Monday, January 19, 2015

Easy Way to Paint a Table and Chairs

quickly and easily paint table and chairs with paint sprayer, the altered past blog

Are you constantly upgrading your stuff like I do?  I mean, I had a perfectly decent table in my office.

quickly and easily paint table and chairs with paint sprayer, the altered past blog

I bought this table at the thrift store a few years ago.  It's worked fine as a craft table and desk but it took up more room than I liked.  I also knew at some point I would paint it.  It has a beaded edge and beautiful legs.

Fast forward to just a few weeks ago when I saw an ad for a table with 6 chairs.  I didn't need the chairs but the table was exactly what I'd been looking for and the price was right.  Hubby and I made a trip across town and the set was mine.

Time to bring my current table downstairs to finally paint it along with the 6 chairs that came with the new table.

I hate painting.  Having I ever mentioned that?  I really do.  Probably because I stink at it.  Ask me to paint you a landscape or a still life and I'm your gal.  Ask me to paint a wall or a piece of furniture and I'll make a mess of it.  I know, it's like opposite world because I'm just weird like that.


quickly and easily paint table and chairs with paint sprayer, the altered past blog

This was the beginning of the torture painting.  I used a linen white chalk paint because I love the coverage you get with chalk paint.  What I don't like is having to get into all those little grooves.  That's when I decided to reach out to the people of HomeRight and give their Finish Max Pro paint sprayer a try.

They happily agreed and this beauty arrived!

quickly and easily paint a table and chairs with paint sprayer, the altered past blog

My knight in shining blue plastic :)

If you've never used a paint sprayer before, here's some quick tips:  make sure you have lots of space in a well-ventilated area, put tarps or plastic down to catch over spray, face mask, if you're inside, and latex gloves, if you have manicured nails (unlike me).

quickly and easily paint a table and chairs with paint sprayer, the altered past blog

First coat of paint done with a brush (and possibly a few choice words)

quickly and easily paint a table and chairs with paint sprayer, the altered past blog

Nice, smooth coat of paint MINUTES later using HomeRight Finish Max Pro paint sprayer.  

I will confess here.  I tried out the sprayer in the garage on this chair.  Along with the over spray, you need to expect a lot of dust, I guess you could call it, from the dried paint particles flying in the air.  I did have to sweep up the dust from the garage floor so I moved my operation outside on the next day when it was sunny.  

quickly and easily paint a table and chairs with paint sprayer, the altered past blog

Even with the time it takes to set up my spraying area and the clean up of the paint sprayer (which is pretty darn easy), using this method to paint the 6 chairs took probably less than half of the time it would have taken me with a brush.  And, the finish is nice and smooth, free from brush marks.

quickly and easily paint a table and chairs with paint sprayer, the altered past blog


quickly and easily paint a table and chairs with paint sprayer, the altered past blog

quickly and easily paint a table and chairs with paint sprayer, the altered past blog

Not sure why the top looks like it has grayish areas but it's totally white.

Seriously guys, a paint sprayer is the bomb!  I was able to finish two large painting projects in just a couple of days.  Just make sure you take it outside if you don't have ample space and ventilation inside.  You don't want to save all that time only to have to clean up the garage ;)

Many thanks to the people of HomeRight for sending me the Finish Max Pro.  The projects and opinions about their product are 100% mine.

Oh, and here's a little sneak peek at the new table in my office!



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6 comments:

  1. Wow…I can see why you love the sprayer! All of your painted furniture turned out beautifully! I love how the table and chairs turned out…and great score on the new furniture. Way to go!

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    1. Thanks Vicki! I will say that I no longer dread painting!!

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  2. Nice paint job. I'll have to check out that sprayer. And, that new table is gorgeous...can't wait to see more of it!
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    1. Thanks Judy! I'll be revealing my office soon!

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  3. Wow, Angie great job on your table and chairs! I bet this sprayer saved you so much time. I love to paint furniture but man painting chairs totally stinks. I think I might need this for the store :) I can't wait to see your office reveal. I'm sorry you're not going to be able to use that navy blue rug since you're sending it to Florida :)

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    1. Lol, yep we've got trucks marked FL, GA, and TN :) Hugs!!

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