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Old 12-06-2010, 09:35 PM   #1
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Easy Way To Spray Orange Peel


We are doing some exam rooms in a medical clinic, they are wallpaper now and we painting. I am doing a skim coat on the walls and using the orange peel in a can. We can only do 1 room at a time and noise is a major issue. I was looking at the wagner texture gun, any experience with one of these? I like the cans but its running $70 a room for that stuff. I realize I could put the compressor outside and run the hose through a window but the set up/clean up time for just one room is almost a wash with the cost of the canned texture.
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Old 12-07-2010, 05:49 AM   #2
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I have to ask............If your skimming the walls, why bother with a texture?

I tried the wagner once,Had a hard time getting the results I was looking for. I have not had time to ''play''with it. it is sitting on a shelf in my garage.

I read bad reviews about the Wagner but still went ahead and bought one. It blows good air and has three nozzles.I swore I was going to master it.

Tried it once,practiced on some scrap drywall,thought I had it all figured out. But at the repair job I was doing at the time it did not work as planned.

I know that thing will work......just need to ''fine tune'' my technique

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Old 12-21-2010, 12:07 AM   #3
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How about one of those hand pump texture guns.

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They are a little pricey though
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You'll get the best and most even results with a spray rig or a hopper and compressor set up. Hand sprayers as pictured above are only good for small areas and are hard to get an even texture size and pattern.
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OBVIOUSLY a hopper or rig is the best way to go but he's using cans now!!
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We are doing some exam rooms in a medical clinic, they are wallpaper now and we painting. I am doing a skim coat on the walls and using the orange peel in a can. We can only do 1 room at a time and noise is a major issue. I was looking at the wagner texture gun, any experience with one of these? I like the cans but its running $70 a room for that stuff. I realize I could put the compressor outside and run the hose through a window but the set up/clean up time for just one room is almost a wash with the cost of the canned texture.
Drywall texture should not be an option in exam rooms.
Even Animal Hospitals want smooth wall for scrubbing and sanitary purposes.
When the primer and paint goes on with a roller, it will give it enough orange peel.
That's how I would sell it.
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Drywall texture should not be an option in exam rooms.
Even Animal Hospitals want smooth wall for scrubbing and sanitary purposes.
When the primer and paint goes on with a roller, it will give it enough orange peel.
That's how I would sell it.

I agree. I was thinking WTF texture in a exam room. It should be smooth wall.
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i would do almost anything to avoid those damn expensive cans !!
15 minutes to clean a hopper? its a no brainer.

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I realize I could put the compressor outside and run the hose through a window but the set up/clean up time for just one room is almost a wash with the cost of the canned texture.
No. $12.00 for a bucket of mud. That will probably do the whole job or at least several rooms.
And your orange peel will be way more consistent.
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i would do almost anything to avoid those damn expensive cans !!
15 minutes to clean a hopper? its a no brainer.
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We are doing some exam rooms in a medical clinic, they are wallpaper now and we painting. I am doing a skim coat on the walls and using the orange peel in a can. We can only do 1 room at a time and noise is a major issue. I was looking at the wagner texture gun, any experience with one of these? I like the cans but its running $70 a room for that stuff. I realize I could put the compressor outside and run the hose through a window but the set up/clean up time for just one room is almost a wash with the cost of the canned texture.

Guess we'll never know the end of the story?
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Sorry guys, been busy. I am doing orange peel because it was requested by the building owner. It will be much easier to clean than the textured wall paper coming down. I typically use the cans for small repairs, the ones I use I can match just about any orange peel texture by varying the can temperature and factory nozzle. Being an operating clinic I cant run my compressor in the place so my hopper stays in my trailer. Running extension cords 100' and hoses 50'-150' and picking up all that stuff is enough trouble, add in having to worry about running the compressor to close to a window where a patient is, the noise from the hopper itself etc. is not worth it. The building owner understands the cost each way as well as whats involved with each method. I am going to push a bit more for no texture at all since a new problem has come up, the cans have quite an odor to them especially when you spray 4 of them in a tiny room.
I did decide against the wagner gun after reading mixed reviews on it, given the time crunch I am in on these rooms I just dont care to start messing around something I am not sure about.
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Have you tried the water based canned texture? It is alot more acceptable then the Oil based. I would try to do the work after hours so I could use the compressors if at all possible. This would save time/money.
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I am using the water based which typically doesnt smell too bad but 4 cans in one room is pretty strong and they are complaining. As for after hours, its probably not the best time but I am sick of working all the time and was trying to avoid any late evenings since this is going to be an ongoing project. I am going to push the smooth finish, the simplest texture in the world has turned out to be the biggest pain in my ass.
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Re: Easy Way To Spray Orange Peel


Have you thought about trying different types of paint rollers. With a little bit of playing around with different rollers and mud consistencies, and maybe a knockdown knife, I'm sure you could achieve a texture similar to orange peel. It probably won't be an exact match but may be acceptable. I hope you factored the price of those cans into the job, those things are friggen expensive. Not to mention the minimal coverage you get per can.
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Canned textured isn't always easy to use. Use the hopper gun if you can.
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Try primer with thick nap roller for a light texture. Good luck with it.

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