Using a paint sprayer for your paint jobs
So when Dave and I moved our old shed to the other side of the yard to use as a playhouse, we purchased a new one to replace it. Timing was not ideal as the weather turned and we were unable to get a coat of paint on it. I was working in the yard over the weekend and realized that if I didn’t get my poop in a group….winter would be here and the shed would have no paint job….again
Let me tell you….I was not enthused to paint this thing. So I decided to invest in a sprayer.. a Wagner Flexio 590….Spoiler……life saver!!!!
Here is a before shot, from when we were working on expanding our parking area. The shed sticks out like a sore thumb with no paint.
I set aside a few hours on a nice day and got to work. Here is a pic of my fab new toy
Now to warn you…..there was a nice practice sheet to work on before working on the real deal….but I figured that I had a giant wall with no windows to worry about…so I could practice on my shed. It took me a few passes to really get the hang of it. You can see in the pick the first quarter of the wall was quite thin, but I go better and better as I went.
and better and better. I kept time on 2 sides that I painted….so 20 minutes using the sprayer, including my learning curve. I had additional work to do cutting in with a paint brush around the door. So all in with painting and clean up time, it just under an hour. Amaze-balls!!! I was seriously concerned about the clean up on the sprayer but it was super easy.
Overall – my purchase was a great one. The clean up was easy and it was way faster than it would have been with just my roller.p.s. I purchased the sprayer all on my own…..I just wanted to let you know what I worked on this past weekend and what a great purchase it was. Crap!!! The sprayer turned my weekend project into an afternoon project….so I kinda feel like I am getting away with something!! It’s like those new washing machine commercials…..’Keep moving tiny people’