garage shelf with tools

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.

DIFFICULTY: Easy

Overview

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

1

Shelves before

Here’s a look at the original shelving pieces.

2

Clean

Clean your shelving pieces.

3

Prepare paint and sprayer

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

Put your paint sprayer together, using the detail nozzle.

4

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.

5

Paint

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.

6

Spray two coats

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

Clean your paint sprayer.

7

Reassemble shelves

After the paint has dried, put everything together.

The shelving unit looks great with fresh paint!

8

More info

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

Products Used

Materials

Drop cloth

Extension cord (if needed)

Paint

Paint stir stick

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