So I got an itch to flex my handyman muscles again after repairing the concrete in my patio. This time, I was thinking of spray painting my man cave and give it some updating. Before, I would take a paint roller and manually paint any room or wall I needed to paint. I always found it tedious and using my hand to roll up and down got on my nerves and so I wanted to find other options to painting.
Honestly, the idea didn’t come to me through research; I was actually bing-watching Everybody Loves Raymond on Netflix and saw an episode about spray painting. In the episode, the main character, Raymond had trouble with his father, Frank because Frank wanted to paint Raymond’s home. The conflict came about because Frank wanted to paint Raymond’s house one color and Raymond wanted another. Anyway, I noticed Frank didn’t use a roller paintbrush like I would when I paint. He was using a spray to pain the house. That caught my attention because I didn’t see that usually when anyone painted their home.
Since my man cave needed some updating, using a spray paint would be the perfect thing to do. Well, the first thing I needed besides my paint and paint thinner, of course, was an air compressor. I was like what? What is an air compressor? Apparently, it’s just a simple device that converts power through pressure and stores it for use. Using the power of air to get things done, sort of like Aang from Avatar if he wanted to paint his house or something. I felt kind of badass already.
So I decided to buy an air compressor from Ring Power since they were Florida’s leading supplier of air compressors. Why not buy straight from the source right? After I had got my compressor and all other supplies I needed to paint my cave, I was ready to begin. I prepare the room; I moved out some furniture and covered the bigger furniture like my couches and chairs so the paint wouldn’t get on them. I made sure there would be proper ventilation in the room too, so I opened all windows and doors and even put in a fan in there in case. I figured if I am spraying paint in the air, I should make sure air could get in and out, so I don’t harm myself. I prepped my walls, sanded them down, and washed some marks that were on the wall right off.
My excitement got the better of me and instead of manually priming my walls; I use the sprayer to apply the primer on my walls. Oh man! It was so cool and so much faster to spray it on then having to roll it on with a manual brush. It cut down the time to prime my walls in half. When I was done with priming my walls, I sanded some spots. Once down with that, I was ready for the paint.
I made sure the spray was clean before pouring the paint into the cup. It’s suggested that you keep the sprayer clean between paints and even if you decided to take a break. So I follow the instructions. I wouldn’t want to ruin my first sprayer. I ended up painting my room quickly and evenly in short time. I let the paint dried and then repainted it so it would have a smooth appearance. I was really happy with my paint job. Talk with any paint professional and try it for yourself to paint with a spray painter.