How to Use a Professional Paint Sprayer

paint sprayer

This post is sponsored by Homeright for which I was compensated to write. Any opinions given are completely my own.

I am completely in favor of technology. The faster I can do something, the better. That goes for everything in my life including painting. More speed gives me more time for important things like cuddling with our kitty, feeding my children or taking a nap on the couch. I am sure you understand the need for speed!

finished pallet planter

I recently used Homeright’s Finish Max Pro Fine Finish Sprayer to complete my Pallet Planter and Privacy Screen. This type of rough wood is a bear to paint with a brush. I wasn’t even going to attempt it, because I know it would have taken FOREVER to paint.

white pallet planter

The Homeright paint sprayer made short work of it this large project. Spraying the paint into all the crevices on this piece saved me a ton of time. I used an exterior latex paint for this project to protect the wood from the elements.

white pallet planter with flowers

I love how it turned out. You can read the DIY tutorial here for this project.

visccosity test

This deck railing is another project that I used the sprayer on. All those slats were too close together to use a paint brush. The sprayer worked great on them.

visccosity test-5

Just don’t forget to screw the paint cup on to the sprayer VERY SECURELY.

I was not so careful and I had a bit of an accident. Whoops!

The best thing about this product is that you can use it over and over again. Can you imagine how many little cans of spray paint this would take if you had to buy them individually? A crazy amount!

visccosity test-3

The Finish Max Pro Fine Finish Sprayer works great with latex paint, provided that the paint passes the viscosity test. I didn’t know this, but every brand of paint is a little different. Some are thicker than others, so you have to repeat the test each time you use a different brand of paint to get the right proportions. If the paint is too thick it will clog the sprayer and won’t spray efficiently.

This little blue cup that comes with the sprayer has a hole in the bottom, as the paint runs through it, you time how long it takes to empty. If the paint is too thick and runs too slow, you will need to add water. For my projects, I used 3 paint to one part water.

white pallet planter with flowers

I gave this piece two coats of paint. I did not use a primer because I liked the rustic look of the wood showing through the paint. Time to find another project to paint!


Thanks to Homeright for sponsoring this post!


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  1. says

    I’m a huge fan. I’ve seen time and time again in blogland how so many can transform something really ugly into something completely differnt and beautiful with spray paint.


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