How to Use a Paint Sprayer - Even Inside of Your Home!

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$300
5 Hours
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Need to spray cabinets or furniture? An airless paint spray will speed up the time it takes and provide a smooth finish.

I was able to use one inside of my home to paint a HUGE carved armoire.

Links to all products used and how I set up to use and airless sprayer inside of my home are found on my blog and for your convenience I've linked below!

The cost listed included the airless sprayer.
What was I painting? Dark stained carved furniture. Two nightstands and an armoire.
Large armoire in my master bedroom that couldn't be moved. This is what had to be painted inside of my home.
Step 1: Find a location to spray. I set up my garage as a spray station.

Step 2: Mask off the garage floor with painter's plastic and masking tape.
Step 3: Set up a spray shelter on top of prepared surface.
Step 4: Clean furniture thoroughly to make sure primer adheres properly.
Step 5: Place furniture (if possible) inside of spray shelter. This shelter can be used outside and staked into the ground, if a garage isn't available.
Step 6: Set up airless sprayer per the manufacturers instructions. I used a Wagner Studio Pro painter that comes with two nozzle attachments for different finishes/paints.
Step 7: Start with primer and I recommend Valspar's Bonding Primer. I strained the bonding primer prior to using to ensure smooth coverage.
Step 8: Spray a thin layer of bonding primer and let dry overnight.
For furniture and cabinets, I recommend Valspar's Cabinet Enamel. I dries hard like an oil finish, but is water based for easy clean-up. Not top coat is required with this paint.
Step 9: Spray a thin layer of cabinet enamel. Wait about 4 hours to re-coat. Dry overnight.
For the full before and after, plus tips, tricks and products used please visit my website!

You can see how I was able to spray this armoire inside of my master bedroom!

Suggested materials:

  • Valspar Bonding Primer  (Lowe's)
  • Valspar Cabinet Enamel  (Lowe's)
  • Wagner Studio Pro Paint Sprayer  (Wagner)
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