A paint spray system is definitely one of those things I wish I had sooner. Not only are they fun and easy to use, painting walls and ceilings in general takes much longer than you think.
When we moved in to our house, I would work on the decorating while my fiance was at work. But often, he’d come home, asking what on earth had I been doing all day.
But let me tell you, the moment I passed him a a roller and some paint, he soon realised it takes a longer than his usual “it’s only take you 10 minutes” to get coverage you want. It’s not difficult, but it’s time consuming.But, if you’ve just moved in to a house and you’re planning on replacing the carpets or, even better, you’re working in an empty room, you can get started almost immediately.
If you’ve got your house right where you want it, but just want to update the colour, then you’ll need to buy plenty of dustsheets and tape and take the time to prepare. Note, when I come to paint a room again, I will use much more tape next time to properly seal areas.
I recently used it on our conservatory roof in an attempt to cut down the heat, but sadly on this occasion, the paint didn’t do what it said on the tin. So I thought I’d take time to share a review of my new paint spray system from Wagner which is the W100 (and you can imagine painting ordinary emulsion in a normal room).
The main thing I was concerned about was whether it would spray while I aimed it at the ceiling. It turned out I was worried for no reason at all. The key to this is to aim the tube (that sits in the reservoir) towards me. If I needed to spray something laid flat, then I’d need to face it the opposite direction.
When it came to filling the paint, it came with a really handy multipurpose stick that not only opens your paint, but it had a spike to clean the nozzle, there was a 10% water thinning guide (to get the right consistence for spraying) and was a paint stirrer. The nozzle also aims in three different positions, so to get the right angle for you, all you need to do it twist it. I tested spray painting on an old cardboard box with black text to get an idea what the best angle was and how close I should spray.
And for very tall ceilings without having to use stepladders (which can be pretty scary), there is also an extension arm that can be fixed. After a few passes, I found my roof was quite low and it was quite heavy for me, so soon realised I didn’t need it.
But the final part I was a little bit worried about was the cleaning. Well, let’s put it this way, my juicing machine is ten times more fiddly. Our solar reflective paint was water based and washed away quickly, but I found there weren’t any tricky bits of cleaning needed. It took no longer than 5 minutes to remove the paint.
Here it is if you want to see it in action. I’ve wanted a paint spray system ever since I started shabby chicing furniture, so despite the solar paint not working, I’ve got something I can test out with some chalk paint soon!
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Disclaimer: I received the Wagner as a PR sample. However, I was not asked to review it and all opinions are truthful.