Fenced In! How to Paint Your Gate
Don't spend days painting your fence! In this DIY, we use the FLEXiO 2000 paint sprayer to tackle this big outdoor project and save time.
Spray your fence for phenomenal results. Using the FLEXiO 2000, this big outdoor project can be accomplished in just a day. Ready a few supplies from the store and your favorite shade of outdoor latex paint with primer built in and your completed project is only a SPRAY away.
TAPING AND TARPING
Use a tarp or drop cloth to cover the driveway, fence edges, or any places where the fence meets a house or garage.
Use a counter brush to remove any dust, cobwebs, or debris on the surface of the wood and any trellis work.
*For additional prep, rely on Wagner tools! If the surface has been painted, you may need to sand with the PaintEATER and remove loose paint with a Furno heat gun and putty knife. If mold and mildew are present, use the 915 On-Demand Power Steamer to fully clean the surface.*
Line the cup of the iSpray nozzle with a cup liner. Fill the cup with paint and attach the front end to the FLEXiO 2000 sprayer. Set the iSpray nozzle to a high-speed horizontal spray for best results and coverage. Hold the sprayer approximately six to eight inches away from the surface and spray horizontally from side to side.
GATES, CRACKS AND CREVICES
If the fence has an opening gate, be sure to open the gate fully and spray in all of the cracks and crevices. Switch the iSpray nozzle to a vertical spray position to easily paint gate seams as well as end posts and finials.
To spray the trellis, set the iSpray nozzle to a horizontal spray pattern and spray from side to side starting at the top. Move slow enough to make sure you cover all the indents and edges of any intricate cut work.
TOUCH UP SPOTS
Once the fence painting is complete, revisit each section once more (both top and bottom) and retouch any spots that have a thin coat of paint or show bare wood. Then enjoy the even finish over all the intricate parts of your fence, both front and back.
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