Friday, June 25, 2010

Paint Sprayer Take One

Last weekend I was ready to try out the paint sprayer I bought off craigslist. It was a great deal for five dollars and has never been used. I didn't say new because it's from 1986!

I have such a passion for transforming old pieces of furniture and giving them a new life. I'm hoping this will be the answer to get a better finish and get the job done quickly. Time is of the essence when you have a four year old!

                                                                   Here she is circa 1986.

My sweet husband got me all set up with a spraying station. Very professional, don't you think?


I started by practicing on some old frames that I forgot I had from a garage sale. Unfortunately I couldn't get the paint to spray nice and even so it was time to pack it up for the day. Off I went to do a little reading on the subject and find out how to properly thin the paint.

The weekend is here and I am ready to give it another try. I have three friends waiting for me to perfect my technique so I can spruce up some of their finds. I am so excited about that...wish me luck!

17 comments:

  1. Good luck. You must share the results...

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  2. Ooooo, fun! Again, I so wish we were neighbors. :) Can't wait for you to share your perfected technique!!

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  3. I have always wanted a paint sprayer! Look forward to seeing the end results.
    Sharon

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  4. First off, LOVE the new look! Secondly, how much fun will that sprayer be!!! What a great find, I would be a painting fool... Have a great weekend and HAPPY PAINTING!

    Best wishes,
    Tammy

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  5. can't wait to see how everything turns out:)
    xo

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  6. Wow, that's so pro! I have always wanted a sprayer, but usually it ends up being a can :) Can't wait to see how the frames come out, and the projects to follow. Have an excellent weekend!

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  7. 5 dollars! That is great!I am sure once you get it down you will be painting like mad!
    Have a pretty night!
    Kristin

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  8. Oh I'm so happy you found one for $5. It's a great price to pay to see if that is a route that will work for you. If it does, can you please give us a little tour of how you use it properly. I consider myself a pretty handy person and I bought an HVLP (I'm embarrased to say how much I spent on it) and haven't gotten it to work for me properly yet. I know I need to get an airless but just keep using a brush and roller. Hope yours is a dream.

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  9. Great score for 5 bucks!
    I had a bit of trouble with mine to begin with. Just had to thin the paint right. There was ALOT of overspray too so make sure there's nothibng close-by that you don't want covered in spray mist.Good luck with it.
    Angex

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  10. Good luck with the paint sprayer!
    It seems very fun to do
    Can't wait to see the results!

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  11. Hi Londen--Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I thought I would take a quick peak at yours and have spent entirely too much time here :) I love your ideas (butterfly project-amazing!)and your knack for designing on a budget. Will be sure to follow your updates.

    Oh, and I'm pretty jealous of your sprayer and paint station!

    Keep in touch,
    Emily

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  12. Oh, the things I could paint with a sprayer and a paint spraying station...huh, what was I saying? Just daydreaming about your paint sprayer :)

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  13. Looks like a great sprayer! I would love a tutorial on how to....I have zero experience with spray painting. Happy Painting!

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  14. looks like a keeper
    I'm jealous

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  15. I would love to have a little paint spraying station!

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  16. Awesome, you are so lucky to have a husband that is willing to set up a spray station let alone not give you grief for ruining his grass and he came home with that dresser for you? Wow...nice

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