Well the folks at HomeRight mailed it out to me right away and it came to my house in no time.
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?
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.
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.
I had been dreading that task but the sprayer made it soooooo easy. I never had to pick up a brush even once.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Now you must excuse me; you see it’s Saturday morning and this blogger has a hot date with a paint sprayer….