Do You Need a Paint Sprayer?
In my opinion, painting with a sprayer is more efficient and effective than using a brush or roller. Once you get the hang of the sprayer, you can achieve super even coverage in a fraction of the time it would take to paint by hand. Plus, the sprayer can get into all the finicky nooks and crannies that a roller can’t.
If you’re a DIY addict like me or if you’re working on a total house remodel, I highly recommend investing in a paint sprayer. Sure, most DIY projects can be completed with a good old-fashioned paintbrush or roller. But because we’re constantly working on home upgrades and DIY decor, this sprayer has been totally worth it!
Our Favorite Paint Sprayer
We’ve tried several different tools over the years, and our favorite by far is the HomeRight Super Finish Max Paint Sprayer. Not only is it really easy to use, but it’s also super affordable compared to its competitors. (Right now, it’s only $107.98 on Amazon!) The large-capacity paint container means less stopping to refill, and its three spray patterns make it perfect for just about any project. The kit we purchased also comes with a few different nozzles for different types of paint – like primer, stains, and chalk paint.
How to Use the HomeRight Super Finish Max Paint Sprayer
Ready to start painting? Here’s how to use our favorite paint sprayer!
Step 1: Prepare your paint.
First things first, you have to thin your paint. If you use regular paint, you’ll get a pocked, orange peel consistency. We like to mix about 85% paint and 15% water directly in the sprayer. Mix with a paint stirrer for about a minute, and you’re good to go!
Step 2: Do a trial run.
Before you jump into a project, practice on some scrap wood or a large piece of cardboard. Hold the paint sprayer about a foot from your practice surface, and spray in straight lines up and down or side to side. If your surface has grooves or texture, spray the first coat from one angle and the second from the opposite angle to get full coverage. There’s a bit of a learning curve with any sprayer, but the one we recommend is easy with a little practice!
Step 3: Start painting!
Once you get the hang of using the paint sprayer, start painting! Once you’re done, clean the sprayer with soap and water while the paint is still wet. (Trust me, it’s way harder to clean once the paint dries!) Pretty soon, you’ll be a painting pro!
We love finding new tools and tricks to make our DIY projects easier. This sprayer does just that! I’d recommend it to anyone with a long list of DIY projects. Grab one for yourself, and don’t forget to share what you make with it!
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