Spray Paint Cans vs. Paint Sprayer…It’s a No-Brainer

Goods & Gadgets How-To

For today’s post, I’m just gonna K.I.S.S.!

No…not you. This post…

Keep It Simple, Stupid.

Or…Keep It SO Simple! I like that better. Change approved!

Yes, when it comes to getting the color, quality and professional smooooooth look you want with paint, there’s nothing better than a paint sprayer.

Now, if you’re simply painting something as quickly as possibly in a standard, available-at-any-box-store color, spray paint is your man.

However, if you wish to up the DIY ante and make something custom and pro-looking, I can absolutely recommend buying a plug-in, choose-the-exact-color-you-want paint sprayer. My personal favorite is the HomeRight Finish Max Sprayer…my do-it-herself bestie!

Here are just a couple examples of sweet paint sprayer results: my front Dutch door and an heirloom wicker chair.

Today’s project was sweet and simple. I bought a vintage (cerca 1984) work light from one of my local, go-to shops, Stars Antique Market, and customized its color with a silky-smooth, purply-pink to match my cute pegboard. I’m so in love with it!

So…to recap…for elevated and professional results, a paint sprayer is just a no-brainer!

Custom painted work light makes for a pro designed workshop

Custom painted work light makes for a pro designed workshop.

Supplies:

• paint sprayer

• custom colored paint

• painters tape

• work light

Instructions:

1, Disassemble your work light and ready your paint sprayer. Watch my super easy video tutorial on “How to Thin Enamel Paint for the HomeRight Finish Max Sprayer“.

Disassemble your light and ready your paint sprayer

Disassemble your light and ready your paint sprayer.

2. Cover the light shade’s light kit hole with tape to avoid overspray to the inside.

Cover light kit hole with tape to avoid overspray

3. Spray away! Be sure to spray from at least 1 1/2 feet from the item you’re painting to avoid dripping. Two to three coats will make the color deep and rich! Allow cover to dry for at least 2-3 hours before reassembling light kit.

Mix custom color, then paint spray your work light shade

4. Reassemble light kit, then mount. Done!

Paint sprayers like the HomeRight Finish Max leaves a satiny finish with exactly the color you wish

Paint sprayers like the HomeRight Finish Max leaves a satiny finish with exactly the color you wish.

Sweetly colored work light is also quite functional

Sweetly colored work light is also quite functional.

All photography by Skaie Knox, HomeJelly

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Written By Skaie Knox

Skaie Knox is a storyteller on a quest to provide sparkling content through copywriting, songwriting and video production. She is founder of HomeJelly, Ruggable.com's key copywriter, a published singer/songwriter (Fervor Records/ASCAP) and kid's book author (Big Bug Lunch!). For doable DIY video tutorials, subscribe to her HomeJelly YouTube channel (for link, click on my nose!).