Want to learn how to paint a room using a paint sprayer, and see how easy it can actually be? Keep in reading to see how I do it in no time!
*I want to thank Wagner Spray Tech for sponsoring this post, and the use of one of their products. My opinions are my own and I only endorse in products I believe in*
Hey there friends! I hope you have had a good week so far. We have been spending a lot of time outdoors these days enjoying the areas around us. But, that does not stop me from working on projects around the house. After we finished our greenhouse, I took a bit of time off to just enjoy life. But there has been a project that has been nagging at me for a long time and needed to be addressed. My teenage sons bedroom walls were in need of an update. Years ago, we painstakingly painted a chevron design.
Lets just say that as he has gotten older, that chevron design was not something he liked. They were quite cute at the time, but that time is apparently over.It was also quite busy for the rest of my home. So, it was time to paint, and I wanted to make my life a bit easier so I used my Wagner Paint Sprayer, the Flexio 4300 with the iSpray and gravity feed nozzle. Today, I want to show you how to paint a room with a paint sprayer, share the steps to take before painting and how to get a flawless finish.
First, I want to share the steps I took before I painted the room. I had to first decide what colors I wanted to paint, and for this project, I wanted to be consistent with the other rooms in my home and chose my favorite white paint, Benjamin Moore White Dove.
We decided that we would focus on adding some photography and keep it nice and clean. My son was all for that.
Once I had the paint, I started to prepare the room. The other walls were white, but not the right color, so I had to paint it all, as well as the ceiling.
Here are the steps to prepare to paint a room with a paint sprayer:
- Remove all furniture
- Use masking paper, plastic, and tape to tape off the windows to protect them from the overspray
- Protect the floor. I like to use plastic drop cloths as well as the heavy duty drop cloths. I like to use the masking paper first to give. clean easy line, and then I put the plastic under the paper so that it does not blow away.
- If you are painting the walls different from the baseboards, protect the baseboards as well by taping them off. I wanted the baseboards to be the same color so I tapes and masked where the carpet met the baseboards.
- If you are painting the ceiling a different color, I like to paint the walls first and let them dry completely and then mask off the walls about 6 feet to protect them from any overspray from the ceiling when you paint it. I was painting the ceiling the same as the walls, so I chose to paint the ceiling first so that it was done first and then painted the walls. You can adjust the suction tube inside the paint sprayer to make it easy to paint holding the sprayer on its side. I will explain more later.
- Mask of any outlets or light switches and light fixtures.
Now, let’s talk about how to paint a wall like this. This chevron wall is cute, but its kind of a nightmare to paint. I will quickly give a short explanation. Sand the edges of the painted design, and clean the wall. Spray a coat of good primer over the design. I focused mainly on the blue stripes since the background was white.
Make sure too adjust your paint sprayer to have the air pressure and spray range you want.
Once the wall is done let the primer dry completely before adding your coats of paint. If you are painting the wall dark, you can get a tinted primer to make it better coverage.
Now, its time to paint it and make it all pretty! Lets learn how to paint a room with a paint sprayer!
Of course, when using a paint sprayer, I always use eye protection and a mask. What is great about the Flexio 4300 is that it has a very small amount of overspray. When I use my bigger spray guns, I have to protect my hair and clothes as well, but I do not have to with this Wagner spray gun.
This paint sprayer has two different nozzles, adjustable material flow, pattern direction and air pressure. I used the iSpray nozzle for this project. It also comes with a Gravity Feed nozzle for small jobs with precise control. (I could have used it near the windows, but the iSpray worked great as well)
It also has a 15 foot hose which makes it easy to use all over the room without having to move the motor. I really do love this sprayer. You can see how I used it to paint my office bookshelves here using the gravity feed nozzle.
Now, painting a white wall white an be a bit daunting because you can feel like you wont be able to see, so I make sure to go in one pattern left to right, from the top and move towards the bottom. This way any overspray gets covered by a nice coat of paint.
I like to spray on an angle to get the corners of the wall and ceiling. When painting the ceiling, you can turn the suction tube inside the sprayer to angle towards you so that it will still suck up the paint when its being held up towards the ceiling.
I like to use the widest spray pattern along with a higher amount of air pressure to keep the paint even and smooth. Here is one wall, after it has been sprayed. The Flexio 4300 does a great job of keeping the paint pattern nice and even. This makes learning how to paint a room with a paint sprayer so easy!
Notice that there is a small amount of overspray on the window masking paper. Not too bad.
After the painting is all done, its time to do the most satisfying part, taking the tape and masking off the the widows and flooring.
I love this part, it makes it feel so clean and new.
I love how clean the lines are and how nice the window trim turned out too!
This painting job took me about half the day from start to finish. I was able to get some big muscles (my 15 year old) to help move beds, etc which made it easier. If you cant move the furniture out, pull it towards the center of the room and cover with drop cloths.
And here is the finished room!
We hung his headboard, which had been taken down to do this project. We love the simplicity of the wood blinds, and the white walls and trim.
We added one of my horse photos to the wall above the bed.
The space is clean and styled simply for my 15 year old son who likes to keep things minimal.
I love the touches of the ticking strip bedding, and the contrasting grey and black plaid pillows. This kept is manly but soft and cozy as well.
The clean and flawless paint finish is the perfect backdrop to this space.
A set of rustic wood shelves flank the opposite side of the bed, holding his favorite items.
He loves this space, and I love how easy it was to update and keep it in theme with what he likes and what I like.
The opposite side of the room is complete with a desk and his computer, which at this time, isn’t something worth photographing haha.
Learning how to paint a room with a paint sprayer is a skill that you can use over and over again. I like to compare painting a room by hand, and painting one with a sprayer. You may have to mask more and cover more items to protect them from overspray, but you spend way less time actually painting. This Wagner Flexio 4300 is an affordable option if you are looking for a paint sprayer that can paint rooms, exterior projects and detail work! Its a hand dandy little machine!
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