Today we're giving you all the super secret details of how to protect all of your surfaces, both inside and outside as well as the area where you're spraying.
This is such an important step to making sure each piece looks clean and crisp, inside and out; as well as making sure your work area stays unpainted.
No matter what piece you're working on, it's always best to have some sort of barrier on the ground. Not only do we usually want to protect the ground from over spray, we really NEED to protect the finish from getting dirt and debris all over in it. This is especially important since the paint sprayer can easily blow up dirt that will stick to the fresh wet paint. We typically use shower curtains from the dollar tree for just this. You really can't beat that price especially when they need to be thrown away after a few uses. Then we place a few scrap pieces of wood around the border to keep the shower curtain from flying away in the wind. Super simple and easy! We've also used broken down large cardboard boxes as well.
After a bit of trial and error we found the best way to protect the inside from over spray. All it takes is a bit of painters tape and either pre-taped plastic (brown paper or newspaper works great too.) First, make sure all hardware is removed, including the door hinges.