I'm excited to share something new with you today. This month I participated in The Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest a monthly contest where furniture flippers are challenged with a theme and a product sponsor. This month's theme was Spray it Pretty and was sponsored by HomeRight.
I jumped at the chance to try this sprayer, it had been on my tool wish list for a while, and it did not disappoint!
Sponsorship Disclosure: Some or all of the hosts of The Fab Furniture Flippin’ Contest receive monetary and/or product compensation from the sponsoring brand, HomeRight, in order to complete their themed projects. HomeRight will also provide the prize package for the contest winner.
So here are 4 of my dining room chairs. I bought these almost exactly a year ago at a thrift store - $15 for the 4! Score! They may not look like it, but they are seriously the most comfortable wooden chair I've ever sat in. The finish was dull and brown though, so they were on the "to-be-painted" list. Painting chairs is my least favorite thing to paint, so there was not much rush. Then when I found out I was chosen to be part of this month's contest - I knew the chairs were finally going to get the makeover they needed.
I tested out the sprayer on a piece of paper first, just to feel the control I would have, and then I just went to town on the chairs. If you'd like to see the sprayer in action, I filmed a LIVE Facebook video while spraying - you can watch it here.
One tip, when painting chairs, start with them upside down. That helps you get all the nooks and crannies on the underside, then flip it upright and paint on.
I was nervous about coverage and drips. I did my best to spray evenly, and even though this was my first time using a paint sprayer, it was pretty fool proof. I didn't see a single drip on the chairs, and the coverage was awesome - only one application needed!
If you try the Finish Max (or any sprayer), just be sure to work in a well ventilated area. Also, make sure you protect the area you are working in, most of the over spray ended up on my drop cloth but when I pulled it up, I noticed there was a little on the garage floor too.
Once the chairs were dry, I distressed like I normally would (with 120 grit sandpaper).
And now they are sitting pretty back in my dining room. They are super smooth, and I'm so happy to finally have them finished!
What a difference a little paint makes!
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A special thanks to our contest hosts for all their hard work, and HomeRight for being an amazing sponsor!
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