Moving into a new home this past August has me itching to paint every single wall. Our home is very neutral but in the color that drives my eyes bananas… Navajo White. I’m sorry, there is not a single thing white about Navajo White. No one needs to pretend, Navajo White is just Cream with a different name. Today I am doing something a little different than my typical post, I’m going to talk about an Interior Paint Sprayer, HONEST review.
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Get ready, this post has a lot of words. I am clearly more passionate than I realized about paint sprayers.
My friend, Miranda, from Live Free Miranda moved into a new rental about the same time as we moved into our new home. I watched along on her Instagram stories as she whipped through her ENTIRE rental as I painted only one room in our house. Granted, the room I tackled was large, had tall ceilings and about 100 small nichos (nooks). But still, I could not believe how amazingly fast Miranda was going compared to me and it all seemed to be because of her Home Right sprayer.
I was skeptical. I mean how could a paint sprayer actually work well indoors? I had visions of me using a can of spray paint inside my house and how that would never ever ever be a good thing. But Miranda really loved hers, so I decided to give it a try. My HomeRight Finish Max Extra sprayer arrived in October. I excitedly opened the box and set it aside scared to death to try it for the next 3 months.
Fast forward to this past Thursday. I watched a few videos (this one was super helpful) and decided it was time to try this contraption. First, I taped off all trim and the ceilings in my office. Note, this is a step that I 100% normally skip, so I was already feeling like this whole thing might not be worth my effort. I’m kind of a free form wall painter, as in… I don’t like being precise and using painters tape.
After I had taped everything and given all trim two coats with a small trim brush, it was time to start doing the rest of the wall. I brought all the furniture in my office to the center of the room and covered it with plastic. I also covered the carpet where I was working to prevent potential overspray.
One thing that I REALLY liked about the HomeRight Super Finish Max Extra was that there was no need to thin the paint. I poured directly from my paint can to the canister!
The manual guides through deciding which nozzles and tips to use based on the type of paint you are using and what application are you using the paint on. It is strong enough to paint small furniture projects but can also handle your outdoor deck.
I started painting… or spraying, I guess I should say and wow! I could not believe how easy it really was! After all I read about it and I was still expecting to have paint flying in the air and to have no control on the wall as to exactly where the paint was going, but I could not have been more wrong.
There are buttons to help control the flow and also how far away from the wall helps determine the spread of paint. I kept the nozzle about 12″ away from the wall and really was thrilled with the tidy paint lines I was creating. After doing a wall section doing back and forth lines (with just tiny overlaps), you could see a few areas I would need to go back over. Once that area of the wall was dry (and it seemed to dry MUCH faster than if you had used a roller), I went back over but with vertical lines.
So, I painted three walls of my office (I had previously rolled one wall and got tired and quit) including the taping + trim in 2.5 to 3 hours. As in the room is completely 100% done. I turned on the ceiling fan and let the walls dry dry for a few hours before putting all the furniture back, but I was shocked at how fast it all happened.
My honest thoughts on this particular paint sprayer is there is definitely more initial work to be done, and I hate taping off trim and ceilings… but once it’s completed the painting portion goes exceedingly fast. Also, it’s just kind of fun to use a paint sprayer! I am happy to report the overspray in the room was actually so minimal I almost didn’t even need to cover things in plastic. I would recommend covering furniture and carpet just to be safe, but my worries of paint just flying through the air were completely not an issue.
My next room is tackle is our dining room and I will 100% be using this HomeRight Spray paint again.
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