Painting shutters - need some advice

macneill

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So, we ordered a bunch of custom interior shutters for our place. In hindsite, I should have gone with a place that painted them, but that's water under the bridge.

They all have the movable piece in the middle that adjusts them open or closed.

I need to paint these suckas and after doing one with a brush, I want to spray the rest.

I used an oil final coat to match the rest of the trim in our place.

Can I spray oil? Should I find a comparabel latex?

I need help.
 
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either product can be sprayed....i have used an airless sprayer for both...clean up from a latex product will be easy...clean from an oil based product not so easy...both will perform fine in your situation

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Wagner power painter with the correct tip for what ever you choose. I like latex cause it cleans up easier and I am lazy, that's why I know the Wagner will work.:D With latex it comes out a little lumpy but flows level.
 
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Wagner power painter with the correct tip for what ever you choose. I like latex cause it cleans up easier and I am lazy, that's why I know the Wagner will work.:D With latex it comes out a little lumpy but flows level.

X2 on the Wagner and Latex. Thin the latex with a bit of water and it won't clump or get the newest Power Painter and it will spray anything with no problems. I painted our cabin last year with a power painter and it worked fine. Lots of time spent refilling but....
 

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I'd vote for spraying the oil. I would rent/borrow a decent airless spray rig instead of the Wagner thingy. Use a 210 tip so it doesn't come out too fast or have a huge pattern.

I've found that oil is actually easier to clean up than latex. It takes maybe 1-2 gallons of "dirty" paint thinner and a quart of fresh thinner once you get the technique down.
 
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Oil base sprays well from any kind of sprayer, but you might need to thin it a little. Check your pattern first. Clean up is easy with thinner.

If you are spraying gloss or semi gloss latex, use "Flowtrol", which will make it spray and level much better.
 

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