Things You’ll Need

  • Paint Sprayer
  • Extension Cord
  • Drop Cloth
  • Spray Shield
  • Rags
  • Ladder

Set-up Sprayer and Start Practicing.

Before starting your painting project, reference the owner’s manual and read all of the warnings.

To get familiar with paint spraying, use a large scrap piece of cardboard or plywood and practice your spraying technique. Move your sprayer vertically and horizontally to get a feel for how the spray gun will distribute paint.

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    Position Sprayer and Drop Cloth.

    To ensure that your sprayer will not mix with any paint chips or dust, shake out any debris from your ground drop cloth. Place clean drop cloth below the area you are about to spray. Move drop cloth as you progress along siding.

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    Start Spraying.

    Hold the spraying perpendicular to the siding, moving in slow even strokes. Keep the spray gun at right angels to the surface. This means moving your entire arm back and forth rather than just your wrist. Overlap the spray by a third to ensure even paint coverage.

    In order to spray like a pro following these guidelines:

    - Keep each stroke smooth and at an even speed
    - Keep the spray gun perpendicular to surface
    - Do not bend wrist while spraying
    - When spraying, always trigger the spray gun after spray pass has begun and release trigger before stopping. This will avoid heavy paint built-up on the surface.
    - Get the best finish by spraying multiple thin coats rather than a few heavy ones.

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    Spray Garage Door.

    Make sure you have cleaned the surface you are about to paint. If you have used water to clean your surface, make sure you have allowed a minimum of three days drying time. Place a drop cloth at the base of your paint location. Consistently move your sprayer across your garage door holding the trigger as you proceed.