You know I love my Wagner paint sprayer and I use it all the time. Sometimes I paint entire rooms, often I paint furniture, but the one little secret I haven’t told you about yet is painting the little things. Batch painting is a little trick I do every few months and it is SO HELPFUL for a few reasons! Thanks to Wagner for sponsoring this post, all opinions and ideas are my own.
I hoard random things from thrift stores and garage sales, often buying things I’m attracted to, but don’t know what I’m gonna do with yet. This little habit of mine gets a nice pile of stuff growing in the closet or garage and as I sit and brew on what to do with my treasures and my husband’s blood pressure rises, the ideas come to me over time. Then every few months it’s time to get to work. That’s when I bust out my Wagner paint sprayer and go to town painting all the things.
I keep a huge sheet of particle board so I can paint outside in the sunshine on nice days. As the weather turns and it’s either too hot or too cold, I work in a covered or enclosed spot and use my Wagner spray tent. If you don’t have one of these handy dandy gizzmos you totally should!
Next, I line up all projects and spray the day away. Not really-it usually only takes a few minutes to spray. It takes longer to let the paint dry between coats than it does to paint these little pieces. Here is why I choose to batch paint with my Wagner FLEXiO 5000 Paint Sprayer.
Benefits of Batch Painting
- Less clean up – People ask me if it is a mess or hard to clean a paint sprayer and the answer is NO! I have had a sprayer a long long time ago that was a nightmare to clean. My Wagner sprayer is not at all. BUT – it is always nice to knock out a few projects at once and only have to clean up once. That goes for cleaning anything. Less is always better to me.
- Time Saving – It takes way less time to set up, spray and clean up when you knock out multiple projects versus doing all of this multiple times for multiple projects.
- Assembly Line Benefit – I paint one piece and go to the next and so on. By the time I finish the paint on my first coat is usually dry and I can touch up almost immediately. No waiting in between or getting sidetracked on other stuff and not finishing at all. I am part squirrel and this happens to me occasionally. OK frequently.
- Instant Gratification – Nothing gives the satisfaction of painting a ton of stuff at once. You can knock out a ton of projects in a day and that kind of momentum is not to be ignored. If you have a long list of decorating to-dos this will help you whittle away at your list and get some confidence to work to completion.
- You get better – The thing with a paint sprayer is you get better at it the more you use it. Sometimes it takes me a minute to get into a good rhythm and when I batch paint I tend to do a better job and receive a better finish because I get in a groove.
I hope this little batch painting tip helps you get projects started AND finished! Most of all I want you to have confidence in using a paint sprayer because they really do make your projects come out like a pro and they are not hard to use – you can do this!!! Look how cute my little shadow boxes turned out with a fresh coat of black paint to bring them up to date! Let me know if you have an paint sprayer questions, I’d be happy to help you. You can see some other projects I completed with my Wagner Paint Sprayer along with helpful tips here:
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