Spray Painting a Living Room
Materials for Painting:
124 Fluid Oz Sherwin Williams-Alabaster in eggshell
Primer for the Brick Fireplace
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Tools for Painting:Wagner Spray Painter 3M Large Paint Project Respirator Respirator Mask Filters
Paint Suit, protective spray sock (protects head)Painters Tape Plastic (Hand Masker 1.41-in Multi Surface, 1.5MIL 12ftX50ft, 72inX90ft, 48inX180ft, 12inX180ft green masking) 3M Hand Masker Dispenser Drop Cloth
Next it was time to prep the room to paint. We used the tape and plastic/paper dispenser to make covering the windows, fireplace and opening to the rest of the house, easier and faster.
We had to literally close off the entire room with plastic.
Here is Cody in his painter’s suit.
Here is what it looked like right after we painted the fireplace, shelves and some of the walls. With a spray painter, you have to cover everything so that you don’t have over-spray on your floors or furniture.
Closer with the mantle installed and the cabinet and drawer fronts installed. We painted the cabinet and drawer fronts outside with the sprayer.
Here is the end result of the painting. We did spray paint the walls as well, but I had to roller paint one wall. The larger the surface, the harder it is to get a real even coating with the sprayer. I would suggest roller painting large walls instead of spraying. The Wagner Spray Painter worked wonderfully for the built-in shelves and the fireplace. The brick would have been really hard to get a nice finish if it was painted by hand.
Tip for using the Wagner Spray Painter: Make sure that the opening
Here is some video of the spray painter in action: