Sunday, September 29, 2013

My New Free Toy

When Gail from My Repurposed Life emailed me to tell me I won the HomeRight Sprayer I couldn't believe it! I couldn't wait to get my hands on it but then it sat for a good month because I was intimidated to give it a try.

 I finally pulled it out when a client asked me to do up a French Provincial piece in Gloss Black. I know, you're probably thinking I'm out of my mind to try out my new toy on a client piece. That thought occured to me too. I did however practice on cardboard first. It was easy to use and the finish super smooth. There was little if any over spray too. I thought I would have to fashion some type of spray booth but not the case. I just put down some drop clothes and went to it.

Here's the piece prepped and ready to go. I sanded the heck out of it because gloss paint tends to show every imperfection.
It had that yellowed over time finish, like it sat in a 2 pack a day house for years. The craziest thing is when I started to sand out the scratches on top I unveiled the most beautiful wood. Why, oh why would a furniture manufacturer choose to cover that up??

Anyway, I watered down the paint (Rustoleum Gloss Black) per the HomeRight instructions and also added a little Floetrol. This stuff is great for eliminating brushmarks. Not that I was brushing but figured it couldn't hurt.

                                            The pulls were sprayed metallic silver.
I loved how easy this was to use and will definitely be using it again and again. I thought cleaning it would be a big pain but it was quick and easy!

A BIG thank you to Gail for the opportunity to win the HomeRight Sprayer and for answering my questions at lightening speed!

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Susan D said...

It came out AMAZING!! You are one lucky duck for winning it!
I am also glad to hear a review of it from someone who isn't doing a sponsored post to really know if it is as easy to use as everyone has been saying.

Kayla Janachovsky said...

Looks great! I'd love if you'd link up to The DIY'ers.

Donna Wilkes said...

Wow, what a great transformation. I have never used a sprayer for furniture. Thanks for the review!

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

Gorgeous! Love that glossy finish. I have the same paint sprayer to use on my kitchen cabinets... can't wait to try it out! I'm featuring your dresser in the PoPP Spotlight this week.

Jennifer Schmitz said...

What a gorgeous makeover, and congratulations on winning the sprayer!

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