Wagner wants to set you up for success with your painting project. Browse the Painting 101 area for expert articles, tips, tricks, and advice on the fundamentals of painting. We’ll help you achieve a great finish on your project and walk away with professional-looking results that you can be proud of.
How to Get a Smooth Paint Finish
There’s nothing better than a nice, smooth paint finish on your project. Check out these tips and tricks for ways to achieve the buttery smooth finish you’re looking for.
How to Select the Best Sprayer for Your Project
Learn what a paint sprayer is, when you should use a paint sprayer and the different type of paint sprayers that you can use for your project.
Tools You’ll Need When Painting or Staining
Wondering what tools you’ll need when painting or staining a project? Read this checklist for common tools and items you might need.
Ideal Weather Conditions
When painting or staining a project outside, it’s important to consider the weather. We recommend tackling your project on a calm, windless day with moderate temperatures. Check your paint or stain can for recommended temperature dry time to allow for the material to dry evenly and in a timely manner.
Wipe the Nozzle Tip on HVLP Sprayers
HVLP sprayers are great for fine finishing. Due to the High Volume, Low Pressure technology, paint can dry on the tip during use. We recommend keeping a wet rag or cloth on-hand during your project to periodically wipe the tip clean. This will help provide a better paint flow and prevent spattering.
Choose a Good Paint Sprayer
Different sprayers offer different technologies and innovations. If you have a large project to paint or stain, consider a Control Pro High Efficiency Airless sprayer, which produces up to 55% less overspray and offers a softer spray pattern compared to traditional airless sprayers.