I love being a HomeRight Ambassador!
My house. My poor, poor house. It is a WRECK. And I don't mean it in the way your neighbor means it when she says it and there are 3 HotWheels cars on her floor and a fruit snack wrapper on the couch. I mean it in the way that the kitchen counters are covered in vases full of fall leaves, power tools, dirty dishes, school work that I am sure is probably late, and a million house plants. I have 4 photos shoots set up at various locations in the house. Most of the furniture is not is the right place, and I currently can not see the floor in my office.
That is what writing a book looks like when you are doing all the projects and photos yourself.
And see this cute little dresser I painted (for a photoshoot for my book)? It is sitting in the only clean corner of my house. The ONLY CLEAN SPOT.
But that is ok. My house can be clean when the book is done. It is temporary.
Today I am not only giving away one of my FAVORITE DIY tools ever, but I have some tips for when using The HomeRight Finish Max sprayer to paint.
This cute IKEA dresser is waiting for new knobs and then I can style it for a fun photoshoot!
Clean It Well Every Time
First tip is to keep it clean! I thought I had done a good job of cleaning it each time until I went to paint this dresser. Nothing but air came out. I read the trouble shooting section of the manual and did each thing (one of which was clean the rings shown here) but still nothing. I asked Laura from HomeRight for help and found out that there are two tiny holes next to where the tube goes in that can get clogged. I had an outdated manual that didn't include that info. I followed Gail's advice to use a skewer to clean it out. Read her post on maintenance! It was so good.
Test The Spray First
I mentioned this in the post where I painted my door, but you should always test your spray first on a piece of cardboard or plywood or posterboard. You can control whether the paint sprays horizontal, vertical, or diagonal. You can also control how fast the paint comes out. Play around and get it how you want before painting the piece.
Prop It Up!
I always elevate what I am painting so that if any paint drips, the piece doesn't become stuck to the tarp or plastic. It also prevents that paint drip from bleeding underneath and ruining the finish of the other side. Also, if you get too close and paint does drip while it is elevated, you can run your finger along the bottom edge where it collects, and wipe it off without damaging the finish. It makes painting the edges easier too.
Paint The Back/Inside First
If something is going to get boogered up, it is almost always the side you painted first, and then flipped over to do the other side. Maybe it wasn't quite dry, maybe what you have it resting on is rough. I have found it is best to do the side or back side or bottom first. Then if for some reason it gets an imperfection, it is somewhat hidden.
Are you ready for a chance to win one for yourself? Here we go!
*You must be at least 18 years old to enter. You must be a resident of the USA to enter. The giveaway will go from October 22, 2014 until October 28th, 2014. A winner will be chosen by random.org and will be notified by email. The winner will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner will be chosen. The shipping of the prize is the responsibility of the company, in this case, HomeRight.
I am part of the HomeRight ambassador program. I am compensated for my time in reviewing/using the products and writing/promoting the posts. The thoughts, opinions, and project ideas are all mine!
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