If you want a flawless, factory finish when upcycling a piece of furniture, then you need to know How to Paint Furniture with A Paint Sprayer! This easy no sand paint method is perfect for large pieces of furniture!
Thank you to Wagner for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions are my own.
How to Paint Furniture with a Paint Sprayer
One of the very first home diy posts that I posted was How to Paint Furniture Without Sanding. This post was incredibly popular and I quickly realized that you all hate sanding as much as I do! Let’s think of this post as Part 2 of how to paint without sanding!
While my method from Part 1 still stands, when you are painting a larger piece of furniture, paint sprayer comes in handy! I used the Flexio Paint Sprayer by Wagner and it helped me get my project done in less than two hours and the finish is good! Smooth like it’s from the factory, and it even has withstood a big toddler accident-more about that later!
If you followed along on Instastories as I painted, you saw that this sprayer had barely any overspray too! It was so easy to operate and I was able to assemble, fill, paint, dissemble and clean all by myself, all during nap time!
So let’s talk about the hutch that I painted. It was my grandmother’s and has such beautiful lines, but the finish has yellowed over time. It was in dire need of a new coat of paint! I used Valpar’s Furniture Paint, which I think is relatively new. It went on nice and thick and has great coverage!
How To Paint Furniture with a Paint Sprayer
- Protect any areas with a tarp or coverings that you do not want to get paint on
- Thoroughly clean and dry your furniture. Any dust particles will mess up your finish.
- Assemble the sprayer. Choose between the large area or small area nozzle. I used the small area for this project. The larger would be great for walls.
- Fill the bottle with your paint. Do not skimp on paint and buy the cheapest you can find! You want a high quality paint.
- With a light, even pressure, begin by pulling the nozzle on your sprayer. You want to make light, quick strokes across your project. Don’t stay on any spot for too long. You will repeat coats to fill those spots in later!
- After you have covered the entire piece, let dry. This paint was fast drying so I only had to wait for 30 minutes between coats
- Repeat until you have your desired covered. My project took four coats.
- Let dry completely overnight. Even better if you can wait 2-3 days for the paint to cure, then seal with your desired wax or poly.
So want to hear how well this project is holding up? The very day after I finished painting and brought the hutch back into the house, my toddler colored on it with blue marker! I was able to scrub it with a wet magic eraser and all the marker came off and the paint stayed on perfectly fine! Phew!!
This is the finished painted piece after the blue marker disaster!