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Dated Teen Movie Room Transformed to Stylish Dining Area

Some paint and the power of the FLEXiO sprayer makes this room an instant design success.

DIFFICULTY: Medium

Overview

What do we look for in a room makeover? Ease!

Picking colors, moving furniture, and preparing to reclaim a space can be overwhelming. Using a paint sprayer means the "doing" part of the project will be swift and transformative. As the paint on the walls dries, the light reflects on surfaces in ways it never has before. The effect is dramatic and airy and the room has been reborn as a new charming and functional space.

Before

Teen Movie Room to Dining Room Makeover

After

Wagner Dining Table Makeover
1

Clear out the room

First clear the room of all furnishings.

Teen Movie Room Makeover to Dining Room
2

Tape off area you don't want to paint

Then use the 3M Tape'n Drape to cover the sections you want to keep paint-free.

Drape plastic on areas you want to keep paint free
3

Tape around windows and trim

The lower portion of the wall was draped so the entire section could be sprayed in one work session.

Cover window trim to keep paint free
4

Spray in smooth, even strokes

The bottom portion of the wall consisted of cutting the paint in first from the chair rail down With a SMART Edge Roller and then finishing with the FLEXiO 3000. The coverage provided by the FLEXiO sprayer was excellent and the remarkable transformation from dark to light was nearly instantaneous.

Wagner Interior Wall Painting with Flexio Step 2b
5

Move to the upper portion of the walls

When the lower portion is dry, tape off the area and paint the upper portion of the wall in your second color. The FLEXiO 3000 quickly covers the walls with an even coat and uses paint more efficiently than a roller or brush.

Wagner Flexio for Painting Interior Walls Step 2
6

Remove the protective covering

Remove the tape and protective wall covering. As you can see, in this room the chair rail was painted the same cream color as the top portion of the sheetrock wall.

Wagner Flexio Interior Wall Painting
7

Spray any doors

The paneled door got a brightening spray of light gray.

Wagner Dining Room Makeover
8

Spray the trim

The window frames were a cinch to paint with the sprayer nozzle set to a vertical spray pattern.

Wagner Flexio spraying window frames Step 3
9

Hang accent pieces

The fuse box was sprayed the same color as the wall and disappears into the design while featuring an antique mirror.

Fuse Box Painted the same color as Wall
10

Refinish an old dining table

Scrubbed pinewood is all the rage and looks stunning in this modern rustic setting. The Furno heat gun was used to transform a white-painted table into a stunning dining room table with a fresh look and natural wood appeal.

Wagner Furno Heat Gun Paint Removal
11

Use heat gun and scraper to remove paint

To restore a similar table to its original state, first set the Furno to medium. Gently hover the heat gun over the surface until the paint bubbles and then scrape the paint off the surface using a paint scraper.

Wagner Furno Heat Gun Paint Removal
12

Wipe with tack cloth

Wipe paint chips off with a dry cloth and then wipe the table clean with a tack cloth.

Dining Table Makeover
13

Spray accent furniture

Spray any accent furniture in a complimentary color, in this case gray. This accent table was given a fresh coat of paint and looks elegant against the lavender paint.

Side Table in New Dining Room
14

Set table and enjoy your new dining space

The final stripped table and simple furnishings glow in the light of the room. It’s just that easy! Now you have a beautiful dining room to enjoy.

Wagner Dining Table Makeover
Products Used

Materials

3M Tape'n Drape

Painter's tape

Drop cloth

Paint

Tack cloth

Scraper

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