Experimenting…Milk Paint & Gravity Fed Paint Sprayer4
July 5, 2014 by Terry
Look what I got!!! I actually purchased it a while ago but due to work and some custom painting I was hired for, I never got to try it out right away…
It’s a high pressure gravity fed paint sprayer. I have so many antique chairs that I want to refinish but hate using a brush on…very tedious work…so I thought I would try an inexpensive paint sprayer. I didn’t know if it would be something I could use milk paint with or not so I did a little experiment to see.
I have to say, it works great once you figure out all the settings and adjust it so it is “just right”. I tried it out on a couple of antique dining chairs and I have to say it made painting all the little corners and rails on the chair a breeze. It took me maybe 5 minutes to paint each chair and gave it a flawless brushstroke free finish.
It did 2 coats of milk paint in Miss Mustard Seed’s Lucketts Green and distressed the chairs with sandpaper after they had dried. I upholstered the seats using drop cloths and finished them off with some clear wax for a silky smooth finish.
The only problem I had using the milk paint with the spray gun was that the filter clogged up the sprayer if I didn’t make sure the milk paint was completely dissolved and lump free first.
I will certainly try this again. Maybe I will try using chalk paint next time…diluted of course as it cannot spray paint that is of a thicker consistency.
Next up on my hit list is this cute little dresser… a roadside find looking for love…Hope you’re having a great summer so far. It has been super busy here for me … kids, work and working on a few furniture make overs. Its all good!
TerryLinking up to Pink When’s DIY Sunday Showcase Party
Stephanie Lynn’s Sunday showcase Party
Miss Mustard Seed’s Furniture Feature Friday
Milk Paint in a spray gun – well you may have just rocked my world Terry! It looks like you got excellent coverage. I’m lookin forward to seeing how it works with chalk paint. I may just have to get myself one of these sprayers.
I’m Loving it for those little tedious jobs! I can’t wait to try it out on the chalk paint :0) Thanks for the visit!
It turned out GREAT, Terry! Thank you bunches for linking up and partying with us this week!
I love that you host this party…I enjoy seeing all the creativity out there!