Asked by: Wenhui Asterain
asked in category: General Last Updated: 4th March, 2020

Can paint sprayer be used for stain?

Most people use a paintbrush, manufactured for use with oil paints, to apply stain to wood surfaces. You can use a paint sprayer to apply wood stain, as long as you understand some important concepts.

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Similarly, what's the best paint sprayer for stain?

5 Best Deck Stain Sprayers Reviewed

  1. Graco Magnum 262800 X5 Stand Airless Paint Sprayer.
  2. Earlex HV5500 Spray Station, 650 Watt, 13' Hose.
  3. Graco Magnum 262805 X7 Cart Airless Paint Sprayer.
  4. Wagner 0518050 Control Spray Double Duty Paint Sprayer.
  5. Wagner 0518080 Control Spray Max HVLP Paint Sprayer.

Furthermore, is it better to spray or brush stain? When using a roller or airless sprayer, ALWAYS back brush the stain to really work it into the wood grain. Spraying is a great application (just be extremely cautious of overspray), but the magic is in back brushing it into the wood.

Secondly, what kind of sprayer do you use for stain?

A Quick Comparison of our 5 Favorites

Model Price Editor Rating
Graco Magnum 262800 X5 Check Price 4.7/5
HomeRight C800971.A (Best Value) Check Price 4.5/5
Wagner FLEXiO 590 Check Price 4.2/5
Goplus Paint Sprayer Check Price 4.1/5

Is it better to spray or roll stain on a fence?

Spraying vs. I recommend using an airless sprayer when applying wood fence stain. Use a sprayer to quickly apply the material on the surface and a brush and roller to push the material into the wood. For cedar, a 9-inch roller with a 3/4-inch nap is suitable for filling the porous surface well.

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