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Old 01-30-2013, 10:20 PM  
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Default paint sprayer and "encapsulating" paint recommendations for meth home remediation

Please respond if you have a specific paint, primer and/or paint sprayer that you'd recommend that fits the bill for this project!

I've recently purchased a home that was decontaminated from meth and I plan to live in it soon and use it later as a rental. I'm going to follow the EPA voluntary guidelines for meth lab cleanup which includes washing and sealing the walls. The washing has already been done by a certified decontamination company and the house has passed state regulations. So, the project that needs to happen before I can move in is painting all walls, ceilings and cabinets in a 1400 sq ft home. I'm looking for input on two items: choice of paint sprayer and choices in paint & primer.

The guidelines recommend encapsulating interior surfaces using oil based paint, epoxies or polyurethane, in multiple coats and using a paint sprayer rather than a roller. It also recommends using a primer that will not "deteriorate over time."

I see a Krause & Becker 5/8 Hp airless paint sprayer kit at Harbor Freight and without other recommendations, will likely go with it. I am not sure if all spray painters work for all types of paint or not. Please share if you have experience.

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Welcome to the site. I can't requimend a paint but I have done a simular job to get rid of a smell in a house. We did three coats of oil based paint and it did the job but the mistake we made was, we missed the area of the in the lower cabinets where the drawers and sink are under the counter and had to go back after the house was finished and do it.
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Thanks for the tip, I'll keep it in mind.
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