Preparing for your spraying project will make it go more smoothly and help you finish it faster! It’s critical to be prepared before you start spraying with your Wagner paint sprayer. This involves having all of the necessary supplies for a successful DIY paint spraying job and understanding how to use a paint sprayer before mounting ladders and figuring it out in the air.
Painter’s plastic and tape were used to create a mask. We recommend covering anything you don’t want to get paint on, whether you’re painting an interior space or spraying the exterior of your property. Painter’s plastic, which can be obtained at most hardware or paint stores, makes this simple. Mask off windows, doors, floors, and woodwork with painter’s plastic and painter’s tape.
Practice makes perfect! If you want to spray your house or interior walls without climbing ladders, we recommend learning how to use a paint sprayer from the ground up. Use the spray poster to practice spray painting, and if you need further practice to get the hang of spray painting, flattened out cardboard boxes will also work well. Make sure that you are comfortable spraying both horizontally and vertically before trying to spray paint.
Pro tips for wall paint spraying efficiency:
- To help you identify areas that need more paint, shine a work light at an angle on the surface you’re painting. In bright daylight, you may not have to do this if you are painting outside.
- Start in a corner and spray in a back-and-forth motion, overlapping each stroke by about half the spray pattern on the next stroke
- Keep the gun moving at a consistent speed to avoid drips
- Brush out drips as soon as you see them and immediately spray lightly over the brush marks to cover up the brush strokes
- Have a wet towel or rag handy just in case you get paint on a surface that shouldn’t be painted