Flo Pro Piston Pump Sprayer

The Power-Flo Pro provides professional results at a homeowner price, saving thousands of dollars over hiring a painting contractor. A homeowner can paint the exterior of their house with a fresh coat of paint and renewed curb appeal in just a weekend using the Power-Flo Pro. The Power-Flo Pro offers fast painting, spraying five gallons of paint in as little as 20 minutes, which is 2,000 square feet in 30 minutes. The Power-Flo Pro Sprayer applies an even coating to uneven surfaces without brush, drips or roller marks. At 2,800 psi and .24 gpm (gallon per minute) of paint flow, paint reaches the surface with a velocity that covers the surface completely and evenly and with minimum overspray.

HomeRight Pro 8.0 Extra Heavy-Duty Power Paint Sprayer

The HomeRight Pro 8.0 is designed for the do-it-yourselfer with a large project that requires spraying for extended periods of time. Its patented, ergonomic, balanced mid-motor design reduces user fatigue. This sprayer comes with two speeds to regulate the flow for optimal spraying. Suitable for all paint and stain projects. Its high-speed pump technology provides a consistent spray pattern and an even finish. For larger projects, use the five-foot suction tube and clamp (included in carton) to draw liquid directly from paint can or 1 gallon plastic backpack (included in carton). It applies one gallon in eight minutes.

HomeRight Pro 6.8 Heavy-Duty Power Paint Sprayer

The HomeRight Pro 6.8 is designed for the do-it-yourselfer with a variety of projects requiring both stain and paint. This sprayer comes with two speeds to regulate the flow for optimal spraying of paint or stain. Ideal for paint & stain projects such as; shutters, lattice, sheds, fences, decks, garages and small home exteriors. Its high-speed pump technology provides a consistent spray pattern and an even finish. For larger projects, use the five-foot suction tube and clamp to draw liquid directly from paint can or 1 gallon plastic backpack.

HomeRight Pro 5.5 Power Paint Sprayer

The Pro 5.5 Power Paint Sprayer, makes painting faster, easier and saves time and work. Just pull the trigger to effortlessly release a consistent spray of paint, stain or wood sealer, to cover walls, ceilings, fences, wicker furniture, shutters and other things that paint brushes cannot reach. The sprayer’s powerful motor can apply up to five gallons of paint in under an hour. The Power Paint Sprayer can be supplied with thin materials such as semi-transparent stain, clear wood preservative, water sealer, varnish, oil-based paint, oil-based stain or latex paint all the way up to the heaviest liquid finishes and formulas.

This article is courtesy of Home Improvement News and Information Center.

Stress can affect the paint on our homes

Who among us hasn’t complained at one time or another about the stress we’re under? Yet our homes suffer silently in the face of constant stress.

It isn’t work, deadlines or family finances that cause problems for our homes. Rather, it’s the weather and environment. Even common conditions like strong sunlight and rain place stress on our abodes — and on the exterior paint that protects them, according to Debbie Zimmer, paint and color expert at the Paint Quality Institute.

Here’s how even ordinary weather can put strain on your paint and cause it to suffer:

Sun. While most people are happiest on sunny days, the same bright conditions can wreak havoc on paint. “Ultraviolet rays tend to deteriorate the binder in exterior paint in much the same way that the rays can harm the skin on our bodies,” explained Zimmer.

Moisture. Rain and high humidity can also be hazardous for exterior paint. In fact, any form of moisture can cause paint to soften and swell, eventually leading to blistering, cracking, peeling or flaking. On top of that, moist conditions support the growth of mildew, which can mar the appearance of any paint job.

Top quality 100 percent acrylic latex paints resist weather stressors in several ways, said Zimmer.

Compared to ordinary paints, high quality coatings are less affected by ultraviolet rays, so they tend to resist the sun’s bleaching effects. They also adhere well to the painted surface, so there is less chance of blistering, even in very moist conditions.

This article is courtesy of Home Improvement News and Information Center.