The Best Tips And Tricks To Use When Spray Painting! | Ideas For Home Decor

The best tips and tricks to use when spray painting! | ideas for home decor

The favorite part of my home design and decor was the painting. I loved it. Except sometimes my spray painting finishes would just suck so much that I had to sand everything off several times before I got it right. I didn’t even know how I got it right until I started paying attention to what I was doing before, during and after the job (home design painting ideas). First thing in home decorating, get the right tools for the job sweetie, improvising is all well and good, but not to the detriment of your cute home decor. So, let us begin with the before part; pay attention to the material that you are going to spray paint andfind out what KIND OF spray paint will adhere best to the material, for example don’t use a paint that’s designed exclusively for plastic on metal that’s going outdoors, you know what I mean? It will go left quickly! Secure your area with a paint booth (shelter tent, empty box depending on the size of the item you are spray painting). Wear protective gear, paint particles can be inhaled, and it can make you ill; also choose a location that has no environmental interferences like sunlight and wind, it must be in a controlled setting, my home design experts can confirm this. Next, you must clean the surfaces that you are planning to spray paint properly if you don’t well…you’re going to have an awful paint job on your hands. That’s not me trying to hurt your feelings, I’m just giving you facts; no diy tricks only proper preparation for this kind of job. We are going to have a lot of points during the spray painting btw (smile). If you are using a spray painter make sure that the paint is mixed properly, and it is thin enough to flow through the hose out the nozzle, if you don’t mix your paint well, you will have to stop and unclog the hose AND nozzle and start all over (who has that kind of time to waste?). In addition to paint mixing for the sprayer, decide what paint setting would work best for the item that’s being remodeled. Finally, after the spray painting is done (it depends on how many coats you need to apply for the desired effect), let it dry completely. Go do some shopping, walk the dog, do something, anything but do not touch it until it is dry or else you run the risk of smudging the thing and we must start over (I am not a fan of doing the same thing twice). I hope these little ditties will help you moving forward and that’s it for my two cents for getting the best result from your spray painting projects, thanks for sticking around and listening to an old man ramble on about painting. 🙂

Before you start to spray paint that chest, shake the tin for at least two minutes. | design home ideas

Before you start to spray paint that chest, shake the tin for at least two minutes. | design home ideas

I know it’s exciting to start to change the appearance of your DIY project (home design ideas), but before you do, remember to shake the tin vigorously to ensure the paint mixes well!

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We need a smooth overall spray paint finish for this do over! | diy home decor crafts

We need a smooth overall spray paint finish for this do over! | diy home decor crafts

So here’s another tip to make sure your paint job is flawless. Prep the furniture well, that includes sanding and protecting any hardware you can’t remove (diy home decor crafts). Failure to do this will make your paint job look rough and blotchy.

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I spray painted this chair in under 1 hour! | home decor crafts

I spray painted this chair in under 1 hour! | home decor crafts

Who doesn’t love a good rocking chair huh (home decor crafts)? Painting this by hand could take damn near forever. Instead use a sprayer, just ensure that you mix the paint good enough so that it flows through your tube effortlessly.

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Creating hombre inspired baskets | hgtv home decor

Creating hombre inspired baskets | hgtv home decor

For this stylish look (hgtv home decor) you will need four cans of various shades of blue spray paint (white, sky blue, aqua blue and dark blue). Start from the top and work your way down, it’s ok if the paint overlaps, that’s what will give it the hombre finish. Take your time and repeat on all sides.

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Protect your work area with this spray shelter. | just home decor

Protect your work area with this spray shelter. | just home decor

I know you want to grab that tin of spray paint up and just go off on that vase (just home decorating), but pause…this tent-like spray shelter will keep the spray paint from escaping and getting anywhere else, except where it is supposed to be. Give it a try!

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Tips and tricks using the spray painter

Tips and tricks using the spray painter

I mentioned the spray painter a while ago, I wanted to revisit it and give you some quick tips for getting the most out of your machine.
So here it is:
Wear protective gear, you don’t want to inhale those tiny particles.
Mix your paint well (take the time and get this right) it will save you a lot of a headache from dealing with a clogged nozzle.
Make sure your settings are set correctly for the job that you are doing.
Move your entire arm back and forth when spraying, it’s a good technique to make sure the paint has been distributed evenly on your surface.

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I spray painted this chest of drawers with zero problems.

I spray painted this chest of drawers with zero problems.

It can be difficult sometimes to paint furniture pieces like a chest of drawers. Simply because it involves more than one part. So what I did at first was keep the drawers pushed in and sprayed one coat let it dry and then another and let it dry. When that was done, I took the drawers out, covered the face of the drawer and sprayed painted the sides to give the whole thing a pretty extraordinary finish.

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Metal outdoor garden furniture sprayed pastel blue

Metal outdoor garden furniture sprayed pastel blue

For this metal outdoor set, I washed the furniture using TSP, then using a wire brush I scrubbed the rust that was on the set off as best as I could (get in those corners), I primed it with Rustoleum and then I started my paint job. To make sure your paint doesn’t drip, spray very lightly!

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I spray painted dishes everyone! Let me tell you how I did it.

I spray painted dishes everyone! Let me tell you how I did it.

I bought a set of old dishes and sprayed it several times with good ole Rustoleum paint and primer (glossy white) and that was it! Just remember that you need to do several coats instead of one heavy one.

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Instead of laying my door handles on their sides I stuck them in an old box so I could paint them.

Instead of laying my door handles on their sides I stuck them in an old box so I could paint them.

I used to hold the door handles in my hand (wearing disposable gloves) to spray paint them, that was until I discovered I can just pop them in a box and get a nice even spray without ruining the paint before it dries.

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