A Guide On How To Use A Paint Sprayer While Painting Indoors


Paint sprayer has been a dominating tool which plays a vital role in painting anything and anywhere. As you know, paint sprayers can create various textures and designs due to its adjustable nozzles which are not available in various other painting tools. Further, paint sprayers when used produce lot of fine paint particles which shall get deposited on the undesirable regions of the house and spoil the entire household by providing an unwanted coat of the paint over valuable assets like furniture. But, painting outdoors shall not require such constraints like painting your indoors. Listed are some of the aspects which inform you about painting indoors with paint sprayers.


1. Ventilation

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The first and foremost step which should be compulsorily followed before starting to paint the interiors of a house is to provide enough ventilation to a workspace. Hence, the windows and doors should be open wide in order to allow ample airflow to the room. This airflow shall remove the fine paint particles which float in the air before those paint particles deposit over any valuable item inside the living room. Moreover, abundant air shall also allow the air compressor to operate efficiently without getting hot and tired. The most effective feature of ventilating the workspace is that it can dry the paint on the wall quickly without any delay.


2. Masking

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Hope the meaning to the word “Masking “is very clear to all. It is a simple technique by which the floors, ceilings and the walls of a room are covered by a plastic sheet from a company such as Simply Plastics and taped in a place order to prevent the affinity of the walls towards the paint. By doing so, the paint fumes shall not spread to the walls nearby and taint the perfection of the paint coat. The ceiling of a room is the first place to be masked as the weightless paint fumes can easily deposit over the ceiling which shall annoy both the owner and the painter.

Further, if the ceiling is to be painted with the same color as that of the wall then masking the ceiling becomes unnecessary. Apart from masking the floor and the walls, primary preference needs to be given to the furniture, couches, beds, wooden assets, kitchen wares, doors, windows, vents, etc. over which the paint particles can get easily attached. So it is always better to move such valuables outside the room and if that is not possible then you can mask them before starting to paint.


3. Drop cloth

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Usage of drop cloth is crucial in the strategy of painting as it provides good protection to the flooring. Some type of floors shall be highly reactive to paints of various concentrations and the chemical ingredient in the paints shall abrade the surface of the floor thereby spoiling the strength and look of the floor. Hence the usage of drop cloth is highly mandated in order to secure the floor.

Drop cloths are of three various types which involve plastic drop cloth, paper drop cloth, and poly drop cloth. The plastic drop cloths are strong enough such that they don’t tear but they do not absorb the paint which falls on them and so cares should be taken to avoid spills while disposing of them. The paper drop cloth absorbs paint, but it can tear easily, whereas the poly paper cloth absorbs paint; it can also be torn but not easily like a paper drop cloth.


4. Secure assets

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Before you start to paint the indoors make sure that you secure all the indoor articles like television, home theaters, glass items, flower vases, books, electronic goods, clothes etc. Not all these items can be shifted outside the room and so proper shelter should be provided to them with a material like a drop cloth which is immune to the paint. It is crucial to provide more concentration to the chandeliers, bulbs etc which are more susceptible to get a paint coat.

5. Strokes of paint

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Although paint sprayers can spray paints in various strokes there are certain procedures to be followed before you start it. Adjust the nozzle of the paint sprayer to provide a horizontal and vertical stroke. The painting strokes should be chosen depending upon the need for the effects it creates.

A vertical stroke of the painting shows your ceiling to be tall and the horizontal stroke makes you feel your room to be more spacious. If the orifice of the nozzle is set vertically, then the paint is sprayed horizontally and vice versa. Before starting to paint, check the amount of spray by target your paint of a paper or a wooden plank so that you can feel comfortable about the working of the paint sprayer on the real target.
6. Sweep it

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When you start to paint try not to concentrate on a single point as you can accumulate thick paint coating on the wall which makes it look awkward. Move your paint sprayer at a speed of 1 to 2 feet per second in order to achieve perfect coat on the wall. And the most important aspect to remember while painting is that to maintain a constant distance between the wall and the paint sprayer which ensures uniform distribution of paint on the wall. If you happen to swing your hand like an arc (moving front and back) the finish shall be really awkward.


7. Damp cloth

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Folks shall wonder what a damp cloth has to do with a standard painting mechanism. Repeated and prolonged thrust of paint from the sprayer shall accumulate a minute amount of paint around the orifice of the nozzle. As time moves on, those paint particles shall become harder and hinder the flow of paint. Hence, damp cloth in your pocket is necessary to wipe out the accrued paint at the tip of the nozzle at short intervals.


8. Rotate objects

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Apart from the walls, ceilings and floors but also furniture, tables, chairs, small household items also require painting. But all the items cannot be placed in the open space and painted which can result in excess of paint usage. Also, they can’t be held in the hand while painting which shall spoil the perfection. Hence, small items should be placed on a wooden plank and it can be sprayed from different angles to achieve pleasing results.


9. Small jobs are difficult

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Painting the large coverage shall be easy even for any new apprentice. But the real professionalism lies in painting the small regions confined within a corner. The clear-cut edges of two different colored paints which can be seen after removing the masking tape shall be the real proof of expertise. Also, molds of the ceilings which possess a contrast color to the color at the center of the ceiling should be crafted by concentrating on the nuances without any flaw thereby exposing the real essence of quality.


10. Safety

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This is the most important aspect which you should follow regardless of the environment you are about to paint. Fine particles of some paint shall be very harmful to the lungs and also to the eyes. Hence proper safety precautions should be compulsorily followed to ensure the protection of the self.


Impermeable coveralls, safety goggles, head covers, gloves, shoes with adequate buttons to ensure additional grip are the most important necessities which a perfect painting expert should possess. Moreover, the paint when sprayed at high pressure shall cut your fingers when accidentally encountered with the flow of paint. Hence proper hand gloves are also essential. Disposable coveralls which are extensively available in the market shall also be a perfect choice.