For someone who loves painting as much as I do, would you believe I have never used a paint sprayer? Today I’m going to share a HomeRight Paint Sprayer Tutorial because this is a must-have!
I was recently gifted a HomeRight Finish Max sprayer, and I can honestly say that it’s a total game-changer. I tested it on a simple chair, and it worked great. I can only imagine how helpful it will be on larger, more ornate painting projects.
The sprayer comes with very detailed instructions, and the first thing I did was test my paint using the included viscosity cup. You dip it into your paint and time how long the liquid takes to drain. The instructions include a thinning chart, and you compare your time with the chart. I had to thin my primer with water (I used a latex primer and paint).
Once you have the consistency needed, fill the sprayer container with your paint.
You need to make sure the pick-up tube is inserted into the cylinder and facing the correct way (it’s labeled really well). Attach the container to the sprayer and plug it in!
Here’s what I was painting – a simple chair from IKEA. (I bought a bunch of these chairs, and I’m in the process of using different types of paint on them. I’m excited to share this with you soon!)
You can adjust the spray pattern to horizontal, vertical, or cone. You can also set the paint flow by turning a knob on the sprayer.
Now you’re ready to pull that trigger, and it is SO fun!
Make sure you paint 4-10 inches from your piece and keep a stiff wrist.
I was surprised by how few drip marks I had (The sprayer is strong and smoothly blows the paint). However, I just softly rubbed in the drip marks while they were still wet.
Once you’re done (I washed my sprayer in-between primer and paint), just rinse out the container and any extra paint it may have.
Once cleaned, fill half the container with warm water and soap (for oil-based paint you’ll need to use a cleaning solution recommended for oil-based paint). Plug the sprayer in and spray for several seconds until all the paint has passed through. Dump out the extra cleaner.
And that’s it! I hope this HomeRight Paint Sprayer Tutrial was helpful.
Go create something!
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