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Painting with electric airless sprayer?

I know you can get good results using a roller/brush but spraying always does a better job (assuming the prep work is good to begin with).

Has anyone painted their decks, etc. using 2 part paint (i.e. Awlgrip, etc.) with one of those airless electric paint sprayers?

If so, what was your experience?
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Painting with electric airless sprayer?

If you aren''t experienced with linear polyurethanes, and you don''t have the proper respiration gear, do NOT spray awlgrip or imron. You WILL develop the IQ of a rutabaga IF you live through the paint job - and it CAN kill you. You can do a very good job rolling the stuff with those little 5 or 6" "dildo" foam rollers, and without tipping with a bristle brush. "Boat-length paint job." Looks perfect from one boat-length away. LP''s are bad, bad things to breath.
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Painting with electric airless sprayer?

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Painting with electric airless sprayer?

Wow.. that'' a pretty strong caution (and well taken)

Actually I do have experience with 2 part paints of the automotive variety, just not Awlgrip, etc. And I do have a good respirator but if I spray I will double check the filters to make sure they are of the proper type.

My question was about the electric airless paint sprayers though and if they would work with 2 part polyurethanes. Since I don''t have access to compressed air I thought maybe one of those would do the trick. Or not, if someone with experience with them notes otherwise.
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Painting with electric airless sprayer?

You might get the answers you need from U.S. Paints (Awlgrip mfr.). That''s where I''d start. You can also rent a small electric compressor and buy a sprayer for considerably less than the paint, reducer, thinner, etc., etc. will ultimately cost you.
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Painting with electric airless sprayer?

Remember, even with the "airless" there is overspray, and without an approved resparator, you won''t finish the paint job until they find you.
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