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Old 03-04-2012, 11:24 AM   #1
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I,m thinking of pressure washing a basement including ceiling and duck work then letting it dry and then painting the ceiling/walls with a airless sprayer. Will the paint hold or is this a bad idea? Ceiling is open with exposed framing.

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Old 03-04-2012, 12:52 PM   #2
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pressure washing? Soaking the sub floor, framing, plumbing, furnace, hot water heater, electrical? Floor drain?


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OK, let me try it this way. How does one prepare a basement ceiling/walls for painting with an airless sprayer? There is a lot of dirt/dust on the duck works etc.
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Never tried painting a duck !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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silly it's a basement who gives a flying cow patty if its dirty or done right, get the sprayer, and spray the dirt out, 'course you might want some waterproofing paint for the block walls and the paint the floor last , thats the time to clean. Don't bother painting the stained toilet, not worth the trouble. hope this helps.
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No to the pressure washer. Go with a shop vac.
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Compressed air will also work well. In the past I have also used a landscape blower (open the doors so you dont kill yourself with monoxide).

Use oil primer and the best respirator you can find. Vaseline your cheeks; the fumes will melt your brain.
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Compressed air will also work well. In the past I have also used a landscape blower (open the doors so you dont kill yourself with monoxide).

Use oil primer and the best respirator you can find. Vaseline your cheeks; the fumes will melt your brain.
I would also add, please shut off any pilots, you may melt more than just your brain.
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I paint ducks all the time. You really need to get out more.
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