With summer winding down a lot of people are finishing up their outdoor projects. However, a lot of you have been on lock down inside because it is too hot. Just now peeking outside and looking forward to the next few months with it’s endless outdoor fun, without sweating profusely. This project is one that anyone can do, seriously! The easiest way to paint outdoor furniture: how to use a paint sprayer. I love redoing furniture, and getting to paint it without spending a ton of time is ah-mazing!
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Redoing furniture is not a strictly summer project, or even an outdoor furniture one. I was fortunate enough to get to use a new painting tool for this project. I got to use Homerights paint sprayer! I am one of those woman that scoff at tools being for men. Give me the power tools, the paint sprayers, the mitre saws and plethora of wood pallets. I want them all! But, I will leave the spider killing to my husband Dale, I draw the line there in my “manliness”.
I worked on the front exterior of my home for a curb appeal challenge. I did a ton of smaller projects to completely transform the front of my home. These tired and sad looking chairs and bench were immediately on my to-do list.
The first step when repainting furniture is to sand down any existing paint. You do not need to remove it all, unless the paint color is super dark. But get rid of any loose paint or chipped edges.
Then, here comes the fun and easy part of this project. Homeright has a spray shelter that is massive. My kids were very excited when they saw this put up, assuming we were going to be camping. That is how big this is, which is awesome because it means that large furniture pieces can fit in here.
I am using the Finish Max fine finish sprayer. This one is great for furniture redo’s and other similar projects. Each sprayer has a different use, so be sure to do your research before you purchase one. To use it was sooooo easy. I filled the paint into it (a turquoise color).
Aimed the sprayer.
And was amazed with how much I was able to cover with paint.
What would normally take me about 30 minutes to get one coat of paint, took me maybe 10 minutes. The best tip I can give with using a paint sprayer is to keep your movement even. Not too close to the furniture piece. Keep your hand steady and constantly moving otherwise you will get a lot of paint in one area.
The rocking chairs went through their coats just as quickly. I was blown away with the speed of this project!
I ended up doing two coats on each piece of furniture. It covered them beautifully!
I put some new outdoor cushions and pillows on o really have these furniture pieces work for my outdoor space.
That blue!!! There is a reason turquoise is my absolute favorite pop of color, it is perfection.
Just as a reminder, this is what they looked like before. Don’t get me wrong, I liked the yellow. But it was time for an update to them.
I feel like they fit in with my home and it’s existing aesthetic so much more now. My home is a coastal decor lovers dream and these chairs fit right in. Let’s just pretend this view is one of an ocean or sandy dune and we will be good to go.
Was I right? This is the easiest way to paint outdoor furniture: how to use a paint sprayer. I only have one regret…. not using a paint sprayer sooner! I think of all of the furniture redos I have done, and have patiently painted them all with a roller or paintbrush. I am giddy with what can be done now with my time. Really I am just planning all of the other furniture redo’s cabinet painting, room painting and more I can get done now! This is the proof I am DIY for life, I find an easier way of doing something and I am determined to do even more of it. Time to go thrift store shopping!
Have you used a paint sprayer on a home project?