Painting Built In Bookshelves

Learn how to paint built in bookshelves using the Wagner FLEXiO 4300 paint sprayer to easily reach in all the nooks and crannies and achieve a great finish!



For a couple years now, I have been wanting to give my office bookshelves a makeover. But there was one element that kept stopping me. Painting each and every one of those shelves by hand was like a bad dream. I did not want to have to do it again.

When we built them years ago we did not go all the way to the floor with shelves because we had a large desk running the full length of the shelves.


Floating shelves

Since then we have gotten rid of that desk and now had these weird floating shelves.


Add fireplace

I wanted to add one and finish these office bookshelves and I had something else I wanted to add, a fireplace. The build was pretty straightforward and went quite quickly.


Flexio 4300

I was very excited about this project, except for the painting part...but that was before I learned of the FLEXiO 4300 Gravity Feed paint sprayer. I knew this would totally be a game changer. It came with two different nozzles, the iSpray nozzle and a gravity fed Detail nozzle. That was the one that would be a game changer for my office shelves.


Paint walls

I hand painted each one of these shelves years ago, and did not want to do that again. Once we had the shelves built, I wanted to paint them to match the white paint on the other shelves. I ended up giving everything a new coat of paint, and used the iSpray nozzle to paint the walls adjacent to the bookshelves. I was looking for a nice bright look for this space.


Paint shelves

The gravity fed Detail nozzle was perfect for painting the shelves. I was able to get into the cracks, and easily spray without worry of all the overspray that you can get from some sprayers. This gravity fed Detail nozzle is targeted to get small, detailed spaces, and I was able to paint the trim, and the edges of the bookshelves without much of any overspray. I still protected my floors with plastic, just to be safe.



I love the versatility of the FLEXiO 4300. I was able to paint the walls easily with the iSpray nozzle and get into those tiny spaces with the gravity fed Detail nozzle.


Save time

It saved me so much time, I can now spend a little bit of it sitting in front of the fireplace that we added.

This space is everything I imagined it would be! I was able to get the project done in no time and I know that using this paint sprayer made the difference.


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