Emily from Two Purple Couches refreshed her laundry room in an afternoon with our Wagner FLEXiO 5000 paint sprayer.
- Drop cloths
- Wagner FLEXiO 5000
- Fine grit sandpaper
- Spackle and putty knife
- Pre-taped masking film
- Painter’s tape
- Paint stir stick
- Safety glasses and respirator mask
Our laundry room has been sporting this “Builder Beige” look since we moved into our home over seven years ago. It was long overdue for a refresh!
Prep the laundry room walls for paint by filling in any nail and screw holes with spackle and patching any other imperfections. Once the spackle is dry, lightly sand all of the walls with a fine-grit sandpaper.
Use pre-taped masking film and painter’s tape to protect baseboards, outlets, doors, ceiling and any appliances or fixtures that can’t be removed from the room.
Stir your paint and pour it into the cup. Attach the tube to the iSpray nozzle and adjust the settings based on the provided chart in the instruction manual. For latex paint + primer, start with the Material Flow at 9 and the Air Power at Medium. Test before you begin painting to ensure these settings work well for the paint or material you’re using.
Set the iSpray nozzle for a wide spray pattern.
Turn on the turbine and begin painting. You can work from side-to-side or in an up-and-down motion. Refer to the manual for the best spray shape setting based on the direction you’ll be working.
Work about 6 to 8 inches from the wall to avoid overspray. Move slowly and steadily, without flicking your wrist. Overlap each row by about 50% for even coverage.
Rinse and clean the iSpray nozzle and its parts with warm, soapy water.
Remove all masking film and painter’s tape.
For more details on how to paint a laundry room, check out Two Purple Couches’ post: The Easiest Way to Paint a Laundry Room.