Steps For Painting Your Shed
You Will Need:
Step 1 - Prep The Surface
Surface preparations are critical to every painting project. It is important to remove all debris, dirt and loose paint prior to priming or painting. This step allows the paint to properly adhere to the surface for better protection and longer durability. Scrape, and pressure wash all the old paint and debris. Let the surface dry thoroughly.
Fix any old boards and nail them down.
Step 2 - Set Up Drop Cloths
Place drop cloths on the ground. Tape and mask anything you don't want painted. Cover doors, hinges, door handles, roof of the shed, etc.
Step 3 - Set up the FLEXiO 4000 Sprayer
Assemble according to manufacturers instructions. Be sure to use the test spray chart to try your sprayer before starting your project.
Step 4 - Line the cup with a plastic liner to make cleanup easy
Step 5 - Fill With Paint
Step 6 - Start Painting
Practice on cardboard or on the test sheet to get familiar with the sprayer and the settings.
Step 7 - Start At The Edge
Hold the sprayer 3-5 inches from the surface and glide the sprayer left to right until reaching the end of the wall.
Overlap each pass about 50%
Step 8 - Check Coverage
Periodically step back and check spray coverage. Cedar shakes are porous and absorb a great deal of paint.
Step 9 - Spray Vertical Edges
Switch to vertical spray pattern and spray boards up and down or place at a slight angle to finish angled roof line trim boards.
If you take a break or see paint collecting on the spray tip, wipe it down with a wet cloth or rag.
That will help improve spray performance.
Shed Looks Great!
Once the shed is painted, it will be protected and keep your backyard looking great for years to come.