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Spray Paint True Coat II wicker chair garden furniture

This weekend was all about painting. I shared one project that we started over on Instagram (I'm baaaaack - due to the new Itsdagram app. Yeah!! ), you can go look. I'll wait... ;)  but that project is for a later post...

This post is all about spray painting with our brand. new. spray. paint. gun! Yeah baby!!

Let's get to the video first, then we'll talk...



Here are the chairs before again.

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My spray gun adventure started for me back in 2010. I did as much research as I could, then got this one.

Spray Paint True Coat II wicker chair garden furniture 1

Then quickly proceeded to never using it...

Fast forward to a couple of months ago, when Bower Power blew me away with their kitchen remodel and I saw their paint gun in action.

The thought of a spray paint gun crept back on my mind. Then last week Young House Love got the same gun and started painting all over the place in their new house.

Herd mentality totally kicked in over the weekend and we got that spray gun - it's the Graco True Coat II.

The reason we got suckered in rationally arrived at getting this one over using the other one, was that I really liked that you don't have to thin the paint and you don't need a compressor - even though we have one, but that makes the set-up so much easier.

Spray Paint True Coat II wicker chair garden furniture 1

Here is the new beast.

Spray Paint True Coat II wicker chair garden furniture 1

BAM! It's never going to look this clean again....

Spray Paint True Coat II wicker chair garden furniture 1

Here is my set-up. It was a tiny, tiny, tiny bit windy. In retrospect I should have placed the chair further in front on my tarps. Noted. The good thing about this sprayer is that there seems to be hardly any spray fly-aways. I examined all our plants afterwards, my own clothes, my face. I could not find a single droplet outside the narrow perimeter of my spray zone. So I am not sure what you see in the wind on the video. I assume it must be some paint, but my shirt for instance, was totally clean after. Not a single drop of paint on it.

Spray Paint True Coat II wicker chair garden furniture 1

I started by giving the chairs a good scrubbing.

Spray Paint True Coat II wicker chair garden furniture 1

Now tell me: Is your painter's outfit as snazzy as mine? Does it include red shoes? It's all the rage, I'm telling you...

Spray Paint True Coat II wicker chair garden furniture 1

Each chair took about 5 minutes to spray paint. Maybe even less...

Spray Paint True Coat II wicker chair garden furniture 1

Spray Paint True Coat II wicker chair garden furniture 1

And here is a picture mid clean up. By far the most tedious part of it. And not nearly as glamorous as they make it look on the accompanying DVD. I think it took me a good 30 minutes to go through the cleaning steps.

Spray Paint True Coat II wicker chair garden furniture 1

There are not a lot of parts to clean. These are the only parts that detach. The suction hose, the nozzle and the paint cup.

Spray Paint True Coat II wicker chair garden furniture 1

By the time I was done cleaning up, the paint was dry and I moved the chairs onto the patio.

Spray Paint True Coat II wicker chair garden furniture 1

Here is a close up of the paint job. I am so happy with how this came out. I used a Valspar Duramax semi-gloss paint and primer in one for exterior use.  The color is Valspar Lost Atlantis.

Spray Paint True Coat II wicker chair garden furniture 1



Now I am thinking of those 6-9 yellow-ish doors I still have upstairs that really need to become white. I think I will clean out the garage first, then move my spray painting in there.

Have you tried spray painting with a spray gun? Have you spray painted anything lately with regular spray paint?

I am linking up to the DIY MAY-nia party - Spray paint something at Wit Wisdom and Food | The HumberHome Project | Corner of Main | Mailbox Journey

Sharing over at Our Fifth House, Satori Design

Next: Outdoor patio dining area - the reveal
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