How to properly tape this room off to spray paint the ceiling?

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  1. Dec 9, 2017 #1

    farmerjohn1324

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    I have a paint sprayer. How exactly do I tape off all the walls and floor? What materials and technique?

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    Finish your floor repairs first. Once all the dirty work is done, buy the cheap plastic and tape the edge right next to the ceiling, then go to town.
     
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    Lol. The concrete is filled in. All floor repairs are done. I just need to finish some drywall work before it's ready to paint.

    When you say "next to" the ceiling, do you mean under the ceiling? Is there a good picture I could Google?
     
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    If you are doing the ceiling first why worry about the walls?

    Show us a picture of the sprayer you plan on using.
     
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    No way would I go to all the trouble of all the prep time, and clean up, to paint a single ceiling with a sprayer.
     
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    Agreed! Masking the ceiling off, would be the least of my worries.
     
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    Because I didn't plan to paint the walls other than touching up what will show after the cabinets are put in.

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    What would be the most of your worries?
     
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    Finishing the walls, priming and painting before installing the cabinets.
     
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    After the walls are done, you don't think I should tape/plastic anything off so I don't spray paint on the walls?

    That pic is a couple days old. That large hole in the wall is covered by drywall now.
     
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    It's your time and money.

    Priming an area reveals the faults, which are a lot easier corrected, then, then after a, because it is a kitchen, semi-gloss.
     
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    Okay. Here's what it looks like now, in case you wanted to see. I just need to put up a triangular piece of drywall above where the cabinets will be.

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    Step 1: Prime Everything with the sprayer.
    Step 2: Spray the walls (over spray wont matter unless you are painting a dark color)
    Step 3: Make her open the box.
    Step 4: Tape out the wall with either painters tape and some plastic sheeting or even better use masking film (Link)


    On a separate note if the area is really as small as it looks the work cleaning the sprayer is going to make it easier to just roll the paint on.
     
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    Yea I'll probably roll the walls and spray the ceiling.
     
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