|Forum topic by Vrtigo1||posted 05-09-2011 06:20 PM||1160 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
05-09-2011 06:20 PM
I know this has been covered extensively in other threads, but I am totally new to spraying finishes so figured it would be easier to start a new thread rather than confusing myself even more by reading other people’s questions. So the other day I built my wife a pine adirondack chair, everyone else in the family saw it and now I think my next 5 weekends are going to be spent building more. I was originally planning on brushing on primer and then some sort of outdoor paint/enamel.
I got to thinking that if I have to paint a bunch of these things, that it’s going to take a really long time, and I’m not really as thrilled about the painting part as I am about the building part, which led me to wonder about the feasibility of spraying them.
I am looking for some info on both what type of gun I would need and what type of paint I should use. As I said I have exactly zero experience with any type of spray finished, so I would like to keep the initial investment small until I can determine if this will work for what I am trying to do. Any advice would be appreciated.
EDIT: Also – any advice about other setup considerations would be welcome. I.E. is this something I can do in my garage or would I need to do it outdoors? If I do it in my driveway, am I likely to get overspray on my car? If I have to do it outdoors, how long does the paint take to dry? If I did it on a small table in my back yard, would I have to leave the pieces out for an extended amount of time (and thus protect them from the elements) or do they dry quickly enough where that isn’t a problem?