Decorate your home this holiday season with a frosted tree to bring the touch of winter into your home. Frosted trees can be expensive so in this tutorial we’ll show you how to paint your existing holiday tree to achieve a realistic, frosted look!
Gather Your Supplies
Start by gathering your supplies. Firstly, you’ll need a fake tree to paint. This could be one that you had from previous years, one you found at the thrift store, or one you brought brand new that you want to update! Please note that we don’t recommend painting a real tree as you won’t be able to recycle the tree at the end of the season if it has paint on it. You’ll also need white interior latex paint, a cordless FLEXiO 3550 sprayer, Small Spray Shelter and TurnTable. The FLEXiO 3550 is great for small crafting projects like this and other projects where you don’t have access to an electrical outlet.
Set Up the Painting Space
We live in Minnesota where it’s already starting to get really cold, so we set up the Small Spray Shelter indoors on our kitchen table. This will capture any overspray and protect the rest of the dining area from mess.
Set Up Your Paint Sprayer
Next, strain your paint and pour it into your paint sprayer. Since we’re using the Detail Finish nozzle we also thinned the paint by 10% to run smoothly and give a smooth finish. Adjust the settings as needed and practice on a piece of cardboard beforehand. Finally, make sure your battery is fully charged before clicking it into the sprayer base.
Now for the fun part: painting the tree! Adjust the sprayer to the vertical setting and start by spraying at the top of the tree and work your way down in one pass. Spin the TurnTable as you’re painting so you don’t need to touch the wet paint. When reaching the end of a pass, release the trigger and pull it again when starting another pass. We recommend overlapping by 50% to ensure even coverage. You’ll see that the paint easily reaches into the nooks and crannies of the branches and pinecones!
Display and Enjoy
Allow the paint to dry then display in your home as a festive centerpiece or on the mantle for all to see! The frosted branches look so realistic and really brings holiday cheer into the room. Thanks for reading!
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