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Default Paint overspray prevention?

dadiOH wrote:

I have not so far used my Magnum paint sprayer, but when my wife
mentioned to our neighbor that I was planning to use it to paint our
wood siding, she (the neighbor) expressed great concern that the
overspray would pollute their new-last-year vinyl siding. Our end
walls face each other about 20ft apart.

I am planning to practice first on our shed, which is well away from
their house, but are there any general tips for preventing
overspray? -- apart from the obvious warning not to spray when the
wind is blowing in their direction. I'll be using latex paints, if
that makes a difference.

20 ft apart ??? FORGET IT...Unless you'ld like to buy your neighbor
new siding....With neighbors that close you can forget about any
outside spraying..You'll be paying for car damage as well as new

Even with an airless sprayer?

So who uses these sprayers that are on sale "everywhere" if they are
unsuitable for use in ordinary subdivisions?

Twenty feet apart isn't an ordinary subdivision, it is a ghetto

I may have underestimated the 20ft somewhat. It's no ghetto (our lot is
almost 3/8 acre, the neighbor's a little less), but each of these two
houses has been built with the garage end not far from the property
line. On the other end of our house, where a living area faces the
neighbor's living area, the separation is greater.