How to Use a Power Paint Sprayer on the Exterior of Your Home

One of the only ways you can paint the exterior of your home is with a power paint sprayer. Using a power paint sprayer will save you time, energy and money – and who knows, you might learn more about yourself during the experience of painting the exterior of your home. If you think about it, painting your home with a roller and a brush will start to get pretty tiring, especially if you have a larger home. Not only do you have to keep going up and down the ladder to refill the paint, but you also have to really get into the details using a small brush. With a power paint sprayer, you won’t miss a spot. Here is how to use a power paint sprayer on the exterior of your home.

Your first step is to head down to your local hardware shop or home renovation retailer. There you will find a power paint sprayer you can rent. Usually, they will charge you by the day. You could buy one yourself, but that is only necessary if you plan on painting more than one home, on a regular basis. If you are painting your home once, renting a paint sprayer is your best option.

After you rent your sprayer, it is important to prep your home. If your home is not prepped for a paint job with a power paint sprayer, you will have a serious mess on your hands. So, that means putting plastic over windows and areas that you don’t want to paint, covering hedges, cars, and walkways – anything that you don’t want to get paint on. Moreover, if your home is close to other homes – on either side – make sure that you don’t inadvertently paint their home too.

Next, make sure you read all the instructions on how to use the paint sprayer. The last thing you want to do is gloss over the user’s manual and forget something that could lead to disastrous consequences. Also, be sure to prepare the paint to make sure there are no big lumps that could get in the way of the power sprayer from working smoothly. Also, make sure that the pump that is attached to the bucket of paint is completely clear of any blockages. In addition, you want to make sure there are no small tears in the tubing. If there are tears in the tubing, you can easily tape them up to prevent too much air from getting in, which could reduce the power of the paint stream.

Lastly, when you are finally all strapped up in your protective gear – with a facemask – you can finally get to work. However, you don’t want to just start spraying with abandon – you have to take your time and you have to be strategic. For instance, you often want to start in one corner and work you way up and then back down again. You also want to make sure that you don’t go over the section you already painted. To have a beautiful, evenly coated home, you want to make sure you cover everything as uniformly as possible. When all is said and done, you can adjust little things here and there – but the power paint sprayer should be able to get everything.

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