How To Do Spray Painting Correctly

You should always start spraying in a corner or along the edge of an exterior wall. The same is true for cabinets, chairs, and other stuff. Start on the side and spray using a back and forth or up and down spray pattern. It is best to overlap the spray area by approximately half of the spray pattern. For instance, if spraying in a back and forth motion; move the sprayer to the right first and then pull it back toward your center covering half of the already painted area. Then drop it down a tiny bit and move it toward the right again. This will give you total coverage of the surface area.

Spraying paint onto surfaces is not hard to do, but it does require consistency on your part and even professional painters end up with runs occasionally. It is not a big deal to repair, but the faster you deal with it, the better your end result will look. It is recommended that you have a paint brush close by so that as soon as you can take care of the run when you see it. Simply wipe at the run using your brush and then lightly go back over the area with your paint gun to remove streaks that are inevitably going to be left behind by the brush.

When you first purchase a paint sprayer, you may want to start out on small projects before tackling your entire home. This is so that you can get a feel for the way you need to use your sprayer. If you are willing to do that, you will end up with a better painting experience when it does come time to paint large areas of your home. However, to further ensure success, you should also keep in mind a few safety tips.

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