For Wolfy’s birthday, we took a trip to Lowe’s and purchased a paint sprayer for him. So many of the blogs I follow recommended Graco TrueCoat Plus II Electric Airless Sprayer. I decided that should be the one we try. So, we purchased this one and an extra sprayer cup.
The first project we tackled with our paint sprayer was the garage. Before this project (as you can see in the picture above after it was power washed) the garage was painted white. The paint was peeling, and some of the wood was in pretty bad condition. If we would have had to use a brush or roller, I think we would have given up and covered it with new siding.
But, after we got into a rhythm the coats only took us 20 minutes apiece. We ended up applying 4 coats (the first was a shade too light, but after a trip to Home Depot we were able to fix that by color matching a swatch of leftover siding). There was a bit of overspray, so we wrapped the fence posts with a tarp when painting near them.
After a day’s work we were left with this – and a new appreciation of our paint sprayer.
The garage is far from complete though. Other projects that need to be tackled include:
- Painting the trim white
- New garage door
- New roof
- Something to brighten up the inside.
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