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 it make painting easier and faster, it also creates that smooth even finish you see in stores.
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When we started painting furniture, we didn’t have any outdoor space to paint in, except for our apartment balcony or the shared entry way. We lived that way for over a year while we brushed everything on. When we moved to a home with a garage and a decent sized backyard I was over the moon! I quickly started researching paint sprayers and had so many questions about how to use them and which one to get. After talking with my sister and mom who have paint sprayers I decided on the Wagner Double Duty Paint Sprayer.
-I love that it comes with two containers. Since I’m always using it I end up keeping a constant supply of poly in the small container and change out the color of paint in the big container.
-No air compressor needed. This baby has it’s own little compressor built in, so there is no need to spend hundreds of dollars on a big enough air compressor to run your spray gun.
-It’s easy to take apart and clean out. This is a must as I’m constantly cleaning this bad boy.
-My favorite part is that it is reasonably priced – especially when you take in account the other paint sprayers that have to be connected to an expensive and huge air compressor.
-Not only do I love my paint sprayer, but I love how quickly it paints my furniture. You know the dreaded white paint that takes 5 coats before you get complete coverage? I would dread brushing all of those layers on before. Now painting everything white isn’t so bad since those 5 coats each go on in seconds. Now I get to do other things while I wait for the paint to dry. Who wouldn’t want that?!
When you think you have it about right, grab the viscosity cup and the timer or stopwatch. To test if the paint is the right consistency for the sprayer, dip the cup completely into the paint and start your timer or stopwatch as you bring the cup up out of the paint. You are looking for the paint to completely run out of the bottom of the cup within 25-40 seconds. I prefer the consistency of 30- 35 seconds, but as little as 25 or as much as 40 seconds works too.
|Testing the consistency of the paint|