WOW to Painting Wicker
I’ve been excited all weekend to share an amazing WOW, Ah-Ha moment!
For the past few weeks, I’ve slowly been transitioning my decor to Fall by adding in seasonal favorites. NO huge updates or changes, but a few touches here and there around the home to welcome the season. One main focus has been the front porch – I even shared a peek at it last week on Instagram when my prop assistant ran away with my gourds. I feel like the entry of the home is a good place to put the most effort since it’s the first area you & your guests see as they enter the home AND a little effort can make a big impact.
I bought mums (some of which died – my black thumb has returned) and I have a few new trash-to-treasure items that I’ve slowly been introducing. You got a peek of them a few weeks back – remember?
One new-to-me item was a wicker chair. I was looking for a sister, and I found “her”. They needed a bit of sprucin’ up, but I wasn’t in the mood to paint them. Who wants to paint wicker? NOT ME! So they sat.
BUT THEN, I decided to finally use my hand paint sprayer that has been sitting in the garage for months and voila, no joke, 20 minutes total THEY. WERE. DONE.
And guess what I didn’t do most of the work. WHAT? Why?
Yup, my 9 year old took over the job. Literally we had so much fun spraying these 2 wicker chairs that we were battling who got the sprayer. #hewon
Before I get ahead of myself with excitement, let’s rewind… A few weeks back I had major success at a garage sale and snagged a bunch of new-to-me ‘trash treasures’.
I had shared this picture on Instagram…
I transformed the planter with the most gorgeous green hue…
…And now it was time to finally paint the wicker chair (plus another one I found) a fun coral color.
It took a few days to choose a color, but I decided on Sherwin Williams HGTV Home (available @ Lowe’s) Lei Flower – SW6613.
I was ready to GO!
I didn’t want the paint to spray everything in sight, so the Spray Shelter by HomeRight really came in handy. It too was my first time using it, but set-up took about 5 minutes and I had my son helping me a bit. Assembly was just like putting a tent or beach shelter together.
The instructions are attached directly to the bag that the shelter comes in, which is genius!
Right when I was done erecting the shelter, it started to rain. Just my luck, ha. So I moved it to the garage…
NOW, I was ready!
Being totally honest, I was nervous to use this ‘machine’, but there really was no learning curve and there was little set-up / clean-up. I hate reading directions, but HomeRight has made it so easy with a one-page Fast Start Quick Reference Guide. Within 3 minutes of opening the box, I was ready!
With the paint in the canister (read my helpful tips below before starting), I was ready to start. I pushed the trigger and the paint started to flow.
Details on the HomeRight Finish Max Fine Sprayer
I never take videos, but I couldn’t resist. I had to show you how quick + easy the paint covered the chair.
On to the next chair…
TIPS + TRICKS
> Get full coverage of all nooks & crannies by moving the piece of furniture to spray at different angles – I especially had to do this with wicker!
> Paints & Stains need to be watered down so they flow through the sprayer properly. With the sprayer comes a handy gadget to determine the appropriate water needed + there is a helpful chart in the instruction booklet.
> The Finish Max can spray horizontal, vertical, or in a cone pattern. You can easily choose the direction by turning the dial on the front of the sprayer.
> There is no need to clean the sprayer between coats. Leave the paint or stain in the container (of course if time between coats is days long, then clean it).
My new coral chairs looks Ah-Mazing on my front porch and it’s almost complete for Fall.
Want a peek?
More to come later this week…
Want to save this tutorial for a later date – you know you want to try this sprayer 😉
DISCLOSURE: THIS IS A SPONSORED POST WITH HOMERIGHT. ALL WORDS + OPINIONS ARE 100% MY OWN – I TRULY LOVE THIS PRODUCT. AFFILIATE LINKS ARE ALSO INCLUDED IN THIS POST.