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Painting Your Porch with a Wagner Paint Sprayer
A big thank you to Wagner for sponsoring this post! I have used several Wagner products and will continue to do so, because they are quality products. Although this is a sponsored post, all opinions are my own. Read on to see what time-saving tool I used from Wagner for my porch update!
This is the moment we’ve all been waiting for in the 555 Room Challenge!
Well, maybe not everyone, but definitely ME!
This porch update project has been the most labor intensive job that I ever have taken on by myself! With a project of this size comes self doubt, burn out, but most importantly a healthy dose of pride!
If you missed the previous posts for this challenge, you can check them out below:
I am so proud of myself for sticking with this project despite the major life events of loosing my father, navigating my way through a pandemic, and no childcare. This has been one of the most challenging seasons of life for me, and I know I’m not alone.
Last week you may have seen that I used the Wagner FLEXiO 3000 paint sprayer for painting my side porch. I talked briefly about the sprayer in my Instagram stories, but today I am giving you more information about this time-saving tool! Before I get into the details, let me share what you will need to paint your porch!
Supplies You’ll Need to Paint Your Porch
Painting your front porch, side porch or any porch is not something to take lightly! It is hard and tedious work, but so worth it in the end! There are a few things that you will need when painting your porch.
Before you paint your porch you NEED to prepare the surface properly! This is a major part in how your porch will look and how it will hold up! If you aren’t sure what steps to take before you paint, make sure you read my last blog post “How to Fix Chipped Paint & Prepare Your Porch for Painting!” Assuming that you have stripped, sanded, patched, and primed your porch, here are the supplies you will need!
- Paint roller-It was hard to paint under the railings on my porch with the paint sprayer, so I had to use a paint roller. In some areas, for drainage reasons, my porch railing is closer to the porch floor. I was able to use a large roller to paint under the railings and even out the coats.
- 2″ paint brush-Although the paint sprayer can get into nooks and crannies, you’ll need a paintbrush for any areas where you cut in. I really don’t think there is a right or wrong way, but some people say that you should cut in first (use your brush to paint the edges of the space) while others say that you should paint the larger areas first.
- Paint pail and tray-For years I would use a solo cup for holding my paint. I can’t tell you the number of times that the cup fell over and spilled paint! I have been using Handy paint pail products for a while because of their sturdiness and easy clean up!
- Frog tape-Although the paint sprayer can spray paint accurately, you will still need to protect your other surfaces from getting paint overflow. You can do this by using cardboard and Frog tape! Just tape off the areas that you do not want paint to get on and you can get started!
- Porch and patio floor paint-I used Behr porch and patio floor paint in a light gray that I had color matched.
- Wagner FLEXiO 3000 paint sprayer-This tool right here is a major time-saver! I have used the paint sprayer on several other projects including furniture, walls, and small DIY projects. Read on for the special features and tips and tricks to using the paint sprayer!
- All parts of the paint sprayer come in a convenient carrying case (see below).
- The power dial offers 9 different settings to easily adjust the precision and flow (see below).
- Two nozzles depending on the size and scope of the project.
- An easy 5 minute clean-up process using water from the faucet and the tiny scrub brush provided! (See how the paint sprayer comes apart in my video below.)
Tips and Tricks for using the Wagner paint sprayer:
I highly recommend reading the manual and trying out your sprayer before using it for the first time! I am not a directions person, but I did take the time to familiarize myself with all of the working parts. They also offer a section on troubleshooting if you have any questions.
- Make sure that your paint tube is angled in the direction that your paint will fall when spraying.
- If your paint is not coming out at all, use a damp rag to scratch off any dried paint from the nozzle tip. It’s best to do this every couple of passes to prevent paint build up.
- If your paint is coming out splotchy, you may need to thin your paint or adjust your settings.
- Keep your nozzle about 6-8 inches from the surface you are painting.
- Use smooth strokes and pass over each stroke about 50% to ensure full coverage.
- When cleaning the paint sprayer, you can run soapy water through the sprayer. Then use the tiny scrub brush provided to get into any hard to reach areas.
The Wagner paint sprayer was the shining star in this porch makeover! With a project this large and taking it on myself, having a time-saving tool like this was amazing! If you look at the before photos, you will see what I mean! Make sure you keep scrolling to see what I was able to accomplish using the Wagner FLEXiO 3000 paint sprayer!
Make sure you check out my Youtube video for more information on the Wagner paint sprayer!
I have used the Wagner paint sprayer for several projects prior to this one. It has always been a time-saver, but the porch update saved me the most amount of time! The versatility of this tool has allowed me to paint the walls in my home, updated outdated furniture, and smaller DIY projects.