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And to think all these years I've been painting with brushes!

Just picked up a fantastic new toy! A Kobalt Latex Spray Gun. You need a compressor (of course) but it's a fantastic tool. I am able to spray large projects in 10 minutes -- much better than the hour or so of hand brushing I was doing just last week. It's a great spray gun because it's specifically designed for Latex paints. No need for thinners or anything, just put your paint in the can and go for it.



I was able to spray the inside and outside of my mausoleum, plus the three side panels of my cider shack in about half an hour. It was great!

And with the speed of switching paint colors, I think it will make aging the mausoleum very fun.

I picked up this Latex Spray Gun at Lowes yesterday for $50. Well worth it.
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· Mill Creek Haunted Hollow
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I got a triple set of guns, too! Got them for Christmas a year or two ago. I was hesitant to use them at first - kept thinking it was easier to just tap a hammer than lug the compressor around. Now I have no problem "lugging" the compressor around if it means I get to use my nail guns. I love 'em and use them for all sorts of projects.
 

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Frankie's Girl, a compressor is a fantastic purchase/investment in your projects and your home. I love my compressor and use it for all sorts of things. I use it to fill the tires for our vehicles, I have a set of nail guns and a stapler, and now I have this great latex spray gun. The compressor and accessories have really allowed me to do a lot more in a much shorter period of time.
 

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Yup, this sprayer will accept latex paints and stains. I just ran a colored stain through it today and it worked great. I'm really impressed with this sprayer.

A couple of years ago I bought a Wagner home sprayer. The kind that you plug in and it has a little onboard pump so you don't need a compressor to run it. Well, I have to say I hate the darn thing. It was never consistent and clogged up all the time. My experience with Wagner made me nervous to buy a new sprayer, but this compressor-powered sprayer has been performing great!
 

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YHJ, I commend you on your ability to do a lot of decorating and building for free. It may take a little longer to find that "just right" piece, but saving money where you can is always a good thing.
 

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Something else I learned today...

When using a brand new Latex Spray Gun to paint the exterior of your mausoleum -- make sure the family minivan is far enough away that it doesn't get a dusting of paint!

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In retrospect, a paint booth, or at least some protective walls, would be helpful. I should have thought of that, but I was just so excited to start using the spray gun, I forgot.

I've moved the mausoleum onto the grass and tomorrow I will put down by big drop cloth and protect the lawn. Put a few other tarps around to protect anything else that might be close.
 

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Right now, pawn shops are a great place for power tools. A lot of people are pawning "slightly used" tools for some quick cash. A friend of mine picked up a dutch model table saw (really nice) for pennies on the dollar. A brand new model with the expansion table and everything could cost $4,000 or more. He got his for about $400.

And there are tons of sanders and drills and stuff available. I'm going over today to check a local pawn shop for router bits and a disk sander.
 

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Here is a current close-up of the mausoleum I'm building to show some of the color detail you can get with the sprayer. By changing the pattern and flow, you can get everything from a fine mist to a strong coating spray to a spitting splatter effect.



I am really liking this new toy!!!



 
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