I’m not gonna lie. When HomeRight first contacted me and asked if I was interested in reviewing a paint sprayer, I was a bit skeptical.
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You see, I have purchased two paint sprayers in the last year and both have failed me. One would never spray quite right, it always spit out globs of paint despite me following the exact directions on thinning the paint. The other did fine the first time I used it and the next day, it would not work at all.
See why I was skeptical?
I can’t tell you how happy I am though, that I told HomeRight yes to reviewing their paint sprayer.
Because this paint sprayer is a whole different ballgame.
As soon as I took it out of the box, I realized it was different. There were not near as many parts that go with this paint sprayer as opposed to others. I decided this old chest was the perfect thing to get started with using my new HomeRight Finish Max.
It was also the perfect thing to start with because baby girl needs a toy chest. Like needed a toy chest six months ago. Enter toy chest makeover.
This chest was given to me years ago by my great aunt who took it to college with her. And she is about to turn 100. So, yea, there’s some history here. Including lots of scuffs, scraped paint, dents and dings.
But I love those dents and dings.
Before painting the chest, I gave it a good sanding to remove loose paint and wiped it down with a tack cloth to pick up all the dust.
One of the great things about the Finish Max is that it comes with this awesome tool, technical term is a viscosity cup) that helps you determine whether or not your paint needs to be thinned.
You fill up the funnel (viscosity cup) with paint and then count how many seconds it takes for the paint to empty out of the funnel. The instruction manual gives you the amount of time it should take for primer, enamel, etc. to run out of the funnel. If your paint doesn’t run out of the funnel in the given amount of time, it needs to be thinned. You just add more water until it reaches the stated time.
After getting my paint consistency just right, I plugged this bad boy in and went to town.
I started off by giving the chest a couple thin coats of primer. Since this is the Finish Max paint sprayer, it focuses on quality, rather than quantity. The paint comes out very fine to create a beautiful finish, so it may take an extra coat to get full coverage. But, trust me, the final product is so worth it.
After the chest got primed, it got another couple coats of white paint.
To add some character, I stenciled on some cute little birds in pink and blue with a stencil from Royal Designs Studio.
And that wire the birds are standing on….not paint. I just drew it on with a black sharpie.
I can’t tell you guys how much easier this paint sprayer has made my furniture painting.
It saves me so much time and creates a beautiful finish.
I am in love.
With a paint sprayer.
Really, maybe one of you should go on and call that asylum.
Want more toy box inspiration? See how I turned an old army locker into a toy box here.
Worried about the clean-up? Don’t be! It takes less than 10 minutes to clean the sprayer and is easy! Get the lowdown on cleaning the Finish Max here.
See more of my favorite tools and products for DIY projects here.
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