Poofy Cheeks: Exterior Home Paint with a Paint Sprayer

February 2, 2016

Exterior Home Paint with a Paint Sprayer

This post is sponsored by BEHR Paints and Wagner. I did receive free product but the ideas and opinions are 100% mine.

Last year my in-laws put in a bunch of time and money redoing the inside of their home. They completely gutted and redid their kitchen and master bed and bathroom. They laid dreamy wood grain tile and even added a barn door from their bedroom to their bathroom. When you compare the before and after pictures they don't even look like the same place! With all of the work they did on the inside I wanted to help them with the outside.

Every Spring my mother and sister-in-law work feverishly planting and growing flowers that make their front yard so inviting though their current paint job was a bit drab and dreary. I had them pick out paint, trim and a door color so we could give the outside a facelift to match the newly redone inside. A few weeks ago I had my dad come over and in a few hours time we painted half of the house using a Wagner FLEXIO 990 paint sprayer.

My mother-in-law picked out BEHR Almond Wisp (PPU5-12) for the main color, BEHR Ivory Palace (PPU10-14) for the trim and BEHR Poppy Seed (PPU15-20) for the door. We haven't painted the door yet but when we do I'll be sharing a full reveal. I can't wait to show you the final reveal with the door painted and all of their plants in bloom! They are changing out their front lighting fixture and hope to paint the front steps as well.

Finding the perfect day to paint has been difficult. We have been trying to paint since October but our Fall was so hot that most days it was in the 90s and then all of a sudden it was winter and more rainy than usual. Finally the perfect overcast but not rainy day arrived where everyone was able to get together to paint!

Giving the outside of the house a fresh coat of paint brightened it up a lot! My dad came over and helped my sister-in-law and I paint. Of course he wanted to be the one to use the paint sprayer (who doesn't want to run the gun that sprays paint!?) and since I have used it on other projects before I was happy to give him a chance at it. I was eager to hear what he thought about the Flexio 990 since he has used other paint sprayers before. He sprayed the Almond Wisp on using a spray guard to protect from any overspray. My sister-in-law followed behind him getting into the small areas he couldn't spray and I followed behind painting the trim with BEHR Ivory Palace.

If you have never painted the outside of a house with a sprayer before you want to use an overspray guard around windows, doors and to protect the fascia and soffit. Spray first so you don't have to worry about overspray on the trim and then follow in behind to paint the trim. We were able to get half of the house done using less than 5 gallons of paint in around 4 hours! We were all really impressed since this was the biggest job we had tried with the Flexio 990. At first the sprayer seemed to be putting out too much paint but with a quick adjustment we had it corrected. The extended hose was great for getting the high areas that required a ladder and the pump worked great in the larger 5 gallon bucket. I'm not sure I will try using the sprayer indoors any time soon but maybe after getting more experience.

Cleaning the sprayer takes a bit of time and attention to detail since you don't want any dried paint left in the hose or on the spray nozzles but in my opinion it is way better than cleaning out paint rollers and brushes any day! I can't wait to share more pictures after we finish painting the door, hanging the light fixture and make a few other changes!


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1 comment:

  1. I'm a huge fan. I've seen time and time again in blogland how so many can transform something really ugly into something completely different and beautiful with spray paint.


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