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Experimenting…Milk Paint & Gravity Fed Paint Sprayer

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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…

porter cablePaint sprayerIt’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.

IMG_2273 IMG_2274 IMG_2275 IMG_2276 IMG_2277 IMG_2278 IMG_2279 IMG_2280 IMG_2281It 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.

IMG_2279The 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…IMG_1936Hope 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!

Take care!

Smiles!

TerryIMG_2273Linking up to Pink When’s DIY Sunday Showcase Party

Stephanie Lynn’s Sunday showcase Party

That DIY Party / DIY Showoff

Stone Gable’s The Scoop

Miss Mustard Seed’s Furniture Feature Friday

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4 thoughts on “Experimenting…Milk Paint & Gravity Fed Paint Sprayer

  1. 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.

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  2. ishouldbemoppingthefloor says:

    It turned out GREAT, Terry! Thank you bunches for linking up and partying with us this week!

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