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Old 10-29-2005, 01:07 PM
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Painting Advise Needed....Lattice Work

A while back I built a rail around my deck and patio using treated lattice. It has cured and is now time to paint. I installed the lattice panels so that when it came time to paint them I could remove them and spray paint them. Well, today I got set up and did a practice panel. Spraying lattice puts more stain into the atmosphere than it puts on the lattice. And really doesn't look that great either.
Now, I would rather chew aluminum foil on my many tooth fillings than to have to dab each of those panels with a brush!! My sanity wouldn't survive!
Does anyone know a different technique to apply oil stain to lattice? As you can see from the photo I have a LOT to do.
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Old 10-29-2005, 01:30 PM
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1. Ice down 3 six-packs of beer.
2. Open beer, take deep sip.
3. Drive to paint store, tucking beer in crotch for safe keeping. Take sip of beer and search radio for sports channel. Take sip of beer.
4. Ooops, missed turn. Take sip of beer.
5. Pull into 7-11 to turn around.
6. As long as your here, go get another six-pack of beer out of the cooler to take home. Drop empty in trash and feel ecologically enhanced.
7. Open beer and drive home.
8. Get home and suddenly remember you didn't get in the car to buy beer.
9. Take a sip and laugh at self for being so stupid. Take a sip.
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1. Ice down 3 six-packs of beer.
2. Open beer, take deep sip.
3. Drive to paint store, tucking beer in crotch for safe keeping. Take sip of beer and search radio for sports channel. Take sip of beer.
4. Ooops, missed turn. Take sip of beer.
5. Pull into 7-11 to turn around.
6. As long as your here, go get another six-pack of beer out of the cooler to take home. Drop empty in trash and feel ecologically enhanced.
7. Open beer and drive home.
8. Get home and suddenly remember you didn't get in the car to buy beer.
9. Take a sip and laugh at self for being so stupid. Take a sip.
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I was expecting "Look for idle Mexican along way".
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Old 10-29-2005, 02:29 PM
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I did a lattice thingy around a deck about that big, and the lady wanted semi-natural looking cedar/redwood color, so I sprayed an oil, Pinafinn brand, something like that, with one of those airless, loud buzzing sprayers. You're right. Lots of atomized mist in the air. Still, it's way easier than hand dabbing.

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I used to wear my respirator in the blue room (blue plastic outhouse) at work when they were late on cleaning it. Can't smell a thing.

I see these guys down in NOLA wearing paper masks and people are complaining about the stink and I wish I could air-drop a few thousand gross of those respirators on them.
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Buy 300 gallons of paint. Put all of the paint in a tank and hand dip the lattice pieces. Then resell the leftover paint. I like bot's answer better. Use lots of beer. Have fun, I wouldn't have the patience to paint it with a brush either.
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I didn't even pull out the Wagner airless. I painted my shutters with it and more paint dripped off than stayed on. I may try a two pronged appoach. Use a small roller to start with and then cover the missed spots with a foam brush. And yes, LOTS of beer will be involved.

Next time I'll buy the already colored vinyl lattice.
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Old 10-29-2005, 04:56 PM
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One guy on each side with spray guns works pretty good.
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Nahh, just get an old Binks or DeVilbiss compressed air sprayer,thin out your oil/latex pain with the proper medium,set the pain feeder/air bleeder nearly wide open,set your pattern knob for full wide and back up the lattice you're spraying with cardboard or lauan,simple.
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Old 10-29-2005, 05:20 PM
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yeah, small roller and you'll have iit done in no time.. there is of course the painting party too...
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Nahh, just get an old Binks or DeVilbiss compressed air sprayer,thin out your oil/latex pain with the proper medium,set the pain feeder/air bleeder nearly wide open,set your pattern knob for full wide and back up the lattice you're spraying with cardboard or lauan,simple.
I used my Sharpe siphon feed and just couldn't get it to provide a good coverage without soaking the wood. The nature of lattice is such that there was too much stain on the dense parts of the wood while the porous parts, say next to a knot, were still transparent. To even it all out painted more air than wood.
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Old 10-29-2005, 06:37 PM
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For super-absorbent wood a basecoat of shellac or white Binns sprayed on first will prevent this.
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For super-absorbent wood a basecoat of shellac or white Binns sprayed on first will prevent this.
Good advise. I was planning to use an oil based stain, but I may have to go with paint. If that is the case, then primer will solve the problem.
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Old 10-29-2005, 09:08 PM
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I used the actual wood the first time and then replaced with the vinyl. I am not a big fan of using other than wood yet I must admit I don't miss that one extra chore. I always used my sprayer with stain and had good luck. I still don't miss it though.
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Nahh, just get an old Binks or DeVilbiss compressed air sprayer,thin out your oil/latex pain with the proper medium,set the pain feeder/air bleeder nearly wide open,set your pattern knob for full wide and back up the lattice you're spraying with cardboard or lauan,simple.
i would have to agree. i used my binks spray gun to paint many things. cars,my parents house, rod iron fenc, and to spray stain on my grandmas gate
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Old 10-30-2005, 06:23 AM
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I used my Sharpe siphon feed and just couldn't get it to provide a good coverage without soaking the wood. The nature of lattice is such that there was too much stain on the dense parts of the wood while the porous parts, say next to a knot, were still transparent. To even it all out painted more air than wood.
Your Sharpe operates on the same principle as the other guns mentioned,it should have both pattern and feed adjustments.

With housepaint,which I don't thin out like Automotive enamels,I find 35-40 PSI

makes good coverage and reduces the overspray.

Remember,don't thin it too much!
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