How to Paint an Outdoor Railing
Learn how to easily paint an old, rusty, metal patio railing using the FLEXiO 3000 paint sprayer.
Meg from Green With Decor used our FLEXiO 3000 paint sprayer to give an old rusty railing a fresh look!
If you have an outdated outdoor railing like this one, just follow this easy tutorial to give it an updated look instead of buying new!
Prep your paint and pour it into the paint sprayer cup.
Assemble your paint sprayer, using the Detail Finish Nozzle. Make sure your suction tube is pointing in the right direction as you screw everything into place.
Select sprayer settings
Set the correct paint sprayer settings for your project.
Start with the air power control at about a 3 or 4 for this project. Adjust as needed.
Your material flow control setting will depend on what type of paint you’re using for your project.
Adjust air cap
Adjust the air cap based on which direction you’ll be painting.
When painting railing spindles, you probably won’t have to adjust this much since the surface area is the same throughout the project.
Start painting! If it’s your first time using a paint sprayer, use the practice sheet Wagner provides.
Then paint away!
Remember to keep moving to avoid getting too much paint in one spot.
Move with the paint sprayer rather than just flicking your wrist.
Your paint sprayer should be 6-8 inches from your railing as you paint it.
If your spindles are also curvy like these, you’ll have to spray at a few different angles to get full paint coverage.
Do a coat of paint, let it dry, then do a second coat for full paint coverage.
Clean your paint sprayer.
It’s amazing how great these railings look now!
For more details on this project, head to Green With Decor’s post: How to paint a metal railing with a paint sprayer.
Extension cord (if needed)
Paint stir stick
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