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Painting Garage Shelving

Learn how to paint, update, and protect your metal garage shelving using a FLEXiO paint sprayer to apply a quick, smooth finish.



Meg from Green With Decor used our FLEXiO 3000 paint sprayer to give old garage shelving a new look!


Shelves before

Here’s a look at the original shelving pieces.



Clean your shelving pieces.


Prepare paint and sprayer

Stir your paint. Pour it into the sprayer’s paint cup.

Put your paint sprayer together, using the detail nozzle.


Select sprayer setting

Set your paint sprayer settings based on the paint material you’re using, how thin your paint is and the direction in which you’ll be painting.



Keep the sprayer about 6-8 inches from your shelving, and keep moving as you paint. Move your wrist with the sprayer, don’t just flick your wrist to ensure you get even paint coverage.


Spray two coats

Do two full coats of paint on the fonts, backs and sides of the shelving pieces.

Clean your paint sprayer.


Reassemble shelves

After the paint has dried, put everything together.

The shelving unit looks great with fresh paint!


More info

For more details on this project, head to Green With Decor’s post: How to paint garage shelving.

Products Used


Drop cloth

Extension cord (if needed)


Paint stir stick

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