How to Paint Without Brush Strokes
Have you ever wondered how you can paint furniture or awkward objects and eliminate brush strokes? We paint A LOT around here and if there’s one tool that helps speed that process along, while providing a smooth finish it’s a paint sprayer.
That’s why I was super excited when Wagner reached out to see if we would be interested in trying out their new Home Décor Sprayer. Not only do we have A LOT of painting to to do for projects inside the RV, but Spring has had me itching to add a splash of color inside our (rental) home these past couple weeks. Anyone else going through this?
How to Paint Without Brush Strokes
I bought this outdoor laptop table several years ago and it’s pretty much been a random catch all on our back deck, and perhaps a last minute place to paint on top of. Woops.
I decided it was time for a refresh and despite being made for the outdoors, I thought it would be nice to bring it inside for days when I feel like working in the living room.
Here are a couple more before photos:
The wicker style top would be a pain to paint with a brush, but I knew this would be the perfect project to test the sprayer on.
The sprayer was super easy to set up, light and even comes with a large “test” poster that you can paint to get accustomed to the different nozzle and spray settings.
I love that you can use a variety of paint types with this sprayer, including chalk and milk paint. You can even use stain or sealer in it.
For this project we used some leftover “Emerald” chalk paint. I love that it has an aqua-y feel to it. I don’t know if that’s a word but I’m gonna roll with it anyway.
To get started we set up a tarp on our deck and secured it with some clamps.
Eric was really excited to test it out first and what started as a “let me just see how it works” quickly turned into “let me paint the entire table for you”, but hey I’m not complaining.
Maybe 2 minutes later this is what the first coat looked like (oh yeah I may have also painted a frame and a few other items, ya know just for fun).
Once dry, we flipped the table over, gave it a full coat and then once that was dry we flipped it back over and did a final coat. The process was super easy and painless, well aside from waiting for the paint to dry. That’s always the toughest part for me.
Cleanup was easy too. Once we emptied the paint reservoir we filled it back up with water and sprayed that into a bucket. It took less than 10 minutes to clean everything which was well worth it after the amount of time we saved spraying the table. I then gave the entire table a quick spray of sealer.
Easy peasy and now I have a new laptop table for when I feel like working in the living room, or just browsing the web for some RV inspiration…
It’s a good thing we put our coffee tables on casters so that they can easily move out of the way. Speaking of, I painted the base of those black during the fall which is another reason why I was craving more color in here.
The color makes me so happy and makes such an impact in the space. Apparently, not even moving into an RV in 3 months could stop me from sprinkling a bit of color around our home. And just look and that smooth finish, soooooo pretty!
Although you can use this paint sprayer on small items like frames and lamps, you can use it on larger furniture pieces too. In fact, Eric and I may have even painted our RV captain’s chairs with it, but I’ll save that for another day…
Do you have any awkward objects to paint or maybe a room full of furniture? Maybe there’s a side table or chair hiding in your garage or attic that could use some love. If so I would definitely recommend the Wagner Home Décor sprayer. It will save you time and give you a professional finish. And if you’ve ever wondered how to paint without brush strokes, now you know the secret.. a paint sprayer. Just be sure to follow the instructions and add enough water to your paint for the best results, especially when using a chalk type paint.
Oh and if you’re using acrylic or latex paint I would recommend adding something like Floetrol to the paint, which can be especially helpful if you’re painting something like cabinets. I’ll get more into that in a later post once we share how we painted our RV kitchen cabinets.
So if you’ve ever wondered how to paint without brush strokes, now you know the secret weapon, a paint sprayer!
Do you have any additional tips for a brush-free paint job? If so we would love to hear about it in the comments below!
For more information visit the Wagner website or visit their social media pages below. If you live in the Atlanta, GA or Boston, MA area you can find the Home Décor Sprayer at your local Home Depot.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Wagner SprayTech. The opinions and text are all mine.