Gather your friends and their furnishings outside for a wonderful afternoon of food and transformation. Hard-to-paint projects are easy with an open air space and friends.
What You'll Need:
Set up a paint sprayer backdrop with all your Wagner tools to transform furnishings for the upcoming holiday season.
Transform a utility cage from a farm tractor to a kitchen organization rack. A spray of paint is the transitional piece.
Painting any items with a lattice design is hard with a paint brush. We took this junkyard motor cage and revived it with a fresh spray of paint. Add S-hooks for hanging and it becomes an instant kitchen backdrop for ladles, spoons and sieves. And we sprayed it all in eight minutes with a Wagner paint sprayer!
There is nothing more fun than recasting vintage items with the help of friends. They can help with colors, design ideas and new uses. It makes a party with a purpose.
An old, wood, tiered end table looks fresh and becomes useful in a persimmon-color paint.
This piece is a dream to paint with the sprayer as it would be difficult to paint inside of the shelves by hand. Wagner sprayers make this type of painting simple and fast.
A satin or semi-gloss paint has perfect coverage for a piece that gets utilitarian use. You can also load your sprayer with a flat or satin polyurethane for an extra protective coat.
Spray Painting Turn Table
Join a kitchen stool with a tabletop lazy susan to create an ingenious painter's turntable.
A turntable is a perfect perch to paint vertical items like lamp bases and planters. Join a kitchen stool and lazy susan with six drops of Gorilla glue. Cover the top with newsprint and place the object to be painted in the center. Turn the object as you spray with paint for seamless and easy paint coverage.
Sometimes kitschy country pieces are hiding their rustic roots behind coats of garish paint. Employ a Wagner heat gun to peel away the paint.
Place the object on a flat work surface. Wave the heat gun over the surface, about 2 inches from the object. As the paint bubbles peel it away with a metal putty knife. Continue until the surface is clean and all paint is removed.
Fall Basket Planter
Some pieces instantly make show stopping focal points with a spray of paint. This circular pedestal table went from the side of the road to the center of a foyer. Load your paint sprayer with a gray chalk paint thinned with water and two tablespoons of Saltwash. Spray the entire table, letting it dry thoroughly before applying a second coat. Let dry completely and then lightly distress the piece.
A natural patina storage basket would be hard to paint by hand. Spray it a fresh color and team with a flowering plant to create a decorative planter that will show off cascading blooms. The basket can be used for a colorful organizer as the seasons change.
Gathering friends for a spray party not only creates the opportunity to get together but also the ability to create something and eliminate a project you might not accomplish on your own. Encourage friends to bring items that are hard to paint or need to be stripped of paint. There's no project too big for this kind of party!