Using a paint sprayer can be messy if you don’t protect the surroundings, and furniture from overspray. So here’s how to prevent overspray when painting furniture.
This step-by-step tutorial uses the Wagner Double Duty Paint Sprayer.
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We’ve received so many questions about our Wagner Paint Sprayer that we decided we needed to dedicate a series of posts on how to use a paint sprayer to refinish furniture.
I could never go back to brushing our paint on all of the pieces we refinish. Not only does spraying make painting easier and faster, but it also creates that smooth even finish you see in stores.
Today we’re giving you all the super secret details of how to protect all of your surfaces, both inside and outside as well as the area where you’re spraying.
This is such an important step to making sure each piece looks clean and crisp, inside and out; as well as making sure your work area stays unpainted.
How to Protect the Floor
No matter what piece you’re working on, it’s always best to have some sort of barrier on the ground.
Not only do we usually want to protect the ground from overspray, if you’re spraying outside, you really NEED to protect the finish from getting dirt and debris all over in it.
This is especially important since the paint sprayer can easily blow up dirt that will stick to the fresh wet paint.
We typically use plastic or cheap shower curtains from the dollar tree for just this. You really can’t beat that price especially when they need to be thrown away after a few uses.
Then we place a few scrap pieces of wood around the border to keep the shower curtain from flying away in the wind. Super simple and easy!
UPDATE: Cardboard boxes or this thin cardboard roll is really great to lay on the ground when spraying!
How to Protect Drawers When Spraying
After a bit of trial and error we found the best way to protect the inside from over spray.
First, make sure all hardware is removed, including the door hinges.