Wednesday, May 16, 2012

My Wagner spray painter!

This past year for Christmas I asked for a paint sprayer.

And I actually got it.

This is the kind I got.  It's a Wagner as you can see.  And it certainly isn't what you might consider top of the line, but I have never used anything like it before so I thought it best to start small.

This was a find off of Facebook that I got for $35.

I know, I couldn't believe it either!

Anyway, I decided the weather was finally nice enough for me to use my sprayer.  I took off all of my hardware and removed the drawers, and got ready for working.

My color of choice was Cosmopolitan.  It's in the blue family.

And here she is all prettied up.

I am loving the color.

So, how was the sprayer?  

I thought it did well, I had to practice a few times but after I got the hang of it I thought it had a nice smooth flow.  

As you can see there was quite a bit of over spray.  Seemed a little wasteful but I learned to live with it.

When the paint starts getting low, it will mess up the spray pattern and I had to reload my paint cup twice so that was a bummer.
But it does come with the hose so you can do continuous spray, which I may try next time.

All in all, I liked it.  

I did two coats, and I have to say it was definitely a huge time saver, I would still be painting this thing if I had hand painted it.

So I will give it a Thumbs up!

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