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Saturday, November 5, 2011

I got to use my Command Max Paint Sprayer!

 

In October I was the  lucky winner of a Command Max paint sprayer giveaway that Gail from  My Repurposed Life was hosting.  I was so unbelievably excited to win such an awesome tool. 

Well the folks at HomeRight mailed it out to me right away and it came to my house in no time.  

CommandMax™ HVLP (High Volume Low Pressure) Sprayer Product

I could barely wait for the weekend to roll around so I could paint everything in sight.

I dreamt about it all week long…everything I looked at around my house was earmarked for a new color…..

So what would be the first thing to try it out on? 

Well……..

Before I won the sprayer I had started to paint the bead board ceiling in my breezeway.  It was green and I wanted to change it to white.

Foolishly I skipped the primer part and just brushed on a coat of paint.

It took me hours to get that coat of paint on with a brush and it didn’t even come close to covering the green.

I was already so sick of painting I couldn’t stand the thought of adding more coats.

When I found out I’d won the sprayer I decided that the ceiling would be the first thing I’d paint with it.

Sorry, no before photos, I was in too big of a hurry to get started.

But this is what it looked like after spraying.

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It was so easy to use!

For me the hardest part was straining the paint in the paper cone filters I had bought for it.  It wasn’t until after the fact when I was talking to Gail that I found out they make non-disposable straining cones that work much better.

The paper ones were messy and kept collapsing on me.  You can bet I won’t be using those again.

It took 3 light coats of paint to cover the last of the green on the ceiling.  The best part was that each coat only took me about 20 minutes to spray.

Ok, now that I got the hang of it, on to another paint project.  The weather was pretty decent that day, mid 50’s, so I decided to tackle a long overdue outdoor paint job on my “to do” list. 

Remember the potting shed makeover I was working on this summer?

 

Painting the inside still needed to be done. I wanted it to have a whitewashed look.

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I had been dreading that task but the sprayer made it soooooo easy.  I never had to pick up a brush even once. 

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Everything got 2 coats from ceiling to floor.  I used white primer.  If the weather holds I may go over it with a coat of real paint, but for now the primer is good enough.

This wall on the left took about 10 minutes to cover. 

Seriously!

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What a difference the paint made.  The pictures don’t do it justice.

I loved the fact that I didn’t need to wear the big mask like I do for spray painting.

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In fact all I needed was a disposable paper dust mask.

However, next time I’ll have to stop and put  a do-rag over my hair.  I now know what I’ll look like when I go totally grey!

Oh, and my glasses are still spattered with paint. 

(Should have worn safety glasses over them to keep them clean.)

Honestly I don’t think that would have been a problem if I hadn’t been painting a ceiling.

The need for masking the area was minimal.  I just used some plastic with masking tape around the edges to hold it in place. 

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I’m totally in love with this sprayer!

Thank you HomeRight. 

And of course,  thank you Gail, for hosting such a great giveaway! 

Just in case you don’t already know this, Gail is giving away yet another  Command Max sprayer to celebrate reaching the 3000 follower milestone. Entries are open until Nov 8th, so get on over there to enter.

Whoever wins that 2nd sprayer is in for a real treat.

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Now you must excuse me; you see it’s Saturday morning and this blogger has a hot date with a paint sprayer….

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12 comments:

  1. Rose I am so happy you won that sprayer. I can see you love it and what a great tool to get those large areas painted. hugs, Linda

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  2. Rose--I was so thrilled that you won this sprayer, cause I knew you would love it as much as I do!
    Your ceiling looks great! (still can't believe that is the project you started with) hahahah
    Your potting shed is unbelievably cute! The white makes such a huge difference!
    I can't wait to see what you paint next!
    gail

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  3. What a GREAT post!

    I only hope I'm the NEXT lucky winner from Gail!!

    I too have projects waiting to be painted. Now, I'll know to use the non-disposable straining cones! Thanx for the heads up on that!! (As well as the do-rag hint! haha)

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  4. So glad you won that! I have my fingers crossed for the second one. I have so many doors and kitchen cabinets to do. The ceiling turned out so good. Painted bead board is hard enough on a wall, and more so on a ceiling!

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  5. Good for you, Rose! So glad you're getting good use out of your prize. Love that ceiling!

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  6. I can see why you waited for the paint sprayer to arrive before you finished painting the beadboard ceiling. What great timing!

    Lucky you to have the little garden cottage. I wonder if anybody is giving one of those away. :@

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  7. Oh, my,what a wonderful giveaway. I've been wanting to paint my kitchen cabinets for so long and just put it off. This would cut down on the work so much. Got my fingers crossed.

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  8. I t sounds like a great tool. I REALLY want one! Your shed and your ceiling look great!

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  9. I have been wanting a sprayer in the worst way. In fact, I have a huge, heavy dresser that is still sitting in my garage because I am dreading painting it by brush/roller. Thanks for sharing her 2nd giveway - I ran over and entered right before the deadline!

    Your paint jobs look great!!

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  10. amazing. i went over to Gail's blog and entered the give.a.way. but if i don't win, it's going on my Christmas list :)

    your potting shed is dreamy!

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  11. That is such a great tool. I am so happy you won that, you are going to put it to great use I can see that already. I want one!!

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