Shed painted with Control Pro 130

How to Paint an Outdoor Building

Painting an outdoor building may seem intimidating, but with a little effort you can give your shed a beautiful new look.

DIFFICULTY: Easy

Overview

Have a shed or building in your backyard that needs a facelift? Here’s a quick tutorial for how to give it a whole new look in just a few hours using the Wagner Control Pro 130!

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Clean and prep building

Your work starts a couple of days before you’ll actually paint. Clean the building thoroughly using a power washer, then give it a day or two to dry. Once it’s dry, you can use your painter’s tape and drop cloth to cover any areas on the building that you don’t want painted.

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Set up sprayer

Once your building has been prepped, set up your Control Pro 130 according to the instruction manual’s directions. Be sure to follow each step in the manual - Wagner’s directions are always very detailed and clear!

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Paint

Holding your hand about 10-12 inches away from the building and moving at a quick pace, begin painting your shed. Be sure to overlap your spray lines by about 50% to ensure good coverage. Continue until all of the siding on the building is painted.

If you’re working with a large building, you can then tape off the siding and use the sprayer to paint the trim. However, on a small outdoor building like this, it’s generally faster to just paint the trim by hand using a paintbrush.

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Clean up

Your final step is to clean your Control Pro 130 using the instructions in the manual! It’s a detailed process and you want to ensure a clean sprayer so that you can use it again, so be sure to take your time and clean thoroughly.

That’s all there is to it! Painting an outdoor building may seem intimidating, but with a little effort you can give your shed a beautiful new look.

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More info

A more detailed project plan can be found at Love and Renovations

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Products Used

Materials

Painter's tape with attached dropcloth

High quality paint

Paintbrush

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