Shed Painting

Overview

Shed Project

Sheds can be more than just a practical storage unit on your property, they can improve the overall design and be a key part of your backyard landscaping. It is critical to take good care of the storage shed and make sure it is maintained over the years. Make your shed look great by following these simple steps.

Tools & Materials

Like any project, you will need the right tools and supplies to do the job right the first time. Because the sooner you finish the sooner you can get on with well, anything you want.

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ADDITIONAL ITEMS

  • Hose or Pressure washer
  • Sandpaper
  • Replacement boards/nails/hammer (if necessary)
  • Safety glasses
  • Gloves
  • Masking tape
  • Drop cloth
  • Primer
  • Exterior paint
  • Extension cord
Step by Step

Preparing and cleaning the surface is one of the most important parts of the staining process. Follow these simple steps to ensure your job looks great and lasts for years to come

Step 1

Surface preparations are critical to every painting project. It is important to remove all the debris, dirt and loose paint prior to priming or painting to allow the paint to properly adhere to the surface so paint it will have better protection and longer durability.

Scrape, sand and pressure wash all the old paint and debris. To remove the paint, the Wagner PaintEater does a great job and is fast, so it will save valuable time.

Preparing and cleaning the surface is one of the most important parts of the staining process. Follow these simple steps to ensure your job looks great and lasts for years to come

Step 2

Repair or replace any loose or damaged boards prior to pressure washing.

Step 3

When pressure washing, spray in a steady, consistent pattern to avoid missing any spots and cleaning some areas multiple times. To be efficient don't jump around while spraying. Keep the sprayer 10-12 inches away from the surfaces and move at a steady pace.

Preparing and cleaning the surface is one of the most important parts of the staining process. Follow these simple steps to ensure your job looks great and lasts for years to come

Step 4

Allow for plenty of time for the surface to dry at least 24 hours.

Step 5 - Taping

Mask off any areas you don't want covered with primer or paint such as the metal trim, hinges, locks etc.

Now that you've completed the prep work, you're ready to begin staining

Step 1 - Priming

Will provide good protection on the wood, especially if it is new bare wood.

Step 2 - Spraying

Using a Wagner ProCoat, keep the sprayer 10-12 inches from the surface, working in a consistent pattern. Overlap each spray pattern about 30% to have even coverage.

Now that you've completed the prep work, you're ready to begin staining

Step 3

Allow the primer to dry. Follow the manufacturer's instructions.

Step 4 - Painting

Using a Wagner ProCoat, keep the sprayer 10-12 inches from the surface, working in a consistent pattern. Overlap each spray pattern about 30% to have even coverage. Complete the trim.

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