Home Decorating & Care
Paint Smart and Spend your Summer Relaxing
Summer is the time of year when days are longer and the warm weather has finally arrived. If you’re like most people, you look forward to barbecuing with friends and family or kicking back with an ice-cold lemonade in front of your freshly painted house. It’s a time for catching up with loved ones and making memories that will last a lifetime.
But the winter blues have taken their toll –- not just on you but on your house –- and before you can think about entertaining, you’ve got some painting to do. Fortunately, there is a way to take the drudgery out of summer painting projects so that you can spend your summer doing what you want. For faster, easier, more professional results on your painting projects this summer, experts in the do-it-yourself painting industry recommend investing in a paint sprayer.
Whether your painting project is a fence, a deck or your entire home, the right paint sprayer will simplify a project, cut your painting time in half and, if you shop wisely, give years of trouble free operation. You can even use the same technology the pros use.
Here are some guidelines for choosing the right paint sprayer from Tom Gessner, product manager for Wagner Spray Tech, an industry leader in painting technology.
“You’re going to want something that’s powerful enough give you a fine finish for the exterior of your house, yet versatile and portable so that it can be used for all of your outdoor painting projects,” he explains. Tom’s advice is to look for a sprayer with a minimum of a 25-foot hose to reach all areas of the project. “Make sure the sprayer you choose has a contractor-grade metal spray gun with a full size filter to eliminate clogging or your finish will not be up to par.,” he cautions.
When you’re working on a large project such as a house, Gessner says you will want to be sure your sprayer can hold a substantial amount of paint or you will be refilling constantly. “Look for a sprayer that has a hopper where you can load more than one can of paint at a time so that you can paint longer without stopping to refill.”
The Paint Crew, by Wagner Spray Tech, is an airless paint sprayer designed specifically with the homeowner in mind. This paint sprayer combines the technology of contractor level equipment with convenient features for the homeowner. Its metal spraygun provides a high quality finish and it is equipped with a convenient carrying handle and lightweight body to make it portable for easy movement around the jobsite. With simplified set-up and clean up, projects can be finished in a fraction of the time it would take with other painting tools.
With the right equipment in hand, you will soon put your summer home improvement projects behind you so you and your family can relax and spend time doing what matters to you this season.